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Imagine you are the Secretary of Eco Club of your college. On the occasion of World Environment Day you are required to give a speech on the need for awareness to preserve nature. Points to be included: need for conservation, cause of destruction, depletion of ozone layer, health hazards. Based on the information write a speech in about 100 words.

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Respected principal, teachers and friends,

On the occasion of World Environment Day, as the Secretary of the Eco Club, it’s my privilege to address you. I begin by saying that nature has the ability to correct itself, but if we overuse it, the outcome can be tragic. That is why it is high time we raised and answered the question, “What is our relationship with nature?”

We Indians worship nature and take the five elements of nature as divine. But alas, over the years we have exploited nature to such an extent that we have already experienced the repercussions in the form of earthquakes, tsunamis etc. Modernisation and urbanisation have been the main reasons for deforestation, soil erosion, acid rain, depletion of ozone layer etc. On the one hand if nature has deteriorated in this manner, on the other population has been increasing steadily. The UN has projected that by 2050 there will be more than nine billion people on the planet. In such a situation naturally there would be innumerable health hazards. That is why, dear friends, it’s high time we devised means by which we can preserve nature. Let us remember that Carbon is like Brahma and Shiva the Giver and the Destroyer. Since our main crime against nature is using up its sources of energy, we have to now think more seriously about alternative sources of energy like solar energy. Preserving water through rain water harvesting and watershed management would also help. If it is at the higher level, on our part we should avoid unnecessary wastage of water, electricity, gas and petrol. On this special day, dear friends, shall we pledge to do our best towards preserving nature?

Thank you.

2. Imagine that you are the president of the Students’ Council of your college and you have to speak on spreading awareness about cleanliness. Using the points given below, write a specch in about 100 words.

Need of cleanliness – individual responsibility – cleanliness at home and public places – health benefits – beautification of nation.

Dear friends,
It is said that cleanliness is next only to Godliness. But in India we see filth and squalor everywhere. The indifferent attitude of people is the main cause of this. Each one of us has to remember the need for cleanliness. We cannot consider it the responsibility of the authorities alone. Just as we care for cleanliness at home, we should care for cleanliness in public places. This is possible if we tell ourselves that just as we have a sense of belonging to our homes, we should have a sense of belonging to our city, our state and our nation. Cleanliness has two implications: health and beautification. When there are health problems because of unhygienic surroundings, all of us get affected. The beauty of the nation is beneficial to all. That is why both individually and collectively, we should strive for cleanliness. It is possible if we join hands with the Prime Minister in his endeavour of making India clean.

Thank you.

3. Imagine you are the secretary of your College Union. On the occasion of ‘Kannada Rajyotsava’ celebration you have to introduce the chief guest whose profile is given below.

Chief Guest : Dr. Gangadhar Patil
Native : Haveri (Karnataka)
Education : M.A. (English), Ph.D. from Oxford Univ.
Profile : Worked as HOD of Eng. Dept., Karnatak Univ. – literary figure and activist in Kannada Movement – recipient of Central Sahitya Akademi Award.

Based on the information, write a speech in about 100 words to introduce the guest at the function.

Dignitaries on the dais and off the dais,
It is a significant day today. As Kannadigas we should make it a point to pay our tributes to Kannadamma on this auspicious day and we have all gathered here to do that on the day of Kannada Rajyotsava.

I am both proud and privileged that I am given the opportunity of introducing the chief guest on this noteworthy occasion. There is something very special about our chief guest – Dr. Gangadhar Patil. He is an English professor who has dedicated his life to uphold the dignity of our regional language – Kannada. Hailing from Haveri in Karnataka, Dr. Bhat did his M.A. in English and earned his Ph.D. from Oxford University. By profession he is the Head of the Department of English of Karnatak University. But his writing has always been in Kannada. I am proud to announce that Dr. Bhat is the recipient of Central Sahitya Academy Award. Dr. Bhat is an excellent example of showing that while we respect all languages, we take pride in our mother tongue and try and preserve it.

Dr. Gangadhar Patil, it is more than a privilege to have you as our honourable guest and we look forward to listening to you.

4. Your college is celebrating ‘Road Safety Week. You are asked to speak in your college assembly, highlighting some of the traffic rules and mention the need to follow them. Write a speech in about 100 words.

Your speech should include the following points: – Road accidents – Negligence “, – Use of mobile phones while riding/driving – Overtaking and speeding.

