Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV), Jharsuguda emerged as the winner of the second edition of Mentor’s Trophy, a regional inter school group dance championship, which was organized by Sesa Sterlite Limited at its township auditorium the other day.
The occasion was also marked by Ranjit Nag, eminent Sambalpuri dance guru and Secretary of Sambalpur Kala Parishad along with Manoj Mishra, a national Cine and TV Serial artist. They were
felicitated for their exceptional contribution in the field of art, culture and cinema by Abhijit Pati, President and COO, Sesa Sterlite.
“With a view to encourage young talents in schools, we feel elated that this annual event could facilitate a befitting platform to 10 lead schools from Jharsuguda and Sambalpur district to showcase their efforts for overall development of their children,” said Abhijit Pati, President and Chief Operating Officer of Sesa Sterlite.
Ranjit Nag and Manoj Mishra appreciated the effort of Sesa Sterlite towards organizing such a noble and innovative people connect programme involving children, schools, parents and wide range of citizens. They said that such efforts by corporate would go a long way in bringing out the latent talent of the state benefitting our culture in turn.
After paying tribute to the recent Peshawar incident, the glittering ‘Mentor’s Trophy’ was ceremoniously brought to stage and displayed. The dance competition was fiercely contested by some of the finest dance performances by the young students of ten schools from Sambalpur and Jharsuguda. The schools from Sambalpur were Vikas-the concept school, Aditya Residential, Delhi Public School and from Jharsuguda were Town High School, VSS High School, Belpahar English Medium School, St. Thomas English Medium School, St. Mary’s higher secondary school and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya.
In a scintillating neck to neck competition, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya emerged as the champion surpassing a brilliant dance performance by St. Mary higher secondary school, the defending champion of 2013 by a flicker. The performance by the specially abled students of Specially School, Brundamal left the audience mesmerized.
The initiative was acknowledged by all sections of the society present on the occasions. In presence of jury, comprising of Alok Panda, Prem and Sandhya Sarkar, the event was witnessed by principals, teachers, parents, citizen representative of Jharsuguda, employees of Sesa Sterlite Limited and members of social organisations of the region enhancing the external connect of the corporate on a different scale.