As we are Bengalees we have fervor for reciting poems and singing songs. Though I can sing well I had never tried recitation. One day, my class teacher called me and giving me a form said, “You are selected to participate in the Inter- School Recitation Competition to be held at H. M. Educational Centre.” I replied with hesitation, “But Ma’am I have never recited a poem before.” She said, “Don’t worry, I will suggest a good poem to you and you will rehearse in my presence during the long break.” I agreed to this.
On the day of the competition, I reached the venue after a small hassle. At the centre, we the participants waited for about forty minutes. I was quite tensed and sat revising my poem. Then the judges of the competition arrived and made us understand the rules of the competition. After this we were called up one by one to recite our poems. Some participants recited very well. I too gave my very best over there.
After the whole event was over, all participants sat in a room and chatted for a while.
The next day at school my teacher announced that I came second at the competition! This was great news for me! I got a silver medal and a certificate. Now I feel encouraged and want to participate in more of such competitions.
Class V B
DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL KOLKATA