A wise man once said, “After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” It’s the stories that give wings to our imagination and take us to places beyond the boundaries of our physical world and into the land of fairies, dragons and wishing trees. It is in our imagination that we embrace things and situations that we shy away from real world. Since time immemorial, storytelling has been an integral part of our childhood. To keep the tradition going and to incite curiosity and the love for reading in children, an inter school elocution and storytelling competition was held by the SOCLEEN Society (Society For Clean Environment) at Baroda High School on Saturday i.e. 25/8/18. Students of 8th to 12th standard took part in it. There was another category of the students of University Level.
Around 30 schools took part in this event. The medium of expression was kept open for Hindi, English and Gujarati language. The eminent judges were from education background holding great positions in the society. The completion started by 10 am and ended after 3 hours. The students expressed their views and many told their stories related to ‘ How to Conserve Our Environment’. Many students shared their own experiences in the form of wonderful stories with explicit expressions. The 1st position was bagged by the student of Navrachna Sama, 2nd position was won by Pooja Shah of St. Kabir Indian International School and 3rd position was bagged by the student of DPS (Kalali).
The event ended up by the announcement of the results and vote of thanks. Later the reporters from Divya Bhaskar Newspaper took interview of the winners. boisterously at their jokes, they sang along during the songs and they applauded the dance performances.