All India essay competition on Sir Syed's vision of empowerment

08:31AM Sat 4 Sep, 2010

Aligarh - As part of the celebrations of the 193rd birth anniversary of its legendary founder and an outstanding social reformer, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, the Aligarh Muslim University will hold an All India Essay Writing Competition for university and college students in English language on the topic "Sir Syed's vision of empowerment through character building and modern education".

Entries are invited only from bonafide students of universities and colleges. The essay must be sent to the Public Relations Office by September 25, 2010. There are three cash prizes: first prize of Rs. 25,000, second Rs. 15,000 and third Rs. 10,000. Besides, state level toppers of the aforesaid competition will also be given a sum of Rs. 5,000 as consolation prize. The prizes shall be presented on the occasion of Sir Syed Day celebrations on October 17, 2010. All prize winners shall be provided boarding and lodging along with one close relative. The first, second and third prize winners will be given both ways AC II class railway fare and state level toppers will be given second sleeper fare.

The essay should be submitted on A4 size paper in double space typed on one side, should contain at least ten pages and not exceed sixteen pages duly forwarded by the head of the educational institution. A soft copy is also required. Information about the vision and mission of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan is available on the varsity website

AMU Vice Chancellor, Professor P K Abdul Azis has urged the Vice Chancellors of all Universities to encourage the students to participate in competition.