Independence Day 2020: Education Ministry, MyGov to organise an essay competition for students

The Ministry of Education (MoE) alongwith with MyGov will jointly organise an essay competition for the school students as part of the Independence Day celebrations. School students  who are in classes 9 to 12 can participate. During the competition, students will have to write essays on various topics under the theme Atma Nirbhar Bharat-Swatantra Bharat. The competition will be held online. The deadline to submit the essay is August 14.

 Education Ministry, MyGov to organise an essay competition for students

The Central Institute of Education, National Council of Education and Training (NCERT), will administer the online easy competition and shortlist the winners. Selection of essays will be taken up at two levels. At first level, States and Union Territories will finalise the essays. A team of experts of NCERT will select 10 essays from each state for the final selections at national level.
At the next stage, 30 essays will be selected in class 9th to 10th and class 11th to 12th categories by NCERT. Prizes will be announced for the national level soon.
The Ministry of Education has also mentioned some subtopics for the online essay competition under the main theme “Atma Nirbhar Bharat-Swatantra Bharat”. These are:

• For Atma Nirbhar Bharat the Indian Constitution and Democracy are the biggest enablers

• India at 75: A Nation Marching towards Atmanirbhar Bharat

• Atma Nirbhar Bharat through Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat: Innovation thrives when there is unity in diversity

• Digital India: Opportunities in COVID-19 and Beyond

• Atma Nirbhar Bharat-Role of students in National Development

• Atma Nirbhar Bharat-Independence from gender, caste and ethnic biases

• Atma Nirbhar Bharat: Making of a new India through Bio-Diversity and Agricultural Prosperity

• While I exercise my rights I must not forget to undertake my duties to usher in an Atma Nirbhar Bharat

• My physical fitness is my wealth that will build the human capital for Atma Nirbhar Bharat

• Conserve Blue to Go Green for an Atma Nirbhar Bharat

Word Limits

For the Secondary Stage (Classes 9-10) the essay should be within 500 word limits. For the Higher Secondary Stage (Class 11 and 12) the essay should be within 800 word limit.

How to Submit

Students may submit their entries on the link essay by 14th of this month.
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