(MENAFN - Arab News) Seventeen boys and girls participated in a skill contest, organized here by the Indian School Parents Forum (ISPAF) for Class VI-VIII students.
"It was a very successful event as it gave students an opportunity to display their speaking skills," said Nasar Chavakkad, the general secretary.
The topics selected by the participants, the quality of slides, pictures and content, and the way they presented their topics were amazing, said Abdul Aziz Thankayathil, a senior IT executive and one of the organizers.
"The diversity of topics selected by the students shows their knowledge and interest in current affairs," Hassainar, a former ISPAF president, said. The subjects varied from devaluation of Indian rupee to the Kasturi Rangan report. Sports, personality development, nature and human anatomy were other subjects, he added.
Jerlin Christina Rajan, Nawal Salah Karadan and Ashik Hyder won the first, second and third places respectively.
Fayeda Abdurahman, managing director of Shifa Jeddah Polyclinic, distributed the prizes to the winners while Hassainar gave away certificates to the participants.
Toastmasters Aboobaker Abdurahman, Ramesh Menon and Hassain Illikkal were the judges, while Lathief, Firoz, Basheer Ambalavan, Mohammed Baiju, Abdul Azeez Kanniyan and Sameer Malappuram were coordinators.
"ISPAF is planning to conduct a similar program for higher class students in a couple of weeks," said the general secretary. He urged parents and students to make use of the educational programs organized by ISPAF.