Sir Padampat Singhania Memorial
All India Science Quiz Competition 2006
& Lady Anusuiya Singhania Memorial All India Debate 2006
L K Singhania Education Centre organized Sir Padampat Singhania Memorial All India Science Quiz 2006 on 10th September in which 17 reputed public schools from different states - Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Haryana – participated. The quiz provides a platform to budding students to quest for the knowledge of science. Participants, escorts, Press and media officials, distinguished guests, the residents of LKS Education Centre and J K White Cement Works aggregated at Gotan was a grand show.
The Chief Guest Mr. Madhukar Gupta, IAS, lighted the inaugural lamp and garlanded the photograph of Sir Padampat Singhania. Mrs. Sushma Arora, Vice President of the school, Mr. K M Sharma, Estate Manager, Dr. A Ramaswamy, Asst. Vice Principal , Mr. R C Joshi, Headmaster Sr. School , Mr. K K Sharma, Headmaster Jr. School and Mr. G S Rawat, Bursar paid floral tribute to Sir Padampat Singhania, a doyen of an industrial colossus J K Organization, a philanthropist , sportsman, educationist and a great humanist.
The school choir presented Vandana seeking the blessings of the Goddess Saraswati lending an auspicious beginning to the Quiz.
Mrs. Rekha Sah welcomed the Chief Guest, Mr. Madhukar Gupta, I A S and Mrs. Sushma Arora, Guest of Honour. She also welcomed the participants and introduced Quiz master, Abhishek Sengupta. The quiz master, Abhishek Sen Gupta has been quizzing from his childhood and it is a passion for him, presently associated with one of the leading Televison channels.
The quiz contest consists of two preliminary rounds and a final round. 17 schools were divided into two groups based on a draw. There was a tough competition between the schools and all the participants very well answered the questions from different subjects like Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Computer Science in both the preliminary rounds.
Based on the marks scored in the two preliminary rounds out of 17 schools 8 following schools were selected for the final round. Delhi Public School, Jodhpur, Maheswari Public School , Jaipur, Anandalaya, Gujrat, Sir Padampat Singhania Education Centre, Kanpur, Mayo College, Ajmer, Maharan Mewar Public School, Udaipur, Lakshmipat Singhania School, Sirohi and Ambuja Vidhya Niketan, Junagarh. The final quiz comprised of different rounds -multiple choice, clue, box of fortune and buzzer - was completely based on audio visual technique except rapid fire round. It was really thrilling, especially to the school children and kept the audience at the edge of their seats. The teams faced the chain of questions displaying amazing depth of knowledge and logical reasoning.
There was a neck to neck competition for the First and second position between Mayo College, Ajmer and Sir Padampat Singhania Education Centre, Kanpur. At last the running trophy was lifted by Mayo College, Ajmer after fierce competition. Mrs. Sushma Arora, Guest of Honour gave away the prizes to the individuals of the team who attained positions.
I Position - Mayo College, Ajmer Rs. 22,000 /-
II Position - Sir Padampat Singhania Education Centre, Kanpur Rs. 14,000/-
III Position - D P S Johdpur Rs. 10,000/-
Mrs. Sushma Arora, Vice President of the school presented the memento to the quiz master. The convener Mrs. A. Jeeva in her thanks giving speech commended the excellent performance of the participants and appreciated spirit of the escort teachers to bring their teams from the far flung places. She praised the President, Mr. B K Arora for his exemplary service in the field of education, sports and co-curricular activities. She also complemented her fellow teachers for their team work and successful flawless completion of the quiz programme. She extended her heartfelt thanks to all the members of J K white Cement Works who rendered their voluntary services directly or indirectly to make the event a memorable and successful grand show.
Lady Anusuiya Singhania Memorial All India Debate 2006
A movement of ecstasy was struck when L K Singhania Education Centre team lifted the All India Lady Anusuiya Singhania Memorial All India Debate Trophy at the prize distribution function, defeating 17 teams from well reputed public school all over the country. The school added another feather in its cap by lifting the trophy of All India Lady Anusuiya Singhania Memorial All India Debate in Hindi & English. The topic for English and Hindi debate of this year was “The Nuclear deal with USA will endanger India’s sovereignty” and “lwpuk ds vf/kdkj ls Hkkjrh; yksdra=k vkSj Hkh lqn`<+ gksxk ” respectively. 72 participants from 18 renowned schools of India expressed their views in favour of and against on these burning and current issues.