Respected principal, teachers and my dear friends
I ask all of you to close your eyes for a minute and imagine yourselves in the ICU of a hospital. Is it a nice feeling? I’m sure that all of you will reply in the negative. Friends, just imagine how much more unpleasant the reality would be if we were to actually lie in the ICU of a hospital. The thin line of difference between imagination and reality will vanish if we don’t care for road safety. Safety on the road is possible only if we follow traffic rules. The strange truth about traffic rules is that we need to be fined to take care of our own lives!

Take for example the seat belt rule. So many of us start pulling the seat belt on sighting a cop at a distance. Same is true of helmets. We jump traffic lights at points where there is no policeman. So many of us overtake others from the wrong side. We drive like lunatics even where the speed limit is supposed to be below 40 kms. an hour. We speak on the mobile phone while driving and worse still while riding a two wheeler as though there is an emergency.

Friends, let us remember that all traffic rules are chalked out with great care to save lives and avoid other tragic happenings like physical disabilities, loss of money etc. The traffic rules are simple rules that can be easily followed. When we violate these rules, we put to danger not only our lives, but also the lives of other innocent people.

Today we are celebrating ‘Road Safety Week’. Let us pledge today, as responsible citizens of India, that we would never break any traffic rule even when there is no fear of being fined.

Thank you.

5. Imagine you are the General Secretary of your College Union. On the occasion of college day, you have to present the welcome address. The Chief Guest is Mr. Shreekrishna B., whose profile is given below.
Native Place : Bagalkot
Education : M.A. in English IAS 2008 batch
Served as : CEO, Zilla Panchayat, Udupi and Haveri
Present Post : Secretary, the Dept. of Social Welfare, Bengaluru Interested in literature and photography.

Based on the information, write a speech in about 100 words to introduce the guest at the function.

Dignitaries on the dais and off the dais,

It’s with immense pleasure that I stand here to extend to you a warm and cordial welcome on behalf of our principal, management, staff and students.

College day is a day that both staff and students look forward to with a lot of excitement. The annual celebration, while recognising the meritorious students, also offers a platform to the talented lot to showcase their virtuoso. That is why we make it a point to invite a person of eminence who can make the day memorable for all of us.

This year, we are extremely lucky in having Mr. Shreekrishna B., the secretary of the Department of Social Welfare, Bengaluru as our Chief Guest. He is a good role model to our students as he is the epitome of hard work. Though hailing from a small place called Bagalkot, he was able to accomplish enviable feats. He is a gold medallist in M. A. in English. Even when he completed his IAS in 2008, he was a topper. His excellence was not limited to academics alone. He was highly appreciated for his work when he was the CEO of the Zilla Panchayat at Udupi and Haveri. At present he works as the Secretary of the Department of Social Welfare, Bengaluru. His interests include literature and photography.

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Dear Sir, we are honoured to have you as our chief guest and I extend to you a warm welcome. I have pleasure in welcoming Dr. Poorvi Sharma, our respectable Principal, Prof. Kulkarni, our beloved Vice-principal, PTA representative, guests, press, staff and students. Let’s look forward to an enriching experience.

6. Imagine that you have organised a function to mark the ‘World Tourism Day’. You have to speak on the importance of travelling. Use the following points and write a speech in about 100 words:
Travel – necessary – provides fun – entertainment – information – expands one’s understanding – mental horizons – opportunity for visiting diverse places and people.

Travelling is a great educator. We can learn more from travelling than by reading books. Moreover, travelling can be very exciting with a lot of fun and entertainment. The information we get is remembered better because it is based on firsthand experience. Such experiences can broaden one’s understanding and mental horizons. The opportunity of visiting diverse places of interest and meeting different people can be informative, educative and fun. That’s why we should grab every opportunity that we get to travel and explore new places and face new challenges.

7. Imagine you are the General Secretary of your college union. On the occasion of college day, you have to introduce the Chief Guest. The Chief Guest is Mr. Rammurthy, whose profile is given below:

Native place : Mysore.
Education : M.Sc., I.A.S., 1980 batch.
Served as : C.E.O. of Dharwad, D.C. of Madikeri and Uttara Kannada District.
Achievement : Clean drinking water, electricity to villages and good roads. Interested in : Literature and Indian music.
Present post : Principal Secretary, the Dept. of Forest and Mining.

