Catching them young

Essay writing

 The chief guest for the evening, Justice N Santosh Hegde, Lokayukta, gave away the trophies and certificates to the students.  The winners from each City will vie for national level recognition.  The third edition of the Tata Building India School Essay Competition, a nationwide initiative, has reached out to around 6.7 lakh school children from 810 english medium schools across twenty-four cities. Nearly 1.5 lakh students across 206 schools in South India participated in this competition.

The theme for this year’s essay competition was ‘Happy Country’ which is inspired by JRD Tata’s vision of a happy India. Some of the essays were impactful, thought-provoking, with radical ideas like ‘a healthy country can be a happy country ‘ or ‘inclusive growth for everybody will lead to a happier nation’. 

The Tata Building India Essay Competition was a two-phase activity in each of the schools. The first phase saw the screening of the film, ‘Keepers of the Flame’, a sixty-three minute film produced by the noted film-maker Zafar Hai, which chronicles the journey of the three leaders Jamsetji Tata, JRD Tata and Naval Tata.

For the students who have already seen the film last year, a new film ‘Crucible of Fire’ was shown. This 53-minute Zafar Hai film, tells the inspiring story of Tata Steel’s 100-year journey that has helped to shape the industrial history of India. The second phase of the
competition had children participating in the essay writing competition.

The winners from Bangalore are Vignesh Kumar R, who is in eighth standard from Madonna School in the junior category, Mohammed Athar Hussain, a tenth standard in the middle category from St Mary’s Public School and Anish Kumar Yadav, an eleventh standard student in the senior category from Kendriya Vidyalaya (MEG).   

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