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Inter-school Bangla Olympiad  : More than 150 students awarded 

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Published: 18:36, 2 March 2024

Inter-school Bangla Olympiad  : More than 150 students awarded 

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Thirteenth Inter-school Bangla Olympiad 2024 has been completed with the distribution of  more than 150 awards from 9 am to 3 pm at International Hope School premises in Uttara.

The prizes were handed over to the winners at the International Hope School auditorium in Uttara, capital.

Like every year, the Inter-School Bangla Olympiad was held in grand style with the participation of a large number of students from English medium and English version schools.

Organized by International Hope School Bangladesh, the 13th Inter-School Bengali Olympiad was held in a very crowded event with the participation of 1628 students from 105 schools across the country. This time the International Mother Language Institute was the partner of this event.

During the day-long program, contestants participated in age-wise categories of Essay Writing, Recitation, Dance, Singing, Drawing, Quiz and Present Speech.

Competitions are held in a few categories in 7 categories – Essay, Recitation, Music, Painting, Impromptu Speech, Dance and Bengali Quiz.

Director General of International Mother Language Institute Mr. Dr.  hakeem Arif was present as the chief guest while  Chairman of International Hope School Bangladesh Mr. Abdil Aziz Jaldoshov and Principal Roksana Zarin gave welcome speech. Ekushey medalist distinguished reciter Shimul Mustafa conducted the programme

Apart from award distribution, there was a mesmerizing cultural performance by the winners of the recitation, music and dance competitions. In the recitation competition, Soma Advitya, a student of Sunnydale School, won first place in the recitation competition, Tazkia Humaira Adra of Abdul Quader Mollah College, Narsingdi first in the B category and Shamayla Chowdhury, a student of BF Shaheen English Medium School, won the first place in the C category. Indian student of Australian International School Semayuta Dheram, Sri Lankan student HPNH Nanayakkara of Gulshan branch of International Hope School Bangladesh who won the foreign student category in the music competition performed music.

Sifat Rizwan Nafi, student of BF Shaheen English Medium School, first runner-up in category B, Ariba Shams, first runner-up of Summerfield International School, group A, Sumat Saqlain Pardika, first runner-up of Mastermind School, group C also performed music. International Hope School and Play Pen School won joint first place in Group A of the dance competition by performing team dance. Group dance was also performed by the students of First Navy Anchorage School and College B Group.

Arav Ariz Haque of BF Shaheen English Medium School in Group A, Lami Najum of St. Joseph International School in Group B, Fabiha Tasneem of Halishahar Cantonment Public School and College in Group C won the first place in the Bangla Quiz competition. Sehrish Rahman of Australian International School won first place in drawing, Ranvijoy Dhar of Mastermind English School first in B category and Maisha binte Rashid of Navy Anchorage first in C category. Noor Nabi of South Point School and College and Fahmiah Fahreen of Play Pen School jointly won first place in Essay Competition, Abian Aydin of Cardiff International School and Uzayer Faraz Mansoor of Alor Dhara School jointly won first place in B category. Raisa Rahman of Navy Anchorage School won first place in Improvised Speech.

Director general of the International Mother Language Institute Hakeem Arif said, "Bangla Olympiad is one of the best events in the country about Bengali language and culture. International Mother Language Institute has been associated with this glorious event since last year.We believe that these students will shine our face in the country and abroad in the future."

Roksana Zarin, Principal of International Hope School Bangladesh, said, "International Hope School Bangladesh is happy and proud to organize this competition of Bengali language practice every year. In the meantime, the Olympiad has become a national competition of English schools. Not only nationally, I would say, Bengali Olympiad is spreading in the international arena as well.

The judges of the competition were the country's best poets-literary-artists-educators. This year Ekushey medalist reciters Shimul Mustafa, Rupa Chakraborty, prominent.

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