Delhi Public School Ruby Park organized an Inter School Literary Competition ‘PRAGYA-2017’ on 12th August 2017. The three categories for the same were ‘Recitation, ‘Extempore’ and ‘Kavya Antakshri’ in the National language, Hindi. 23 Renowned schools of Kolkata such as Lakshmipat Singhania Academy, Delhi Public School Durgapur, Bharati Vidya Bhavan, DPS Newtown, Mahadevi Birla World Academy, DPS Megacity, South Point, The Heritage and others participated in the event.
The event started with the lighting of the lamp by the Honorable Principal Mrs. Anusree Ghose and was followed by an enthralling rendition of Ganesh Vandana by the students of the host school. Students of classes 6 to 12 participated in the different categories and mesmerised the audience with their recital of poems by various renowned Hindi poets.
There were three categories- Elocution, Extempore and Kavya Antakshri. Shreyansh Singh of Delhi Public School Megacity and Vedant Sharma of Army Public School Kolkata recited their own compositions carving a niche for themselves in the world of literature as well as won the 1st and 2nd prize respectively in Elocution. Harshita Gupta of M.B. World Academy the 3rd prize winner touched the hearts of the judges and the audience with her talk.
The audience were mesmerized with how eloquently_Satyam Jha of St. Xavier’s Collegiate School has conveyed his thoughts and has bagged the 1st position. 2nd and 3rd positions were secured by Prathit Singh of M.C. Kejriwal and Prachi Chowdhury of M.B. World Academy respectively.
G.S.S school bagged the first prize in Kavya Antakshri, 2nd prize won by the host school D.P.S Ruby Park and South Point stood 3rd.
Overall winner trophy of ‘PRAGYA ’2017 won by G.S.S Modern Girl’s School and the runner up were D.P.S Megacity, Shri Priyanker Paliwal, Smt. Sunanda Rai, Smt. Kalpana Jha and Shri Shrinivas Yadav ardent lover of Hindi literature, were the four judges for the occasion. The judges commended the students for their sincere efforts and motivated them to continue to grow in their knowledge and appreciation of Hindi Literature despite winning or losing.
The event ended with the announcement of the winners followed by the singing of the National Anthem and vote of thanks by Samreen Jain of class XI of the host school. All present highly appreciated the host school for providing such an enriching experience.