Online essay competition in the memory of Atal Bihari Vajpayee in Bihar

ANI | Updated: Sep 25, 2018 19:05 IST

New Delhi [India], Sep 25 (NewsVoir): Purnea Lok Sabha Vikas Parishad (PLSVP) is going to organise a multilingual essay competition for school and college students of Bihar.
This will be an online competition in which every student from the state could participate.
Essay competition will begin accepting entries from 8:00 am on October 2nd, 2018 (Gandhi Jayanti). The entries will be accepted until midnight of October 19th, 2018. The results will be declared at 12 PM on December 25th, 2018 (Atalji's birthday) on in which 18 students will be given cash rewards. The students will also be awarded a certificate of participation.
As per the organisers, in its inaugural year students are free to write the essays in Hindi, Urdu, and English. Languages like Maithili, Angika, and Bhojpuri will be added in the future, depending on the response.
"Atalji wasn't just a politician, he was a renowned Hindi poet, a great philosopher, and a thinker. He always encouraged young minds to pursue their dreams for they were India's future. The topics chosen for this competition were very close to Atalji's heart as he envisioned India of his dreams," said former MP from Purnea Lok Sabha seat & PLSVP patron, Uday Singh.
"Bihar has a remarkable talent that is often ignored, mostly unexploited and thus unrewarded. What could be a better way of paying our homage to the memory of our beloved former Late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee than to provide a platform for our young minds to show their talent and capabilities and get the encouragement they require to shine as they should. PLSVP is therefore honored to start this essay competition in Bihar on subjects that were close to Atal ji's heart and relevant to the inclusive development of India," Uday Singh added further.
Uday Singh said he has an additional obligation towards Purnea and therefore his society will also provide monthly financial support for the students of his constituency under the 'Atal Educational Assistance Programme'.
"While the essay competition is open to all students across Bihar, PLSVP has a special responsibility towards the students studying within the Purnea Lok Sabha constituency. Therefore, in addition to participating in the essay contest, selected meritorious and deserving school students from amongst the participants from Purnea will get monthly financial support under 'Atal Educational Assistance Programme' to help them excel, both in their academics and sports."
The competition will be judged by independent markers who will (at their sole discretion) apply the marking criteria. Teachers from all over the country have been invited to act as Independent markers. They will receive the entrants' essays anonymously to ensure fairness.
The short-listed essays will be reviewed by another marker before reaching the final decision of winners.
The markers' decisions will be final and no correspondence will be entered into in relation to their decisions or the competition.
The word count for school students is a maximum of 1000 words while the college students have a maximum word limit of 1500. Each of the three languages in the essay contest shall have a First, Second and Third prize.
Winner of the First prize from the college section will be rewarded Rs. 50,000, the Second and Third prize winners will receive Rs. 25,000 and 15,000, respectively. Under school section, the First prize winner will be given Rs. 25000 while the Second and Third prize winners will be awarded Rs 15,000, Rs. 10,000, respectively. (NewsVoir)