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Tata Building India School English Essa y Competition – 2010-11 As you may be aware, the Tat a group of companies has been undertaking a number of initiatives for youth to express their ideas and showcase their talent. One key initiative to inspire young minds towards nation building is the country wide Tata B uilding India School Essay Competition for students of class 6 to 12 which has been running successfully in the last four years. Started in 2006 with 6 cities and 1 lakh students in English language, the competition has grown manifold to become India’s largest school essay competition. With the tremendous response that th we have received each year, we are now launching the 5 edition of the competition in the current year 2010-11 and plan to reach nearly 3 million students in over 5000 schools across 8 languages covering around 150 cities. The national winners of previous editions also got the opportunity to meet and interact with the past P resident of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and the current President of India, Mrs. Pratibha Patil and the Vice P resident Mr. Hamid Ans ari in New Delhi. The English edition of the competition in t he academic year 2010 -11 will be conducted ac ross 54 cities where almost 1.5 million students from 2300 English medium schools are expected to participat e. This letter is to invite y our school t o take part in this very promising nation building initiative. The competition will be held in 2 phases. In the first phase, children be shown a film titled “Keepers of the Flame” produced by the noted film maker Zafar Hai, on the lives and times of the three Tata leaders – Jamsetji Tata, J. R.D. Tat a and Naval Tata or a medley of t wo films – one through the lens of school children, a film about Tat a companies’ efforts to help preserve the planet and inspire students to preserve the environment, titled “S peak for the Eart h”. The other film deals with the Tata story over the last 100 years captured in the form of a moving exhibition. The second phase of the competition will engage the c hildren in writing an essay of approximately 500 words on a pre-determined topic of nation building. To furt her ens ure a level playing field, the competition will be held at two levels – Junior Level (Std. 6 – 8) and Senior Level (Std. 9 – 12). The winners of the competition are selected at the school level, and then judged at the city level, and thereafter for national level recognition, winning attractive prizes. To register your school for this Nation Building Initiative and to Inspire the Future Citizens of the Country, please contact Ms. Tabasum Ara K on +91 9035010543 or 080 40745276 (8.30 am to 5.30 pm) or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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