Based on the information, write a speech in about 100 words to introduce the guest at the function.

‘A few highly – endowed men will rescue the world for centuries to come,’ said Cardinal Newman.

Respected principal, teachers and friends, today we have with us a man who will safeguard the health of people for years to come because of his selfless work. My reference is to our chief guest, Mr. Rammurthy whose achievements include providing clean drinking water, good roads and electricity to villages. Mr. Rammurthy, who hails from Mysore, served as C.E.O of Dharwad and D.C. of Madikeri and Uttara Kannada District after completing first his M.Sc. and then I.A.S. in 1980. At present he has the coveted position of Principal Secretary in the Department of Forest and Mining.

Mr. Rammurthy’s nature is an interesting combination of diverse interests. He is interested in literature and Indian music. This explains the sensitivity with which Mr. Rammurthy deals with people and tries to do his best for their welfare.

Ladies and gentlemen, presenting to you, our honourable chief guest, Mr. Rammurthy.

8. Imagine you are the College Union President. You are given the responsibility of introducing the guest on the college day. Use the following information:
Name : Dr. Jnana V.V.
Educational Qualification : M.Sc., Ph.D.
Profile : Scientist in Astrophysics, started career as a lecturer.
Interests : Public awareness programmes on Science.

Based on the information, write a speech in about 100 words to introduce the guest at the function.

Presiding Officer Dr. Premanand, Respected Principal Prof. Dayakar, PTA Vice President Mrs. Evelyn Martis, Alumni President Mr. Shekhar Poonja, Parents, Faculty members, Students, Press and Invitees,

The honour of introducing our esteemed guest on the special occasion of our College Day has come to me as I have the singular privilege of being the College Union President. The resume of our Chief Guest Dr. Jnana V.V. runs into pages as Dr. Jnana has been involved in research work in the field of Astro Physics for more than three decades now. Dr. Jnana, who has M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees, started her career as lecturer in Aryabhata Science College, which is also her Alma mater. Later she joined Archimedes Research Centre as Research Scholar and since then she has been regularly involving herself in public awareness programmes on Science. Owing to her awareness programmes there have been many health benefits for the people of our city. Her work has been so impressive that the Citizens’ Forum honoured her as the Scientist of the Year in 2015. She walks the talk, and is a marvellous example for our students, of service above the self.

Madam, it is an honour beyond words that you have graced the occasion as our chief guest and I request you to enlighten our students and parents on how science can be used in everyday activities so that we contribute towards the welfare of our society and nature.

Thank you.

9. Imagine that you have been selected as a union leader and is supposed to address a gathering of students and lecturers of your college. Write a speech in about 100 words focussing on the infrastructure of your college and the necessity of disciplinary attitudes among students. (Use the hints given below):

– Library, toilet facilities.
– Science labs to be upgraded.
– Reading room, waiting room for girls.
– Inspire and motivate students to study well and behave properly.

Respected teachers and dear students,
I have always believed in the saying that opportunity knocks only once on the door. That is why I accept the role of Union leader willingly and hope to make the best use of the opportunity. My main focus will be on the infrastructure of the college. If a library is necessary for the mental well – being of students, toilet facilities ensure hygiene and health. While trying to improve these I will also pay attention to the upgrading of Science labs. A reading room and a waiting room for girls are also on my list of priorities. However, such amenities are secondary to the academic growth and moral development of students. It is of utmost importance for every student to put in earnest efforts and study well. But, academic excellence without character is useless. Hence, discipline and good conduct too should be given primary importance. I urge all of you, my dear friends, to mould yourselves into citizens that India will be proud of. In the teachers lies the beacon of guidance. Let there be no impediment on the path of knowledge.

Thank you.

10. Imagine you are the College Union President. On the occasion of the ‘Golden Jubilee’ of your college you are given the responsibility of introducing the chief guest of the day Dr. Priyanka, also an old student of your college.

Native Place : Panaji, Goa.
Education : M.B.B.S., Vivekananda Medical College, Bengaluru. M.S. in Gynaecology from Templeton University of Medicine, New York.
Work Profile and Hobbies : Worked in New York for 10 years. Currently working in B.R. Medical Hospital, Panaji. Actively involved in Social Work and Campaigns against female foeticide.

Write a speech in about 100 words.

