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India Peace Centre, National Service Scheme and SFS College (Nagpur) recently organized an All India Speech Competition to celebrate the Gandhi Jayanti 2021. The competition was for the students of junior college (11th and 12th), UG and PG (all branches), PhD students, and citizens at large.
Dr Tejinder Singh Rawal, Director, India Peace Centre
Speaking about the contest, Director of India Peace Centre, Dr Tejinder Singh Rawal said, “The topic for the screening round was ‘Gandhi: Visionary for a Globalised World.’ Over 100 entries were received from all over India. The jury comprising Dr Yugal Rayulu, LataTokhi, and Pratishruti Singh Agrawal screened the applications and selected 10 participants for the finale.
The finale was held on October 8, 2021. It was virtually attended by participants from all over the country. The participants were asked to speak on the topic ‘Truth and Nonviolence - Gandhiji's Greatest Weapons.’ After all 10 participants spoke on the topic, the judges selected Bisna Chandran, Jay Katyayan and Ibrahim Badhusha as winners.
A quiz on the life of Mahatma Gandhi was also organised by the quizmaster Rohit Tokhi. After the quiz Rani Singh, Jay Katyayan and Ankit Kumar Garg were declared as winners.
The vote of thank for the finale was proposed by the co-ordinator Pramod Sakharkar.
Dr Rawal said, “India Peace Centre is a non-profit organisation, established in 1988 that works primarily in the domain of Child & Youth Development, Gender, Water, Employment, Human Rights, Health, Energy & Environment, Specially Abled, Minority, Governance, Art & Culture and Agriculture. The primary focus area of the organisation is promoting interfaith dialogue and addressing global warming, nuclear disarmament, ecological and environmental concerns.”