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Friday, April 26, 2013

* ORATIO 2013!

Today St. Anthony's High School held the first of its scheduled inter-school events to mark its sesquicentennial year of foundation. Oratio: the Inter-School Elocution Competition 2013 was a grand success. The topic of the contest was "Conserving our Heritage is as Important as Building our Future". Mr. Murli Punjabi was the sponsor of the event.

Mr. Sanjay Wadvani, OBE, the British Deputy High Commissioner was the Chief Guest. The judges of the event were Prof. Tapati Gupta (Former Head of the Dept. of English, Calcutta University), Prof. Sobha Chattopadhyay (former Head of the Dept. of English, Jadavpur University) and Prof. Shila Niyogi (Asso. Professor of English at Jogmaya Devi College).

A total of 19 schools participated in the contest (St. Anthony's, St. James, Don Bosco, Calcutta Boys,  La Martiniere Girls, Frank Anthony, Loreto Elliot Rd, Loreto Entally, Loreto Dharamtalla, St. Aloysius, St. Mary's, Birla High, Chowringhee High, St. Augustine, South City International, Meghmala Roy Edu, Ling Liang, Saifi Hall, St. Thomas Boys Khidderpore).

Ujaan Ganguly of St. James came 1st, Oishik Bandyopadhyay of Calcutta Boys came 2nd and Sparsh Agarwal of Don Bosco came 3rd (Sparsh was last year's winner). The Championship Prize went to St. James for having the best total of the two participants combined (last year's champion was Don Bosco). St. Anthony's Pradipta Dey came a commendable 4th.

Chief Guest

P.S. Here is a newspaper report on last year's Oratio. This year's newspaper reports are awaited.
THE TELEGRAPH (Metro) reports today on 150 years celebration of St. Anthony's High School-

Last week my school also had a gala inaugural function of its Sesquicentennial Year of Foundation where Dr. Sudarshan Ghosh Dastidar, Minister in charge of Environmental Affairs, W. B. Govt., was the Chief Guest.
My school has also launched its website where ex-students can register -

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