ALIGARH September 7: As part of the Bicentenary celebrations of the great social reformer and founder of this seat of higher learning, 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, “The Relevance of Sir Syed in the New Millennium”.
The bona fide students of Indian universities and colleges have been urged to participate in the competition. However, students of schools up to senior secondary level are not allowed to participate in this event.
The Aligarh Muslim University has announced cash prizes of Rs. 25,000, 15,000 and 10,000, respectively, on essays getting first, second and third places. The state level toppers of the competition will also be given a sum of Rs. 5,000 as consolation prize. The prizes will be presented at the Sir Syed Day Commemorative Meeting on October 17, 2017.
It has been clarified that the top three prize winners will be provided board, lodging and both way AC II class railway fare along with one of his or her close relatives like mother, father, brother or sister. The state level toppers will get their prize money and certificate by post.
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, 2017.