The final leg of a state level elocution competition on consumer awareness was conducted by the Consumers Association of India (CAI), a voluntary charitable trust, on January 7 at Youth Hostel, Indira Nagar, Adyar. Around 23 students from 23 schools in nine districts participated in the finals. The competition, held as part of the 10th anniversary celebrations of CAI, was held in three stages among the schools in Tamil Nadu in both English and Tamil on the topic: Is the Consumer really a king today?
Over 2400 children from 226 schools in 23 districts participated at the school level while 159 students from 140 schools in 15 districts participated at the regional level.
V Veena Priyalakshmi of Senthil Matriculation HSS, Dharmapuri, and T Mohammed Javeed Hussain of Chennai HSS, Chennai, were declared the first prize winners in the English and Tamil categories respectively while A Jancy Flora of TEWS MHSS, Nilgiris, and R Thangalakshmi of St Alosyius MHSS, Tuticorin, emerged runners up.
The first and second prize winners in both English and Tamil from this final contest will be given attractive prizes at a special awards ceremony to be held during an international conference that will be organised by CAI at Le Meridien, Chennai, on March 16 and 17.