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Dignitaries on the dais and friends off the dais,
Golden Jubilee is a great occasion. The greatness of the occasion gets enhanced with the presence of a remarkable person as Dr. Priyanka, who has come all the way from Panaji. However, Dr. Priyanka willingly agreed to be our Chief Guest as she is an alumna of our college and says that she is happy to be back at her alma mater. The singular privilege of placing before you the impressive credentials of Dr. Priyanka is mine.

Dr. Priyanka can be termed a healer as she is serving B. R. Medical College at Panaji, her home town in Goa. It is remarkable that she returned to her home town giving up her lucrative career in New York. She is truly a daughter of the Indian soil.

She completed her MBBS at Vivekananda College, Bengaluru and thereafter moved to New York to get her MS in Gynaecology from Templeton University of Medicine. She turned out to be a very popular doctor in New York and won prestigious awards for her meritorious service in the field of medicine.

Back in India, along with her hospital work, she is actively involved in a campaign against female infanticide. Recently she has been awarded Stri Bandhu award from the Women and Child Welfare Department, Government of India.

It is a rare honour indeed to have her amidst us and I’m sure all the students will benefit immensely from her message.

I take pride in presenting to you the noble and selfless Dr. Priyanka, the doctor with a golden heart, our chief guest for the golden jubilee celebrations.

11. Imagine that you are the General Secretary of your College Union. You have to introduce the guest in the annual day function in about 100 words. His personal details are as below:

Name : Mr. Vedamurthy.
Native : Davangere.
Education : M.A. English, KAS 2008 batch, served as lecturer in Chitradurga.
Present : Asst. Commissioner Food and Civil Supplies Bellary.

President of the function and Principal of the college, Prof. Dayananda Saraswathi, PTA Vice President Mrs. Neena Gupta, special invitees, parents, staff and students.

Annual day is a day of joy. It is a day that records the happenings of one whole year. It is also a day that showcases the talents of the students. So, there is no second thought about the day being the most significant one. Matching the significance of the day in knowledge and experience is our chief guest Mr. Vedamurthy. True to his name, he is the very fountainhead of knowledge. Coupled with his knowledge is his fine flow of English language as he is an M.A. in English. He is of KAS 2008 batch. After having served as lecturer in Chitradurga, he now works as Assistant Commissioner of Food and Civil Supplies Department, Bellary. He has already endeared himself to the people of Bellary because of his amiable and helpful nature. His contributions in the field of education are tremendous. He has started a Guidance Centre which helps students avail of Government scholarships and Government-funded research projects.

Today he will address us on the topic ‘All that you have is now.’

Let’s hear it for Mr. Vedamurthy, our esteemed chief guest.

12. Imagine you are the Secretary of your College. On the occasion of college day you are given the responsibility of introducing the Chief Guest to the audience. Write a speech in about 100 words using the points given in the profile.

Chief guest : Mrs. Sudha Murthy
Native : Shiggaon (Karnataka)
Education : B.E. in Electrical Engineering from BVB College, Hubballi.
Profile : First female engineer hired by TELCO – Chairperson of Infosys Foundation – member of public health care initiatives of the Gates Foundation – A teacher, philanthropist and a writer in Kannada and English – awarded Padmashri in 2006.

Respected Principal and other dignitaries on the dais and off the dais, as all of us know, the most important event of an educational institution on its calendar of events is the Annual Day. The quality of the Annual Day depends on the calibre of the Chief Guest. That is why, today, I stand here brimming with pride because we have succeeded at getting consent from none other than an iconic leader – Mrs. Sudha Murthy – to adorn the chair of the Chief Guest.

Since ours is a ladies’ college, the presence of Mrs. Sudha Murthy is of special significance. She is a woman achiever to be emulated by all our students as she is the first female engineer hired by TELCO. All of us know that this happened only because of the grit and determination of Mrs. Sudha Murthy. Once she came into the professional field, there has been no looking back for Mrs. Murthy. She is the chairperson of Infosys Foundation and we know that it is Infosys that has brought fame to India at the global level. Her philanthropic interests have found an outlet through her membership in Gates Foundation and its Public Health Care initiatives. She is a noble teacher and what is more she is a fine writer who has inspired thousands to serve society and inculcate the right values. A fitting tribute came her way when she was awarded the Padmashri in 2006.

I am sure our students from rural background will feel greatly encouraged by the fact that Mrs. Sudha Murthy hails from Shiggaon of Karnataka where education of girl children, in her time, was not the norm, but an exception. Despite that, Sudha Murthy did her B.E. in Electrical Engineering from BVB College, Hubballi.

