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Monday, August 10, 2020

Aatmanirbhar Bharat - Swatantra Bharat online essay competition for students

Aatmanirbhar Bharat - Swatantra Bharat online essay competition for students

Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India is glad to announce an essay competition for school students at the secondary and senior secondary stages (classes IX, X, XI and XII) on the theme 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat - Swatantra Bharat', which 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 Union Ministry of Education and NCERT have launched an online essay competition, which can be applied till August 14.

  • Students from standard 9 to 12 can participate in this competition
  • Essays can be written on various topics under ‘Self-reliant India-Independent India’

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) in association with the Government of Mary ( and NCERT is organizing an essay competition on 'Independence India-Independent India' for school students on Independence Day. The competition will be held online, for which students have to submit their essays on August 14.

Students from 9th to 12th standard can participate

Students from 9th to 12th standard can participate in this competition. The theme of the competition 'Self-reliant India - Independent India' marks the emergence of a strong and cohesive nation committed to the welfare of all.

Words limit

The essay for standard 9-10 should be within 500 word limit, while the essay for standard 11 and 12 should be within 800 word limit. Candidates can submit their essay in PDF file format only on the website

Subject for essay:

Self-reliant India: The biggest advocate of the Indian Constitution and democracy

India at 75: The nation is moving towards a self-reliant India

One India Best India Self-reliant India: Innovation shines when there is unity in diversity

Digital India for a Self-Reliant India: Opportunities in Corona

Self-reliant India - How can school children contribute to national development?

Self-reliant India: leading gender, caste and ethnic bias

Self-reliant India: Building a New India through Bio-Diversity and Agricultural Prosperity

When I exercise my rights I should not forget to perform my duties in a self reliant India

My wealth is my physical well-being, which will build human capital for a self-reliant India

Defending Blue to Go Green for a self-reliant India





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.

  • IX to X (Secondary Stage)
  • XI to XII (Higher Secondary Stage)

Word Limits of Essay for each theme

  • For the Secondary Stage (Class IX & X) the essay should be within 500* word limits
  • For the Higher Secondary Stage (Class XI &XII) the essay should be within 800* word limits

*The essay should not exceed word limit. This would lead to disqualification

Mode of submission

  • The participant should submit the write-up in PDF file format only.
  • Visit the website to submit the essay.
  • Write-up text should be submitted in readable Font of Hindi/English.
  • Font size should be 12 for English and 14 for Hindi.
  • Line spacing should be 1.15 only.
  • Entries must be in either in English or Hindi

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