Assam based internationally renowned Non-governmental organization Balipara Foundation, is organizing an essay writing competition for school-college and university students currently pursuing courses in Northeast India. The competition is an initiative under Balipara Foundation’s annual International Forum – Eastern Himalayan Naturenomics Forum 2019. Balipara Foundation since 2007 is working towards conservation and preservation of the ecological civilization through the frameworks of Naturenomics and Rural Futures in the Eastern Himalayas.
The contest is divided in three groups for participants. The first group is for students up to class 8, second group is for students from class 9 till class 12 and the third group is for students pursuing Bachelors and Masters degree/diploma courses. Participants from first group can submit their essays on the topic ‘Students Role towards Nature Conservation’; for second group the topic is ‘Empowering Grassroots Conservationists’ And ‘Universal Basic Assets: Towards Sustainable Livelihoods through Nature Capital’ is the topic for participants from the third group. Essays submitted to the competition should not be less than 1000 words and not more than 1500 words.
Participants can submit their essays from 15th June till 31th July by online only. For submissions and more details about the competition interested participants can visit the website of Balipara Foundation at www.baliparafoundation.com .
The top 3 from each group will get complementary invite to attend the 7th Eastern Himalayan Naturenomics™ Forum to be held in Guwahati, Assam on 5th and 6th of November 2019. The awards for the contest will also be given during the forum in Guwahati in presence of eminent scholars, academicians, conservationists from around the world. The theme of the forum this year is Rural Futures: Nature Capital Towards Universal Basic Assets. The forum will be attended by 1000+ speakers and delegates from more than 12 countries.