Thirteen young winners of ‘Bal Bharati Essay Competition –2009’, were felicitated at the hands of Chief Guest Smt. Shyama Chona, in a function organised by Publications Division here today. The national level awards, instituted by the Publications Division’s children’s magazine Bal Bharati, were presented to school children for their best essays in Hindi.
The first prize was given to Sanskriti Rawat of Delhi while the second prize went to Om Kanhaiya Bajaj of Wardha, Maharashtra and the third to Nidhi Shukla of Jodhpur, Rajasthan. 10 children got consolation prizes for their best efforts in expressing their views on the given topic. The topic of Essay Competetion for this year was ‘TV Karyakramon mein Bachhon ki Bhumika:Uchit ya Anuchit’ (Children’s Participation in TV Programmes: Fair or Unfair). All the winners were given a certificate along with the prize money.
Over a thousand children from across the country participated in the competition. Ten out of 13 winners were from outside Delhi and came from places as far as Wardha, Jodhpur, Narsinghpur (MP), Barwani (MP), Jaipur (Rajasthan), Paudi Garhwal (Uttarakhand), Sirsa (Haryana), Kanpur (UP), Hyderabad (AP) and Jamshedpur (Jharkhand).
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