Wordsmiths 2019 – Day 1

August 9, 2019

Wordsmiths 2019 commenced with extremely enthusiastic participants bubbling with anticipation about the plethora of activities planned for the two consecutive days. The literary gala witnessed participation from over sixteen renowned educational institutes spread over the northern circuit. The contestants shall be vying for top positions under the avant-garde categories of Dramatic Interpretation, Extempore, After Dinner Speaking and Radio Newscast. The opening day of this public speaking extravaganza initiated the contest with the preliminary rounds of dramatic interpretation and after dinner speaking.

The Newton Hall came to life with the mellifluous renditions by the school band headed by Mr. David Lal and Mr.Prateik David Lal. The young vocalists astonished the audience with their melodious voices while the musicians left the audience in awe with the expertise each one of them displayed with their respective instruments.

The participants for Dramatic interpretation transported the audience back into time with excerpts from the classic Julius Caesar and modern day topics like court trials and murder mysteries. On the other hand, performers for the after dinner speaking left the esteemed adjudicators astounded at their wit, humour and grasp over the language. The performances were very well researched and extremely engagingly delivered. Day 1 culminated with both participants and audience asking for more.

by Khushi Kapoor

Strawberry Fields High School