The Chief Guest for Hindi debate was Mr. B K Arora, President J K White Cement Works and L K Singhania Education Centre. The chief guest for the English debate was Mr. Madhukar Gupta, IAS. The guest of honour Mr. B K Arora, Mrs. Sushma Arora inaugurated the programme by offering floral tribute to the portrait of Lady Anusuiya Singhania. Mr. K M Sharma, Estate Manager, Dr. A Ramaswamy, Asst. Vice Principal and Mr. R C Joshi, Headmaster- Sr. School, Mr. K K Sharma, Headmaster – Jr. School, Mr. G S Rawat, Bursar and Mrs. M B Tagore, convener of the debate also paid floral tribute to Lady Anusuiya Singhania. The school choir presented Vandana seeking the blessings of the Goddess Saraswati lending an auspicious beginning to the debate.
Mr. R C Joshi, Head Master, Senior School in his welcome speech on the day of Hindi debate pointed out that Mr. B K Arora, President, J K white Cement Works is always thoughtful about the active participation of youngsters in politics to bring the country in front line in all aspects. Mrs. Sushma Arora, Vice President is a symbol of love and out of her love and affection she nurtured this school and brought this school to occupy a conspicuous position in the education map of India. Dr. A Ramaswamy, Asst. Vice Principal in his welcome address on the day of English Debate said Mr. B K Arora, the chief guest, is most befitting and knowledgeable. He has been associated with education, industry and rural education for the last 26 years. He also welcomed the participants, escort teachers and the judges. He also applauded the steps taken by Mrs. Sushma Arora to start a school with 17 students 20 years ago paved a way for rural education in the village of Gotan and nearby. He appreciated the enthusiasm and courage of the children who had gathered to express their views.
Addressing the audience, the chief guest, Mr. Madhukar Gupta, IAS said that the citizens of USA feel that India has gained more and USA has nothing to get from Indo US Nuclear deal. The newspapers and magazines in USA published articles and editorials against the deal. He added that the world has acknowledged India’s strength as one of the Nuclear powers. This deal has put a stamp on our Nuclear policy internationally. He also applauded the efforts of the students for debating on such a complex and burning issue on date. He gave away the prizes to the best individual speakers both in English and Hindi debates.
The first prize in Hindi debate worth Rs. 11,000/- was shared between Enakshi Singh of R K K Girls’ School, Jodhpur and Shanchi Seth of Mayo College Girls’ School, Ajmer.
In English debate the First prize of Rs. 11,000 was shared between Ranjan Maheshwari, of Maheswari Public School, Jaipur and Rishab Patawari of L K Singhania Education Centre, Gotan.
Rs. 7,000/-prize money for second position in Hindi and English debates were taken by Archna Thanvi and Aditi Soni of L K Singhania Education Centre, Gotan, respectively.
Rs 5,000/- prize money for the third position in Hindi debate was shared between Bhawana Verma of The Daly College, Indore and Shobit Tiwari of Maheswari Public School, Jaipur. In English debate the third prize worth Rs. 5000/- was shared between Himani Lohia of The Daly College, Indore and Pragya Sood of Anandalya, Gujrat.
Out of Two Consolation Prizes worth Rs. 3000/- each, the first consolation prize was shared between Shraddha Shrivastav of Anandalya, Gujarat and Neelam Agarwal of L K Singhania Education Centre, Gotan and the second consolation prize was also shared between Sami Jhonson of Mayo College (Boys), Ajmer and Anushree Bafna of Maharana Mewar Public School, Udaipur.
In English debate Two Consolation Prizes worth Rs. 3000/- each were shared between Sakina Unthalwala, Maharana Mewar Public School, Udaipur and Saumiya Iyer, Anandalaya, Gujarat and Second Consolation Prize was also shared between Deepak Bharati, Sainik School, Balachedi and Khushali of Motilal Nehru School of Sports Rai, Haryana.
Shri Madhukar Gupta, IAS gave away the prize money, silver plates with citation and certificates to the winners.
The Running Trophy was lifted by L K Singhania Educatin Centre, for getting the highest combined score in Hindi and English debates. Since the host school does not eligible to keep the running trophy as per the norms of debate, the Running Trophy was lifted by the runner up school, The Daly College , Indore for getting the second highest combined score in the Hindi and English Debates.
Mr. B K Arora, the guest of honour, presented a memento to the Chief Guest. The Vice President of the School, Mrs. Sushma Arora gave away token of gifts to the judges, Media Officials and the escorts.
The contest ended with a vote of thanks form the organizer, Ms. M B Tagore.
Dr. A Ramaswamy, Asst. Vice Principal