The Tata Group recognised the city level winners, from the South Zone (Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh), of the fifth annual ‘Tata Building India School Essay Competition - 2010-11’, at Wings House. The winners were selected from a competitive pool of students through 15 city level competitions conducted in 5 cities for English and 12 cities for Kannada. The English edition of the essay competition was held across Bangalore, Mangalore, Vijayawada, Vizag and Hyderabad with 226 schools participating while the Kannada edition which was introduced for the first time and saw participation from 400 schools across Bangalore, Hubli, Dharward, Mysore, Gulbarga, Belgaum, Mangalore/ Udupi, Davangere, Bellary, Shimoga, Tumkur, Bijapur and Raichur. Both the editions attracted a total of nearly 2.5 lakh students.
The theme for the 2010-11 edition of the essay competition was ‘Poverty reduction’. The essay entries received from the participants featured thought provoking and inspiring ideas which clearly showcased the vision, compassion and conviction of today’s young Indians. The essay competition provided a unique platform to encourage young leaders of tomorrow.