Kaveri College of Arts, Science and Commerce organised the 9th Dr. Shamarao Kalmadi State Level Elocution Competition on 16th September, 2019. The Competition was inaugurated at the hands of Mrs. Indira Salian, Vice- President, Kannada Sangha, Pune in the presence of Principal Dr. Ashok Agrawal and Vice- Principal Dr. Muckta Karmarkar. Mrs. Salian who was also the Chief Guest for this session boosted the enthusiasm of the participants saying, one should embrace opportunities with open arms, be fearless and speak ‘Bindass’. Principal in his address, briefed everyone present on the progressive journey of the College which was followed by a vote of thanks given by the Vice- Principal. Participants got a chance to choose from a plethora of interesting topics like Sustainable Development- Social and Economical, Lokmanya Tilak- Man of the Era, Image on Social Media- Myth or Reality, Saints of Maharashtra and Social Upliftment, Vision India 2047. Students from all over Maharashtra from different colleges and universities like MIT, SPPU, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Bharati Vidyapeeth University, SNDT University, etc eagerly took part in it. 40 participants used the platform to share their views. Later,11 participants registered for impromptu, Marathi and English were the medium of expression for both the sessions. Dr. Supriya Sahastrabuddhe, Mrs. Vrushali Deodhar and Dr. Balchandra Kaprekar.
Dr. N.M. Joshi, renowned writer and the founder member of Maharashtra Sahitya Pratishthan was the chief guest for the prize distribution ceremony. Being a multilinguist himself, he emphasised upon the significance of knowing multiple languages for becoming an effective speaker. Participants who secured 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions were Sanjiwani Somase from Abasaheb Garware College, Pune, Aniket Sawant from M.P. Law College, Aurangabad and Nikhil Belote from Abasaheb Garware College, Pune. They bagged a cash prize worth Rs. 5000 and the prestigious rolling trophy, Rs.3000 along with a trophy and Rs.2000 along with a trophy respectively. For the Impromptu 1st, 2nd and 3rd ranks were bagged by Nikhil from Abasaheb Garware College, Pune, Shravan Shinde from Indira College of Commerce and Science, Pune and Soureesh Patil fromCOEP. They were awarded with Rs. 500, 300 and 200 as cash prize respectively. Dr. Joshi congratulated all the participants and appreciated their enthusiasm. The programme was a huge success and was concluded by a formal vote of thanks.
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