By OUR STAFF REPORTER
DEHRADUN, 22 Nov: Summer Valley School invited multi-skilled and adept scholars to participate in its Inter School Elocution Competition. “Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words,” said Robert Frost. The contest was orchestrated to hone the intrinsic and latent abilities in pupils and probe their capabilities so that they could demonstrate their inherent talent. There were three divisions which separated students of class 6, class 7 and class 8. Contestants competed in aforementioned divisions in two categories — solo and group recitation – and were judged on the basis of content, memory, pronunciation, confidence and expression. The jury consisted of Pooja Kapoor (Spiritual Healer), Parul Kapil (Teacher, Doon Blossom) and Amrinder Singh Bedi (Communication and Soft Skills Trainer). Competitors of class 6 presented poems on themes such as Grandparents, Childhood and Happiness, class 7 focused on themes like Success, Courage and Dream, and class 8 recited poems on Nature, Peace and Women. Children’s Academy, Cambrian Hall, Pestle Weed School, Indian Public School, Shemford Doon School and Summer Valley School participated in the competition. The participants captivated the audience with their excellent presentations. Summer Valley School emerged the Overall Winner. First in Solo category for division I was Saksham Solanki (Summer Valley School); First in Solo category for division II was Tanushka Panwar (Summer Valley School); and First in Solo category for division III was Palak Kohli (Summer Valley School). Also, First in Group category for division I was Cambrian Hall School, while First in Group category for division II was Summer Valley School; and First in Group category for division III was also Summer Valley. After the declaration of the results, Principal Col ( Dr) Jaswinder Singh congratulated the visitors, spoke words of encouragement and also gave away the token of gratitude and proposed the vote of thanks.