October 02, 2005

A Rethink

CITIZENS for PEACE celebrates the completion of its essay competition on the theme A SECULAR RETHINK.

Sunday 2nd October, 4:30 pm, Little Theatre, NCPA, Nariman Point, Bombay.

The bi-lingual essay competition was held in collaboration with the Indian Express and attracted as many as 600 entries from across India. CfP and the Indian Express plan to make this an annual competition.

At the prize distribution function, the two prize winning essays (Hindi and English) will be read out, and there will be a discussion among some of the judges and organizers about some of the issues the contest raised. CfP will also release a booklet that contains the shortlisted essays in both languages, as well as excerpts from several other entries.

The judges were:

(English)
Anu Aga
Nalini Malani
Sudheendra Kulkarni
Ramachandra Guha
Samar Harlankar, Resident Editor, Indian Express
Dilip D'Souza

(Hindi)
Anjum Rajabali
Ashutosh Gowarikar
Shikha Trivedi
Tarun Vijay
Kumar Ketkar, Editor, Loksatta
Rajni Bakshi

Third prizes go to:
(English) Uma Mahadevan-Dasgupta, Bombay
(Hindi) Chandan Kumar Srivastava, New Delhi

Second prizes:
(English) LH Naqvi, New Delhi
(Hindi) Pratibha Misra, Varanasi

Winners:
(English) Shashi Warrier, Coimbatore
(Hindi) Bhanwar Meghwanshi, Bhilwara

Congratulations to all six, and to all those who sent in so much thought-provoking material.

1 comment:

Nikhil said...

Where can we read the award winning essays? Can u post these on the blog?