New Delhi, India (PressExposure) March 07, 2013 -- BrainGain Magazine (www.braingainmag.com), the leading Study Abroad magazine for South Asian students is pleased to announce the winners of its first pan South Asia Essay Writing Competition.
The Essay Writing Competition was part of the activities marking Salwan Media's annual conference One Globe 2013: Uniting Knowledge Communities. Candidates were required to write an essay consisting of 600-650 words in response to the theme based on the following quote by Plato: - "THE DIRECTION IN WHICH EDUCATION STARTS A MAN (PERSON), WILL DETERMINE HIS FUTURE LIFE."
The competition celebrates and nurtures the creative talents of young people across South Asia .It also provides a platform for students to compete and present a stimulating exchange of ideas with their peers in each of the eight countries.
Participation was open to high school students between the ages of 15 to 18 years across Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. The standard of applications was high and a panel of three judges came together to choose the top essays submitted.
The winner of the Essay Writing Competition Christy Nameirakpam of The Sagar School, Alwar Rajasthan in her essay says "Nature is the best teacher. Ants teach us to persevere, birds teach us to be independent, and water teaches us to be fierce as well as calm. Nature provides us with everything and we show our gratitude by polluting our environment. If people can't appreciate the value of our Mother Nature, such education stands vindicated"
She received a Samsung Galaxy Tablet and the Top 10 entries each win a braingainmag.com T-shirt; Top 25 entries will be featured on http://www.braingainmag.com/
The following authors of the top essays are :Kanika Marwah, Bipasha Nath, Pradhumn Sharma, Adweitt Sharma, Sagar Suhag ,Kirti Dalal Thoinu Karam,Abhijeet Srivastava Nanki Singh and Jitin Jose.
BrainGain Essay Writing competition winner Christy Nameirakpam on winning the prize says "I am very happy that my parents are so proud of me .I am kind of dumbstruck"
"This was our first Essay Competition and we were delighted by both the quality and quantity of Essays. Not only is this year's record number of submissions very encouraging, but it's exciting to know that so many students are able to visualize this quote and apply it in terms of making South Asia a 21st century knowledge economy." Harjiv Singh, Founder and CEO of BrainGain Magazine
Since its inception in November 2010, BrainGain Magazine has added six interactive sections focusing on Engineering, Law, MBA, Medicine, Hospitality Management, Media and Communication and Economics fields of studies educating students about study abroad options. In the near future, BrainGain Magazine plans to launch new verticals covering the entire spectrum in higher education from Archaeology to Zoology.
About BrainGain Magazine
BrainGain Magazine (www.braingainmag.com) is the leading Study Abroad magazine for students, their parents, and mid-career professionals in South Asia. We aim to be the definitive source of information for anyone interested in exploring and learning about Study Abroad opportunities outside South Asia. Our primary target audience is between the ages of 17 and 25 years. We provide content to guide students and their parents through the decision-making process when exploring options to study abroad. The topics covered help readers understand fields of study, admissions, financing, specific countries, regions or cities, student life, scholarships, job prospects for chosen field, socio-cultural environments, safety and visa issues. Told through lively interviews, photos, videos and podcasts, we provide an interactive platform that helps students realize their dreams.