[ Age 14-18 years ] Word Limit 500
[ Age 19-25 years ] Word Limit 750
English, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu
Youth is a time of great possibilities. It is a period in life filled with opportunities waiting to be realized, provided you are mindful of them and are willing to strive heartfully for your holistic growth. 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 you must strive for - the balance between mind and heart, the outer and the inner, and, between thinking and feeling.
Through the 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 experience related to the theme of this year’s Event. We encourage you thus to begin the practice of referring to the heart more and more.
To participate in the Event please follow the guidelines below :
a. Participants may select any one of the 11 optional languages to write the essay on the topic specified for their Category.
b. The essay must be typed or handwritten on A4 size paper. Essays may be handwritten in black or blue ink or computer typed in a relevant prescribed script for each language.
c. The Participant’s name, Father’s Name, Age, Name of Institution must be written on every page of the essay.
d. The word limit for Category 1 ( Ages -14 -18 ) is 500 and must be strictly adhered to.
e. The word limit for Category 2 (Ages – 19-25 ) is 750 and must be strictly adhered to.
f. Please mention the total number of words of the essay after the concluding paragraph.
g. Submitted entries must not bear any appeals, illustrations or slogans.
h. The scanned copy of the essay (Max size 3 MB) must be uploaded on our website. Link : hfn.link/essayevent.
i. The details for submission of the essay is available for download in the “Guidelines for Submission“ section of the website.
j. In case of submission of essays through the school/college, the institution mail-id must be entered for all entries in place of the participant’s email id on the submission screen.
k. The institution may write to us requesting login credentials at email@example.com A login credential for the institution will be provided to help the coordinator submit/manage all the essay submissions made using the institution’s email id.
Participating students have the option to carry out research on the theme as it is not an on-the-spot competition. However, all submitted essays must necessarily be the original work of the author and references or quotations therein must be duly acknowledged.
a. The evaluation of all submitted entries will be carried out by a jury for each of the languages based on the following criterion :
1. Theme introduction/interpretation
: Weight 10%
2. Structure and flow
: Weight 10%
: Weight 10%
: Weight 20%
5. Relevance of ideas to the theme
: Weight 40%
6. Research/attention to details
: Weight 5%
: Weight 5%
b. To fulfill the purpose of this Event, the essay must reflect the author’s personal experience or views on the topic. Originality and relevance of ideas to the topic carry the maximum weightage.
c. Essays plagiarized from books or the internet will be rejected.
d. All awards will be subject to the sole discretion of the jury and their decision will be final.
e. The intent of the information provided in the English version of the Information Leaflet and flyer shall prevail over all other translated versions.