Ritanjali Hastir, Associate Editor, 23rd October, 2019, Shimla

Chapslee Public School, Shimla, was filled with life as young, bright, talented students from almost twenty city schools and around participated in the 10th Pasmashree Naina Devi Talent Contest – 2019 held in the school premises. Various inter school competitions were held — dry cooking, sketching, photography, dancing and Hindi and English Declamation. Students exhibited their extraordinary skills in all the respective competitions as they impressed the judges with their aptitude and skills.

This year too, the event saw participation from schools like HPS, Kaithu, Loreto Convent Tara Hall, JCB Public School, Rashtriya Military School HP, Durga Public School Solan, DAV Public School, Saraswati Paradise International School, Ivy International School, and the host school Chapslee among others.

Themes like “mothers can do anything” to “power of words” forced everyone to contemplate on one’s actions and life. Judges were pleased to hear children’s views and loved the way they projected the image of a mother.

“It was a great opportunity to meet new people and learn from them. We all are talented and it is only through a healthy competition that we grow and push our limits. We look forward to such events in future too, so that we know where we stand”, said Geetanjali one of the student participant.

From orator to artist and from taste buds to visual treat, you name it and you had it when it came to see the variety in the contest.

Judging was hard for all but still in the end being a competition it was necessary to announce the winners in different categories:

English Declamation – 1st St. Edward’s School Shimla; 2nd Chapslee School Shimla; 3rd S.D. Sr. School Shimla and consolation went to Delhi Public School, Jhakri.

Hindi Declamation – 1st Saraswati Paradise International Public School; 2nd Chapslee School Shimla; 3rd D.A.V. Sr. Sec. Public School Hatkoti and consolation went to Delhi Public School, Jhakri.

Photography – 1st Chapslee School Shimla; 2nd Monal Public Sr. Secondary School Sanjauli; 3rd B.S.N. High School Chakkar, Shimla and consolation went to Delhi Public School, Jhakri.

Sketching – 1st D.A.V Sr. School, Shimla; 2nd S.D.Sr. School Shimla; 3rd St. Edward’s School Shimla and consolation went to Chapslee School Shimla.

Jhankar – 1st HPS, Shimla; 2nd J.C.B. Secondary School; 3rd Loreto Convent Tara Hall and consolation went to Chapslee School Shimla.

Dry Cooking – 1st Chapslee School Shimla; 2nd Rashtriya Vidya Kendra, Kasumpati, Shimla; 3rd Saraswati Paradise International Public School and consolation went to St. Edward’s School Shimla

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