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Organization : National Book Trust India
Competition Name : Shodh Yatri Essay Writing Contest 2015
Applicable For : Students of classes 10th and 11th
Applicable States/UT : All India
Competition Last Date : 15th December 2015
Shodh Yatri Contest :
In order to trace India’s historical relations with the other Asian countries, the National Book Trust, an autonomous organization under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, along with support from the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) invites participation from students of classes 10th and 11th in Essay writing competition under the ShodhYatri Contest.
Shodh Yatri Contest Results : www.contest.net.in/7058.html
The eligible participants have to apply by filling in the application form and submit an essay on specified themes.
The selected entries will be interviewed on skype and 10 winning entries finalized along with a list of waitlisted candidates. The final winning entries will be awarded with a visit to the concerned Asian country for about a week as a part of a team where they will have to submit a write-up on his/her ShodhYatra within a fortnight after returning, to the Director, National Book Trust. The write-upwill be published by the National Book Trust with appropriate modifications.
For participation in the ShodhYatri Contest, the students have to submit an essay of 5000 words in .PDF on mygov.in on any one of the topics given below
i. ShodhYatri to Sri Lanka (Search for Buddha’s Footprints)
ii. ShodhYatri to Thailand (Search for India’s contribution)
iii. ShodhYatri to Myanmar (Burma)
iv. ShodhiYatri to Bangladesh (Search for Martyrs & Freedom Fighters)
v. ShodhYatri to Cambodia (Angkor Vat)
A write-up on five identified topics as given above which needs to be further developed by the participants while submitting the Essay. The participant also has to explain in 1000 words about his/her own idea on the proposed visit and how they would utilize the experience gained.
Terms & Conditions :
i. All submissions under the contest are to be made in English only.
ii. The contest is open to all students of Classes 10th& 11th who are citizens of India, residing in the country and studying in the various Boards of School Education in the country.
iii. The eligible school students have to apply for contest on MyGov.in in three parts as explained below#:
A) In the first part i.e. Part A, the participant has to fill up the application form clearly indicating his/her name, age, address and contact details. (The entries selected will have to send proof of their date of birth and proof of studying duly certified by the school authorities)#.
B) In the second part i.e. Part B, the participant has to submit an essay on the selected topic in 5,000 words. For this the participant has to select one topic out of the five topics indicated#.
C) In the third part i.e. Part C, the participant has to give his/her own idea on the proposed visit and the purpose for which it would be used#.
How to upload file :
a) File submitted (Part A/B/C) should be in pdf format
b) File naming convention: The first four alphabets of participant’s first name may be indicated.
c) Example: Applicant with the first name Sanjay may upload details as below:
d) Part A (Applicant Details) : PartA-sanj.pdf
e) Part B (Essay) : PartB-sanj.pdf
f) Part C (Ideas) : PartC-sanj.pdf
iv. A participant can send only one entry. In case it is found that any participant has submitted more than one entry, all will be considered invalid. v. The entry should be original. Copied entries will not be considered under the contest. vi. The participant must be the same person who has written the essay and plagiarism would not be allowed. vii. All the entries received within the due date will be placed before a Selection Committee followed by a Skype interview for final selection. viii. The decision of the Selection Committee will be final and binding on all the contestants. ix. Any legal proceedings arising out of the competition/its entries/winners shall be subject to local jurisdiction of Delhi State.
All efforts will be made by the Selection Committee to check for originality of the submissions, however, MyGov portal will not be held accountable for any submission identified as a copy.) x. The two best entries under each of the five themes from a boy and a girl student will be awarded by sending those participants as a part of ShodhYatri team to the concerned Asian country for a week.
xi.To and fro fare from the place of residence of the participants to Delhi and from Delhi to the place of destination in the concerned Asian country along with stay for a week there in respect of the selected participant and one guardian (parent/teacher) who will also be part of ShodhYatri team will be fully funded by the National Book Trust. xii. Last date for receipt of applications: The last date for receipt of applications is 26th November, 2015.