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Essay competition for senior citizens

The Ambikagiri Memorial Trust Society, AMAR GHAR, in collaboration with Assam Don Bosco University, Azara campus organized a Story Writing Competition-cum-Exhibition Programme on 14th November 2014, Friday on the occasion of Children’s Day. The theme was based on status of Old Age Home.

As arranged by Regina Hoineilam and Cyril Moshahary , of ADBU Schhol of Social Sciences (MSW) the event aimed mobilizing the service users and to promote sense of participation through this recreational activity. The purpose of the activity was also to learn the unique story telling talent of the service users.

By evaluating the event Yugobrata Dutta, one of the Judges and Working President of AMAR GHAR appreciated the trainees from ADBU for organizing such a unique activity and also the service users for their active participation.

She pointed out, “The Organization benefited a lot from this activity, we were able to identify the talent of the service users through this activity and these articles will be published in the Annual Magazine of the Organization”.

Manju Dutta Barua , General Secetary, one of the judges of the event thanked and appreciated the student organisarors and Service Users for making the program meaningful and memorable. Kusum Ujir, a service user and participant said, “I am very happy to be the part of the activity and it helped me a lot to express my feelings.”

“We have nothing to give except our blessing and well wishes” one of the participants, Turulata said while thanking the student organizers.

Out of twenty seven service users eight members participated and expressed their creativity. Gita Chakravarty bagged the first prize with her story titled, “Anubhutihin Jantramanav.”

Kusum Ujir won the second prize with her story on “Bridha Abaghor Prayajan,” while the third prize was grabbed by Turuluta Barua with her story titled, “Bridha Abagh.”

The organizers also gave away consolation prizes for all the participants for having made the event a colorful one.

The program was marked by fun activities like action songs and train clap. The cultural programs of the service users added color to the activity. The program was concluded with refreshment.

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