Slanted cursive writing, straight cursive writing, and writing where the alphabets were separated. These are just a few of the different writing styles observed among the participants in the final of the writing competition organized by The Hindu in association with BIC Cello India here Sunday.
Of the 6,000 students who participated in the preliminary round of competitions in 20 schools in Mangaluru, Udupi, Mysuru, Shivamogga and Hassan, 63 students, ranked among the top three from each school, participated in the final round. The final took place at The Hindu office in Mangaluru.
It took place separately for students in classes 4 to 6 (junior category) and classes 7 to 9 (senior category).
The students were given a 230-word note on former APJ President Abdul Kalam and asked to write the same in 45 minutes on an answer sheet.
Quick to finish
Many children were able to finish writing the note within 20 minutes of the contest which started at 10:10 am Among those who finished quickly was Tejaswi, a 8th grade student at St. Mary’s School in Udupi. . “I focus a lot on maintaining my notes and have developed my own writing style,” she said.
Saatwika, a class 7 student at Delhi Public School, said it was because of her school teacher, Sheela, that her handwriting was neat now.
Revati Praveen and Sheela Nayak, drawing teachers from two schools in the city who were judging for the event, said they looked at such basics as the spacing between words and the alignment of the l ‘writing.
Maanya P., a class 5 student at Canara Upper Primary School, Urva, was named the winner, while class 6 student Deshika KV from Sacred Heart upper primary school and class 6 Medha student R. Suvarna of the Presidency School placed second and third respectively in the juniors. Category. Class 6 student Saatwika from Delhi Public School and Class 6 student Denica Melani D’Souza from Mahatma Gandhi Centenary Upper Primary School received consolation prizes in this category.
Nathasha Divya Castelino, 9th class pupil of St. Mary’s Udupi Middle School in England, was named the winner, while 7th class pupil Payal A. Shetty of Mahatma Gandhi Centenary Upper Primary School and pupil of 9th Raksha S. of St. Joseph Upper Primary School placed second. and third, respectively, in the senior category.
Class 9 student Disha R. Hegde and Class 8 student Sharanya S. of NITK English Medium School received consolation prizes.
The summer issue is out
Delhi Public School Principal RB Mathur distributed the prizes and also published the first special summer issue of The Hindu Young World.