Muscat: Students of Indian School Muscat (ISM) displayed class and elegance at the national level of the Regional Writer’s Workshop organised by non-profit organisation KATHA.
Four students, Siddiqa Zaid, Heera Sen, Harleen Oshan and Eunice Thambiraja won grand prizes at the workshop, which was held at Sanskriti School, New Delhi from December 26 to 29. More than 500 selected students displayed their creative writing skills at the workshop.
This literary award was conferred upon a few selected students, who had gone through a series of rigorous selection rounds.
Firstly, through the regional literary workshops conducted for shortlisted school students, who had submitted original entries in various genres and received a special invitation for the Regional Writers Workshop.
They then underwent a thorough mentoring process by their respective mentors for a specific genre; submitted their final entries and were then chosen to represent their respective schools for the grand finale.
According to ISM officials, the student’s performance was a moment of pride. Four students of ISM were shortlisted to attend the Regional Writer’s workshop held in October last year and were again selected for the finale, where all of them became recipients of the Grand Prize in their chosen genre—Fiction-Prose, Poetry and Non-Fiction.
Principal Srinivas K. Naidu, Vice Principal Deep Wilson and Assistant Vice Principal Geeta Chauhan expressed their appreciation for the participants and wished them success in all their ventures.
They also lauded the efforts of the Department of English and the School Literary Club for the selection and training of the participants.