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Wish I could be student once again, says home secy during visit to Gurukul Global School

Eng-age’10 held at Gurukul Global School
Gurukul Global School hosts Eng-age’10
Academic extravaganza Eng-age’10 held

Chandigarh, January 29
“Wish I could be a student again and have access to such quality infrastructure and education,” UT home secretary Ram Niwas said this while addressing students at Gurukul Global School.
He was here today distributed prizes to the winners of academic extravaganza Eng-age’10 held at Gurukul Global School in collaboration with WORDZ - the debating society.
Impressed with the strong infrastructure and system of education, Ram Niwas said that during his student days there were no educational institutes with such good infrastructure.
He exhorted the efforts of school and congratulated students for excelling in various categories. 220 students from 25 schools of tricity participated in the event that included gamut of spelling bee, poetry recitation, extempore and declamation competition.
Extempore was an on-the-spot competition with topics allotted to each participant twenty minutes before start of competition. Arun Sood from The Gurukul-20, Panchkula and Khwaish Singal from same school secured second place.
Similarly, the spelling bee contest was designed around international concept of oral intelligence to test not only efficiency in spelling but confidence and presence of mind for students of classes III to V. Upmanyu from YPS Mohali school secured first place.
The poetry recitation event, for classes VI to VIII covered works of William Blake, Robert Frost and William Wordsworth. Jappji Mehar From Carmel Convent School stood first and Ruhani Pathania from Bhavan Vidyalaya - 27.
Declamation competition witnessed brain storming discussion covering issues of The Copenhagen Summit, The Telangana Issue, Gender Bias in our Society, India – The rising star on the space horizon and All Work and No Play makes Jack a dull boy. Students had a busy time having mind boggling session and discussion. In declamation Manleen from YPS-Mohali was declared first and Shivam Dhiri from St. John’s High School secured second place.
Speaking at the occasion Aruna Bhardwaj, Principal Gurukul Global School said that Eng-age’10 was initiated with intention of engaging mind of students in activities and events designed to enrich their acuity, perceptiveness and public speaking skills.
She added that Gurukul Global School students too had participated in the event but were exempted from honors and prizes as being host, school wanted to ensure transparency.

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