Essay Writing Competition for Students of Classes X and XI
(Topic: Shodh Yatri Contest)
In order to trace India’s historical relations with other
Asian countries, the National Book Trust, an autonomous organization under the
Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India along with the
support of the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) is organizing an
Essay writing competition under the Shodh Yatri Contest for the students of
Classes X and XI.
1. For participation, the eligible participants have to fill an application
form and submit an essay of 5000 words in PDF on any one of the following
specified themes on www.mygov.in:
a. Shodh Yatri to Sri Lanka (Search for Buddha’s Footprints)
b. Shodh Yatri to Thailand (Search for India’s contribution)
c. Shodh Yatri to Myanmar (Burma)
d. Shodh Yatri to Bangladesh (Search for Martyrs and Freedom Fighters)
e. Shodh Yatri to Cambodia (Angkor Vat)
2. A write up on any one of the identified themes has to be
further developed by the participants while submitting the essay. The
participant has to explain in 1000 words about his/her own idea on the proposed
visit, and how they would utilize the experience gained.
3. The selected entries will be interviewed on skype ,and 10 winning entries
will be finalized along with a list of waitlisted candidates.
4. The final winning entries will be awarded with a visit to
the concerned Asian country for about a week as a part of a team. After the
visit, the candidates have to submit a write-up on his/her Shodh Yatra within a
fortnight and submit it to the Director, National Book Trust. The write-up will
be published by the National Book Trust with appropriate modifications.
- The last date of submission is 15th December, 2015.