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Essay Writing Competition

10-09-2021 - 20-09-2021

The Essay Competition will be organized by Pushpa Gujral Science City and Vigyan Prasar, Govt. of India as part of ongoing celebrations of the Amrit Mahotsav of freedom, the 75th Independence Day for the students from class 8th to 11th standard who are intrigued and enjoy writing.

The title of the essay is ‘Swatantrata Ka Amrut Mahotsav: India @ 75 years of Independence’. objective is to see how young generation dream about India. The results of competition will be declared at the Webinar organized on Science Journalism (Print to Digital), which will provide platform to know about the transformation from print to digital media and required writing skills.

Winners will be given prizes and all the participants will get e certificates. The details of the competition are as follows:


Title / Theme:

Swatantrata Ka Amrut Mahotsav: India @ 75 years of Independence


Group / Category

Students of 8th to 11th Standard (Provide School ID card / Aadhar Card)






The text of the essay may be typed or legibly handwritten


Word Limit

minimum 350 words and not exceeding 500 words



  • Calibri /  Arial / Times New Roman
  • Size: 12 points
  • Line Spacing 1.5
  • Margins 2,54 on all side.



Essay to be saved as pdf file and sent to PGSC

No hard copy required to be submitted.




Only original content will be considered. Any form of plagiarism will result in disqualification.



  • Content (Relevance of topic, accuracy of data)
  • Structure (Unity of thought, ?ow of discussion)
  • Clarity and focus
  • Style (creativity)
  • Grammar and language
  • Overall impression
  • Word limit


Submission of Essay

  • Only one Entry per participant
  • Entry must state the complete name of the participant and the participant’s school name along with the name of the city and mobile number in the email eg.

    Complete Name:  Mona Vikram Sharma

School Name:       Govt. Senior Secondary School

Class:                      10th

City / Village:         Jalandhar

Mobile Number:   xxxxx xxxxx


Aaadhar Card Number:

Language of Essay: English or Hindi or Punjab

  • Subject of Email should include:

Language_Participant Name - School Name - City

eg. English_Mona_Vikram_Sharma_Govt_Senior_Secondary_School_Jalandhar

  • Send Email:


Last Date of Submission of Essay

September 20, 2021


  • PGSC reserves the right to accept/reject any entry.
  • All entries will be the property of PGSC and VP and it will have the right to use these in any way and PGSC and VP reserves exclusive copy right of all entries.
  • Name of the winners will be uploaded on PGSC website.
  • E-certificate will be given to all the participants.