Wednesday, 9 December 2015

In order to trace India’s historical relations with other Asian countries, the National Book Trust, an
autonomous organization under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India
along with the support of the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) is organizing an Essay
writing competition under the Shodh Yatri Contest for the students of Classes X and XI.

1. For participation, the eligible participants have to fill an application form and submit an essay
of 5000 words in PDF on any one of the following specified themes on www.mygov.in:

a. Shodh Yatri to Sri Lanka (Search for Buddha’s Footprints)
b. Shodh Yatri to Thailand (Search for India’s contribution)
c. Shodh Yatri to Myanmar (Burma)
d. Shodh Yatri to Bangladesh (Search for Martyrs and Freedom Fighters)
e. Shodh Yatri to Cambodia (Angkor Vat)

2. A write up on any one of the identified themes has to be further developed by the participants
while submitting the essay. The participant has to explain in 1000 words about his/her own idea
on the proposed visit, and how they would utilize the experience gained.
3. The selected entries will be interviewed on skype ,and 10 winning entries will be finalized along
with a list of waitlisted candidates.
4. The final winning entries will be awarded with a visit to the concerned Asian country for about a
week as a part of a team. After the visit, the candidates have to submit a write-up on his/her
Shodh Yatra within a fortnight and submit it to the Director, National Book Trust. The write-up
will be published by the National Book Trust with appropriate modifications.
5. The last date of submission is 15th December, 2015.
6. The application form can be downloaded from the following link:
https://mygov.in/sites/default/files/mygov_1446723485190667.pdf
7. The terms and conditions for the contest can be downloaded from the following link:
https://mygov.in/sites/default/files/mygov_1446716265190667.pdf
Kindly ensure that the information is widely disseminated among the teachers and students. For further
clarification, please visit: https://mygov.in/task/shodh-yatri-contest/

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