Dr. Ambedkar Foundation (DAF) is organizing National Essay Competition on the occasion of 125th Birth Anniversary of Dr. Ambedkar. The aim of the Dr. Ambedkar Foundation National Essay Competition is to encourage writing on social issues, among the Students of Schools / Colleges / Universities / Institutions and arousetheir interest in Dr. Ambedkar’s thoughts on fundamental social issues like social justice,removal of untouchability, caste based prejudices, removal of inequality and discrimination,social democracy, national integration, communal harmony etc. The students are expected to analyze and suggest ways and means to establish a stronger social democracy and a just society.
Dr. Ambedkar Foundation National Essay Competition is for Students of recognized
(a) Schools (Secondary & Senior Secondary Schools i.e. from class 9th to class 12th ), and
(b) Colleges / Universities / Institutions.
The topics of Essay shall be selected every year from the themes based on Dr. Ambedkar’s thoughts on social justice, removal of inequality and discrimination, ameliorating the conditions of weaker sections of the society, removal of untouchability, caste based prejudices, disparities,equality of opportunity, social democracy etc.
The essays may be written in Hindi and English.
(i) The winner students of the recognized Colleges /Universities /Institutions will be given the following prizes;
Financial implication: Rs.1.75 lakh X 2 languages = Rs. 3.50 lakh
(ii)The winner students of the recognized School will be given the following prizes
Financial implication: Rs.0.50 lakh X 2 languages = Rs. 1.00 lakh
Accordingly, the total financial implications for Prize money are (Rs. 3.50 lakh + Rs. 1.00 lakh) = Rs. 4.50 lakh
TERMS & CONDITIONS
(i) There is no entry fee.
(ii) The essay shall be of 3500 words and 2000 words for entries from students of Colleges /Universities / Institutions and Schools respectively.
(iii) Each participant should submit only one essay entry on the suggested topic.
(iv) The participants shall submit a certificate that the essay is their original work.
(v) The individual participant shall enclose a certificate issued by the concerned recognized school/ college/ University/ institutions, certifying that he/she is a bonafide student.
(vi) Participants should send two clean typed copies (one original & other photocopy) of theessay. One copy should include name, address, topic, language, e-mail, phone no. etc.with the signature of the participant, while the other copy need not show any suchparticulars.
(vii) Submission of the essay entry to the competition implies the acceptance of the rules and regulations of the competition.
(viii) No correspondence will be entertained in this regard.
(ix) Plagiarism will result in immediate disqualification.
(x) Relevant information like name, e-mail address, postal address, institution, course and year of study etc. of the student participant should be indicated in the covering letter and strictly not in the essay.
(xi) The organizers reserve the right to reject entries that do not conform to these guidelines.
(xii) All entries received for competition will become the property of the Dr. AmbedkarFoundation. The winning entries may be considered for publication in a book form bythe Foundation.
(xiii) In all matters of dispute, the decision of the Dr. Ambedkar Foundation will be final andbinding.
PARTNERS IN IMPLEMENTATION
(i) One of the Dr. Ambedkar Chairs set up by Dr. Ambedkar Foundation will be requested tobe a partner in the implementation of the Scheme and extend assistance in the evaluation ofthe essays and an amount of Rs. 1 lakh would be paid to the Chair for their services.
Presently, Dr. Ambedkar Chair at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), which had volunteered toimplement this Scheme on behalf of DAF, has been approved to be a partner in theimplementation of the Scheme.
An amount of Rs.1 lakh would be paid to the Chair for its services, which would includeevaluation of the entries & preparation of results.
(ii) The essays will be judged by an evaluation committee (to be set up by the Chair) for theselection of the prize winning entries. The essay will be evaluated on the basis of contents,analysis / interpretation, presentation and writing skills as per the following provisions:
Analysis/ interpretation 20
Writing Skills 15
ANNOUNCEMENT OF PRIZES
A full list of winners would be placed on the websites of the Foundation (www.ambedkarfoundation.nic.in). Winners may be invited to Delhi for felicitatioin in a befitting manner.
DISTRIBUTION OF PRIZES