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Winners of National Intercollege Literary Competitions rewarded

Date: August 30, 2018
Domain:Youth & Sports
Persona: Business; Citizen; Government; Non-Citizen

GIS - 30 August, 2018: The finals of the National Intercollege Literary Competitions, organised by the Ministry of Youth and Sports, was held yesterday at the Tamil League, Réduit, in presence of the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr Stephan Toussaint, and other personalities.
At the very outset, Minister Toussaint congratulated the students for their active participation in the National Intercollege Literary Competitions. The event, he highlighted has been organised with the aim to provide young learners with a platform to equip them with the skills of thinking critically and constructively, speaking persuasively, and carry out research work on contemporary youth issues such as drugs, climate change and unemployment.
The Minister underpinned that the idea behind the competitions is to promote literary activities among the youth and provide opportunities for talents to emerge hence showcasing their abilities, enhancing their intellectual skills development as well as instill pride and ownership in their work. The event is also an occasion for the young learners to meet new people, exchange views and build new relations, he added.
The Sports Minister urged the youth to keep the same spirit for the upcoming ‘Jeux des Iles de l’Ocean Indien’ in July 2019 and appealed for dynamic participation of each and everyone in the event.
National Intercollege Literary Competitions
The Competitions were organised in all the districts of Mauritius in May and June 2018. Ten winners from each district were selected to represent their regions in each activity for the finals which are: English Elocution Contest; French Elocution Contest; Quiz; and Handwriting Competition. Some 2500 youth aged between 14 to 16 years participated in the competitions.
The winning participants were awarded prizes and a trophy.
English Elocution Contest: Sarah J. Emmanuel (Keats College)
French Elocution Contest: Angela Ghurburun (Mahatma Gandhi Institute)
Quiz Competition: Seegobin Soodish and Sunnassee Ryan (Sookdeo Bissoondoyal SSS)
Handwriting Competition: Erriah Poochika (Droopnath Ramphul SSS)
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