India organises essay competition on nuclear power


Article writing competition for children was organised at Vijetha Smart School Bhawanipuram, as part of a nation-wide campaign to generate awareness about importance of energy and to dispel the misconceptions related to nuclear energy.

The topic of the competition was’ Nuclear Energy- Nation’s Energy’ and it was organised on behalf of Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL), a Government of India undertaking.

In all, around 187 students participated in the competition. The students’ work was judged by eminent personalities. Karthik of class 8 and Lvanya of class nine won the first and second prizes respectively

The school principal P Rambabu said on the occasion that children’s expressions are an indication of their creativity. The children had portrayed the importance of energy in a very creative manner and had also showed how the production of electricity from nuclear energy does not harm the environment.

He also gave away prizes to the winning students. The judges also appreciated the work of the young students and said this would increase awareness about science and energy.

On this occasion comics based on Budhiya, a fictional character who motivates villagers to support nuclear power, were distributed among the students.

The character has been created by Amritesh Srivastava, Media Manager, NPCIL, and the initiative has won several awards for its simplicity and effectiveness. A special three-part animated film on the same character was also screened.