The Hindu-Young World and Sharanbasveshwar Residential Public School organise the event

The first ever handwriting skills competition, organised for the students of the different schools in Gulbarga and Yadgir districts by The Hindu Young World and the Sharanbasveshwar Residential Public School at the Doddappa Appa Auditorium on Sunday turned out to be a fine opportunity for the students to fine tune their handwriting skills.

An expert calligrapher Venkata Satish, who works as a Deputy Manager in the State Bank of India in Gulbarga city, who was the judge to select the winners of the contest, gave some tips to improve handwriting skills to the participants students from more than 17 schools in the two districts.

He appreciated the initiative taken by The Hindu Young World and the Sharnbasveshwar Residential Public School to organise such a unique competition for the students which would generate interest among the students to improve their handwriting skills.

He said that good handwriting skill was important for the students to excel in their academic career and would fetch them extra marks in the examinations. Mr. Satish said that the good handwriting would help them in improving the personality and imbibing self-confidence.

The good handwriting would also improve the reading habit among the students. “One may be good in his or her studies, but if the handwriting is bad and illegible the knowledge acquired goes waste.”

He said that the good handwriting skills is a symbol of personality and said it is not a difficult task to improve it and with a little application of mind and some hard work, one could improve handwriting in just seven to eight days.

Later, Mr. Satish exhibited simple techniques and basics for improving the handwriting skills. “It has been a refreshing experience… handwriting is not that good and now with the tips provided by Mr. Satish, I can now improve my handwriting,” said Apoorva Patil, a 7th standard student.

The students from the Sharnbasveshwar Residential Public School, S R N Mehta School, Sarvajna School, N V Boys High School, Sparkles International School, Vidya Mandir (CBSE) Sedam, Chandrakant Patil Memorial School (CBSE), Chandrakant Patil Memorial School (State Syllabus), Sr Joseph Convent School, Mahadevi Girls School, Sayyed Akbar Hussaini School, Mother Teresa School, St Mary’sSchool Kotnoor, R V Vidya Samaste Yadgir district, Subash Memorial School, Vikas English Medium School and Appa Public School (CBSE) participated in the contest.

Raja Rajeshwari, a Class X student of the R V Vidya Samasthe in Yadgir district was declared the winner in the contest. Bhagyashree D. a Class VII student of Vidya Mandir, Sedam and Renuka Gangadhar Hubli a class X student of SRN Mehta School bagged the second and third prizes. Soumya S Mise of Chandrakant Patil English Medium School, Annanya Pujari and Rutvi V Bidarkar of Sharnbasveshwar Residnetial Public School bagged the consolation prizes.

Principal of the Sharnbasveshwar Residential Public School N S Devarkal welcomed. Sales Executive of The Hindu Vijaya Rama Raju proposed vote of thanks. — Special Correspondent.