NSF Hosts 21st Annual Houston Regional Contests

The coordinators of the Houston chapter NSF event, held at the Lone Star College on April 27.

The coordinators of the Houston chapter NSF event, held at the Lone Star College on April 27.

HOUSTON: Houston Chapter of North South Foundation (NSF) conducted its 21st annual children’s educational contests on Saturday, April 27 at Lone Star College (University Park campus).   The event was successfully organized with participation of more than 150 children.  This year saw an increase of more than 60% in its registrations compared to last year.

The event was supported by India Cultural Center (ICC) and Radio Hangama, a Telugu radio station.  NSF Houston chapter had partnered with Lone Star College for the venue.  The College provided all required facilities for the success of the event and to the satisfaction of all.

NSF Houston Chapter conducted Math Bee, Science Bee, Vocabulary Bee, Spelling Bee, Essay Bee, and Public Speaking contests for children ranging from Grade 1 to Grade 12.

 Each contest is organized in 2 – 3 three levels based on the range of grades of children.  First three ranks have been declared in each contest depending on number of participants.  Contest results have already been published on the website Northsouth.org.  Certificates, medals, and trophies were warmly given away by Mahesh Wadhwa, Vice President of ICC.

Houston Chapter is coordinated by Sai Rachakonda and is assisted by a dedicated team consisting of a Technical Coordinator, Vijai Venkata, and other members, Neetha Chada, Sridhar Dadi, Kamakshi Rudravajhala and past Chapter Coordinator Sumana Nutalapati.  This year the team was assisted by more than 40 dedicated volunteers who took the roles of proctors, judges, and as coordinators for various other functions leading to a successful event.

North South Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 1989.  The objective of the organization is to encourage excellence in education and provide scholarships to poor children in India for their education. The organization conducts regional and national contests for children whose parents have Indian origin.

For further information visit www.northsouth.org