Here's the information and terms/ conditions on "Dhai Akhar”, a Letter Writing Campaign for Indian Diaspora on the topic “Letter to My Motherland ” inspired by Rabindranath Tagore’s “Amar Desher Mati". This competition is open for all age groups.
Details of Dhai Akhar Letter Writing Campaign to be organized at International Level are as under: -
I. Theme: The theme of the Dhai Akhar Letter Writing Campaign will be “
Letter to my motherland
/ मर दश क नाम खत” inspired by Rabindranath Tagore’s “Amar Desher Mati”. The letter is to be written in English/Hindi or any of the official languages mentioned in 8th Schedule of the Constitution of India. The categories for International Level Dhai Akhar Letter Writing Campaign are as follows:
(i) Up to 18 years (ii) Above 18 years.
II. Proof of age: The participants have to give a certificate of their age on the letter such as “I certify that I am Below/above the age of 18 as on 01/01/2018” along with one copy of proof of date of birth so that the age of the writers of winning entries can be verified with proof of their date of birth.
III. The campaign will start from 01-07-2018 till 30-09-2018. The letter can be written on plain A-4 size paper with a word limit of not more than 1000 words and is to be sent to Assistant Director General (Philately), Department of Posts, Room No. 108, Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi - 110001. Only handwritten letters posted by 30-09-2018 will be accepted. A scanned copy of the letter can be submitted on the MyGov portal by 30-09- 2018 (23:59 IST); however, it is compulsory that a hard copy of the letter bearing dispatch postmark of not later than 30-09-2018 be sent by post. Letters uploaded on the MyGov portal on 30-09-2018 but bearing a postmark after 30-09-2018 will not be entertained.
IV. All Non-resident Indians and Persons of Indian Origin living outside India can participate in the International Level Dhai Akhar Letter Writing Campaign. The participants have to give a certificate on the letter saying “I certify that I am Non-resident Indian or Person of Indian Origin (as applicable) residing in ________ (country’s name)”.
V. Evaluation: All the letters received from the Indian diaspora residing in other countries
will be evaluated by constituting Committees at the Postal Directorate level.
VI. Prizes: The top three letters in each category will be awarded prizes in the following way:
Prize to be given to top three Letters in each category at International Level:
Prize Category Prize Amount First Prize in each Category Rs. 50,000/- (Rs. Fifty thousand only) Second Prize in each Category Rs. 25,000/- (Rs. Twenty five thousand only) Third Prize in each Category Rs. 10,000/- (Rs. Ten thousand only)