Berchmans’ 19th Extempore Speech Competition winners
Alumni Association of St Berchmans College (AASBCO), Kuwait chapter held the Annual Extempore Speech competition for the 19th consecutive year in the United Indian School, Jaleeb Al Shuyoukh. AASBCO lauds all the 159 participants and their parents for the genuine interest that they have evinced in the event.
The program commenced at 1.30 pm with a silent prayer. Thomas Scaria, General Secretary welcomed the gathering followed by Presidential address by President Shibu Pallickal. Former President Kurien Varghese conducted the topic selection and Judges Selection of each category of competition. The former President and present Vice President Thomas Varghese explained the rules of extempore speech competition
The competition was conducted in 5 categories. The performance of each category was remarkable.
Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan enjoyed a sweeping victory and bagged the Championship Trophy for the fourth time. FAIPS - DPS Ahmadi emerged runner-up.
Here are the winners:
Senior category: Duvvuri Rohini Pratyusha (Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan), Vanshika Gandotra (Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan), and Naymah Rahman (Indian Central School Abbassiya), secured I, II, III prizes respectively.
Junior B category: Shifa Nanda (Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan), Meril Susan Sam (Indian Public School Salmiya) and Rajsi Anant Ashtekar (Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan), secured I, II, III prizes respectively. Junior A category: Anjali Saji (IEAS -Don Bosco Salmiya), Prathik Pratheesh (Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan) and Jade Lourdes Vaz (IEAS -Don Bosco Salmiya) secured I, II, III prizes respectively.
Sub Junior B category: Neha Elizebeth (Carmel School Khaitan), Sarah Eliza Thomas (Indian Learners Own Academy) and Sehen Dilkush Gamheva (Salmiya Indian Model School), secured I, II, III prizes respectively. Sub Junior A category: Dwiti Ponda (FAIPS-DPS Ahmadi), V.K. Siddhartha (FAIPS-DPS Ahmadi) Anna Merin Shaji (United Indian School Abbassiya), secured I, II, III prizes respectively. Duvvuri Rohini Pratyusha, Std. XII, Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan won the St. Berchmans Eloquent Speaker Award 2015 by winning first prize for 3 consecutive years. Dr. Angela Maria Pallickal (2009) and Sharwari Pandit (2011), both former students of FAIPSDPS are the only other winners of this title in 19 years.
Berchmans - Kuwait thanked all the 16 Judges for their dedicated service and also thanked Thomas Chandy MLA - Chairman, Adv. John Thomas - Administrative Manager and Susan Roy - Director of the United Indian School for providing the school space and facilities for the competition.