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Over 700 school students participate in Kshitij 2015


The flagship event of CII Yi, XLRI Net, Kshitij is an annual cultural event hosted at XLRI. The event is in its eighth year running and has been marked a huge success. Kshitij provides a unique platform for the students of tier 2 and tier 3 schools to showcase their talent on a wide platform and be recognised for their talent which otherwise would have gone unnoticed.

The noble initiative by the CII Yi, XLRI Net was conducted at the XLRI campus on 27th September 2015, on Sunday. The event was significantly larger than last year with over 700 students from 19 participating schools from around Jamshedpur, again breaking the record for participation for the event (up from just above 500 last year).

The main sponsors for Kshitij 2015 were Tinplate Company of India, Titan Eye+ and Zenith Metaplast Pvt Ltd.

The events involved were the same as last year; namely: dance, stage play, quiz, painting, picture story and talent show. The judges and the audience were equally amazed by the amount of talent displayed on the stage for each event. The creative ability on display during the picture story event and the sheer skills and talent showcased for the talent show deserve special mention as they especially left the audience awed and the judges speechless. The quiz competition seemed to trigger the competitive spirit among the students who seemed eager to prove their mettle on such a big platform.

Conceptualised in 2014, the Young Achievers Scholarship was an initiative to find and reward academically gifted children who needed some financial help with their education. The scholarship focuses on academic consistency and excellence and covers the academic cost for the student for an entire year. Over 40 students applied for the scholarship through their schools and their applications were evaluated based on various parameters. The scholarship was finally awarded to 11 students from various schools, up from the 6 scholarships that were awarded last year. The winners were Nikhil Gorai and Saniya Perween

khsitij3 from Tinplate Andhra Middle School, Purnima Kumari from St. Mary’s Hindi High School, Rishikesh Das from ABS Ram Mandir Middle school, Debarshi Mandal from Sidhu Kann Siksha Niketan, Anmol Kaur from Sri Kalgidhar Middle School, Abhijith Parasar from St. Joseph High School, Sandhya Manjhi from S Madho Singh Memorial School, Sapna Kumari Soni from Shree Surat Sarvajanik Gujarati M E School, A Sheetal Rao from RMS High School and Sumit Bag from Tinplate Christian Club M School.

The winners of the scholarship were felicitated along with the winners of the various events during the closing ceremony. The winners of the scholarships were awarded the same by Mr Prabhat Das and Mr Bushen Raina, the ex MD from Tinplate Company of India Ltd. The Chief Guest Mr. Harjeet Singh, Chief Corporate Office, Tinplate Company awarded the winners of the various events and gave a short speech to encourage the participants of Kshitij and thanked the organising team.

Kshitij was also prelude to Daan Utsaav, earlier called the Joy of Giving Week. As part of the spirit of giving, students contributed towards the scholarship for the students through the Guardian Angel Campaign that had been conducted for the same. In addition to this, the students of XLRI willingly gave up their time and happily helped serve lunch for the participants and the teachers at the student mess.

To ensure that the children left the event with a wide smile, each child was given a special gift to all the student along with participation certificates. In addition, the children were also given the traditional balloons. The release of the balloons signifying the soaring realisation of the dreams of the children has become a hallmark of the Kshitij Event over the years.

Over the years, Kshitij has become a tradition for many of the schools that participate in the various event and the children look forward to participating in them every year. Kshitij symbolises the qualities of hidden talent, hard work, self-belief and commitment and the necessity of recognising and nurturing them for the future.

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