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Oratario 2007 - A Youth Festival

Oratario 2007 - A Youth Festival is an event that took place between 10-Mar-2007 and 11-Mar-2007 in Hyderabad.
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The most popular oratory club of town is celebrating 40 years of existence. And are they celebrating!

The Young Orators’ Club, Secunderabad (YOCS), is organising Oratorio 2007, a youth festival, on 10th and 11th March, at YMCA Secunderabad, to commemorate four decades of its existence. Oratorio will attract talent from across the twin cities, and over 500 participants and audience are expected to attend the festival over the course of the two days. The participants will be students about to graduate in courses like Engineering, Science, Commerce, Arts, Law, Science, Medicine and Management.

YOCS intends to create a platform where the young and vibrant minds of the twin cities can blend to experience, express and enjoy the aesthetics of public speaking and the technique of communication. In the true spirit of its mission, young brains are invited to compete across a gamut of activities that involve thought and its expression. The canvas of competitions includes debate, elocution, JAM, storytelling, GD and many more:

Day I

This Just-a-Minute challenge invites those with quick reflexes and great communication skills to torture each other. Everybody with a quick tongue and coherent thoughts can take a shot at this exciting and racy event.

Group Discussion
Join the group and utilize your gargantuan voice boxes to create cacophony or even otherwise make sense. This GD has a preliminary rounds and a final round.

Creative Writing
Upon an on-the-spot announcement, set sail in an ocean of words to script a tale of fantasy or a report on an imaginary event, on the surprise subject.

The topic is announced well before the commencement of the event, for preparation. The good old speaking format could be of an occasion, an issue, or just a point of view.

The most interesting and hottest event of them all – the classical debate. A team event, involving a team of two. Both sides of the coin need to be explored in detail, with technique, emphasis and conviction, in this no-nonsense competition.

Construct a story and just tell.

For those who croon better than they speak, a nice opportunity to exercise their vocal cords with an accompaniment of music of their choice. Prelims on the first day.

T-Shirt Painting
Hold the brush and paint slogans, weird symbols and cheeky quotes on the T-shirts.

Day II

Stress Interview
For those who thought they knew themselves, this rollercoaster interview is going to send them spinning down the tunnels of their mind.

Rising to the occasion is the credo here. Just as you stand before the rostrum, adjusting the crease of your trouser and trying to weigh the audience, the topic is announced. A classical speaking format, it challenges presence of mind, tests clarity of thought and brings out the latent confidence.

Book review/art review/biography. It is all about the written word, and published. Enter the world of books with myriad themes, styles, content and stories. It could be fiction, non-fiction or philosophy. What did you like about the book? Was it an absolute waste of time? Do you disagree? Was the author honest? It's your judgment and analysis. The judges turn to listen and decide.

From those bits of life to the bits of paper on the magazines, take what you want to build a picture to a topic. Dark black strips from advertorials to dismembered eyes of filmdom’s divas, everything is just a medium, and you are the creator.

Slogan Writing
What makes you remember an advertisement or a moment? What makes you repeat a line and laugh? What makes you think he sold to you smartly? What makes you think it describes aptly? Write your slogan to do what you want it to do. Sell it.

After competing in the prelims, the contestants can combat for the final showdown, while the audience can tap their feet. The finals of the karaoke to soothe the nerves.

For further details, please contact 99496-68356/98665-99408.
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