TTIS and VAANI Essay Challenge



Let’s end 2011 on a real high!


As the eventful year comes to a close, VAANI, Deaf Children’s Foundation proposes to hold an essay competition among the school children of Kolkata. The topic for the competition is “Deaf…So What?”

The objective of organising this competition is to encourage children to think about childhood and deafness. With the idea of inclusive schools gaining momentum in our times, we feel it necessary for children to recognise and understand the effects of being deaf. VAANI is looking to create an enabling environment for deaf children to be included in the world around them. In order to do this, it is very important for their peers to be sensitive to the cause of childhood deafness.

VAANI is looking to give visibility to this ‘invisible’ handicap through a ‘children for children’ approach. We invite your participation in the competition and ask for your support in helping us spread awareness about our cause.

Details of the competition:

Date: 15 December 2011

Venue:  Frank Anthony Public School

Time: 9.45 am – 12 noon

Programme Schedule:

Registration 9.45 am – 10.15 am
Welcome Address by VAANI 10.15 am – 10.30 am
Chief Guest declares the competition open 10.35 am
Competition in process 10.45 am – 11.45 am
Submission of entries 11.45 am

Rules and Regulations:

  • Each school sends 6 participants (2 participants each from classes VII, VIII and IX)
  • Students will be divided into three categories based on their class
  • Participants must  report at the venue at 9.30 am, in school uniform with their school identity cards
  • There will be one winner from each category
  • The entries will be judged by eminent personalities and the judges’ decision will be final and binding
  • The essay should be between 200-250 words

The Prize:

  • The three winning essays will be published in The Telegraph in Schools (TTIS)
  • Excerpts from the Top 10 essays will also be published in The Telegraph in Schools

To participate download the registration form and

  • Email it to us at:
  • OR, call us at: +91 9830421860/ 033 22892705-06
  • OR, mail it to us at 9D, Annapurna Apartments, 68 Ballygunge Circular Road, Kolkata 700 019

Registration Form


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