STUDENT COMPETITONS IN 2020

ACADEMIC COMPETITION

Pondicherry Heritage Quiz: On 7th of January, a Heritage quiz was organised by Dr. Kannan and Pondicherry Heritage Festival organisers. Heritage quiz was held at Alliance Francaise campus, Pondicherry, with the support of Education Department, Pondicherry. It had requested all the schools of Pondicherry to take part which included both Government and Private Schools.
The topic for Quiz competitions was about Heritage of Pondicherry.
2. Junior level entry was VI grade to VIII Grade
3. Senior Level entry was IX grade to XII Grade
Quiz was conducted in both Tamil and English for both the levels.
Competition Number of Participation
Juniors Tamil
4
Juniors English
60
Seniors Tamil
4
Seniors English
40
Students registering for Quiz competition
Quiz Competition Seniors – Prelims
Inauguration
Prize Distribution
Quiz Competition Juniors - Prelims
Group Photo of Chief Guests and Winners

ART ACTIVITIES FOR SCHOOL CHILDREN – CREATIVE EXPRESSION – (DAY – 1)

On 9th January we hosted various programs for School children to ignite the young minds about their Heritage and make them participate and celebrate the Heritage of their own town. The program also made them understand the importance of heritage and the need to preserve them. Painting, sketching, collage, letter and poem writing, power point, photography, solo and group dance competitions were conducted under the theme cultural heritage of Pondicherry. The program was hosted by Dr. Kannan and his team with the support of INTACH-Pondicherry and Department of tourism, Pondicherry. The Government of Puducherry School of Education department had accorded permission to conduct the programs and a circular to this effect was sent to nearly 500 schools by India Post and email. Invitations were sent to all Government, Govt. aided schools and Private schools of Pondicherry Urban and Rural areas and to Cuddalore and Tindivanam. The entire program was made into 2 days.
The topic for all competitions was heritage (Cultural / Spiritual / Natural) and History of Pondicherry.
• Junior level entry was VI grade to VIII Grade
• Senior Level entry was IX grade to XII Grade
First day events are below as followed
1. Painting
2. Sketching
3. Collage
4. Essay writing
5. Photography
6. Creative writing
7. Solo singing
8. Group Singing
9. Instrumental
It was a huge logistical nightmare but thanks to volunteers from INTACH-Pondicherry – their office staff, architects, Interns and college students from Idhaya college of Arts and Science.The program commenced at 9:00am and ended by 5:00pm.
Competition Number of Participation
Painting
250
Sketching
200
Collage
120
Creative writing
30
Photography
50
Essay writing
44
Solo singng
15
Group singing
23
Group Dance
150
Rangoli
10
Puppet show
36
Short film
30
Venue of the Program: Art and Crafts village, Muruganpakkam
Essay Writing Competition
Painting competition
Group Signing
Collage Competition
Prize Winners

Art Activities for school children - Creative Expression – (Day – 2):

The next day in Art and Craft Village, Murugapakkam, 10th January the festival continued. The following are the events conducted:
1. Rangoli
2. Puppet show
3. Dance
4. Short film
Student in Rangoli competition
Puppet show
Students completing Rangoli
Group Dance
Group dance
Prize Distribution

Water Expo:

Pondicherry Heritage Festival has organised a competition for school students in which they came up with ideas on water management, on 30th January at INTACH Office. Students came up with innovative ideas; they gave ideas to clean the ponds and lake which is polluted by us, and also to clean the grey water in simple methods. These ideas can be strengthened by officials to make their small model get into reality.
Students explaining their model
Students explaining their model