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CBSE National Level Essay Competition 2016

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open16-Jan-2016
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What is CBSE National Level Essay Competition 2016?

The Central Board of Secondary Education joins hands with the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, to conduct an essay writing competition, in English and Hindi, for students in schools located in India and outside the country.

The competition will encourage students to:

  1. find out more about the Indian constitution and its history
  2. explore and understand why the constitution is important
  3. recognise the two important concepts of government and good leadership
  4. learn how the government protects their rights and promotes their welfare
  5. learn to analyse the rights and duties of elected leaders and citizens
  6. explore the role of the media 

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

Students from class 1 to class 12 are eligible to apply.
Classes are divided into three divisions

Category I: Classes I-IV

Word Limit: 150-200 words

1 What I Wish for My Country
2 How I can Make My School a Happy Place
3 As a Citizen of India, My Duties are….
4 Small Acts of Kindness Can Make a Big Difference

Category II: Classes V-VIII

Word Limit: 200- 300 words

1 Welfare of My Society Depends on My Well Being
2 The Functions and Importance of a Free Press in a Democratic Society
3 The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizens
4 A True Hero is a Unifying Force in a Diverse Society 

Category III: Classes IX-XII

Word Limit: 300- 400 words

1 Discovering the Hero Within Myself………
2 Why Exercising the Right to Vote is a Citizen’s Fundamental Duty
3 The Changing Role of Citizenship from Pre-Independent India to the Present
4 The Role I Can Play in My Community to Uphold Children`s Rights

How can you apply ?

  • The entries must be accompanied by the duly filled form and undertaking by the School Head.
  • Every entry may be attested, with the name of the student in full, class, name of school, and title of the essay, on the top of the first page. 
  • Format for submission: Entry form and essays to be scanned and e-mailed as attachments on or before 16th January 2016, to:

Terms and Conditions

Entries sent in any other format / after the last date, may be liable for disqualification

School Heads are requested to ensure that all students are encouraged to participate in this event. Your support will go a long way towards raising awareness among students about the contributions of our leaders, the processes and procedures involved in sustaining that and dynamic democracy. Heads may also ensure the information about this competition is prominently displayed in the school/classrooms, so that students and teachers concerned may access it easily. 

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