Damodar Shree Award- Damodar Shree Essay Writing Competition

Damodar Shree Essay Writing Competition 2017 (Shortlist Announced)

Last date to apply

31 August 2017

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About Damodarshree Essay Competition

Damodar Shree essay writing competition 2017 is conducted 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 the English language for the Damodar Shree Essay writing competition 2017.

Theme of Damodar Shree Essay Writing Competition 2017


The theme of the essay is “A Beautiful Home” " a aa aaa a a "

What is a home? Is it a place to which people belong, where they feel protected, cared for safe? Is it a place they, together, make? Is it a place they, together, learn to live? Is it the domain of the mother where there is love, caring, affection, concern, dialogue? Are the market and the frontier, battlegrounds of the father? Can a home be beautiful if authority and an imposed discipline replace democratic dialogue? Is the home a place outside us or also within us? Does an exile carry a home within him? Is home freedom? Why is a prison not a home? What is a beautiful home? Is home a small bounded area? Is home a place that extends hospitality and destroys otherness? Is it that space where the mind finds silence and integrates all human findings into one harmonious whole? Is it a floor upon which the scientific and religious quest of humanity will dance in partnership? Can home expand boundlessly towards greater and yet greater vastness? Is my country my home? Is the earth my home? Or the vast infinite spaces beyond the reach of finitude and death my home. 

Latest Update: S. S. Khanna Girls Degree College Allahabad has announced the name of selected participants for the Damodar Shree Essay writing competition 2017 awards. Scroll down to check the list of selected candidates.

Damodarshree Essay Competition Dates 2017




Last date of submission of the essay

31 August 2017

Declaration of best-short-listed candidates (Announced)

19 September 2017

Paper presentation, declaration of winners.

02 October 2017

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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 or or their constituent/affiliated Colleges, Central Institutes, National Law Colleges, NIT’s,Central / State Medical Colleges, IIIT’s, BIT’s,  IIT’s, IIM’s, XLRI are eligible. 
  • Students cannot participate jointly in the essay writing competition.

Damodarshree Essay Competition Reward

The selected candidates will be awarded prizes as under:




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.

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 "A Beautiful Home"
  • 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.
  • 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 the 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 favoring  "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 to damodarshree1923@.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 Degree College, Allahabad where they will have to present and defend their essay on 2 October 2017.
  • 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.

Winners of Damodar Shree Award 2017 (19 September)

S. S. Khanna Girls Degree College Allahabad has announced the name of selected participants for the Damodar Shree Essay writing competition 2017 awards. The following participants hare selected for the award:

Name of the Selected Participants Name of the Schools

Javeria Kausar/Eng

BA 3rd year Maris Stella College, Andhra Pradesh

Srushti Kotangale/Eng

Bachelor of Engineering(CSE) Rajiv Gandhi College of Engineering and research Nagpur Maharashtra

Prakhar Tripathi/Hindi

D. Phil. (POL) University of Allahabad

Anahad Narain/Eng

BA LLB NLU Bangalore

Ishan Sharma/Eng


Sachin Prakash/Hindi

PGDMC IIM Shillong

Apurva Lunia/Eng

MBBS MG Medical College Jaipur

Priti Shree Dash/Eng

BA LLB (Hons) National University of Advanced Legal studies, KOCHI

Mansi Beniwal/Eng 

BA LLB National University of advance legal studies Kochi Kerala

Abhishrut Singh/Eng

BA LLB 3rd year N.U.S.R.L. Ranchi

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 College, Delhi
Damodar Shree Award 2011 Abhijay Negi National Law College, Jodhpur, Rajasthan
First Runner Up-2011 Iram Khan B.A., LLB Law Faculty, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, U.P

Damodarshree Essay Competition Contact Details

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

Mrs. Gunjan Sharma 



Dr. NeerjaSachdeva 



 Dr. AshaUpadhyaya



 Dr. Lalima Singh



Dr. Soni Srivastava 



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