WORLD SPEECH DAY | Event Date: Tuesday, 15th, March 2022
World Speech Day was celebrated by the Department of Languages, School of Liberal Arts and Applied Sciences on 15 March 2022. DTM Manju Manohar, Internationally Certified Trainer, Career Coach & NLP Practitioner, Chief Judge, District 120, Toastmasters International presided over the event as the Chief Guest. Dr. Sherine Joy, Head of Languages accorded a warm and cordial welcome to all and introduced the Chief Guest. She insisted about the importance of speaking, and how to develop professional way of speaking; and added about the importance of Toastmasters Club and how it encourages the students to develop their speaking skills. Dr. David Easow, Dean - SLAAS gave his valuable ideas about the importance of speaking, and how to develop speaking skills.
Observing World Speech Day, a Speech Contest was arranged for the students. Many students registered their names and a preliminary round was held for them. Each student was given a topic separately to speak for 3 mins. The topics included,
- If you were born as a celebrity whose persona would you want and live?
- Are we forging into 3rd world war?
- Aren't we all getting fine-tuned for instant gratification?
- Actions speak louder than words.
- Ignorance is bliss.
Among the participants, judges selected 6 finalists. The final speech contest was held during the World Speech Day Celebration. DTM Manju Manohar initially gave a special talk about the importance of speaking. She later gave separate topics to the selected participants including,
- As you start to walk on the way, the way appears.
- You are not a drop in the ocean, but an ocean in a drop.
- If you want to see a rainbow you have to learn to see the rain.
- There is no such thing as voiceless. There are only the deliberately silenced or the preferably unheard.
- The world’s funniest and easiest thing to do is to give advice.
- Sometimes when nobody is by your side, you become your own cheering squad.
Participants were given 1 min for preparation, and 3 mins to express their ideas on the topic given. 3 Outstanding speakers were selected post review and were given the I, II, and III Prize respectively.
- I Prize – Justine Kolengadan, III Year, Mechatronics Engg.
- II Prize – Vaibhav Behera – I Year, BCA.
- III Prize – Nusaibah Anas – I Year, BA English.
Dr. H. Marie Evangeline, Asst. Prof., Department of Languages and the coordinator of the event proposed the vote of thanks. Ms. Nila, I Year, BA Student, Department of Languages compered the event.