Dear Madam, it is a great honour to have you amidst us and I take pleasure in welcoming you.

13. Imagine that you are the secretary of the Sports Club of your college and on the Annual Sports Day you are required to speak on the importance of sports and physical fitness. Write a speech in about 100 words using the points given below:

Physical fitness leads to mental fitness – physical activity keeps one healthy – scope for athletes – state and national level – sportsmanship – interaction – healthy competition.

Good Morning to all sports enthusiasts.
It’s with great pleasure that I address all of you, in my capacity as Secretary of the Sports Club of our college.

Annual Sports Day is an important day on the calendar of events. It is important because sports is important in the life of students. The key to not only physical but also mental health is sports. Now, it is easily understandable that sports keeps us physically fit. It is probably perplexing that sports can lead to mental fitness too. But the logic is simple. Many of our anxieties are the outcome of our physical problems. Those of us who suffer from obesity, diabetes, cholesterol and other such health related issues, are mentally disturbed by the fact that we are not healthy. In such instances, physical activities that ensure physical fitness will automatically ensure mental health. Also, many indoor games such as carrom and chess require intense concentration, and improve our mental ability.

Most of the students fail to give enough importance to sports because they think that it is only the academic degree that can ensure a bright future for them. But those who have prowess in sports should focus on it and make use of every opportunity to go to state and national levels. When athletes reach a high level of excellence, sports becomes a profitable field too.

Let’s remember that sports sculpts us into fine human beings. The spirit of sportsmanship that every sportsman is supposed to exhibit teaches him/her many human values. Interactions on the sports field can improve one’s people’s skills too.

Finally, let’s remember that in life and sports, it is healthy contest and not cut – throat competition that wins. Let’s all have the enthusiasm to make use of every opportunity that comes our way; compete, win, but also be prepared to lose gracefully. All the best to all contestants.

14. Imagine that you are the secretary of your College Union. On your College Union Day you have to introduce the chief guest whose profile is given below.
Write a speech in about 100 words using the points given in the profile.
Name : Major Parneetha Sinha
Occupation: Head of Parachute Regiment at Army Base, Jammu
Profile : M.Sc. in nuclear physics – participated in RD parade for five consecutive years – worked at different army bases across India – trained innumerable military personnel – instrumental in leading combats against terrorists in Sikkim, Kashmir.

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Dignitaries on the dais and friends off the dais,
This evening I have a special privilege indeed. I have the pleasurable task of introducing our illustrious chief guest. As secretary of the College Union, I feel extremely proud that we have a true daughter of the soil, Major Parneetha Sinha as our chief guest.

Major Parneetha Sinha has trodden the path less travelled by women. She is the Head of the Parachute Regiment at the Army Base at Jammu. After graduating with an M.Sc. in Nuclear Physics, she had rigorous training in the Army College in Chennai. She participated in the Republic Day parade for five consecutive years in Delhi. She has always been on the move as she has had postings at different army bases across India. In these bases, her main responsibility was to train innumerable military personnel, which she did in an enviable manner. Your respect for Major Sinha will reach new heights when I announce that she was instrumental in leading combats against terrorists in Sikkim and Kashmir. A dauntless woman indeed!

I’m sure Major Sinha has filled every heart here with admiration and I take immense pride in presenting to you Major Parneetha Sinha.

15. Your college is celebrating ‘Sports Day’. On this occasion you are required to speak on “The Importance of Sports”. Write a speech in about 100 words including the following

points:
– Physical fitness – Mental wellbeing – Sound mind – Sound body
Recreation – Sportive spirit – Name and fame – Job opportunities.

Good Morning to all.
It’s with great pleasure that I address all of you, on the importance of sports.

Very often we fail to recognise the value of sports. The key to not only physical but also mental health is sports. Now, it is easily understandable that sports keeps us physically fit. It is probably perplexing that sports can lead to mental fitness too. But the logic is simple. Many of our anxieties are the outcome of our physical problems. Those of us who suffer from obesity, diabetes, cholesterol and other such health related issues, are mentally disturbed by the fact that we are not healthy. In such instances, physical activities that ensure physical fitness will automatically ensure mental health. Also, many indoor games such as carrom and chess require intense concentration, and improve our mental ability.

