|The Annual Inter House Hindi elocution competition for the year 2011-2012 was held on the 18th of October in which 40 students across classes 8 to 12 participated. The event was judged by Mrs. Manju Singh and Mrs. Sarita Sethi (in the Senior Category), and Mrs. Sunita Chahar and Mr. Arvind Pandey (in the Junior Category), each accomplished in their respective fields and well acquainted with the nuances of elocution.
The Junior Category saw elocution of an extremely high quality, with each house delivered entertaining pieces across genres. The judges eventually adjudged Savage House the winners of the elocution competition in standard 8, with Dhruv Verma (Savage) winning best speaker, and Parth Poddar (Palmer), the runner up. In Standard Nine, Barham House were adjudged the winners, with Ananya Jalan (Savage) being awarded the Best Speaker, and Karan Shetty (Barham) the runner-up. Wilson House bagged first place in Standard 10, with Parantap Mahadevia (Wilson) being awarded Best Speaker, and Madhumallika Gupta (Savage) the runner-up.
The Senior Category saw 16 students across classes 11 and 12 participate, with Savage House winning the First place in both batches. In Standard 11, Rishi Chopra of Savage House bagged the best speaker, while Raahil Shah (Barham) was the runner up. In Standard 12, Vasudhaa Ahuja (Savage) won Best Speaker, while Noshir Engineer (Savage) won the runner-up.
In the overall points tally for the Hindi Elocution competition, Savage placed 1st while Barham, Palmer and Wilson placed 2nd, 3rd and 4th respectively. The efforts of the students were applauded by the judges who seemed to appreciate and encourage the increasing trend of self-written pieces which was seen this year.
However, this year's Hindi Elocution Competition would not have been possible had it not been for the efforts of Mrs. Gangrade, Mr. Upadhyay, Mrs. Sharma and Mrs. Maheshwari, who worked tirelessly not only to ensure that the students were up to the mark, but also that the event ran smoothly. The competition on the whole was highly entertaining in both categories, and we can certainly hope that the quality of elocution is maintained, if not improved in the years to come.