Mission Heights Junior College hosted this years’ APPA Inter-School Hindi Speech Competition Finals with 11 schools from Auckland participating in two categories.
Participants spoke eloquently and even with passion and humour on a mix of topics ranging from Technology to Gender Equality, Pollution, The Mystery of the Bermuda Triangle, Nature and My Culture and My Identity.
In the Year 5/6 competition Demira Manchanda from Mission Heights Primary School placed second and the judges commended her for being absolutely fluent and using amazing vocabulary. In first place was Siddarth from Remuera Primary and third, Manav Kumar from Papatoetoe West School.
In the Year 7/8 finals MHJC student Aadi Golcha’s speech took out first prize! Judges said they enjoyed his speech as it had excellent content with contemporary ideas and wit. Second place went to Iris Arora from Somerville Intermediate and in third place was Shriya Kumar from Sir Douglas Bader Intermediate.
The distinguished judges, Ms Roopa Sachdeva and Ms Vandana Ram were impressed with the quality and content of the speeches and appreciated the efforts of the students and the teachers in promoting Hindi language.