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Tata Building Essay Contest winners meet President

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Jamshedpur, Dec. 16: The national winners of the ninth edition of Tata Building India School Essay Competition 2014–15 got an opportunity to meet the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi as part of their felicitation.

The national winners of year 2014-15 edition were also felicitated by the Tata group at a function held on the same day at the Ghalib Auditorium in New Delhi. Ranjeet Goswami, Country Manager, Corporate Affairs, Tata Consultancy Services who was the chief guest at the event, gave away the prizes to the young achievers which included the Tata Building India trophy and a laptop.

Launched in 2006, the Tata Building India School Essay Competition is India’s largest national school essay competition that has provided a platform for students from class 6to12to express their views and ideas on nation building and pertinent issues.

The 2014-15 edition was held in 11 different languages – English, Hindi, Gujarati, Tamil, Marathi, Kannada, Oriya, Telugu, Punjabi, Assamese and Malayalam across 7000+ schools in over 200+ cities. In this edition 3 million students penned their thoughts on the theme of “Clean India” with the topic being “Describe your views on how cleanliness impacts national development and health and how you can encourage your locality and city to adopt cleanliness and promote healthy living”

Some of the thoughts expressed in the winning essays were- Everyone must be his own scavenger. Cleanliness of body, surrounding areas and environment is very necessary for our physical, mental, social and intellectual health. Dirt is the mother which gives birth to various diseases. Spread Gandhi’s message – “I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.” Cleanliness is next to Godliness. It sure is a sign of civilization.

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