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Once again, the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall was filled with excitement as the Regional Children’s Mashramani Competition attracted a crowd.This time, it was the physical display category, which concluded the Georgetown leg of the competition on Monday, with entries from both primary and secondary schools.The event saw a colossal turnout from numerous schools in Georgetown, who expressed their support for the participants. The loud cheers echoed throughout the intense atmosphere and encouraged the competitors to do their best. To make things even more exciting, it was hosted by the comedic duo of Christopher Gopaul and Lyndon Jones.A fascinating piece that was performed by South Ruimveldt SecondaryThis year, the focus of the event was being health wise, and skipping was introduced to the spectacular competition.The schools that participated included FE Pollard Primary, Comenius Primary, North Georgetown Primary, South Ruimveldt Secondary, Tucville Secondary, St John’s College, St Stanislaus College, and Richard Ishmael Secondary. Participants showcased their performances in different categories which included Combination, Freestyle, Pyramid, Skip-be-fit and Last Man Standing.The freestyle skipping was won by Courtney Alfred of Richard Ishmael Secondary. Fellow Richard Ishmael Secondary student Elijah Morris expressed that skipping could be considered exercise and it aided in cardiovascular fitness. He encouraged younger children to participate in this healthy activity.Other winners included FE Pollard Primary in the Combination category with an entry called “We are the Champions” while Tucville Secondary won with their piece entitled “Team builders”.The North Georgetown Primary students at the competitionHowever, the climax of the day was the last performance – a last man standing skipping competition in which 10 students participated. It was won by Earl Morris of the Richard Ishmael Secondary School, who ended with the highest time of eight minutes, ten seconds. He breathlessly stated how happy he was to win this category.“I feel excited. I feel great. I’m so happy I win the last man standing. It was my dream,” he said.Morris further stated that it has almost been a year since he has taken up skipping.The national category will kick start another aspect of the competition and this is set for February 15, with students competing from all across Guyana.
New Delhi, Mar 9 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi today made a fresh pitch for passage of GST and other legislations in the Rajya Sabha considering the “conducive atmosphere” that has been prevailing in Parliament this session with cooperation from the opposition.Like in the Lok Sabha last week, he was both conciliatory and mocking towards the opposition, particularly Congress, during his hour long reply to the debate on the motion of thanks to the Presidents address in the Upper House.Referring to some 300 amendments that have been tabled to the motion of thanks, Modi appealed to the parties to withdraw them and passed the motion unanimously to ensure dignity of the Presidents office and in keeping with the high traditions of the House.However, despite his appeal, the government suffered an embarrassment when the House adopted the Motion of Thanks to Presidents Address with an amendment moved by Leader of the Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad in a division in which 94 voted for the amendment and 61 against. The amendment regretted that the address did not commit support to rights of all citizens to contest Panchayat elections in the backdrop of law in Rajasthan and Haryana where matriculation has been fixed as the criteria for contesting the polls.During his speech, Modi invoked late Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehrus words to say that Rajya Sabha is a chamber of ideas and there was need for coordination between it and the Lok Sabha because both of them are part of a structure.”I hope we give importance to Pandit Nehrus thinking and I hope all pending bills are passed in this session,” he said amid thumping of desks by the treasury benches.advertisementThe government has been having difficulties in getting through with its legislations, especially the crucial Goods and Services Tax bill, because of the lack of majority in the Upper House. MORE PTI AMR SKC AKK MPB VSC