GANGTOK, 24 DEC:
Jorethang Senior Secondary School, South Sikkim has won the National Level Inter-School Band Competition in the boys’ category held at Bal Bhawan, Delhi on 21 Dec, a press release informs. The competition was organized by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India under the flagship scheme of Samagra Shiksha.
The National Level Band Competition was started by the MHRD in 2017, in which Sadam Senior Secondary School of Sikkim had secured the second position while the first position was secured by Jharkhand. In the second consecutive event this year, Sikkim secured the first position followed by Jharkhand and Kerala in second and third positions respectively in the boys’ category.
In the girls’ category States of Kerala, Madhya Pradesh and Mizoram secured the first, second and third positions respectively.
The process of making it to the national level starts with competitions at the district level, State level, Zonal level (Guwahati Zone for Sikkim) and finally the national level. West Point Senior Secondary School had made it to the Zonal Level at Guwahati in the girls’ category while Jorethang won the first position at the Zonal Level and went head to the National Level to secure the first position.
Chief guest of the function, Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar gave away the winners’ trophies and cash prizes to the winners.
The Minister for HRDD, RB Subba has congratulated the winning team and expressed that it is a matter of great pride and applause that the students are excelling in every field at the national level.
Additional Chief Secretary to the HRDD, GP Upadhyaya also congratulated the winning team.
State Project Director for Samagra Shiksha, Bhim Thatal also congratulated the winning team. He also congratulated the Samagra Shiksha team who organised the State level competition and supported the team to reach the national level.