Student From Udupi Gets a Chance to Speak in Front of President Droupadi Murmu in Delhi

Student From Udupi Gets a Chance to Speak in Front of President Droupadi Murmu in Delhi

Avantika V. Rao, a Class IX student of Anandathirtha Vidyalaya, Pajaka, Udupi district, got a rare opportunity to speak in front of President Droupadi Murmu in Delhi recently.

Avantika bagged first prize in the Tata Building India School Essay Competition 2019-20. The competition was to instil a sense of pride and spirit of nation building among the youth. Many students from across the country had participated in this competition and 29, including Avantika.

All the winners were taken to the Rashtrapati Bhavan on April 17, 2023. Of them Avantika got the opportunity to speak in front of the President. During the ‘Amrit Kaal’, the topic of the essay competition ‘Five things I will do to build a great India’ was quite relevant. During her three-minute speech, Ms. Rao stressed on ‘Clean India’ and how each person should take the responsibility to achieve it. Recycling of waste will set things in the right direction, she said.

The photos of Ms. Rao speaking and a group photo of students with Ms. Murmu were uploaded on the official Twitter handle of the President on that day.

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