THE grand finale of All India Speech Contest on Peace was held on the occasion of World Peace Day, over virtual platform. The topic for the finale was ‘Why Peace is Better: Benefits of Living in Harmony’. Pushpa Nair won the first prize in the contest. The other winners of the contest include Mamta Kumari (second), Tejal Baranga (third), Aditya Madne, Alefia Master, Saniara Khan, Naznin Chimthanawala (all runners-up). The event was co-ordinated by Dr Tejinder Singh Rawal, Director, India Peace Centre, in association with Monica Dixit, President of Nagpur Toastmasters Club, who was the contest chair.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Rawal said that the International Day of Peace was celebrated to commemorate the day. India Peace Centre has been observing Peace Day every year by conducting its mega event, the Peace Cycling Rally. This year, because of pandemic protocols and to have a wider impact, an All India Speech Contest was organised. Entries for the contest were invited from resident Indians of all ages. The topic for the preliminary round was ‘What Constitutes Peace in the Indian Context?’. The participants had submitted an audio recording of the duration of three minutes. Entries were received from various parts of the country. A panel of judges screened the entries and articipants were selected for the finale. The judges for the event were Dr Aliakbar Maimoon, Dr John Menachary, Dr Yugal Rayulu, Niyamat Chimthanawala, Mohnish Zade. Brajesh Golhani was the Zoom Master, and Gauri Dixit was the Timer.
The entire process was handled by Nagpur Toastmasters Club, which also provided all technical support.
News Courtesy: The Hitvada