SPRINGDALES SCHOOL, PUSA ROAD Hiya Chowdhary of class X has been chosen as the Senior runner up in the Queen’s Common Wealth Essay competition. The Queen’s Common Wealth competition was founded in 1883 and is the world’s oldest school writing contest. Hiya’s story titled ‘The smallest of things’ was chosen from thousands of senior entries by judges from more than 30 countries and eventually by a final panel in Cambridge. The story brought to life the human experiences of partition, sensitively capturing local and family life that carries on while tensions simmer and peace hangs in the balance.
Hiya will receive the certificate from the Duchess of Cornwall on behalf of Queen Elizabeth at the Buckingham Palace in London (England).