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School fest ends

Siliguri, July 26: Students from 19 schools across north Bengal and Sikkim participated in a spelling contest and debate on the concluding day of the Confluence 2013 organised by St. Michael’s School, Siliguri, in association with The Telegraph here today.

The annual programme started yesterday with a general quiz and a sports quiz. The participants from the host institute, St. Michael’s School, were winners in both the quizzes. While Sourav Agarwal and Ankit Kumar Gupta were winners of the general quiz, Sourav and Syed Ayan Ali won the sports quiz. Today’s event started with the elimination rounds of the spelling contest which was conducted in three parts at Savin Kingdom, on the outskirts of Siliguri .

Six schools were were chosen for the finals of the spelling contest. Quiz master Parnab Mukherjee co-ordinated the spelling contest. Students were asked to re-arrange scrambled words and solve anagrams. The spelling contest winners were Himantika Mitra and Sinjani Sanyal from St. Joseph’s School, followed by Archisman Dakua and Ayonavo Chakraborty of Don Bosco School in second place. The third position was a tie between Jahnavi Singh and Pratik Chakraborty of Delhi Public School and Debraj Mondal and Soham Dey of Sacred Heart School. Debates were conducted in the second half. There was a written extempore round followed by a turncoat round where debaters argued both in favour and against the topic given to them. Kesang Tshering Bhutia and Pravigya Pariyar of St. Augustine’s School were the winners of the debate followed by Deepa Chettri and Chimila Sherpa of Paljor Namgyal Girls School in the second place. The third position for the debate was a tie between Ayushi Paul and Sayoni Roy of St. Joseph’s High School, Matigara and Neel Agarwal and Udeshya Giri of Tashi Namgyal Academy, Gangtok.

The event concluded with the vice-principal of St. Michael’s School, Robin Chakravarti, giving away the trophies and certificates to the winning teams and the participants.