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Shri Ram Chandra Mission in collaboration with the United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan & Heartfulness Education Trust

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About Essay Event

The All India Essay Writing Event has been the flagship event of the partnership between the United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan ( UNIC ) and Shri Ram Chandra Mission ( SRCM ) for past 15 years. This year marks sixteenth years of this partnership. The event has been renamed as the HEARTFULNESS ESSAY EVENT.

Shri Ram Chandra Mission is a non-profit educational and spiritual service organization. It promotes heart-based living through meditation as a means to universal peace and harmony. It is one of 1600 NGOs associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information. Under a collaborative initiative SRCM and the Heartfulness Education Trust have developed educational programs for youth aimed at bringing about an understanding and acceptance of universal human values.

An Invitation to the Youth

Youth is a time of possibilities. It is a period in life filled with opportunities waiting to be realized, provided we are prepared. While education helps us to develop our physical and intellectual capabilities to their optimum extent, and prepares us to thrive in a competitive world, there is one aspect of our development that does not often receive the attention due to it – the development of our inner Being.

Without the synchronous development of body, mind and heart our evolution as human beings remains incomplete. It is therefore balance in addition to excellence that the youth must strive for – the balance between mind and heart, the outer and the inner, between thinking and feeling.

Through Heartfulness Essay Event, we invite you to tap into your inner space, tune in to the soft voice of the heart that never fails to guide and inspire and, express in words your feelings on the topic.

Your willingness to participate in this event is, to us, a silent but effective expression of your concern for the state of our world and your recognition of the crucial role that youth must play in the creation of a new world inhabited by capable and balanced individuals. Therefore, as in past years, we once again urge YOU to apply your mind and search your heart as you pen down your personal understanding of these topics.

Winners -

Topics - 2020

Category - 1

Classes 9 to 12

*(Word Limit - 500)
Thought Pollution - root cause of all ills

Category - 2

U.G & P.G

Age Limit < 28 years *(Word Limit 750)
Poverty is not just a lack of Money

Languages Offered

National Level

English, Hindi

Regional Level

Any one language from Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, and Telugu as per state wise eligibility list.

Last Date for Submission 10th October 2020

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Documents for the participation/ institution

Participant Information Slip

Evaluation Criterion

Language Eligibility State wise

Information leaflet

Students Essay Submission Manual

Institution Evaluators manual

Institution Admin Manual

Why one should Participate

Highly credible Collaboration with UNIC
Thought Provoking topics to express your feelings in words
Be a part of the largest event in educational institutions across India
Support the need for character formation and balanced existence to build a transformed society
Recognition at different levels – Participation, Institution , State and National Level
Unique Opportunity to tap into your inner space, tune in to the soft voice of the heart
Essay Event Launch 2020
How to Submit the Essay
Essay Event Testimonial

Rules & Guidelines

Prizes in Each Category

National Level :

Top ten essays, in ENGLISH and HINDI.

State Level :

Up to Top Ten essays in Regional Languages offered in the State in addition to English and Hindi

Merit Certificates :

E-merit certificate to selected essays from the Institution

Certificate of Participation

E-certificates to all participants.

Sponsored Awards

Diamond Award :

to the Institution of the National Level
1st Prize Winners – Rs. 75k (4 Awards)

Platinum Award :

to the Institution of the National Level
2nd Prize Winners – Rs. 50k (4 Awards)

Gold Award :

to the Institution of the National Level
3rd Prize Winners – Rs. 25k ( 4 Awards)

Commendable Initiative Award

to top two Institution with highest Participation in each category -
Rs. 10k (4 Awards)

Institution Appreciation Certificate

To all the institutions participating in the event.

* Students may be required to undertake a telephonic interview to qualify for the final award.

* All awards are subject to the discretion of the Evaluation Committee.

* The certificates awarded will be signed by the Director of the UNIC and the President of SRCM.

Important Dates

Last date for Submission of Essays to institution: 10th October 2020
Selection of Top Five Essays by the institutions: 10th October 2020
Opening for Direct Entry Submission : 19th September 2020 to 10th October 2020
Winners 2020 Declared: Click Here
Certificates will be available for download by 25th of January 2021.
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