Handwara: A zonal level speech competition was organised by Higher Secondary School Qalamabad here on Tuesday in collaboration with various organisations of the valley. Students from several schools participated in this competition.
Principal HSS Qalamabad Manzoor Ahmad was the chief guest on the occasion while MLA Langate Er Rashid was guest of honour.
The principals of different institutions threw light on the importance of the programme.
In a day-long programme, students moved the audience with their speech. Aatira Shafi, 8th standard student of Shiekhul Alam Public School Hangha Mawer won the first prize in speech competition and qualified for the district level competition.
Meanwhile MLA Rashid gave 500 rupees to every participant. Trophies were also given by the education department to the participants.