Damodar Shree Award- Damodar Shree Essay Writing Competition

Damodar Shree Essay Writing Competition 2016- Damodar Shree Award 

Last date to apply

August 31,  2016

About Damodarshree Essay Competition

  • Damodar Shree essay writing competition 2016 is brought to you by S.S Khanna College and the Saraswat Khatri Pathshala society.
  • The essay competition is open to all the students who are pursuing their graduation or post-graduation in any stream.
  • Students can participate both in Hindi and in English language for the Damodar Shree Essay writing competition 2016.

The theme of the essay is “The time to begin is Now; the ground Here”

Theme in Brief

What does 'Now' suggest? Urgency? or does it point to the present moment where the past converges and from where the future emanates, the only real, unimagined time where action can take place?

'Time to Begin'. Begin to bring about what? A change in the social/political/economical/cultural/educational structure? Is change in structure connected to change in consciousness?

Similarly 'Ground'. Is ground the individual/group consciousness?or is it the body of accepted norms/values that hold society together? or is it the social/political/economic/legal/religious power structure/structures?

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Damodarshree Essay Competition Eligibility Criteria

Gender  Both
Region  India
Class/ Age  Graduation/Post-graduation/doctoral studies and degrees.
  • This essay competition is open to all the students who are pursuing their graduation, post -graduation or doctoral studies from universities established for more than 75 years and affiliated colleges/ Central Institutes/ National Institute/ NITs/ IITs/ BITs/ XLRI/ AIIMS/ State Medical Colleges/ National Law College.
  • Students cannot participate jointy in the essay writing competition.

Damodarshree Essay Competition Reward





Winner will be awarded Damodarshree National Award for Academic Excellence with the prize money of 2 lakh

1st  runner up

Rs.1 Lakh

2nd runner up


Best undergraduate entry


Special Prize

Rs. 30,000
  • All the travelling expenses (Ac 2 tier fare) & stay at Allahabad for the selected 10 candidates will be incurred by the organiser.
  • Proper hospitality will be provided to the candidates who travelled to reach the destination.

Winners of Previous Years of Damodar Shree Award

Damodar Shree Award 2014 Ankit Pathak Res. Scholar (Pol. Science),Allahabad University
First Runner Up 2014 Amritendu Ghosal Res Scholar (English) Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
Damodar Shree Award 2013 ArpitaGhatak National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad
First Runner Up 2013 Saahil Dama B.Sc, LL.B.National Law University, Jodhpur
Damodar Shree Award 2012 Shivendra Singh MBA (International Business)
Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB)
First Runner Up-2012 Monika Goyal M.B.B.S Lady Harding Medical Collage, Delhi
Damodar Shree Award 2011 Abhijay Negi National Law College, Jodhpur, Rajastha
First Runner Up-2011 Iram Khan B.A., LLB Law Faculty, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, U.P

Damodarshree Essay Competition Application form and Process

The student has to write the essay and send it in soft and hard copy.

Guidelines for writing the essay

  • The essay to be submitted must have a word limit of 2000 to 3000 words.
  • The student has to write the essay on the theme "The time to begin is Now; the ground Here "
  • The font style allowed for Essays in English is Times roman style and the size should be 13.
  • The font style allowed for Essays in Hindi is Krutidev 16 size 16 on A4 size paper.
  • Content copied from the internet should be specified. In case of reproduction of the matter copied from the internet, the matter should not exceed 20% of the total content.


  •  The Vice Chancellor of all eligible University/Institute or the Directors of IIT’s or National Law Colleges, NIT’s, Central / State Medical Colleges, IIIT’s, BIT’s, IIT’s, IIM’s, XLRI can  send  a total of three entries ( with at least 1 written by women) which would be without entry fee
  • The Principals of all constituent colleges/ affiliated college of a central university can also send 2 entries which would be without entry fee.
  • Fees for Other Candidates: Other candidates seeking to participate in the contest can also send the entries with a demand draft of Rs 100 as a part of the entry fees favouring  "Damodarshree Organizing Committee" payable at Allahabad.

Submission of Essay

  • The essay to be submitted must have a hard and soft copy
  • The hard copies must be sent to

Damodershree Organizing committee,
179-D, Attarsuiya,

  • Soft copies must be submitted at todamodarshree1923@.gmail.com
  • For people submitting the hard copy, the size of the paper should be A4.
  • A Copy of Identity Card should also be sent along with the essay.

Damodarshree Essay Competition Selection Process

  • Ten best entries will be selected and then the participants will be called in the premises of S.S Khanna college, Allahabad where they will have to present and defend their essay on October 02, 2016.
  • The candidate will be allotted 7 minutes to present the essay and 8 minutes to defend the essay when the participants will be called in the premises of S.S Khanna girls college.
  • The jury will then select the candidates and the winners.

Damodarshree Essay Competition Important Dates 2016



Last date of submission of the essay

August 31,2016

Declaration of best short-listed candidates

September 16, 2016

Paper presentation, declaration of winners.

October 02,2016


Damodarshree Essay Competition Address

179-D, Attarsuiya, Allahabad-211 00 U.P

Damodarshree Essay Competition Contact Details

Mrs. Gunjan Sharma 



Dr. NeerjaSachdeva 



 Dr. AshaUpadhyaya



 Dr. Lalima Singh



Dr. Soni Srivastava 



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