BENGALURU: Winners of the ‘Tata Building India School Essay Competition 2014-15’ fwere felicitated on Monday.
Winners were selected, from across 19 cities in the state, on the basis of skill exhibited through their essay writing on the topic ‘Clean India’.
More than two lakh students from over 625 schools participated in the competition. In the English edition of the competition, 175 English medium schools across cities such as Bengaluru, Mangaluru, Hubballi and Gulbarga Mysuru participated. The Kannada edition saw the participation of 450 schools across the state.
Chief guest of the occasion B Gayethri Devi, Regional Head, ICSE Board, Karnataka, gave away trophies and certificates to the winners.
Speaking on the occasion, Gayethri Devi said, “A remarkable achievement by these kids who have penned down their thoughts beautifully. I encourage the youth of today to dream big and start working hard towards accomplishing their dreams.”
About the competition
The competition started in 2006 with six cities and one lakh students in the English-medium schools taking part. It has grown manifold to become India’s largest essay competition to touch nearly 3 million students across 200 cities and 7,000 schools in 12 languages.