By Our Correspondent | Opening Doorz Editorial | November 15, 2019
Pawar Public School, Bhandup, ushered in its Third Edition of Youconic, its Youth Fest (2019-20). The much looked forward to Fest was held over two days on November 8-9, and was hosted by the students of Grade IX.
The Fest has been designed by the school for its students from Grade VI onwards. The participants of Youconic 2019 were students of Grade VII and Grade VIII. The students of Grade VI were invited as part of the audience. Over the last two years, the Fest has been a super hit with the students and this has encouraged the organisers to spice it up by adding new events this year.
The new events added were ‘Nail Art’ and ‘3 D Model’ in the Art Attack category, ‘Elocution and Extempore’ in the Expression Category, and ‘Carrom and Basketball’ in the Sports Category.
The preparation for this year’s Youconic began from the month of September. The categories were uploaded on e-campus which is the student-parent website. There were 24 events in all under eight main categories scheduled at 11 venues over two days. There were approximately 756 participants in various events. There were points for maximum participation as well as separate points for the 3rd, 2nd and the 1st position. One of the criteria for the Youconic was that no student could participate in more than two events per category, thus giving the Youth Icon a chance to be an all-rounder. The participants were seen multi-tasking from one event to the other.
The Head and Assistant Heads of each category, had a team of eight to 10 students who handled the task of compering, registering the attendance of participants, writing participation certificates, giving score sheets to the judges with final names of participants, ensuring that the names of the winners were written by the appointed observer on the scroll sheet and also ensuring that feedback forms were filled after giving the vote of thanks.
The student hosts were engaged in publicity, discipline and the opening and closing ceremony as well. This was an excellent opportunity for the students to hone their organisational skills, working in collaboration and team-building.
The school premises was flooded with participants walking with an air of confidence as professionals, actors, dancers, singers and artists waiting to showcase their talent. Their hard work and team spirit was evident in their group and solo events.
It was a tough fight with five contenders vying for the coveted Youth Icon title. Ultimately, it was Master Atharva Bagwe who bagged the crown.