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15 essays in Indian Express-Citizens for Peace contest

The third annual essay competition organised by Indian Express-Citizens for Peace has got an enthusiastic response with 326...

The third annual essay competition organised by Indian Express-Citizens for Peace has got an enthusiastic response with 326 persons sending their essays, out of which 15 have been shortlisted. The two organisations have been jointly conducting the competition since 2005. The theme for this year’s competition is “Living With Differences”.

Among the 15 essays shortlisted, six are in English and the rest in Hindi. Entries have been received from cities like Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Bangalore, Bharuch, Ujjain, Solapur, Kalyan, Satara, Thane and Amaravati.

For the last three years, the competition has served as a platform for people from across the country to express their ideas, opinions and reflections in a spirit of dialogue and shared search for solutions.

A panel of eminent judges — filmmaker Shyam Benegal, columnist Anil Dharkar, CEO of Child Rights and You Ingrid Srinath, political analyst Dorab Sopariwala and Shailaja Bajpai from The Indian Express — will judge the entries in English. The essays in Hindi will be judged by former editor of Navbharat Times and the current editor of Navneet Vishwanath Sachdev, lyricist and creative director of McCann Erickson Prasoon Joshi, member of Planning Commission Dr Syeeda Hameed, writer Javed Siddiqi and chief editor of Loksatta Kumar Ketkar.

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The winners of the contest will be announced in the last week of December and the awards will be given on the 60th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s martyrdom on January 30 next year.

Entries shortlisted English:Anuranjan Roy from Kolkata, Anubhuti Mishra from Ahmedabad, Dr Tapan Kumar Pradhan from Navi Mumbai, Ayesha Aleem from Bangalore, Rashmi Mishra from Bharuch and Priya Kale from Mumbai

Hindi: Anuj Sinha from Ujjain, Sukhdev Sadashiv Narayankar from Solapur, Dilip Kumar from Kalyan, Dr Sunita Chandrakanth Shinde from Satara, O S Shushim from Ahmednagar, Amrutlal Madan from Kaithul, Haryana, Radheshyam Baldev Yadav from Mumbai, Mangala Suresh Patil from Thane and Shiv Mangal Chavan from Amaravati

First published on: 20-12-2007 at 11:39:10 pm
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