But, while in the field, it is necessary to imbibe the sportive spirit and participate in a healthy manner. Winning should not be the only aim. Even if we lose, we should accept the loss with a sportive and sporting spirit.

Most of the students fail to give enough importance to sports because they think that it is only the academic degree that can ensure a bright future for them. But those who have prowess in sports should focus on it and make use of every opportunity to go to state and national levels. When athletes reach a high level of excellence, sports becomes a profitable field too.

In addition to the traditional jobs of coaches, referees, umpires and physical directors, we now see sportsmen who have made a name earning a lot of wealth in the field of advertisements. Many of our athletes and players are brand ambassadors of different products. It is true that not all can reach that level of excellence and fame. But let us also remember that those who have done so were ordinary people before they became famous. M. S. Dhoni is one of the many such people who can be taken as examples of ‘from rags to riches’ story.

16. Imagine that you are required to speak on the occasion of Independence Day on ‘Integrity and Development’. Using the hints given below, write a speech in about 100 words.

Importance of unity and integrity – Integrity: social and cultural dimensions – Threats to unity and integrity – obstacle to development – Measures to be taken to preserve unity in diversity – Inclusive development – need of the hour.

Dear friends,
Independence Day is a day of introspection. Even as we salute the great leaders who freed us from the colonial rule of the British, it is important that we take stock of the present situation to see in what way we can take our nation forward.

When we look around, we see that the internal problems we now have are as bad as or even worse than the problems we had in the pre – independence era. Communal feelings are running high and once again there is a threat to our unity and integrity. It is now, more than ever, that we should remain strong as one nation of great strength. We should rise above our personal differences of caste, creed, community and culture and look at ourselves as IndiAnswer: This will ensure the development of our country. India is marching forward with great confidence in the field of IT, sports and entrepreneurship. But all this can come to naught if there is internal strife. Also, development has no meaning if it is not inclusive and doesn’t offer equal opportunity to all sections of society.

So, on this Independence day, let us take a pledge that we will preserve our unity in diversity and make our society egalitarian in its existence.

17. Imagine that you are the president of your college union. You must deliver a speech on Gandhiji on Gandhi Jayanti Day. Prepare a speech of about 100 words, based on the points given below:

Gandhiji. greatest Indian of 20th Century – leadership of freedom movement – weapons – truth and non – violence – led simple life – fought for social and economic equality – relevance of Gandhism – in an age of consumerism and globalization.

Dear friends,
I’m given the opportunity to address you in my capacity as president of the college union. I would like to speak about a great Indian of the 20th century who is an inspiration to millions of leaders all over the world. I am sure you have already conjectured rightly that my reference is to Mahatma Gandhi. The epithet Mahatma is the most appropriate one for him because he is an iconic leader who won freedom from British rule using the harmless weapons of non – violence and non – cooperation. Truth was always his trump card. Sarvodaya – universal uplift was his vision as he strove hard for sociai and economic equality. He had the credibility to do it as he himself led a very simple life. He walked the talk. That is why to this day the Gandhian ideology has remained relevant. In fact, Gandhi’s simple living and high thinking, his focus on cottage industry, his call for non – violence are the ideals that we have to uphold now, in an age of consumerism and globalisation. Just as we say, ‘Go green,’ we should also say, ‘Go Gandhian.

18. Imagine that you have been invited by a local science club to speak on superstitions. Prepare a speech in about 100 words on the basis of the points given below:

Traditional beliefs – irrational feeble minds – fear – ignorance – illiteracy – lack of scientific attitude – Common beliefs – cat crossing one’s path – presence of owls in the courtyard. – Measures to eradicate – scientific clarifications – creating awareness – literacy drive.

Dear friends,
Many of you are members of Science Club. Yet, I can challenge you and say that none of you is totally free of superstition. This is owing to the fact that superstition and faith have a very thin line of demarcation. Throughout our life we are taught how to value and revere faith. We are so immersed in this world of faith that even when faith transgresses into the arena of superstition, we fail to realise the truth.

But it is not merely traditional beliefs, but also feeble minds, irrational fear, ignorance, illiteracy and lack of scientific attitude that have promoted and spread superstition far and wide. It’s quite confounding that even in this scientifically and technologically advanced age, we still get affected by the possibility of something inauspicious happening if a cat crosses our path or an owl is found in our backyard!

That is why it is important that rationalist groups come together to hold meets and create awareness to weed out superstition from society and make it healthy.

