Best Saraswati Vandana Contest
The winners of the 14th Parle Saraswati Vandana were announced at Nazrul Manch. The evening was attended by students and teachers from different schools all over West Bengal.
Parle products, one of the pioneers in the manufacturing of biscuits and confectionary organized the Parle Saraswati Vandana during Saraswati Puja and invited the schools to participate in the initiative. La Maternelle High School, Kolkata was declared the winner and they received a cash prize of Rs. 30000. The second prize went to Udaypur Haradayal Nag Adarsha Vidyalaya, Belghoria and Hindu School, Kolkata who received prize money of Rs. 15000 each. The third prize money of Rs. 10000 went to Rani Binode manjari Govt Girls School, Ashalata Basu Vidyalaya, Jodhpur Park Boys School, Belur Girls High School and Saidabad Manindra Chandra Vidyapith.
A select judges’ panel visited the schools and selected the winners. Over six hundred schools from cities like Howrah, Kolkata, Midnapore, Chinsura, Durgapur, asansol, Bolpur, Malda, Burdwan and others took part in the competition.
The evening also saw star studded performances by Rabindra Sangeet singer Jayati Chakraborty, dancer Sreenanda Shankar, actress Sayantika Banerjee and others. The performances kept the students and the teachers entertained throughout the course of the program.