Dance competition during 15th August online celebration in schoolAs schools were closed due to the pandemic the classes were being conducted in online mode and yesterday only the English teacher had told that this year the 15th August would be celebrated in online mode and everyone was asked to wear the existing school dress and be ready at 11 AM for participating in the video meet. The teacher told that students can participate in delivering a speech or singing a patriotic song or participating in the quiz program or dance for the girls. It was also told that there were many prizes for the winners.
My cousin's daughter who was in class 12 in Govt Intermediate College, Pithoragarh was much excited by this announcement and registered for the dance competition. She had interest in dance and she was hoping that with little practice in these 2 days she could win the prize. My cousin asked her to seriously do some practice so that her performance would be good. The girl knew 2-3 types of dances and decided to present the break dance in which she had more confidence to perform.
At 11 AM on 15th August, she was ready and was seated in front of the mobile camera when the link started to work and then the teacher came on the screen. She gave a small speech and then requested the Principal of the school to address the students. Principal had earlier completed the flag hoisting in presence of a few teachers and now was attending online this program. He gave a short speech and praised the students who registered for participation and wished them good luck. The function started with a speech by a student on the importance of 15th August. That followed by 3-4 more speeches by other students and then the announcer thanked the students and requested another teacher to conduct the quiz. There were many questions asked in the quiz one by one and the students whoever answered that were given a score of 1 for right answer and 0 for wrong answer. The quiz ended and it was told that the winners name would be declared later on.
The teacher then announced for the dance contest. Everyone looked excited and one by one the participating girls started to perform the dance. My cousin's daughter was eagerly waiting for her turn and then she presented her dancing skills which were liked much. After that 2 more girls performed their respective dances.
The online function ended and then the teacher got the results from the judges who were viewing this program at their houses and declared the names of the winners in each category. My cousin's daughter got second prize in dance competition and was very happy for that. The announcer told that the prized would be sent to the individual in due course of time and thanked everyone for participating in the online 15th August celebration.
This is my entry for the contest Independence day celebrations - online