Jalandhar September 8 (Jaswinder Singh Azad)- On the momentous occasion of International Literacy Day, Apeejay College of Fine Arts, Jalandhar orchestrated a grand literary extravaganza. The ‘Language and Literary’ Club organised a magnificent array of literary activities in the college – Poetry, Anchoring, Extempore and Debate in which students from every department participated with boundless enthusiasm and zeal.
The esteemed Principal, Dr. Neerja Dhingra, took center stage and shared her profound thoughts on the essence of literacy. She emphasized that literacy is not merely about personal development; it is a solemn duty toward society. Dr. Dhingra passionately articulated that literate citizens bear the responsibility of contributing not only to their own growth but also to the advancement of their society, playing a pivotal role in the nation’s social, cultural, and economic progress on the international stage.
She commended the teachers and organizers from the Language and Literary Club, specifically acknowledging the pivotal roles played by the three judges Dr. Anjana Kumari, Dr. Navjot Deol, and Ms. Lovepreet Kaur and encouraged them to continue organizing such activities in the future as well to instill language and communication skills ỉn students.
In the poetry recitation competition, Sukhnajot earned a well-deserved first place
In the poetry recitation competition, Sukhnajot earned a well-deserved first place, while Chetan Sharma and Khushi Sharma bagged the second position, and Aditi Kashyap and Sunil Nath Narang earned the third place.
The anchoring competition saw Siddharth Cheema leading the pack with a stellar performance securing the first position. Khushi Sharma gracefully secured the second position, and Rishita Upadhyaya bagged the third position.
The competition reached its zenith with a heart-touching extemporaneous speech competition, where Siddharth Cheema emerged as a brilliant first-place winner, followed by Ahana in second place, and Shobhna Aggarwal gracefully securing the third position.
In the debate competition, Siddharth Cheema secured first place, Shobhana Aggarwal secured second place, and Aditi claimed the third position. In the Elocution, Mehtab clinched the first position, followed by Ritika Sharma in second place.
The success of the event was also attributed to the vital anchors, namely, Kreetina, Mitali, Anchal Cheema, and Pearl, who skillfully managed the proceedings.