Sastra Pratibha


18 May 2024

The Sastra Prathibha Contest (SPC) is a national science talent search competition for students in the UAE, organized by VIBHA (Vijnana Bharti) in collaboration with NCERT, the Ministry of Human Resource Development, and Vigyan Prasar. This contest aims to popularize science among students in grades V to XII following the Indian curriculum. SPC identifies and nurtures bright minds to encourage them to pursue science-related subjects in higher education.

SPC-2022 was structured as a three-level contest to select sixteen Sastra Pratibhas, with two winners each from grades V to XII. The first two levels were home-based online MCQ exams, while the third level comprised a written test and a viva-voce for students who qualified in the initial rounds.

From our school, a total of 1,012 students across grades 5-12 registered for this prestigious contest. All participants received certificates of participation. Out of these, 125 students advanced to the Intermediate level and were awarded Certificates of Excellence. Twelve outstanding students qualified for the Advanced level, receiving Certificates of Merit and a 75% scholarship from Meccademia.

The advanced level qualifiers are:

  1. Anirudh Kadambanattu - Grade 5B
  2. Ashwin Aneesh Babu - Grade 6C
  3. Govardhan Vimal Kumar - Grade 7D
  4. Mohammed Ayan Ashraf - Grade 7D
  5. Arnesh Sinha - Grade 7B
  6. Jovin Varghese Jacob - Grade 7D
  7. Amarnath Sreevalsan - Grade 8E
  8. Adithya Anush - Grade 9E
  9. Sreepadmanabhan Vimal Kumar - Grade 10F
  10. Ashwel Rodrigues - Grade 11A
  11. Kevin Varghese Jacob - Grade 11
  12. Mohammed Farhan - Grade 11

Among these meritorious students, Arnesh Sinha from Grade 8B emerged as the proud winner of the Sastra Prathibha Contest 2023. He will receive a 90% scholarship from Meccademia and an educational tour to Hyderabad, India.

The title winners and meritorious students were honored on Saturday, May 18, 2024, from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm at the Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Dubai Campus, Academic City. Professor T.G. Sitharam, Chairman of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), was the chief guest. The event saw participation from 90 schools across various Emirates, with a total of 24,500 students. Of these, 2,592 students qualified for the intermediate level, and 83 advanced to the final level. Out of the 83 students, 12 were from Our Own English High School, Sharjah, Boys Branch. SIF announced 16 winners from across the UAE.

Kudos to our own Sastra Prathibha, Arnesh Sinha and we are extremely proud of his accomplishment.

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