IIMC Organizes Essay Competition on Raja Ram Mohan Roy
Dhenkanal: On the occasion of Raja Ram Mohan Roy’s 250th birthday, IIMC Dhenkanal is hosting an online essay competition. The theme of this competition is ‘Raja Ram Mohan Rai: The Renaissance Person of India.’ The competition is open to everyone in both English and Odia languages. Interested participants must produce a 2000-word article and submit the same by May 15, 2022, at 5 p.m. The results will be announced at a special event on May 22, 2022. The winner will receive a certificate as well as a cash prize. Participants can submit their essays here: https://cutt.ly/7HwzhYd.
Raja Ram Mohan Roy was born on May 22, 1922. He has been successful in implementing a number of notable reforms in the country. He was the forerunner of the renaissance in India. He outlined the concept of individual freedom, independence and autonomy. He frequently criticized many societal prejudices in newspapers and made significant contributions through his works. He also spoke out against the ‘Sati Daha’ and child marriage practices, and was successful in toppling them. His influence was felt at all levels of government, politics, and society. Furthermore, he consistently underlined the necessity of journalistic freedom. His impact on the field of journalism is unparalleled.