Vision of the youth
16 October 2012
Andrew Yule Group once again presented the “Yule Sesquicentenary Elocution Contest, 2012, an interschool elocution contest. This year’s theme was “My vision of 21st century Bengal”. Mr Bratya Basu was the chief guest of the elocution contest. A total of six contestants were selected for each of the languages; Hindi, Bengali and English.
The students were to be judged on memory, content, expression, delivery style etc. Each participating student had been given three minutes to express their views on the theme and all of them had a very clear mindset about their vision of Bengali in the 21st century. It was a pleasure to see that the number of girls participating had increased this year. The contest started with the Bengali category which was followed by English and then Hindi sections.
The students wished their Bengal to flourish in agricultural and industrial fields. They wanted a no illiteracy zone, where there was unity in all castes. They gave examples of leading figures of Bengal like Tagore, Vidyasagar, Gokhale.
The students gave examples of the discovery of God Particle, the 21st century technology and also the past golden Bengal to be a vision which all the youth should keep in mind and also set their goal to get to that level for Bengal.
The participants had views about a Bengal which had no diseases, no division in gender, no pollution etc. They wanted themselves to help in establishing renewable resources to get a vibrant, green and healthy Bengal.
Some quoted Gopal Krishna Gokhale’s words: “What Bengal thinks today India will think tomorrow”.
In all, the elocution accomplished its task: to get a new Bengal in everyone’s vision. The winning schools of this successful elocution were as follows: In Bengali, Patha Bhavan Shantiniketan bagged the first position while the second place went to Burdwan Municipal High School. In English, Don Bosco High School came first and Springdale High School was adjudged second. In Hindi category, MC Kejriwal Vidyapith was given the first position and St Augustine’s came second.husena dhariwala, Class XII, Assembly of God Church School
Inputs: aniruddha saha, Class XI, The Future Foundation School