New Delhi: Continuing with their `Expression Series` programme, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced that the next in line will be held to pay a tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on October 31.
"The history of India would have been different had Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel not been the Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister when India became independent in 1947. Sardar Patel consolidated the country into one united whole in a unique manner. On his birth anniversary, the Central Board of Secondary Education announces CBSE Expression Series on Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on 31 October 2015," the circular issued by DT Sudharsan Rao, CBSE joint secretary and in-charge (academic and training), said.
The participating CBSE students can submit an essay, poem, or drawing.
The following could participate in the competition:
- Class 1 to 5 students and the topic for them is 'Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel: the Iron Man'
- Class 6 to 8 students, for them the topic is 'Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's role in Indian freedom struggle'
- Class 9 and 10 students and the topic is 'Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel: the architect of united India'
The circular says that best 36 entries will be awarded with Rs 2,500 and each student will get merit and participation certificate.
The students can participate in the programme through their schools and can also submit their entries online.
The Central Board of Secondary Education organises expression series on great leader of India for the holistic development of students and to make them aware about the selfless and valiant services of the women and men who have served the nation.