Seniors Rock in English Elocutionadmin
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The curtains were up, as once more it was poetry time! On 1st July, the senior section of Seth Anandram Jaipuria, participated in the Elocution Competition 2021, with fervent renditions of poems old and contemporary, to a virtual audience.
The environment at Seth Anandram Jaipuria encourages students to engage in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities building capable individuals for the 21st Century. Communication is one such skill, which can be enhanced through elocution, simultaneously creating great positivity of thought, brightening a world clouded in darkness. Poetry unites and enchants souls with its rhythm and enriching thoughts.
The programme started with the cheery and crisp greetings of the anchors, Nitya Khanna and Khushi Kaushal of class X. The poetry chosen had varied themes, from the indomitable voice of Maya Angelou’s ‘ Still I Rise’ recited by Dhriti Singh Vats of class 9B, to the bewildered user of technology represented in ‘Smart Phone Dumb User’ recited by Prakhar Pandey of class 9C, to the thoughtless cruelty of humans, in the poem ‘Thoughtless Cruelty’ recited by Ria Sawant of class XA!
Rishika Bansal of XI grade inspired all through the poem ‘ Invitation’, a monologue on our attitude towards life and its challenges. There were also moments of triumph for the educators when Bhargavi Panwar of 9C and Swastika of XI A, recited their own compositions.! The baffling English language was reflected in ‘English is a Queer Language’-recited by Sunidhi Singh, of class XA. The variety was a treat for the bedazzled audience.
The judges, for the event, were the Principal, Mrs. Poonam Kochitty, the Headmaster, Mr. Pankaj Rathore, the HOD Mrs. Shilpi Kumar, Mrs. Arsheen Fatima, and Mrs. Manika Sahai. Mrs. Poonam Kochitty appreciated the marked improvement in diction, superb delivery, and panache of the participants and anchors, reiterating attention to finer points like clarity, proper emphasis on syllables, commending the sincere efforts of those who had learned their poems well.
The anchors were praised for the smooth conduction of the programme, the efforts of students and teachers, choice of poems, was lauded unanimously. Students were advised to act upon the suggestions given for their improvement. The programme ended on a jubilant note