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City Level winners of ‘Tata Building India School Essay Competition 2015-16’ from West Bengal and Jharkhand felicitated in Kolkata

City Level winners of ‘Tata Building India School Essay Competition 2015-16’ from West Bengal and Jharkhand felicitated in Kolkata

| | 24 Apr 2017, 04:26 pm
Kolkata, Apr 24 (IBNS): The Tata group today felicitated the city-level winners of the ‘Tata Building India School Essay Competition 2015-16’ from West Bengal and Jharkhand at the Kala Kunj Auditorium in Kolkata.

The theme for the essay competition was ‘Digital Technology for a Better India’.

The winners from West Bengal and Jharkhand were shortlisted from a participation of over .6 lakh students from nearly 600 schools for the English, Hindi and Bengali editions.

The English edition winners were from 5 cities in which 169 English medium schools participated.

The Bengali edition winners were from 400 schools across 12 cities and the Hindi edition winners were from 30 schools across Jamshedpur.

The winners were awarded trophies, gifts and certificates at the ceremony held at the Kala Kunj Auditorium in the presence of Subodh Sarkar, Sahitya Akademi Awardee.

Speaking on the occasion, Subodh Sarkar, Sahitya Akademi Awardee said “Tata is doing a great job to encourage the young students across cultures and languages, to have great skill in languages through the programme called Tata Building India Essay Competition. I am delighted to know, that many of the winners are talented boys and girls, and I am extremely happy that they are truly inspired to express themselves in languages.”

The essays submitted by the students encapsulated their refreshing views and ideas on the topic. The winning essays at the city level will be further judged by a prominent jury for national level recognition and will culminate with a proposed visit to the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi and an interaction with a national level dignitary, e.g. The Honorable President of India or the Vice President of India.

Started in 2006 as an English-language essay contest, the Tata Building India School Essay Competition is a unique initiative undertaken by the Tata group of companies to motivate the youth of India towards thinking about nation building. The essay competition provides a unique platform to encourage young leaders of tomorrow to showcase their expressions in writing on a host of subjects related to nation building.

The competition is a two-phase activity in participating schools.

The first phase consists of screening inspirational Tata-linked films which stimulates the students to think about the nation.

Followed by this, the topic of the essay is shared with the students and they are required to write an essay on the given topic, based on the theme. The theme for year 2015-16 was – ‘Digital Technology for a Better India’

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