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Sargiful Kick-Starts

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government in the Department of ST & SC Development on Tuesday launched Sargiful-2022, the state level students’ festival and science exhibition, at the Adivasi Exhibition Ground here.

Sargiful is an initiative for providing students of SSD schools a platform to participate, showcase their talents and exhibit their creativity through various extracurricular activities.

ST & SC Development, Minority & Backward Classes Welfare Minister Jagannath Saraka inaugurated the four-day festival in the presence of School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash, W&CD Minister Basanti Hembram.

ST & SC Development Secretary, Roopa Roshan Sahu, Director SCSTRTI Indramani Tripathy and other dignitaries graced the occasion.

As many as 1069 students and 149 teachers from Sevashrams, Ashram Schools, High Schools, Higher Secondary Schools, EMRS and Education Complexes under the ST & SC Development Department of the State are participating in the festival.
The participating students and teachers will get an opportunity to interact with each other during the festival and disseminate and propagate the messages among the students in their area on their return from the festival.

There will be 25 workshops like Tinkering, Coding, Cartoons/Comics, Disaster Preparedness, First-aid and Community Volunteering Services by NCC Cadets, Lamp Shade and Straw Craft, Magic, Odisha Dance, Instrumental Music, Creative Writing, Screen and Fabric Printing, Life Skill Education-Role Play, Puppetry, Story Telling, Poster Development, Child Reporter, Theatre, Best of Waste and Paper Mache, Math Games, Photography and Video Editing, Science Games etc. to be held every day in forenoon session, separately for senior and junior group students.

Similarly, 14 competitions, such as Instrumental Music, One Act Play, Solo Song, Solo Group Dance (Record Dance), Group Dance (Folk Dance), Open Slogan, Volleyball Competition, Science Exhibition etc. will be organized during the festival.

Felicitation ceremonies for the best performing students and high schools will be held during the festival. A total of 208 students and 100 high schools, based on the performance in the Annual HSC Examination, 2021 and 2022, will be felicitated by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on the eve of the closing ceremony on 23 December.