On September 24th, Pune International Centre celebrated its 12th Foundation Day with an inspiring engagement with children, in the form of Abhinav Spardha 2022 (Story Narration Competition). This was followed by the Foundation Day Lecture by Justice Madan Lokur, former judge of the Supreme Court of India.
The Abhinav Spardha this year featured the theme, ‘Inspirational Stories from Grandparents’ and, as in the previous years, was organised in association with the non-profit organisation, Gyan-Key, led by PIC Member Mr. Pradeep Lokhande.
The competition required students to submit a short video recording of a narration of inspirational stories heard from their grandparents. As many as 4,630 students from 28 districts of Maharashtra participated in the competition.
The award-winning students were presented with cash prizes and trophies by Mrs. Savita Lokur and Justice Madan Lokur.
The students, during their interaction with the dignitaries, delighted the audience by requesting the dignitaries to narrate the stories that had inspired them as children.
Addressing the students, PIC President, Dr. Raghunath Mashelkar, cited incidents from his own life and said there is no substitute to hard work to achieve success in life. He inspired the students with his words and urged them to cherish values that would lead them and the country towards a better future.
During the day, the children had a fun-filled visit to Savitribai Phule Pune University and the Pavilion Mall on SB Road.