A talent hunt competition hosted by Organisation for Leadership Development in collaboration with Unity Education Foundation and supported by Stars of North East was held at Scholar School Guwahati on Sunday. Around 100 young students from a dozen educational institutions from different parts of Guwahati took part in this colourful programme. The variety of talent displayed on the occasion was enormous, from mimicry to artwork, and from magic show to folk dance.
The programme started with an address from Neeru Basumatary, the convenor of the talent hunt. It was anchored by Asha Khan and Rezina Begum, teachers of Scholar School. The entries were evaluated by a panel consisting of Syed Mohsin Raja, digital and social media expert; Sumi Roy, State Coordinator, Women Development Centre; and Sabah al Ahmed, teacher and newspaper columnist.
The top three winners of the groups were (senior group) Javed Akhtar, B Barooah College; Sania Lama, Mission Jyoti Hindi School: Raminul Hoque, Baghorbori High School; (junior group) Tanaz Mehrin, Srimanta Sankardev Academy; Sanjay Barma, Satgaon ME School; and Bibhu Sinha, Satgaon ME School. AS Tapader, member, Unity Education Foundation and other dignitaries present on the occasion gave away the prizes. Dr S Rehman handed over a book titled “Gender Sensitisation and Women Empowerment: Issues and Challenges” to the office bearers of Stars of North East with the hope that it would enable them to perform better in their programmes aimed at women empowerment. The book has been published by Unity Education Foundation.
Ikramul Hussain, motivation speaker, interacted with the participants and exhorted them to hone their performing skills that could be their alternative career later in life. The event came to an end with the vote of thanks offered by Pinku Thakur, Vice Principal, Scholar School.