School-level children’s science drama competition for southern zone was held in the city on Friday on the premises of City High School.

The best science drama teams selected from Ganjam, Gajapati, Rayagada, Koraput, and Nabarangpur participated in this zonal competition. Although a team from Malkangri district was also to participate in this competition, it could not reach Berhampur due to floods in Malkangiri district.

The play ‘Punya Jaladhi Jal’, enacted by students of V.V. Giri Government Girls’ High School, Berhampur, was adjudged the best play of the competition. It would now take part in the State-level science play competition. The second best play of the competition was ‘Vigyana ra Bhinna Diga’ by students of Government Girls’ High School of Koraput. The third best play ‘Jibasma Indhana ra Sankat’,was enacted by students of MR Boys’ High School, Paralakhemundi of Gajapati district. Balaram Pani, student of Maa Ugratara High School of Kalampeta in Rayagada district, received award for the best actor. The best actress award was jointly won by Pritimanjari Panda of V.V. Giri Government Girls’ High School, Berhampur and Bidyutprabha Nayak of Government Girls’ High School of Koraput.