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Sargiful 2019: 10th Edition To Explore Hidden Talent Of Odisha's ST & SC Students


19 December 2019

Debashish Maharana


Bhubaneswar: Odisha ST & SC Development, Minorities & Backward Classes Welfare Minister Jagannath Sarka today inaugurated "Sargiful-2019" at the Adivasi Exhibition Ground here.

The State Level Students' Festival which started in the year 2010 is designed for exploring the hidden talent of Scheduled Tribe & Scheduled Caste students studying in schools run by the ST & SC Development department.

As many as 867 students and 138 teachers from sevashrams, ashram schools, high schools, higher secondary schools, EMRS & Education Complexes under the ST & SC Development department of the State are taking part in the three-day-long event that will conclude on Saturday said an official.

The participants have been selected at district level events organized during the month of November.  Best ones in each competition at the district level events have been selected to participate in the state level event, he added.

The official said that as many as thirty workshops like Creative Dance, Wall-Painting, Photography, Magic, Odishi Dance, Creative Writing, Best of Wastes, Science Games, Math Games, Lamp Shade, Straw Craft, Paper Mache, Puppetry, Screen Painting & Fabric Printing, Poster Development, Child Reporter, Tribal Painting, Terracotta Jewellery, Instrumental Music, Theatre, Self Defence Training and Meet the Personality etc will be held every day in fore-noon session, separately for senior and junior group students.

Similarly, 17 competitions, such as Debate in Odia, Math Quiz, Science Quiz, General Quiz, Solo Song, Solo Dance, Creative Writing, Painting, Instrumental Music, Elocution, Open Slogan, Quiz Competition, Mono Act play etc, will be organized on 19th & 20th December for both senior and junior groups, he added.

Group Cultural show categorized as tribal & non-tribal will be staged by the students in each evening for entertainment, the official further said.

Science Exhibition & Volley-Ball Competition are also part of the event during Sargiful-2019, he added.

Best performing students & high schools will be felicitated.  As many as 101 students and 50 high schools based on the performance of Annual HSC Exam, 2019 will be felicitated at the event, the official informed.

Jagannath Saraka, Minister, ST & SC Development, Odisha

Ranjana Chopra ,Secretary, ST & SC Development, Odisha