All India Sir Syed Essay Writing Competition
ALIGARH: As part of celebrations of the 198th birth anniversary of its legendary founder and great social reformer, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, the Aligarh Muslim University is organizing an All India Essay Writing Competition for university and college students in English language on the topic, â€œIn keeping with Sir Syedâ€™s vision of spread of modern scientific education, AMU is running 10 schools up to Senior Secondary level. How can we ensure a strong educational foundation at school level?â€
Dr. Rahat Abrar, Public Relations Officer, has urged the bona fide students of Indian universities and colleges to participate in the competition. However, students of schools up to senior secondary level are not allowed to partake in the All India literary event.
Dr. Abrar pointed out that a cash prize of Rs. 25,000, 15,000 and 10,000 have been announced for the essays achieving first, second and third places respectively. He said that the state level toppers of the competition will also be given a sum of Rs. 5,000 as consolation prize. The prizes shall be presented at the Sir Syed Day Commemorative Meeting on October 17, 2015, he added.
Dr. Abrar clarified that all prize winners shall be provided boarding and lodging along with one of his or her close relatives like mother, father, brother or sister. The first, second and third prize winners will be given both way AC II class railway fare while the state level toppers are entitled to second class sleeper fare.
Essays written in 3000 words and typed in 1.5 space on A4 size paper along with a soft copy and photograph of the candidate must reach the office of the Public Relations Office, AMU, Aligarh by September 25, 2015.