MUSCAT: Three students from Indian School Al Ghubra have excelled in the International category of the ‘Grow Your Buds Poetry Rendition Contest 2021’ conducted by Motivational Strips, the world’s most active forum under the aegis of a reputed educational group of India, Soundarya Educational Trust. Seethalekshmi Kishore, Gouri Reghu and Anika Govil, students of classes 9 and 8, achieved this feat by writing their own poetry and presenting them at the forum. They were declared winners from among more than 130 entries across the globe.
On the occasion of Children’s Day, Motivational Strips founder and noted author Shiju H Pallithazheth conducted this unique contest with a view to highlighting the relevance of an authentic and dedicated approach to determine greater quality in literature. The panel of judges said that the poetry rendition videos had to be repeatedly watched before arriving at the final results.
The trio from Indian School Al Ghubra grabbed top honours from among five winners in the international category. Seethalekshmi’s poem titled, ‘Thank you Corona’, Gouri’s poem, ‘The Rarest Phoenix’ and Anika’s poem, ‘The Beach’ were selected as the winning entries. Cash awards from royalty earned from the best seller, ‘Katashi Tales’ was declared for top winners holding the highest marks in the contest by the Motivational Strips founder. Seethalekshmi Kishore earned herself a cash award of $200. The awards and certificates were handed over to the winners by Shiju recently at Indian School Al Ghubra.
Principal Papri Ghosh congratulated the budding writers.