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The readers must be aware of the fact that Mr. Madanlal Khandelwal had always thought and contributed for the betterment of the blind brothers and sisters of India despite living abroad for years. His thoughts and ideas were creative. He was not a preacher, but he certainly wanted to prove his worth. It is true that he always lived a saintly life. Therefore,   AICB  has been organizing Braille Essay competition to commemorate his contributions for the last five years. This competition was organized in different languages last year, namely, Hindi, English, Marathi and Tamil.

The competition is conducted for this year too as per the following conditions

 --The age limit for the junior group  18 years of age

 --The  persons of and above 19  shall be eligible for participate in senior group

 --Name,  address etc. will not be included in the word limit of the essay.

 --The minimum word limit of the essay for senior group shall be 800, and maximum limit shall be 1000 words. For junior group, minimum word limit shall be 500 and maximum word limit 700.

 --The essayist will have to ensure the accuracy of Braille, diction, suitability of style, and interesting presentation of the mentioned facts while writing the essay.

 --The essay submitted should be original in nature, and it should not be copied from website or any other source.

 --The essayist should use either Braille slate or Braille typewriter to write his/her essay.

 --For junior group, the first prize will consist of Rs. 8,000, second 5,000 and the third prize will consist of Rs. 3,000. For the senior group, the sum of Rs. 10,000, 7,000 and 4,000 will be awarded to the first, second and third winners respectively.

 --The topic of the essay for the junior group will be ‘Visually Impaired Students and Sex Education’, (Yon-Shiksha aur Drishtibadhit Chhatra-Chhatraen) while the topic for the senior group shall be ‘India's Space Research Programme--Utility and Relevance’ (Bharat Kaa Antariksh Khoj Karyakram—Kitana Sarthak Kitana Prasangik).

 The essay should reach AICB office by 15th September, 2017.

The office of the AICB Delhi at the following address

Braille Bhawan, Sector -5, Rohini,

Near Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Hospital

New Delhi – 110 085

ph: 011-27054082

Mob: 9810684208

email: aicbdelhi@yahoo.com

website : www.aicindia.in