The Indian Embassy Auditorium was the venue for the third Dinkar Poetry Competition held on 14 October. Organized by Maurya Kala Parisar in association with Indian Embassy, the event witnessed participation by a large gathering of students their parents and teachers.
The Deputy Chief of Mission at the Indian Embassy Shubashis Goldar, who presided over the prize distribution ceremony, felicitated the winners and lauded the new initiative by the embassy to provide a Certificate of Excellence to one student from each of the Indian Schools in Kuwait for academic excellence in Hindi. He also praised the efforts by Maurya Kala Parisar in holding the Dinkar Poetry Awards. He said that he was especially pleased to observe that so many students participated in the Self Written Poetry category.
Amatulla Tapiya of SIMS received the 1st Prize in Self Written Poetry Category A Mohammad Mehdi of Indian Central School and Hadiya Khan of Salmiya Indian Model School received 2nd and 3rd Prize respectively in Category A.
In the recitation category for Class VI to VIII (Category B) Batul Rokadiya of SIMS, Sanskar Mishra of Indian Community School Jr. and Iqra Qureshi of Integrated Indian School received 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes respectively.
In recitation category for Class IX to XI Category C, Karniya of Integrated Indian School, Ummal of Indian Learners Own Academy and Ayisha Wafiath of ICSK Khaitan received the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes.
Certificate of excellence for Academic excellence in Hindi were awarded to the following students: Sakshi Sreenivasan (ILOA), Vishakha Jayram (IEA), Tanu Prasad (IIS), Mohammed Mishal (ICSK-Khaitan), Habeeb Talha Shahan (ICSK-Senior), Tanya Christine Suares(ICSK-Amman), Jonah Jeejo (Integrated IS), Yashica Sharma (KIS), Qunoot Khaleeq (SIMS), Pabitra Bansal (FAIPS), Ilyas Husain Ali Saifuddin (CS), Sweeney Mathias (IPS) Asma Khanam Patan (IES), Sudharsan Rathnakumar (ICS)
The competition was judged by noted litterateur Umesh Sharma, Nasim Zahid, Ibrahim Sang-e-Raja, Dr. Navneet Gandhi, Aamir Diwan, Kamal Ansari, Qamar Minto, Saeed Nazar, and Uday Prakash. Mamuna Ali Choglay and Shabih Ahmad joined the above poets in a wholesome and much appreciated Mushaira anchored by Afroz Alam, which was the closing event of the day.