CBSE schools receive circular on essay competitions on December 24 and 25

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CBSE schools receive circular on essay competitions on December 24 and 25
Raj Aloni, principal of RTP School


Schools affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) have received a circular from Dr Sadhana Parashar, director (Academic, Research, Training & Innovation) CBSE Delhi, asking students to celebrate the birth anniversary of Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya and birthday of BJP leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee on December 25 by voluntarily participating in online essay competitions from home. The circular has been sent to heads of CBSE schools.

Students can take part in the competition by writing essays on topics related to 'Education for Future Development', and 'Good Governance Day' on December 24 and 25. Topics for different age groups will be disclosed only a day before the competition.

Students are required to write on Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya's contribution to academic development in the country and also on good governance.

For the competition, students have been divided into three batches—classes I-V; classes VI-VIII and classes IX-XII.

On December 24 (from 9am to 5pm), they have to submit their essays/poems/anecdotes on 'Education for Future Development. They can submit their work online in any of the 22 scheduled languages or English. The appropriate topic on 'Education for Future Development' for different age groups will be available on December 23 on the CBSE academic website. They can submit entries through links that will be made available on December 24 on or through mobile phone (see Annexure I).

The essay on 'Good Governance Day' can be submitted on December 25 through the same mode. The appropriate topics for different age groups will be available on the CBSE academic website on December 24.
School principals, meanwhile, feel a lot of students will participate in the programme as they can do it online or through mobile phones.

(Mrs) Raj Aloni, principal of Ramsheth Thakur Public School, Kharghar, said: "If students are asked to send their essays, poems, etc through mobile phones from home, then I don't think there is any issue. A lot of students will participate in it."

Rakesh Joshi, principal of Apeejay School, Navi Mumbai, said: "I think the provision to submit essays through mobiles will encourage more students to participate. The response will be good, there will be no problem."

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