Pune, 18th November 2016: The Tata group today felicitated the city-level winners of the ‘Tata Building India School Essay Competition 2015-16’ from Maharashtra at the Yashada Auditorium in Pune.
The theme for the essay competition was ‘Digital Technology for a Better India’. The winners from Maharashtra were shortlisted from a participation of over 2.8 lakh students from over 580 schools for the English and Marathi editions. The English edition winners were from 2 cities in which 89 English medium schools participated. The Marathi edition winners were from 500 schools across 15 cities.
The winners were awarded trophies, gifts and certificates at the ceremony held at the Yashada Auditorium in the presence of Dr. Deepak J Tilak, Vice Chancellor, Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Deepak J Tilak, Vice Chancellor, Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth said “I would like to thank Tata Sons for giving this platform to these students. Provoking their thoughts with a need of the hour topic. These students have also seized the opportunity and presented their thoughts on the future of the country. I hope this young generation truly takes the digital movement ahead and contribute for building a better India.”
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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