Jammu : District Level Singing, Debates and Easy Writing competitions, under the aegis of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, were on Thursday organized by Chief Education Office (CEO) Jammu in collaboration with District Administration here at Teacher Bhawan, Gandhi Nagar.
The essay writing competition and debate/declamation competitions were held on the themes of Atam Nirbhar Bharat; Unsung heroes of Indian History; India’s achievement in the field of Science and space technology; Digital India; relevance of Gandhian Philosophy in pre/post Independence; India and India’s struggle for independence.
The students from all zones of District Jammu participated enthusiastically and graced the function with melodious patriotic songs and other activities. Chief Education Officer Jammu, Suraj Singh Rathore wished good luck to all participants and motivated them to inculcate a habit of increasing their participation in cultural and debate activities. He further stated that competitions were conducted first at school level then at zonal level and Thursday the district level competition has been conducted in all three categories.
Deputy CEO Jammu, Ashok Raina appreciated the efforts put in by the teachers and parents who come from far off places to participate in the function. He remembered the great sacrifices made by the freedom fighters and congratulated the Cultural & Education Cell district Jammu, who worked under the special guidance of Cultural & Education Cell, Director School Education Jammu.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Guest, Assistant Commissioner General, Rakesh Dubey congratulated the participants and said that Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav was being celebrated throughout the country to pay homage to the national heroes of pre and Post Independence periods. He appreciated the efforts being put in by the Education department in general and Chief Education Officer, Jammu in particular.
The contestants were judged by different panels of Jury comprising Subhash Singh, Lecturer GHSS Mubarak Mandi, Ravinder Kour, Lect. GHSS Shastri Nagar and Ashok Kumar, Master, GHS Mehran Mandrian for Singing competition; Eera Padha, Lect. SRML GHSS, Renu Bala, Lect. Mubarak Mandi, Kanchan Kumari Sharma, Lect. GHSS Shastri Nagar and Jai Karan, Lect. GGHSS Gandhi Nagar for Easy Writing competition and Sujata, Lect. GGHSS Mubarak Mandi and Shivani Pathania, Lect. HSS R S Pura for debate competition.
Lakshay Dalotra of Govt. Hr Sec School SRML, Jammu, Arush Kalsotra of GHSS, SRML Jammu and Kumkum of GHSS Bahufort clinched the first positions in Singing, Debate and Essay Writing competitions, respectively. They will further compete at provincial level competitions as scheduled by the administration.
Anjana Khajuria, GHSS Nowabad presided over the event. The function concluded with the singing of the National Anthem. A large number of students, teachers from different zones of district Jammu besides other officials were present on the occasion.