City Level winners of ‘Tata Building India School Essay Competition 2016-17’ from Maharashtra and Goa felicitated in Pune

City Level winners of ‘Tata Building India School Essay Competition 2016-17’ from Maharashtra and Goa felicitated in Pune

Pune, 7th December 2017::The Tata Group felicitated the city-level winners of English, Marathi and Urdu editions of the Tata Building India School Essay Competition 2016-17 at the MES Auditorium in Pune, today. The winners were shortlisted from over 3.4 lakh students across 699 schools from the states of Maharashtra and Goa.

The theme for the 11th edition of the essay competition was ‘Global Warming and Climate Change’. 199 English medium schools from six cities participated in the English edition, while 500 schools from 15 cities participated in the Marathi edition of the essay competition.

Winners were awarded trophies, gifts and certificates at the ceremony held in the presence of Prof. Khedkar, Officiating Vice Chancellor, Ajeenkya D.Y. Patil University, Pune.

Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Khedkar said “I would like to congratulate the Tata group for organizing the Tata Building India School essay competition at a national level and all the winners of today. This young generation have come out with solutions on this year’s theme – ‘Global Warming and climate change’, which are more than just essays; and which will help in the future development of the country. I am happy to see these young and beautiful children who have participated, who will go on to come up with innovative solutions that will help to build a green nation that will benefit our future”

The winning essays were evaluated and selected on the parameters of relevance to the topic, structure, creativity and communication of the idea. The winning essays at the city level will be further judged by a prominent jury for national level recognition. The final winners will get a unique opportunity to visit the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi and interact with either The Honorable President of India or the Vice President of India.

Over the years, Tata Building India has encouraged students to express their thoughts on themes like Digital Technology for a Better India, Clean India, Global Warming and Climate Change, to name a few.

Started in 2006 as an English-language essay contest, Tata Building India is organised every year to motivate and nurture young minds across India, and encourage them to think on the lines of nation building. Tata ClassEdge, a technology-enabled holistic instructional solution, conducts the competition in their select partner schools, as well.

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