In order to celebrate the birth anniversary of Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya and birthday of BJP leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee on December 25, Dr Sadhana Parashar, director (Academic, Research, Training & Innovation) CBSE Delhi, issued a circular to all the schools affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), asking their students to voluntarily participate in online essay competitions from home.
The competition is to be held on December 24 and 25. For this competition, students have been divided into three batches—classes I-V; classes VI-VIII and classes IX-XII.
Topics for the essays will be related to 'Education for Future Development', and 'Good Governance Day'. Students are required to write on the contributions of Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya to academic development in the country. Topics for different age groups will be disclosed only a day before the competition.
Students can submit their essays/poems/anecdotes through links that will be made available on December 24 on www.cbseacademic.in or through mobile phones.
As the whole programme is being conducted online, so the school principals feel that a lot of students will participate in this programme.
Rakesh Joshi, principal of Apeejay School, Navi Mumbai, said, "The facility of submitting the essays online or through mobiles is definitely going to encourage more students to participate. The response will be good, there will be no problem."