British Library holds essay-writing contest

As part of celebrations,to commemorate its 12th anniversary and the 200th birth anniversary of Charles Dickens,the British Council Library in Sector 9 has been organising a series of events inviting people from around the city to participate.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published:May 12, 2012 3:33 am

As part of celebrations,to commemorate its 12th anniversary and the 200th birth anniversary of Charles Dickens,the British Council Library in Sector 9 has been organising a series of events inviting people from around the city to participate. The participants comprised library members,school and college students.

The celebrations began on May 7 and Friday witnessed an essay writing competition,in which,nearly 80 people participated. Educationists,and members of British Library along with students from various schools including St Stephen’s School (Sector 45),Delhi Public School (Sector 40),Saupin’s School (Sector 32),Bhavan Vidyalaya (Sector 27) and Mount Carmel School (Sector 47) participated. The topic for the essay writing contest was ‘Growing up as a child in Chandigarh in 2012’ with reference to Dicken’s work in ‘Oliver Twist’.

The organisers say the major aim behind the events is to create a reader friendly environment and to make the library an interactive place. “ We will be continuing our endeavour of providing quality service to quality people” says the library manager Bipin Kumar. The prize distribution for these events will be held on May 19 at the Government Museum Art Gallery in Sector 10.

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