Under the aegis of Bhagwan Mahaveer Foundation, the II Mahaveer Award for Essays is conducted for school and college students to propagate the lofty ideals propounded by Bhagwan Mahaveer and its relevance to Modern age amongst the younger generations.
The competition for school students is scheduled on 7th January 2017. Around 6000 students from various city schools are participating.
The competition for college students would be held on 13th and 19th January 2017. Around 3000 students from various colleges are participating.
The competition is conducted in English and Tamil languages. The topics are appended below:
Level I (Class VI-VIII) – Life and Teachings of Bhagwan Mahaveera
Level II (Class IX-XII) – Bhagwan Mahaveer's Teachings and World Peace
Level III (UGs & PGs) – Bhagwan Mahaveer's Principles and Solutions to World Problems
The evaluation of the papers is carried out by eminent scholars. Winners will be felicitated and cash prizes will be distributed at the Mahaveer Jayanthi Celebration in a grand function in Chennai.
Prizes ranging from Rs.15000/- to Rs.50000/- will be awarded to college students with five consolation prizes of Rs.5000 each.
Prizes ranging from Rs.5000/- to 15000/- will be awarded to level II School students with five consolation prizes of Rs.2500 each.
Prizes ranging from Rs. 2000/- to Rs 5000/- will be awarded to level I School students with five consolation prizes of Rs.1000 each.
Registrations are open and students can register their names with details of Institution and class to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The First Mahaveer Award for Essays conducted last year was a grand success and more than 5000 students from various schools and colleges participated.
The entire competition is being organized by SJNS Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Triplicane, Chennai.