Kaveri College of Arts, Science and Commerce,Pune organised the eleventh Dr. Shamarao Kalmadi State Level Elocution Competition on 17th September, 2021.Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, it had to be organised on a virtual platform.The Competition was inaugurated at the hands of the Chief Guest Mr. Kushal Hegde, Hon.President, Kannada Sangha, Pune. Mrs. Indira Salian, Vice President-Kannada Sangha, Dr. Narayan Hegde, Vice President Kannada Sangha, Mrs. Malati Kalamadi, Secretary, Principal Dr. Ashok Agrawal and Vice- Principal Dr. Muckta Karmarkar graced the occasion with their august presence. The Kaveri staff and students attended the eventin large numbers.
Mr.Hegde encouraged the participants by advising them to“be open to opportunities confidently”. In his address, our Principal, Dr.Ashok Agrawal, briefed everyone present about the ever progressive journey of the College. Next, Ms. Chaithra Uchil, Member, Elocution and Debate Committee, introduced the competition and its rules.
Participants could choose a theme from a plethora of such interesting topics as`Contribution of Dr.Chintamanrao Deshmukh to Indian Economy’,`Sports and Youth’,`Post-Independence Development in Science and Technology’, `Relationship and Co-existence of Human being and Nature’, `Agriculture,Farmer and Indian Economy’.Students from all over Maharashtra, from cities like Nashik,Mumbai, Aurangabad,Nandgaon, Akola,Mahad, Solapur, Pune and Pimpri, participated in the competition. They represented different colleges like COEP,Army Institute of Technology, Ness Wadia College of Commerce,Vivekananada’s Education Society , College of Arts, Science & Commerce, Symbiosis, S.P College,JSPMs Charak College of Pharmacy,Nowrosjee Wadia College,Pratibha College of Education, Akola Law College, Suryadatta College Of Management Information Research & Technology (SCMIRT), Modern College of Art ,Science and Commerce, R. N. C. Arts JDB Commerce and NSC science college, Nashik etc. The participants used the Zoom Online Platform to share their views. Mr. Rahul Pungaliya (Renowned Academician), Mrs. Vrushali Deodhar (Renowned Academician) and Ms. Sonali Joshi (Asst. Prof.in Fergusson College and renowned academician) judged the competition.
Mrs. Neelima Borwankar, a renowned writer, was the Chief Guest for the prize distribution ceremony. Being a writer herself, she emphasised the significance of knowing multiple languages which in her opinion helped one in becoming an effective speaker.She, moreover, stressed the importance of listening skills that can truly enable a good speaker. Participants who secured the first, the second and the third prizes respectively were Ms. Anushka Athwan ifrom Ness Wadia College of Commerce,Vivek Warbhuvan from Vivekanand Education Society, College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Chembur, Mumbai and Ms. Ankita Yadav from Sinhgad College of Arts and Commerce, Pune. They bagged a cash prize worth Rs. 5000 and the prestigious rolling trophy, Rs.3000 along with a virtual trophy and Rs.2000 along with a virtual trophy, respectively.Mrs. Borwankar congratulated all the participants and appreciated their enthusiasm. The programme was a huge success and was concluded with a formal vote of thanks proposed by Mrs. Soniya Kumbhojkar.
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