UDHAMPUR, May 10: Army Public School (APS), Dhar Road hosted Northern Command Inter-APS Declamation Competition in English and Hindi, here today.
The participating schools were APS Dhar Road, APS Udhampur, APS Akhnoor, APS Rakhmuthi, APS Leh and APS Nagrota.
The programme commenced with the ceremonial lighting of the lamp by the chief guest Brigadier Navin Varma, Commander 611(I) Brigade, guest of honour Sangeeta Varma and the Principal of the host School, Jyoti Bedyal.
A welcome dance was presented by the girls of the school that added colour to the event.
Speaking on the occasion, the chief guest threw light on the importance of holding such events. He appreciated the participants for their fabulous show.
The students voiced out valuable facts and opinions in English and Hindi on the topics, ‘Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel: Iron Man of India instrumented in uniting the country’ and ‘Rashtra Nirman Mein Yuvaon Ki Bhumika’ respectively.
The adjudicators of the event were the eminent faculties of various schools and colleges of the city.
The first position was bagged by Minerva Singh from APS Dhar Road and the runners-up trophy was clinched by Arushi Rajput from APS Akhnoor in English Declamation.
In Hindi Declamation, Kumkum Sharma from APS Dhar Road clinched the first position and the runners-up trophy was shared by Amook Sharma from APS Udhampur and Aditi Mahajan from APS Nagrota.
The guest of honour, Sangeeta Varma distributed trophies and certificates among the winners and runners-up students.
The event concluded with the vote of thanks presented by the Principal of the school.