and Preliminary Round of the National Rotary Elocution Compeition
D.P.S. R.K. Puram hosted the preliminary round of the National Rotary Elocution Competition along with the investiture ceremony for the Interact Club for the academic year 2011-12 on the 15th of December 2011. The elocution, held for class 11 students, was on the topic – “Rotary’s role in Polio Eradication.”
The occasion was graced by the presence of three virtuoso judges – Mr. Vikas Gupta, President of the Rotary Qutab, Mrs. Veena Chadha, Secretary of the Rotary Qutab and Ms Anjana Agarwal, Legal Consultant of the Planning Comminssion of India.
Mr. Vikas Gupta, a lawyer, is the founder member of Pathways Legal Consultants and has more than 20 years experience in corporate and legal arena. He is also a member of the Delhi High Court Bar Association.
Ms. Veena Chadha is a graduate in English and has been the president of Rotary Qutab four times. She has traveled the world over being an airhostess with an international airline. She has also conducted yoga and meditation workshops in India and abroad. Ms. Anjana Agarwal is a graduate from the prestigious National Law School Bangalore and has worked in the leading law firm – Amarchand and Mangaldas. She has represented NLS at numerous prestigious competitions including the All-Asian Inter-Varsity Parliamentary Debating Competition and the Harvard Model United Nations.
The emcees of the ceremony, Radhika Agarwal, President Interact Club and Reba Singh, Executive Director Interact Club spoke about the various milestones in the Rotary’s endeavour to eradicate the crippling disease – Poliomyelitis.
Each participant had two minutes to express their opinion on the topic. The judges were impressed by the eloquence of the participants and commended the Interact Club for oraganising the event. The judges gave the first prize to Viraj Gandotra, second pirze to Kartik Sawhney and declared that the third prize was a tie between Ankita Kapoor and Akshun Gupta.
A short cultural program entertained the audience while the judges tabulated the results. Sukanya Sharma of class 11 X performed a Ganesh Vandana in the classical dance form Odissi which originated from the Sun Temple. Then, Vipasha Mishra of class 11 V mellifluously sang ‘Haan Maine chu kar dekha hai’ from the movie Black.
Mr. Vikas Gupta was then called upon to administer the oath for the investiture ceremony. The members pledged to “achieve the club goals and not take undue advantage of their position in any matter while fulfilling their duties.”
The emcees then gave a vote of thanks and the Ms. Renu Panwar, teacher Incharge of Interact Club presented the judges with a token of appreciation.