CBSE and MHRD organise "ATMA NIRBHAR BHARAT" essay writing competition for Class 9-12 kids [Update]

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MHRD and CBSE have announced an essay competition for school students of classes 9-12 on the theme 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat - Swatantra Bharat'. The competition envisions the emergence of a robust and strong nation committed to the welfare of all. It is a clarion call by the Honorable Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi for a strong, vibrant and self-reliant India for all and an India of all.


The theme Aatmanirbhar Bharat- Swatantra Bharat reiterates the commitment for working towards achieving self-reliance in all sectors of our economy, This will be rooted in the pillars of culture, heritage and knowledge for becoming a global force.

Thus, the themes designed in the essay will help students to explore their ideas for translating the concept of Aatmanirbhar, self-reliance into achievable one.

How to participate?


The essay competition is meant for students of Secondary and Higher Secondary Stages from schools under CBSE, KVS, NVS, NIOS and All School boards/SCERTs at the State/UT Level.

For the Secondary Stage (Class IX & X) the essay should be within 500 words. Further, for the Higher Secondary Stage (Class XI &XII) the essay should be within 800 words. Submit the essay in PDF format in either language- Hindi or English.

Font size should be 12 for English and 14 for Hindi; Line spacing should be 1.15 only.


There are a total of 10 themes that you can write upon. They are:

• Aatmanirbhar Bharat: Indian Constitution and Democracy are the biggest enablers

• India at 75: A Nation Marching towards Aatmanirbhar Bharat

• Aatmanirbhar Bharat through Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat: Innovation thrives when there is Unity in Diversity

• Digital India for Aatmanirbhar Bharat: Opportunities on COVID-19 and Beyond

• Aatmanirbhar Bharat - How can school children contribute to National Development?

• The Aatmanirbhar Bharat: Overcoming Gender, Caste and Ethnic biases

• Aatmanirbhar Bharat: Making of a New India through Bio-diversity and Agricultural Prosperity

• While I exercise my rights, I must not forget to undertake my duties to usher in an Aatmanirbhar Bharat

• My physical fitness is my wealth that will build the Human Capital for Aatmanirbhar Bharat

• Conserve Blue to Go Green for an Aatmanirbhar Bharat

The last date of submission is 14th August 2020; 11.59 PM.


The last date of submission is 23rd August 2020; 11.59 PM.