With an intention to find the bright minds among the kids in the rural area around Roorkee, Model Village section of NSS IIT-Roorkee organised a talent search examination in the village of Bhangedi on the weekend following the Republic Day. It was a two day event, stretching from 26th to 27th January 2013.
The main exam was held on the first day. The participants of this event were divided on the basis of their age groups and were tested in the areas of science, maths and General Knowledge. The exam paper was set with a choice of language (English or Hindi), & with the motive that only deserving candidates get selected. Various sport events including races, Kho-Kho, long jump etc., were conducted in the evening. The events had a very active participation by the children of the village.
On the next day, the students were involved in different co-curricular events like creative writing, drawing etc..These events saw many creative minds with astonishing creativity. The prize distribution was held in the evening, which was presided over by various dignitaries from the local panchayat including Mr. Shyam Chandra(village head) ,Mr. Balakrishnan(pradan).The dignitaries also included Mrs. Pallavi(local school head master),Mrs. Neelam (Teacher of Army Public School) and Mr. Rajender (Head of food distribution in public schools) . The chief guest Mr.Balakrishnan, pradhan of the village distributed the prizes. The Most prestigious Bhangedi Gaurav Puraskar was awarded to Mohini and Nagma both of class XI. The prizes were very generous and no single child was left bare handed. The students’ enthusiastic participation and constant support from the elders of the village was remarkable. All said and done, the event was a grand success in all perspectives.