Point Foundation, a non-profit trust promoting the
communication awareness has been conducting various
programmes and workshops regularly with the participation of
The Foundation has also been instituting awards every
year for the students.
SOFT AWARD' FOR THE ESSAYS ON 'INDIA VISION'
March 2003, the Foundation had announced an essay contest
for the college students of Tamilnadu and Pondicherry on
"India Vision 2020 - Role of youth in building strong
response to our announcement, the Foundation
had received 250 essays from 109 Institutions located
in 55 centres. Highest
number of entries were received from Annamalai University.
Out of 35 essays received from this University, 29
essays were submitted by Department of Education alone.
Mamota Das, Professor and Head, Department of Education is
also being honoured for 'motivating' the highest number of
students to participate in this contest.
Foundation had received 25 entries from 23 Chennai colleges
in this contest. Though we had announced the contest for Tamilnadu and
Pondicherry colleges, we did not receive any single entry
essays were evaluated by a team of Jury with Prof. Y S
Rajan, an eminent scientist and co-author of the book India
2020 (with His Excellency President Dr Abdul Kalam) as
Chairman and Mr T Kannan and Mrs Lakshmi Sriram as members
of the committee. Mr
R Nurullah, a senior journalist of the City has functioned
as the 'Administrator of the Award'.
The Foundation places on record the valuable services
rendered by Mr T Kannan as a Jury, who passed away after
completing the works.
Foundation is presenting cash awards for the first and
second prize winners under each of Tamil and English
Foundation is also presenting Rs.500/- each to ten best
essays (5 under Tamil and 5 under English).
following are the award winners:
prize - cash award of Rs.5000/-
S Vadivelan, III Year Diploma in Teacher Education, District
Institute of Education and Training, Pudukkottai
Prize - cash award of Rs.3000/-
N Srinivasa Gopalan, IV Year B E, St. Josephs College of
Engineering, Chennai 600118 (since completed the
Prize - cash award of Rs.5000/-
V S Meenakkshi, II Year B E, Valliammai Engineering College,
Kattangulathur, 603 203
Prize - cash award of Rs.3000/-
T Raj Pravin, III Ph D., Tamilnadu Agricultural University,
Coimbatore 641 003
awards are sponsored by Laser Soft Infosystems Limited, one
of the leading Banking software developers of India.
VISION AWARENESS PROGRAMME JOINTLY WITH SRI KRISHNA SWEETS
15th August 2003, Sri Krishna Sweets will be
distributing phamlets through all their Chennai outlets.
All the School and College students are eligible to
may have to write in 10 lines what / how they would like to
contribute for achieving India Vision in any one of the six
areas viz. (1) Rural development, (2) Science and Technology
application, (3) Industrial growth,
(4) Primary health and education, (5) Increasing
efficiency in work and (6) Harmony in society.
This campaign would motivate the young students to
think in terms of their own personal 'contribution to the Nation building', instead of giving mere
suggestions and advices.
Best entries will receive the awards from Sri Krishna
Sweets, one of the leading Corporates of Tamilnadu
Foundation has already launched a website http://www.indiavision2020.org
and this website would contain only articles which are
positive in nature. Any
student may join the India Vision club through this website
and discuss the strategies. Prof. Y S Rajan has also agreed to monitor
the discussions and guide the students wherever