20 Apr 2012

Shri Mukul Wasnik Gives Away Prizes to the Winners of National Essay Competition -2011


( PIB )
The Union Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment, Shri Mukul Wasnik, gave away prizes to the winners of ‘Dr. Ambedkar Foundation National Essay Competition (DAF-NEC) – 2011, in a ceremony held on the occasion of Birth Anniversary of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar on 14th April, 2012, in New Delhi. Secretary (SJ&E), Shri K. M. Acharya, Addl. Secretary (SJ&E) Shri Anoop Kumar Srivastava,Vice-Chairman (DAF), Shri. F. H. Jakkappanavarand Members of DAF attended the ceremony.

Dr. Ambedkar Foundation (DAF), an autonomous body working under the aegis of Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, launched a New Scheme, viz. ‘Dr. Ambedkar Foundation National Essay Competition Scheme’ and organized the first competition under the scheme during the month of December, 2011, with the collaboration of DAF funded Dr. Ambedkar Chair at Aligarh Muslim University.

The aim of the DAF-NEC is to encourage writing on social issues, among the Students of Schools / Colleges / Universities / Institutions and arouse their 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.

As per the Scheme, the prize money to the winners of the competition is to be given as under:
  For the winner students of the recognized Colleges /Universities /Institutions

Language
1st prize  (Rs.)
IInd prize (Rs.)
IIIrd prize (Rs.)
Hindi
1,00,000/-
50,000/-
25,000/-
English
1,00,000/-
50,000/-
25,000/-
               
For the winner students of the recognized Schools
Language
1st prize  (Rs.)
IInd prize (Rs.)
IIIrd prize (Rs.)
Hindi
25,000/-
15,000/-
10,000/-
English
25,000/-
15,000/-
10,000/-

The winners of the Dr. Ambedkar Foundation National Essay Competition (DAF-NEC) – 2011 are as under:
Category: Recognized Schools

Hindi
English
1st Prize
(Rs. 25,000/-)
Chanchal Kawer Nathawat
Geeta Public Sr. Sec.School,
Jaipur, Rajasthan
Shubham Samariya
Lucknow Public School,Lucknow, UP
2nd Prize
(Rs. 15,000/-)
Nidhi Srivastava
Satehwari Devi Memorial Inter College,
DehradunUttarakhand
Bikramjit Laskar Tudu
Hirendra Leela PatranavisSchool
Kolkata, WB
3rd Prize
(Rs. 10,000/-)
Suneel Kumar Yadav
Sudheshu Vidya Bharti Inter College,
Kanpur, UP
Qamar Patel
S.M.Shishu Niketan Hr. Sec. School, Jammu, J&K
               
Category: Recognized University / College / Institution


Hindi
English
1st Prize
(Rs.1,00,000/-)
Ayushi Gupta
Barkatullah University, Bhopal, MP
Ash Mohammad
Vivekanand College of Law, Aligarh
2nd Prize
(Rs. 50,000/-)
Pratibha Gautam
Sri Lal Bahadur ShastriRashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth, New Delhi-16
Satrughan
Central University of Haryana, Narnaul, Haryana
3rd Prize
(Rs. 25,000/-)
Amrita Soni
Govt. State Law College, Bhopal, MP
K.R. Ramanan
University of Madras, Chennai

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