Inter-School Elocution Competition

Oration’ the Inter-School Elocution Competition, organised by Gurukul Skylights, was held for students of classes 7 and 8. The event was held at Veer Bhagat Singh International School. Students from schools across the city took part in the competition, representing their school.
The competition was divided into 4 categories:

  1. Poetry Recitation: Students were asked to select a sonnet of their choice and come prepared to present it.
  2. Story Narration: Students had to choose from a list of 6 given nursery rhymes and develop a story around it. They had to come prepared to narrate this story.
  3. Speech Rendition: Students were given a choice of 6 graduation speeches by renowned world personalities and then come prepared to render it.
  4. Dialogue Repartee: Pairs of students had to choose a topic from a set of 6 – on the day of the event. They had 45 minutes to develop a conversation about the topic and present it to the judges.

The winners in each category are listed below:

Poetry Recitation

Serah Dongre

Rachel Rodrigues

Ilham Fazalbhoy


Story Narration

Shreya Jain

Tanishka Jagnivas

Aadi Bhogle


Speech Rendition
Sanskruti Chauhan


Dialogue Repartee
Khushi Bhatt & Hannah Mathai

The competition had a panel of 3 judges.
Mr. Graham D'Souza: Mr. Graham is a trained voice artist and orator. A performance enthusiast and Thespian, he has performed in plays like ‘The Merchant of Venice’ and ‘Panchatantra’ to name a few. He is also a teacher of voice modulation, speech and vocal science. He enjoys teaching and training established performers, people with speech impediments or for that matter, anyone who wishes to communicate efficiently. 

Ms. Anita Pawaskar: Ms. Anita has been working in the media and entertainment industry for the last 16 years, working with companies like Technology Media Group (TV Channel), All India Radio (Bangalore), and Radio Mirchi (Mumbai). She's been creating workshops and training programs in Radio, Education and Communication, and regularly conducts Public Speaking workshops for children in the age group of 7-15 years and young adults.

Dr. Sangeeta Gole: Dr. Sangeeta has been training educators for the past 14 years to enhance their competencies. She is involved in many projects related to the field of education, some of which are being a Validated Facilitator for the Core Skills Program under the aegis of British Council; Educational Advisor to Art1st a company that promotes Art Education for Creative Thinking; and Consultant to Zee Learn, Core Technology.

Thank You so much, judges!

Click here to view a sample of our prize winning trophy for Student Oration