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‘I would like to change the world through my slogans’ 

Anushka Suri, Apeejay School, Saket student bags the first prize in the inter-school Hindi slogan writing competition



Take a close look and you will see that it’s always slogans that have changed the world. Be it a historic movement or a simple ad campaign, a slogan stays in your mind and changes the way you think. A slogan therefore is a key social tool, and writing a catchy, intelligent slogan is an art in itself.

Anushka Suri

And this art is being mastered by Anushka Suri from Apeejay School, Saket. The class 10 student has won the first position in the Inter-school Hindi Slogan Writing competition. Keen about learning new languages, she is seeking Spanish and Korean classes independently, and also learning French in school. 

In an exclusive interview, the budding slogan writing champion tells our readers that adding art and calligraphy alongside a solid slogan helped her ace the competition. She also gives a detailed description of her experience in the competition. Edited excerpts:

Tell us about the experience of the zonal level slogan writing competition?

It was a very nice experience because after the lockdown, which lasted many months, I finally went for an offline competition. It was very tough because there were a lot of participants – more than 30 students. But the good part was that I made some new friends. Rekha ma’am, our Hindi teacher had prepared us very well. She had made me practice on a few probable topics and one of them came in the competition. There were four topics in the competition and we had to choose one amongst them. The topics were gender equality, plastic management, Covid-19 pandemic experience and tree plantation. I chose Covid-10 pandemic experience since I had experienced about the same.

In my slogan I convinced people to wear masks, maintain social distance, so that we could all kick Covid virus out of our country. It was a slogan so it was obviously in rhyme.

What special touches did you add to the slogan?

I thought it would be a bit more creative and scoring if I drew a related picture along with the slogan. I am pretty good at drawing. I have done a diploma in art from Chandigarh University, Kala Kendra. I have learnt calligraphy as well, so that helped me write the slogan in an artistic manner.

How did your school help you to prepare for the competition?

My teachers motivated me a lot. They told me that it is more important to participate than win a prize as the experience matters the most. I would like to thank my Hindi teachers Rekha ma’am and Arvind sir for their efforts. 

Do you write poems and stories in Hindi along with slogans?

Not really. I am good at Hindi but I am not very keen about the writing part. I am very good at French though. I love learning new languages. I am also studying Spanish and Korean languages. 

What are your next targets?

I want to crack the ATSE (Apeejay Talent Search Exam) and NTSE (National talent Search Examination) this year. I am also preparing for my unit tests.

Arijit Roy is a young correspondent at Apeejay Newsroom. He has done his masters in English literature from Delhi University and has a book of poems published by Writers Workshop India. He can be reached at [email protected]