S.Tabuna ,Salem Girl from Cluny won Bal Shree Award of India
S. Thabuna, a former student of Cluny Matriculation Higher Secondary School, has won the Bal Shree award for creative writing at the national level for 2011-12.
The Bal Shree Honour Scheme was constituted by the Centre in 1993 to recognise and tap creativity in children in the age group of 9 to 16. Ms. Thabuna, now an MBBS student at the Government Kilpauk Medical College received the honour for her talent in creative writing.
She told The Hindu that topics were given just before the competitions began.
“The national competition went on for four days, and each topic was challenging,” she said adding that she wanted to become a medical writer.
She wanted more school students to participate in the competitions.
Her parents A. Sivaprakasam and S. Girija said that they were proud of their daughter winning a national level award.
B. Hemanathan, Regional Assistant Director, Art and Culture Department, Salem Zone, said that the competitions were held in painting, collage designing, formations from waste materials, clay modelling, c classical vocal, and Bharatanatyam.
Union Minister for Human Resource Development Smriti Zubin Irani presented the Bal Shree award at a function held in New Delhi recently.