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19. You have invited the District Superintendent of Police as the Chief Guest for your College Day programme. As the secretary of the College Union, you have to introduce the guest at the function. Using the details given below, write a speech in about 100 words.
Name : Sheela Patil Birth
Place : Gulbarga
Educational Qualification : M.A. from Gulbarga University – I.P.S. – 2005 Batch.
Profile : Started career as lecturer – passed IPS – posted as DSP to Haveri – nightmare to anti – social elements – known for courage and honesty
– Now SP in your district.

Dignitaries on the dais and off the dais,
College Day is the most important day on the calendar ofevents of an educational institution and it is with great pleasure that I take the mike to introduce to you the Chief Guest. Since ours is a women’s college, it is with added pride that I place before you the impressive details of Ms. Sheela Patil, District Superintendent of Police. Ms. Patil hails from Gulbarga and has an M.A. from Gulbarga University. When it comes to the coveted IPS, I’m glad to announce that she is a rank holder of 2005 batch.

The way she has ascended the career chart is remarkable. From the position of a lecturer she steadily rose to the level of IPS officer and became the favourite of all law – abiding citizens of Haveri but a nightmare for anti – social elements. Her fearlessness and fairness have made her the most popular leader. Her courage and honesty are exemplary. I’m sure many students will take her as their role model after listening to her message. May I request you to address the audience?

20. Your college is celebrating ‘Karnataka Rajyotsava’. You are asked to speak on the occasion. Write a speech in about 100 words. Your speech should include the following.
points: – Kannada speaking people – after independence – under several provinces – Struggle for unification – Linguistic province called Mysore State formed in 1956. Renamed Karnataka – 1973. Present day status : hub of IT industries, tourist attractions.

Dear friends
On the occasion of Kannada Rajyotsava, it is important that we take stock of the historical events that led to the formation of Karnataka. After independence the states were reorganised on linguistic basis. As a result, all the Kannada speaking people who were spread in different provinces were brought together with the formation of Mysore State in 1956. After more than one and a half decades, in 1973 the state was renamed as Karnataka.

Now Karnataka is one of the most progressive states in India. It is an IT hub and its capital Bangalore has earned for itself the name ‘Silicon Valley’. Karnataka is also a favourite haunt of tourists because there are many spots of scenic beauty and historical importance.

The people of Karnataka are mature, sensible and sensitive and we should be the torch bearers of India.

21. Imagine you have been asked to deliver a speech on Dr. B.R. Ambedkar on the occasion of the celebration of ‘Ambedkar Jayanti’ in your locality. Prepare a speech of about 100 words based on the points given below:

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar – architect of Indian Constitution – born 14th April, 1891. sought Maharaja of Baroda’s help – went to USA – higher studies in Columbia – London School of Economics – got M.Sc., D.Sc. – voracious reader – wrote articles on many topics – journalist – reformer – fought for equality – awarded Bharat Ratna – passed away in 1956.

Dear friends,
Let me begin by stating that the Constitution of India is the supreme law of India. It lays down the framework defining fundamental political principles, establishes the structure, procedures, powers and duties of the government. All over the world, it is acknowledged that the Constitution of India is one of the best crafted political and administrative treatises. That is why we should remember Dr. B.R. Ambedkar who is the architect of the Constitution of India, with deep veneration.

Ambedkar, who was born on 14 April 1891, was not born with a silver spoon in his mouth. He sought the help of Baroda’s Maharaja to go to the U.S.A. and study in Columbia University. He got his M.Sc., D.Sc. from London School of Economics. He was a voracious reader and turned out to be a great journalist and reformer. More importantly, he fought for the uplift of Dalits. His dream was for a society that was free of class and caste distinctions. Before he passed away in 1956, he had realised his dream of a nation that was independent and self – sufficient. He is the most deserving recipient of the highest civilian award of India – Bharath Ratna.

22. You are the general secretary of your college cultural association. You have invited a musician to inaugurate the college cultural fest. Based on the artist’s details given below, write a speech of introduction in 100 words.
Name : Prasannakumar
Birth Place : Sirsi (Uttara Kannada)
Profile : Born into poor family – school dropout – had great passion for music – went to Mumbai. worked as labourer – found music teacher – put in vigorous practice – now famous all over the country – Rajyotsava awardee.

