NAFO Mannam Award for Excellence ‘Reminiscence 2015’ huge success
NAFO MAE - Reminiscence - 2015, which was conducted on Friday 20th, November, 2015, at the Indian Community School (Senior Branch), Salmiya, turned out to be a hugely successful and skillfully conducted outstanding program which tested the academic brilliance and leadership skills of a prudently handpicked group of highly talented Indian students in Kuwait. After completing registration formalities, a brief orientation session was provided in order to introduce the vision, mission and rules and regulations of the MAE contest.
After the orientation session, the contest was officially declared open by NAFO Patron, Vijay Karail and the contest proceedings started at 09:45 am.
All registrants were clustered into three groups (A, B and C) through a lot system. The competition was arranged at three different locations so as to easefully, but professionally conduct the testing sequences. The contest system included four levels of grueling processes which were evaluated by a very prominent and authenticated group of 13 Judges. First round examined the Innovation Skill of the contestants; second round assessed their Oratory Skill, third round judged their Debate Skill, and then a final round of Leadership Skill test. Three toppers from each group entered the final round, where their Leadership Skills were exclusively tested. The proficient and stylish skills of all contestants who participated in all rounds were immensely admired by both the Judges and the public. The Oratory Skill test round which dispensed with the ‘Life History of His Excellency Padmabhushan Mannathu Padmanabhan’, was gloriously presented by all contestants, and some of them gracefully commented that they got an exclusive opportunity to learn and talk about such visionary social reformer. The whole contest event took almost a day to complete, which began at 10:00am and ended at 5:30pm.
Final results were declared in front of an enthusiastic crowd including Judges, contestants and their parents, and NAFO families. Sudarsan Rathna Kumar (Indian Central School) was declared as the First Prize Winner, Gayatri Nair (Indian Community Senior School, Salmiya) as Second Prize Winner, and Anjali Sunil Chacko (Fahaheel Al Watanaiah Indian Private School, DPS) as Third Prize Winner. As a complementary gesture, the contest selected the following winners, which was according to their aggregate marks scored for each round, SudarsanRathna Kumar (Indian Central School) as the Best Innovator, again same SudarsanRathna Kumaras the Best Orator, and Mohammad Mishal (Indian Community School, Khaitan) as the Best Debater.