Jharsuguda: Students from various high schools in the Jharsuguda district competed in essay writing, debate, drawing, and comic drama competitions on Sunday. The events were held under the District Legal Service Authority (DLSA) and were organised in the conference room of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Centre.
The chief guest for the event was Digambar Prusty, Chairman of the DLSA. He inaugurated the programme by lighting the lamp. The other guests of honour were Family Court Judge Satyabrat Mishra, Chief Judicial Magistrate Chittaranjan Mishra, Senior Civil Judge (LR) Jeevananda Padhi, Junior Civil Judge Ms. Roshnibala Senapati, and Additional Superintendent of Guards Lambodar Buda.
The competitions were judged by a panel of judges from various legal and educational institutions. The winners of the competitions are as follows:
- Debate competition:
- First place: Survi Sahu, Government High School Talpati
- Second place: Piyush Ranjan Swain, Government High School, Jharsuguda
- Third place: Fatima Jalal, Government Girls High School, Jharsuguda
- Drawing competition:
- First place: Prathika Kandulana, Government Town High School, Jharsuguda
- Second place: Aman Barvia, Panchayat Government High School, Samasingha
- Third place: Hiram Tina Deep, Govt. U. G. High School
- Essay writing competition:
- First place: Srishti Singh, Railway Colony High School, Jharsuguda
- Second place: Arpita Rai, Govt. U. G. High School, Hirma
- Third place: Jharana Bhoi, Panchayat High School, Badamal
- Comic drama competition:
- First place: Panchayat High School Badamal
- Second place: Government High School, Jharsuguda
- Third place: Grama Panchayat Government High School Samasingha
The students who won first place in the district-level competitions will participate in the zone-level competitions to be held in Sambalpur.
The competitions were organised to promote legal literacy among the youth. The judges said that the students showed a good understanding of the legal issues that were discussed. They also said that the students were creative and innovative in their presentations.
The DLSA said that it would continue to organise such events in the future to promote legal literacy among the youth.