Khadi Mahotsav Essay Contest

Khadi Mahotsav Essay Contest
Start Date :
Oct 16, 2023
Last Date :
Nov 15, 2023
23:45 PM IST (GMT +5.30 Hrs)
Submission Closed

Khadi is the fabric of freedom struggle and the Father of the nation. Mahatma Gandhi developed the concept of Khadi as a means to provide employment to the unemployed rural ...

Khadi is the fabric of freedom struggle and the Father of the nation. Mahatma Gandhi developed the concept of Khadi as a means to provide employment to the unemployed rural population and make them self-reliant. Our Hon’ble PM has given the mantra of ‘Khadi for Nation, Khadi for Fashion’, and Khadi is now seen as a fashion statement. It is now used in denim, jackets, shirts, dress material, stoles, home furnishings, and apparel accessories like handbags.

With an objective of promoting Khadi and Village Industries, Handloom and handicraft products, ODOP products, and products of various traditional and cottage industries manufactured locally or by SHGs and to further promote the idea of the “Vocal for Local” campaign and ‘AtmaNirbhar Bharat Abhiyan’ envisioned by the Hon’ble Prime Minister, Govt. of India has initiated a special campaign “Khadi Mahotsav”. The campaign is being organized across the country from 2nd October to 31st October every year.

The campaign is aimed at sensitizing the youth towards Khadi, ‘Vocal for Local’ and making them aware of their benefits to our economy, ecology & women's empowerment and to encourage the public at large & youth in particular to buy Khadi & other local products and inculcate in them pride for local products.

Khadi Mahotsav Essay Writing Competition is one such contest being organized by KVIC in collaboration with MyGov for UG/PG Students inviting them to write an essay on any one of the below-mentioned topics:

1. Khadi is not a cloth but an idea.
2. Khadi- Symbol of self-respect and self-reliance.
3. Khadi of my dreams.
4. Khadi –A revolutionary fabric.
5. Khadi-Journey from freedom to fashion.
6. Khadi for Nation, Khadi for Fashion, Khadi for Transformation.
7. Khadi is not only a garment but also an arm and weapon.
8. Role of MSMEs in Rural Development.
9. Handlooms and Sustainable Fashion: A Green Approach to Clothing

a) The online essay writing competition is open to all persons who are currently enrolled as UG/PG students in a course of study at any institution recognized by any University in India.
b) Only one entry from each participant will be considered. In case it is discovered that a participant has submitted more than one entry, all the entries from the participant will be disqualified.

General Guidelines:
a) There are no charges/registration fees for participation in the competition.
b) The competition is open only for Indian Citizens.
c) The Essay can be submitted either in Hindi or English languages.
d) The length of the Essay must not exceed 1500 words.
e) The Essay must be typed in an A-4 size MS word document using Arial font for English and Mangal font for Hindi, having size 12 with 1.5” spacing and should be submitted in the form of PDF.
f) The participants must be the same person who has written the essay. The Essay should reflect original thinking and presentation.

The top three entries in each language (English and Hindi) will be rewarded with the prizes as below:
First prize: KVIC E-coupons* worth ₹ 15,000
Second prize: KVIC E-coupons* worth ₹ 13,000
Third prize: KVIC E-coupons* worth ₹ 11,000

The rewards will be given in the form of a KVIC e-coupon which will be redeemable on the KVIC e-commerce platform subject to the condition that the winner has to first purchase Khadi and V.I. products worth minimum of Rs.100/- from and further the winner has to declare a list of 5 to 10 items, which he/she would replace with local products, in the KVIC e-commerce-platform viz.,

Click here for Terms and Conditions. pdf (124.33 KB)

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