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Tuesday, 12 August 2003

Presentation of India Vision Awards to the winners of essay competition

Prime Point Foundation had instituted awards for the College students of Tamilnadu for the best essays on "India Vision 2020 - Role of youth in building strong India".  The essays were evaluated by a team of Jury headed by Prof. Y S Rajan. Prof. Y S Rajan is the Scientific Advisor to the Chief Minister of Punjab and Chairman of the Board of Governors / Vice Chancellor of the Punjab Technical University.  Prof. Y S Rajan is also the co-author of the book 'India 2020' jointly with Dr. Abdul Kalam, President of India. The Foundation received 250 essays from 109 Colleges / Universities.

Greetings message from His Excellency Governor of Tamilnadu

Prime Point Foundation received a Greetings message from His Excellency Governor of Tamilnadu

Since the awards have been sponsored by Laser Soft Infosystems Limited, one of the leading banking software developers, this award has been named as "Laser Soft Award"
The winners were given the awards by Prof. Y S Rajan himself on Friday the 8th August 2003, at Madras in a function organised by the Foundation at Hotel Palmgrove, Madras.  His Excellency Governor of Tamilnadu had  sent his greetings to the Foundation and to the winners.
Section of the audience attending India Vision Awards
The function was attended by eminent persons of Madras City. A section of the audience.  Mr R Nurullah, Administrator of the Award and a senior journalist of the City is seen anchoring the 'Award ceremony'
Mr S Vadivelan receiving the first prize for his Tamil essay

Mr S Vadivelan, (III Year Diploma in Teacher Education, District Institute of Education and Training, Pudukkottai) won the first prize for his Tamil essay.  He is seen receiving the awards from Prof. Y S Rajan.  Mrs Lakshmi Sriram (one of the Jury), Mr K. Srinivasan (Chairman of the Foundation) and Mr George Phillips (Executive Director, Laser Soft Infosystems Limited) looking on.
Ms V S Meenakkshi receiving the first prize for English essay

Ms V S Meenakkshi ( II Year B E, Valliammai Engineering College, Kattangulathur,  603 203) is seen receving the first prize for her English Essay from Prof. Y S Rajan.  Ms Lakshmi Sriram, Mr K. Srinivasan and Mr George Phillips are looking on.
Prof Mamota Das receiving the 'Certificate of apprreciation'
Prof. Mamota Das, Professor and Head, Department of Education, Annamalai University, Chidambaram had submitted 29 essays in a single lot.  She had motivated her students to participate in the essay contest.  In appreciation of her 'motivating the students', the Foundation presented her a certificate of appreciation.
Award winners with juries - India Vision Award by Prime Point Foundation

Sitting Left to Right - R Nurullah (Administrator of the Award), Lakshmi Sriram (Jury), K. Srinivasan (Chairman of the Foundation), Prof. Y S Rajan (Chairman, Jury Committee), George Phillips (Executive Director, Laser Soft)
Standing Left to Right - Prof. Mamota Das, S Vadivelan, V S Meenakkshi, T Raj Pravin


During March 2003, the Foundation had announced an essay contest for the college students of Tamilnadu and Pondicherry on "India Vision 2020 - Role of youth in building strong India".  In response to our announcement, the Foundation  had received 250 essays from 109 Institutions located in  55 centres.  Highest number of entries were received from Annamalai University. Out of 35 essays received from this University, 29 essays were submitted by Department of Education alone.  Dr.  Mrs Mamota Das, Professor and Head, Department of Education is also being honoured for 'motivating' the highest number of students to participate in this contest.

The Foundation had received 25 entries from 23 Chennai colleges in this contest.  Though we had announced the contest for Tamilnadu and Pondicherry colleges, we did not receive any single entry from Pondicherry.

The essays were evaluated by a team of Jury with Prof. Y S Rajan, an eminent scientist and co-author of the book India 2020 (with His Excellency President Dr Abdul Kalam) as Chairman and Mr T Kannan and Mrs Lakshmi Sriram as members of the committee.  Mr R Nurullah, a senior journalist of the City has functioned as the 'Administrator of the Award'.  The Foundation places on record the valuable services rendered by Mr T Kannan as a Jury, who passed away after completing the works. 

The Foundation is presenting cash awards for the first and second prize winners under each of Tamil and English category.  The Foundation is also presenting Rs.500/- each to ten best essays (5 under Tamil and 5 under English).

The following are the award winners:  


First prize - cash award of Rs.5000/-
Mr S Vadivelan, III Year Diploma in Teacher Education, District Institute of Education and Training, Pudukkottai
Second Prize - cash award of Rs.3000/-
Mr N Srinivasa Gopalan, IV Year B E, St. Josephs College of Engineering, Chennai 600118 (since completed the course)  


First Prize - cash award of Rs.5000/-
Ms V S Meenakkshi, II Year B E, Valliammai Engineering College, Kattangulathur,  603 203
Second Prize - cash award of Rs.3000/-
Mr T Raj Pravin, III Ph D., Tamilnadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore 641 003
These awards are sponsored by Laser Soft Infosystems Limited, one of the leading Banking software developers of India.  


From 15th August 2003, Sri Krishna Sweets will be distributing phamlets through all their Chennai outlets.  All the School and College students are eligible to participate.   They may have to write in 10 lines what / how they would like to contribute for achieving India Vision in any one of the six areas viz. (1) Rural development, (2) Science and Technology application, (3) Industrial growth,  (4) Primary health and education, (5) Increasing efficiency in work and (6) Harmony in society.  This campaign would motivate the young students to think in terms of their own personal  'contribution to the Nation building', instead of giving mere suggestions and advices.  Best entries will receive the awards from Sri Krishna Sweets, one of the leading Corporates of Tamilnadu  


The Foundation has already launched a website http://www.indiavision2020.org and this website would contain only articles which are positive in nature.  Any student may join the India Vision club through this website and discuss the strategies.  Prof. Y S Rajan has also agreed to monitor  the discussions and guide the students wherever required.   
Location: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India


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