Dear friends,
This Cultural Fest is our attempt to tap and honour talent and that is why we are very happy to have Mr. Prasannakumar, who has come up in life because of his talent, as our Chief Guest. Mr. Prasannakumar’s life is a true story of adventure, grit and determination. Mr. Prasannakumar underwent a lot of hardships as his family was poor. Born at Sirsi in Uttara Kannada, he was even forced to drop out of school as his father could not afford to pay the fees. Amidst all this, he kept his passion for music alive and went to Mumbai in search of greener pastures. He worked as labourer and saved enough money to find a music teacher. Hard work never fails and his vigorous practice slowly but steadily turned him into a successful and renowned musician. Today, the world recognises him as the recipient of Rajyotsava Award. . Tam proud to present to all of you, a self – made artiste of par excellence, Mr. Prasannakumar.

You are celebrating ‘World Environment Day’ under the auspices of your college Eco Club. The chief guest of the function is a rustic man who has played a vital role in conservation of nature. His profile is given below. Based on the details, write a speech of 100 words which introduces the guest. Name . : Hanumanthappa
Profile : Born in a small village – frequently drought – hit – poor family – no schooling – worked as cattle herder – had love for trees – planted saplings on the slope of hill – took care – in course of time – large area covered with trees – ground water increased – now tourist attraction.

Dear friends,
On World Environment Day, it is a great honour that we have with us a man who has dedicated his whole life to preserve the environment. My reference is to Sri Hanumanthappa, a true rustic who worships.nature.

Born in a small village, Hanumanthappa faced hardships as his place was often hit by drought. He could not go to school; instead he worked as cattle herder. Perhaps it was while grazing the cattle that his love for nature in general and for trees in particular increased. He started planting trees on the slope of a hill and even took care of them. In due course of time, a large area was covered with trees, and what is more, the ground water also increased. Now, this green stretch is a tourist attraction.

If each one of us emulates Hanumanthappa, we need to have absolutely no fear of any environmental crisis. While presenting Hanumanthappa to all of you, I pray for his long life and health.

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24. Imagine that you are celebrating ‘International Women’s Day’ and you are required to speak on the occasion. Using the hints given below, write a speech in 100 words.

Women empowerment – Importance of education – Eradication of dowry system – Ensuring safety at workplaces – Treating women with respect – Gender equality.

Dear friends,
As I stand here to address you all, the first thought that comes to my mind is that the International Women’s Day is a symbol of the long and difficult struggle of women for equality. Even as we celebrate the day, what we have to reckon with is the truth that women have come a long way and enjoy many rights and privileges; yet they still have a long way to go if they have to consider themselves truly empowered. Danger to the safety of women, including at workplace, is still a sordid reality. Unless each man respects each woman, problems will persist. Thus, though the lot of women has improved in

25. terms of education and employment, there is still a need for attitudinal change on the part of both men and women if women have to experience true equity and equality. Nevertheless, as of now, education seems to be the strongest tool that has empowered women and hence the focus should be on educating more and more women. What each of us hopes for is an egalitarian society.
You have invited the Chief Executive Officer of Zilla Panchayat as the Chief Guest for your College Annual Day programme. As the secretary of the Student Union, you have to introduce the guest at the function. Write a speech in 100 words using the details given below:

Name : Kiran Shetty Birth
Place : Kundapur
Educational Qualification : M.Com. from Mysore University – I.A.S. – 2011 Batch.
Profile : Started career as accountant in private company – passed IAS – posted as CEO to Gulbarga – implemented several developmental schemes – eliminated rural unemployment – effectively managed drought condition – Now ZP CEO in your district.

Respected invitees and friends,
It is a great honour for me to introduce our Chief Guest Ms. Kiran Shetty, an IAS Officer of 2011 batch. Hailing from Kundapur, Ms. Kiran Shetty started her career as accountant after her M.Com. from Mysore University. After her IAS, she was posted at Gulbarga and it was here that she exercised many of her innovative ideas. She implemented many developmental schemes and her focus was on eliminating rural unemployment. She also efficiently tackled the problem of drought – hit areas. Naturally, she turned out to be the most popular Zilla Panchayat Chief Executive Officer and the citizens of Gulbarga honoured her with the award of’Adarsha Jana Sevaki’ when she was transferred from Gulbarga. Now, it is our good fortune that she is posted in our District.

Today, we have the honour of having such an illustrious person as our Chief Guest and I joyously invite Ms. Kiran Shetty to address the audience.

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