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India Inspired: First online essay contest

THE HARCOURT Butler Technological Institute (HBTI), in association with the Hindustan Times, is organising the first National Online Essay Contest in an endeavour to make the people of India think as a nation about solutions to problems she is faced with and thereby create a think-tank of dynamic individuals who will decide the country?s future.

india Updated: Feb 19, 2006 01:12 IST

THE HARCOURT Butler Technological Institute (HBTI), in association with the Hindustan Times, is organising the first National Online Essay Contest in an endeavour to make the people of India think as a nation about solutions to problems she is faced with and thereby create a think-tank of dynamic individuals who will decide the country’s future.

Students across the country in the age group 15-26 years can participate. They have to give words to their inner voices and visions for the country. This is the most suitable occasion, when ‘Rang De Basanti’ is echoing all over the country. Students at the HBTI have decided to give their inter-collegiate student festival Odyssey-2006 the theme ‘India Inspired … A dream for the nation’.

Essays are invited on the topic ‘India needs a jolt to come back to life…what you think can be the step that can change the destiny of the country. A story such as ‘Rang De Basanti’ will serve, and author’s confidence in his idea will be given merit’.

As visions of great men have changed the destiny of the country, the students are asked what are their vision for the nation, and how will they achieve them. Topics such as ‘Social Entrepreneurship’, ‘Youth in Politics’ and ‘Uprooting Corruption’ can be enlightening and thought-provoking.

The essays can be submitted by February 21 on the3colors@indiainspired.co.in and all further information can be obtained from The best eight essayists from each of the cities of Kanpur, Delhi, Mumbai will get a chance to interact with like-minded youths through a video conference on February 23. The best three essays will win accolades on national level.

The Hindustan Times is one of the major partners in the exhilarating event offering awards to winners. The articles should be of such quality that could even project perfect solution to the ills of the county. It is intended that these ideas will be presented to those whom we have given the responsibility of building a great nation.

There will also be a panel discussion on February 25 at the HBTI with distinguished speakers giving direction to the torchbearers of the country.

Founding-members of Paritrana, senior journalists, academicians and entrepreneurs will grace the occasion.

After ‘Range De Basanti’ and Paritrana, HBTI students have taken the charge and forwarded the spark so that more youths can follow…Time for the youth power!

First Published: Feb 19, 2006 01:12 IST