TB - Essay Competition
Closing date 15th Sept. 2017.
Innovative Idea to spread the message of the menace of TB.
What would be the best way to curb the spread of deadly TB? Educating the people on how to deal with TB would be the answer. And the best people to educate would be the students studying in the senior classes. We are sure you will agree that if students are made aware of the menace of TB and the need to control it we will be able to take the campaign against the menace of TB to higher levels. These students can spread the message around – to their family members, to the people who they come contact in contact with and actually act as ambassadors of the campaign against TB, if properly motivated. The students are also the future citizens of the country.
Our Trust has been carrying out TB Awareness Campaign by conducting presentations and interactive sessions with students and other sections of the society for the past few years. This campaign is being conducted jointly with D Y Patil Hospital.
To take the campaign to a higher level our Trust in association with D Y Patil School of Medicine and NMMC, and supported by the Rotary Club of New Bombay Seaside will be conducting an essay competition on TB for the students of all the schools of Navi Mumbai.
The essay will be titled ‘Campaign against TB Menace in the Society ‘ and will be open to students from the 8th to the 12th standards and the medium will be English and Marathi. The students will prepare the essays at home ( two months time) and the essays will cover a minimum of – basic literature survey, interview with doctors , patients ( including TB patients who have recovered) and relatives of patients, providing suggestions and recommendations, posters, etc. After short listing, these candidates will make a presentation in front of doctors and the winners will be selected.
There are a number of cash prizes to be won – 1st prize will be Rs. 10,000/- ; 2nd prize – Rs 7,500/- ; 3rd prize - Rs 5,000/- and a number of consolation prizes of Rs. 1,000/- . Each winner will also get a merit certificate and all participants will also be given participation certificates.
The Rules and Regulations of the Competition are put up on the website. Letters requesting students participation has been sent to all the schools in Navi Mumbai.
We are confident that this campaign will have a big impact in the fight against TB.