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(Competition) Tata Building India School English Essay Competition – 2010-11

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Tata Building India School English Essay Competition – 2010-11

About TBI : The 'Tata Building India School Essay Competition' is one of the key initiatives undertaken by the Tata group of companies to motivate the youth of India towards thinking about nation building. This essay competition provides a unique platform to encourage young leaders of tomorrow to express themselves, on a host of subjects related to nation building. Instituted in 2006, as an English language competition in 6 cities with 1 lakh students from class 6 to 12, the competition has now become India's largest essay writing competition. In 2009-10, the competition has attracted over 2 million students in 100 cities across 6 languages. The idea of the competition is very well received by both students and the teaching fraternity reflected by the overwhelming response from participating schools and students. It is the belief of the Tata group of companies that the young minds of the country if ignited positively can bring greater glory to the nation.

As you may be aware, the Tata group of companies has been undertaking a number of initiatives for youth to express their ideas and showcase their talent. One key initiative to inspire young minds towards nation building is the countrywide Tata Building India School Essay Competition for students of class 6 to 12 which has been running successfully in the last four years.

Started in 2006 with 6 cities and 1 lakh students in English language, the competition has grown manifold to become India’s largest school essay competition. With the tremendous response that we have received each year, we are now launching the 5th edition of the competition in the current year 2010-11 and plan to reach nearly 3 million students in over 5000 schools across 8 languages covering around 150 cities. The national winners of previous editions also got the opportunity to meet and interact with the past President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and the current President of India, Mrs. Pratibha Patil and the Vice President Mr. Hamid Ansari in New Delhi.

The English edition of the competition in the academic year 2010-11 will be conducted across 54 cities where almost 1.5 million students from 2300 English medium schools are expected to participate. This letter is to invite your school to take part in this very promising nation building initiative.

The competition will be held in 2 phases. In the first phase, children be shown a film titled “Keepers of the Flame” produced by the noted film maker Zafar Hai, on the lives and times of the three Tata leaders – Jamsetji Tata, J.R.D. Tata and Naval Tata or a medley of two films – one through the lens of school children, a film about Tata companies’ efforts to help preserve the planet and inspire students to preserve the environment, titled “Speak for the Earth”. The other film deals with the Tata story over the last 100 years captured in the form of a moving exhibition.

The second phase of the competition will engage the children in writing an essay of approximately 500 words on a pre-determined topic of nation building.

To further ensure a level playing field, the competition will be held at two levels – Junior Level (Std. 6 – 8) and Senior Level (Std. 9 – 12). The winners of the competition are selected at the school level, and then judged at the city level, and thereafter for national level recognition, winning attractive prizes.

To register your school for this Nation Building Initiative and to Inspire the Future Citizens of the Country, please contact :

Ms.Tabasum Ara K on +91 9035010543 or 080 40745276 (8.30 am to 5.30 pm) or E-mail to tbi(at)

This activity is conducted in schools only. Stand alone participation is not allowed. Students & Parents kindly get in touch with your respective school authorities for a participation request. For any further queries feel free to write to us. You can write to us at :- feedback(at)


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