RESULTS OF the 3rd Annual HT-PACE Inter-School Handwriting Competition which saw the participation of 8,000 students from City schools were announced on Wednesday.
The prizes for the competition will be sent to respective schools on November 14, 2006 on the occasion of Children’s Day. The competition was adjudged by a panel of judges comprising handwriting experts director of Lotus Handwriting Institute, Arera Colony Shailendra Litoria, Nisha Litoria, professor in NITTTR Lion Dr Ms Kiran Saksena and Parshuram from Samarthan.
The phase-wise judging was spread over a period of three days, wherein handwriting sheets were short listed on the basis of basic parameters like letter formation and word spacing.
Commenting on the participation of students, Shailendra Litoria said, “Kudos to HT-PACE for organising such a competition. It’s heartening to see an overwhelming participation in this competition, which made judging quite difficult. The broad parameters include legibility of letters and words, their slant, consistency, placing on the ruled copy and word formation.”
Dr Ms Kiran Saksena expressed her concern about awareness of handwriting among children. She stated, “Handwriting is the most important facet of a person’s life, as it reflects his attitude and personality.”
The judges were of a common opinion that the handwriting of such students had shone in a competition where educators were putting in efforts to hone students’ handwriting skills.
The competition was supported by Samarthan, Centre for Development Support and Lions Club, Bhopal Pratap. Samarthan, a support organisation working with a number of voluntary groups, development agencies as well as Government issues partnered for the competition with a view to generate awareness about existing civic infrastructure in the City and gauge their awareness about the need for development in Bhopal.
The other partner for the competition, Lions Club, Bhopal Pratap works towards creating awareness regarding anemia. Various programmes are being conducted in the schools to create awareness about a society wherein there will be no anemia patients.
Class XII: Somiya Khan Little Angel’s H S School (I) Gunjan Panthi, St Francis H S School (II), Arwa Hussain Canyon H S school (III).
Class XI: Poonam Mishra, Carmel Convent S S School, Ratanpur (I), Pritesh Jonjare Sagar Public School (II), Irum Siddiqui Red Rose School Lambakheda (III).
Class X: Subash Singh Thakur Vikram H S School (I), Anjali Tilwaliya, Kendriya Vidyalaya Bairagarh (II), Sunita Lalwani Queen’s Mary’s H S School (III).
Class IX: Rimjhim Sahu St Theresa’s Girl’s S S School (I), Uroosa Ahmad, Bourbon H S School (II), Niharika Sisodia, St Paul S S Co-Ed School (III).
Class VIII: Sparsh Mehta, People’s Public School (I), Mrunal Patil, Scholar’s Home Public School (II), Itisha Kaushik, Rose Mary H S School (III).
Class VII: Nikita Pathak, Rose Mary H S School (I), Gourav Arya, Carmel Convent S S School Ratanpur (II), Rahul Thakur, St Thomas Convent S S School (III).
Class VI: Sameera Ali, St Joseph’s Co-Ed S S School (I), Harsha Pahuja St Joseph’s Convent S S School (II), Abhishek Sing, Bal Bhavan School (III).
Class V: Vikas Giri , Maharishi Vidya Mandir, Ratanpur (I), Yash V Gupta, Sanskar Valley School (II), Jatin Mehrotra Campion School (III).
Class IV: Akshat Shrivastava, Sharda Vidya Mandir (I), Shimona Sharma, Maharishi Centre for Educational Excellence (II), Dipesh Parwani, Mithi Gobindram Public School (III).