The Rotary Club of Madras East in association with the Corporation of Chennai organized an "Elocution Competition" captioned "Wings to Fly", exclusively for Corporation School Students of standards 6,7,8,9 and 11. The finals witnessed a flurry of activity and rousing speeches for winning the coveted awards. Ms. Asia Mariam, IAS officer and Mr. R. Nataraj, IPS (Retd.) distributed the prizes to the winning students. The 8 winners will be flown to Malaysia for an educational cum sightseeing trip for 4 days in May 2016.
The competition saw over 2000 students from 70 Corporation schools in Chennai participate. The contest was for two categories: Junior level - 6th, 7th & 8th Standard Students and Senior level - 9th and 11th Standard students and held both in English and Tamil.
Ms. Asia Mariam said, "The School Students have demonstrated amazing zeal, confidence and oratory skills in this competition. Even today, there is a miscomprehension among a few, that corporation schools lack the quality that builds self confidence and stunts the growth of its students. But, this "Wings to fly" program organised by the The Rotary Club of Madras East clearly proved that these students can stand their grounds against any competition provided they are given the opportunity. Congratulations to the winning students."
District Governor Rtn. CR Raju, RI Dist 3230 and Rtn. Jayanthi Govindan, President, RCM East who organised the entire competition along with Rtn. Magesh Pattabhiraman, Chairman, Wings to Fly and Rtn. Babu Krishnamoorthy, Secretary, RCM East were also present.
The winners are:
Tamil, Senior Level:
1. Rajesh.M, VP Koil Street Corpn. School
2. Shivashankar. M - MMDA II Corpn. School
3. Bharathi. N - Subbrayan Street Corpn. School
Tamil, Junior Level:
1. Sivagami. S - Saidapet Girls Corpn. School
2. Kirthivasan. M - Teynampet Corpn. School
3. Naren Kumar. R - New Washermanpet Corpn. School
English, Senior Level:
1. Ishwarya. E - Saidapet Corpn. School
English, Junior Level:
1. Ayisha Siddiqha, Korukkupet Corpn. School