Panaji, November 07, 20182 … Ms. Sheela Jaywant, Shri. Shashwat Gupta Ray and Ms. Amaralda Barreto bagged the first, second and third prize (English Category), respectively at the All Goa Essay Competition organised by the Department of Information and Publicity and Directorate of Industries, Trade and Commerce. In the Konkani/Marathi category, Shri. Sachin Khutwalkar (Lokmat) and Kishor S Shet Mandrekar (Gomantak) won the first and second prize.
The Department had organised the essay competition for press and industrial employees on the topic ‘My United India’ and ‘Role of Industries in Nation building’ as part of the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas celebrations (National Unity Day), which commemorates the birth anniversary of late Shri Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
The judges of the competition were senior journalist Shri. Ashwin Tombat and Additional Chief Electoral Officer, Shri Narayan Navti.
The aim of the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas celebrations, which is celebrated annually on October 31, is to foster and reinforce people’s dedication to preserve and strengthen the unity and integrity of the nation.