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MyGov Essay Writing Competition on the occasion of Jan Aushadhi Diwas 2021: participate and win Rs 5,000

On: February 26, 2021

MyGov Essay Writing Competition on the occasion of Jan Aushadhi Diwas 2021 is one of the newest tasks on the popular MyGov website. MyGov website was introduced as a citizen engagement platform in 2014. Through the portal, the government of India has partnered various ministries to create engaging activities, aimed mainly at students. The essay writing competition is the newest task being added to the platform.

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In order to drive engagement, we have seen companies like Amazon and Flipkart conduct different contests and quizzes. MyGov website is taking a different approach by running tasks that test the creative abilities of fellow countrymen. While this task tests your skill, we have also seen quizzes that test your knowledge. Depending on the contest, you will either get a cash prize or reward in the form of a certificate.

MyGov Essay Writing Competition on the occasion of Jan Aushadhi Diwas 2021: what you should know?

The MyGov Essay Writing Competition on the occasion of Jan Aushadhi Diwas 2021 comes with a challenge where students need to write down their thoughts on a challenging subject. The competition comes after we saw contests such as the Essay Writing Competition on Tryst with Destiny on the platform. The task section of the website has other activities such as Pariksha pe Charcha contest, Slogan Writing Competition for World Oral Health Day and others.

During this pandemic, one thing has become certain that vaccines are extremely important and medical professionals are the backbone of the world. The Bureau of Pharma PSUs of India, the implementing agency of Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana is going to celebrate 3rd Jan Aushadhi Diwas on 7th March 2021. The celebration of Jan Aushadhi Diwas will actually start from March 1st.

The government notes that March 3rd will be celebrated with the theme “Teach Them Young”. On March 3rd, the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana Kendra’s and other stakeholders will interact with the students of schools, colleges, pharmacy colleges, medical colleges, etc. to educate them about generic medicines. If all of this sounds interesting to you then simply pick up your pen or pencil and start writing the essay.

MyGov Essay Writing Competition on the occasion of Jan Aushadhi Diwas 2021: eligibility criteria, time period and prizes to win

The organisers note that MyGov Essay Writing Competition on the occasion of Jan Aushadhi Diwas 2021 is open to 14 years old and above age group students only. The contest is being organised by the Bureau of Pharma PSUs of India. There is a maximum word limit of 500 words and students can write their essay on either of these three topics:

  • Generic Drugs – Why should you prefer
  • Jan Aushadhi Kendra – An answer for challenges for high medical cost
  • Jan Aushadhi – Sewa Bhi-Rozgar Bhi

At the time of writing, there are already 653 participants who have submitted their entries. These submitted are currently under review but you are not late. The essay writing competition is being held till March 3rd, 2021. There are a total of three different prizes to win. The first prize of this essay writing competition is Rs 5,000. The second and third prize winners will get Rs 3,000 and Rs 1,500 respectively.

MyGov Essay Writing Competition on the occasion of Jan Aushadhi Diwas 2021: mode of submission

  1. The participants should submit their write-up in PDF file format only
  2. Submit your entry via the MyGov website.
  3. The text write-up should be submitted in readable font.
  4. The font size of your submission should be set between 12 to 14.
  5. The line spacing should be 1.15 only.

MyGov Essay Writing Competition on the occasion of Jan Aushadhi Diwas 2021: how to participate

If you are planning to participate in the MyGov Essay Writing Competition then you should know the procedure. The participants must send in their entries to the creative corner section. If you submit your entries through any other medium or mode then it will neither be entertained nor considered for evaluation. So, here is how you can actually participate:

  • Go to the contest link page.
  • Click on the Login to Participate option right next to the banner.
  • If you are a registered user then Login using your Email ID or Mobile Number.
  • If you are a new user then click on the “Register Now” button and create your account first.MyGov Census Video Blogging Contest
  • Once you login, you will be able to submit your Essay on the occasion of Jan Aushadhi Diwas 2021.

MyGov Essay Writing Competition on the occasion of Jan Aushadhi Diwas 2021: evaluation criteria

Firstly, the contest is open only for those who are 14 years older or above and the word limit should be minimum 500 words. According to the MyGov website, the entries will be evaluated on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Central Theme – contextual (20 percent)
  • Coherence and organisation in structure (20 percent)
  • Creativity (40 percent)
  • Clarity in language expression and style (20 percent)

MyGov Essay Writing Competition on the occasion of Jan Aushadhi Diwas 2021: terms and conditions

  1. The Essay Writing Competition is open only to the citizens of India.
  2. All entries must be submitted on MyGov.in and the entries submitted through any other medium or mode would not be considered for evaluation.
  3. A participant can send one entry only.
  4. In case it is found that any participant has submitted more than one entry, all the entries will be considered as invalid.
  5. The submission made by the participants should be original. Copied entries will not be considered under the contest.
  6. The participant must be the same person who has written the write-up and plagiarism would not be accepted.
  7. The Essay must be original and should not violate any provision of the Indian Copyright Act, 1957.
  8. If a participant is found infringing on others’ copyright then they would be disqualified from the competition.
  9. The Government of India does not bear any responsibility for copyright violations or infringements of intellectual property carried out by the participants.
  10. The organisers also note that mention of the authors name or emails, etc. anywhere in the body of the essay will lead to disqualification.
  11. Participants are to make sure that their MyGov profile is accurate and updated since the Department of Pharmaceuticals would be using this for further communication.
  12. The complete information on MyGov profile should include name, photo, complete postal address, email ID and phone number.
  13. Any entry with incomplete profiles would not be considered.
  14. The Department of Pharmaceuticals reserves the right to cancel or amend all or any part of the Competition and or the Terms & Conditions or Technical Parameters or Evaluation Criteria.
  15. However, any changes to the Terms and Conditions or Technical Parameters or Evaluation Criteria, or cancellation of the Contest, will be updated or posted on MyGov platform.
  16. It would be the responsibility of the participants to keep themselves informed of any changes in the Terms & Conditions or Technical Parameters or Evaluation Criteria stated for this Contest.
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