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This event occurred on
June 8, 2024
SHARJAH, Ash Shāriqah
United Arab Emirates

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Our Own English High School, Sharjah, Boys
PO Box 150807, Juwaiza'a, Sharjah
SHARJAH, Ash Shāriqah, 150807
United Arab Emirates
Event type:
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Abijith Madhavankutty

Abijith Madhavan, a student at OOB, is a zealous debater, an exemplary orator and a leader. He is propelled by the adage ‘He who hesitates is lost’. A true erudite at heart, with the deepest of fervour for the letter of the law, he aspires to be a lawyer by profession and a standing proponent of justice by nature.

Amarnath Sreevalsan

Amarnath Sreevalsan, a student at OOB, is a vibrant and multi-talented young individual. His passions are diverse. His prowess in quizzing has earned him many prizes, showcasing extensive knowledge across various subjects. One of the most significant achievements in Amarnath's life is receiving the prestigious Diana Award. This honor is a testament to his outstanding contributions and his dedication to making a positive impact on society. Amarnath is also an environmental caretaker.

Ayaan Rafiqui

Ayaan Rafiqui, a student at OOB, is an explorer of personal growth; he believes that seeking the best version of oneself is the ultimate goal of everyone’s life. Fueled by a thirst for knowledge, Ayaan diligently pursues excellence in both academics and co-scholastic activities, like debate club.

Elvina Edison

Elvina, a student at OOD Dubai, is an exceptional individual who embodies dedication, compassion, and talent. Alongside her academic achievements, she also demonstrates strong leadership, and is dedicated to helping others through her volunteer work. Additionally, her passion for music and performance highlights her creative and expressive nature. She is a role model for her peers and an asset to her community, continually striving for excellence in all her endeavors while uplifting those around her.

Harshni Ramakrishnan

Harshni Ramakrishnan, a student at DPS Dubai, has a career path that may seem like a tapestry of seemingly disparate threads – Bharatanatyam, robotics, medicine, debate and drama. Yet at their core, they're all woven together by a singular passion; building a better life through dedication, collaboration, and innovation. She enrolls in diverse courses, faces challenges and learns to move ahead in life through leadership and collaboration.

Juan Mathew

Juan, a student at OOB, is a budding diplomat, a litterateur and an erudite speaker. His leadership philosophies revolve around the maxim ‘vincit qui se vincit - he conquers who conquers himself’. He is an ardent proponent of setting high precedents for himself and invigorating others to follow suit. An aspiring legal practitioner, this fervent debater urges those around him to peruse both sides of a coin and never turn a blind eye to opposing points of view.

Maryam Rafat

Maryam, a student at WSS, is passionate about public speaking and spreading awareness in her community. She founded the 'Stepping Stones Foundation', a non-profit organization for mental health and well-being. She also hosts a podcast 'GenZ Talks' on Spotify and Apple Music where she connects with her generation.

Mirav Prajapat

Mirav Prajapat, a student at OOB, possesses a remarkable blend of ambition and dynamism, deftly striking a balance between his academic pursuits, athletic endeavours, leadership responsibilities, and extracurricular activities. His wit, humour, and unique outlook on life make him an admirably distinct individual.

Mohammed Ibrahim Awad

Mohammed Ibrahim Awad, a student at OOB, is a reflective thinker driven by insatiable curiosity. His genuine sense of humor adds a touch of lightness to his reflective nature. This unique blend of introspection and wit renders his insights both profound and effortlessly relatable.

Neetha Mariam Abraham

Neetha Mariam Abraham, a student at OOS, has a wide range of interests and talents. She has represented her school at the national level in badminton. She is very passionate about drawing.

Noel Denny George

Noel, a student at OOB, is a dynamic individual, effortlessly moving through various creative spheres with finesse and expertise. His presence is felt not only in the realm of filmmaking but also in his ability to inspire and guide others towards their creative endeavors. With natural charisma and a knack for engaging audiences, Noel's talents extend far beyond conventional boundaries, leaving an indelible mark wherever he goes.

Rahul Saini

Rahul, a student at OOB, is a debater, speaker and leader. Engaging in thought-provoking discussions and inspiring audiences with his speeches, he has mastered the art of communication.

Sreehari Nair

Sreehari Nair, a student at OOB, is well-known for being the go-to guy for anything to do with science and is well-known for his effective communication skills and love for tackling challenges – like explaining to his friends why he has a box of worms in his garage to which he feeds styrofoam. Being a person who asks ‘why’ before ‘how’, he excels in turning scientific ideas into practical solutions that benefit all of society.

Organizing team


Sharjah, United Arab Emirates