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Convent of Jesus and Mary hosts English literary fest

india Updated: Sep 04, 2011 23:53 IST

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Convent of Jesus and Mary (CJM) organised Zenith, an inter-school English literary festival in the school recently. The event was put together by the staff of the senior school, with the support of the Old Students’ Association.

The programme was inaugurated by social activist Dr Kiran Bedi who spoke on important issues and appreciated the creative and forward thinking of the event organisers. The school had organised three inter-school activities, each based on the ability to communicate effectively in English: debate for class XII, dramatics for Class XI and declamation for Class X.

Thirteen schools participated in the debate on the topic, a strong Lokpal Bill: the answer to corruption, which elicited thought provoking responses. Seven schools participated in the dramatics competition and nine schools in the declamation.

CJM was adjudged the best team but being the host, the Sushma Seth trophy for best literary performance was awarded to Delhi Public School, RK Puram, which had the second best overall scores. Sushma Seth, well known theatre, TV and film personality, gave away the awards and addressed the audience on the importance of co-curricular activities.

Bal Bharati Public School, Dwarka organised Financial Melange 2011 for students of commerce and humanities. Speakers provided information on financial matters and a workshop by Securities and Exchange Board of India was organised on efficient utilisation of money. Activities like Sellathon and Biz-quiz engaged the students and tested their business knowledge.

Prism 2011 explored the impact of the Indian economy on UK. The Ad-mad competition entertained students and teachers alike.

Ryan International School, Sector 40, Gurgaon celebrated its founder’s day. Various competitions such as bouquet making, declamation, drawing, cake baking were held to celebrate the birthday of school chairman AF Pinto.

Students also made creative greeting cards for the chairman. They also visited Sneha Bhavan, a home for the aged. Organised by the school council ,the day began with reading of the Bible and offering of prayers to thank the lord for a great school visionary. An inter-house quiz competition on the theme My Ryan Family was held followed by tree plantation in the school premises and neighbouring locality.

Delhi Public School, Sector 45, Gurgaon organised a book fair in collaboration with Scholastic India to promote the habit of reading among its students. Ritu Mathur, principal, Integrated Indian School, Kuwait, inaugurated the fair. This was followed by an award ceremony to felicitate the achievers of class III (2010-2011).

The chief guests on the occasion were RP Gandhi, president, Group CFO, RJ Corporation and Mathur. The achievers received their certificates from the chief guests and principal Aditi Misra.

Students presented a spectacular and spellbinding presentation on India’s Freedom Movement. The principal reiterated her firm belief that positivity would lead to a better and corruption free India.

Guneet Ohri, headmistress, Junior School, also gave a vote of thanks.