About Delhi Metro Essay Contest

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is organising an article and slogan writing contest. To celebrate the upcoming Women's Day, the Delhi Metro is making arrangements for a six-day article and slogan writing contest which is exclusively for women.

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is organising an article and slogan writing contest.

To celebrate the upcoming Women's Day, the Delhi Metro is making arrangements for a six-day article and slogan writing contest which is exclusively for women.

The winners of the contest will be rewarded on March 8 - when the Women's Day is celebrated globally.

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation is organising a six-day 'Article and Slogan Writing Competition' exclusively for its women commuters from February 28-March 5, 2018, to commemorate the International Women's Day which is celebrated every year on March 8 all over the world.

- DMRC said in a statement

ENTRY SUBMISSION

Women who are interested in DMRC's Article and Slogan Writing Competition can take part in the contest by submitting their entries which will be accepted in both Hindi and English.

One can visit Delhi Metro's website to submit the entry.

The topic for the competition is 'Share your experience: when you felt Strong, Safe and Liberated with Delhi Metro'.

- DMRC said in a statement

The maximum word limit for the story is 150 words and for the slogan it is 50 words. Only online entries will be accepted till March 5 (midnight). DMRC said in a statement

Apart from the competition which brings the goodness around International Women's Day, the Delhi High Court recently pulled up DMRC for not providing free drinking water or toilet facilities to commuters inside the stations.

The Delhi High Court asked whether it has lost "a sense of human problems" and to produce its policy documents for not providing free drinking water to the passengers.

Hiya Chowdhury, a student of Springdales School in Delhi, who submitted a short story based on India’s Partition for the Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition, has been chosen the senior runner-up and will receive her certificate at Buckingham Palace.

The Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS) said Chowdhury’s story titled The Smallest Of Things was chosen from thousands of senior entries by judges from more than 30 countries, and eventually selected by a final panel in Cambridge earlier this month.  

Chowdhury will receive the certificate from the Duchess of Cornwall later this year on behalf of Queen Elizabeth.

The overall winner in the senior category was Annika Turon-Semmens, 16, from Australia.

The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition was founded in 1883 and is the world’s oldest international schools’ writing contest. 

The RCS said Chowdhury’s story brings to life the human experience of Partition, sensitively capturing local and family life that carries on while tensions simmer and peace hangs in the balance. 

Chowdhury said: “Being named the senior runner-up this year seems almost surreal; it has given me confidence in my work, and I feel great satisfaction that I have been able to add my voice, no matter how small, to an issue that is so relevant.”  

RCS director Michael Lake said: “The winners’ pieces are creative and dynamic, using rich and colourful language to explore the broadest interpretations of peace. This year’s theme of ‘A Commonwealth for Peace’ could not have come at a more pertinent time.” 

For 2017, the competition was sponsored by Cambridge University Press and received approximately 12,300 entries from nearly every Commonwealth country.

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