A State-level Youth Parliament competition will be held at the auditorium of St. Teresa's Higher Secondary School, on Thursday at 10 a.m.

Hibi Eden, MLA, will inaugurate the youth parliament competition.

The competition is being organised jointly by the Institute of Parliamentary Affairs of the State government and the Directorate of Public Instruction.

District Education Officer N.T. Margaret will preside over the function.

School principal Clotilda Mary Ivy will welcome the gathering .

Suja Abraham will propose a vote of thanks.

Felicitating toppers

Nava Nirman School, Vazhakala, will hold a meet to felicitate school toppers of the Std X and XII CBSE examinations at the Silver Jubilee Indoor Stadium on Thursday at 10 a.m. Benny Behanan, MLA, will be the chief guest. The investiture ceremony of the students' council for the 2011-12 academic year will also be held on the occasion. C.V. Paul, chairman of the school, will preside. Thrikkakara municipal chairman P.I. Mohammadali, district planning committee member Xavier Thayankary, and municipal councillors Soly Johnson, Rajeena Nizar, and Mini Anil Kumar will offer felicitations. V.K. George, school principal, will welcome the gathering and Vishal Maheswary, head boy, will propose a vote of thanks.

Speech competition

An Inter-school speech competition will be held at the St. Patrick's Academy on Wednesday in connection with the English fete being organised by the English Department. The competition is supported by the Rotary Club. A book exhibition will be held on the same day. Two publishers are scheduled to participate in the exhibition.

Birth anniversary

Saraswati Vidya Niketan Public School, Elamakkara, observed Vyasa Jayanthi, the birth anniversary of sage Vyasa, the author of the Mahabharata and the Puranas, as day for Guru puja on July 15. Noted musician T. S. Radhakrishnan was honoured as Acharya of the year. Poet and lyricist R.K. Damodharan delivered the keynote address.

The Hindu-NIE Team