Congratulations! to all winners of "My India My Dream" online essay competition.You are eligible for the final round of essay competition.
All participants (except winners) of first round are eligible for second round. Winners of second round will be declared in August 2nd 2009. New applicants can apply before 28 of September 2009.

Many Prizes are waiting for you......

Visitors are requested to vote for the best essay.

Why students should write the Dreams?
Setting goals is one of the most important lessons in life that unfortunately, many students are not being taught soon enough. Goals are not just stupid sentences jotted on a piece of paper to get a grade for class-goals are your life.
Read and watch videos on Goal setting

Dr.A.P.J. Abdul Kalam about Indian Media .

Why is the media here so negative?
Why are we in India so embarrassed to recognize our own strengths, our achievements?
We are such a great nation. We have so many amazing success stories but we refuse to acknowledge them. Why?
We are the first in milk production.
We are number one in Remote sensing satellites.
We are the second largest producer of wheat.
We are the second largest producer of rice.
Look at Dr. Sudarshan, he has transferred the tribal village into a self-sustaining, self-driving unit. There are millions of such achievements but our media is only obsessed in the bad news and failures and disasters.
I was in Tel Aviv once and I was reading the Israeli newspaper. It was the day after a lot of attacks and bombardments and deaths had taken place. The Hamas had struck. But the front page of the newspaper had the picture of a Jewish gentleman who in five years had transformed his desert into an orchid and a granary. It was this inspiring picture that everyone woke up to. The gory details of killings, bombardments, deaths, were inside in the newspaper, buried among other news.In India we only read about death, sickness, terrorism, crime.. Why are we so NEGATIVE?

Another question: Why are we, as a nation so obsessed with foreign things? We want foreign TVs, we want foreign shirts. We want foreign technology.
Why this obsession with everything imported. Do we not realize that self-respect comes with self-reliance?

I was in Hyderabad giving this lecture, when a 14 year old girl asked me for my autograph. I asked her what her goal in life is.
She replied: I want to live in a developed India . For her, you and I will have to build this developed India .
You must proclaim. As an aside from yours truly: India is not an under-developed nation; it is a highly developed nation in an advanced state of decay!!!!!

(Based on Dr.Kalam's speech at Hyderabad. Courtesy : Rediff)

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Online Essay competition for students

Students can win exciting prizes this August-15 by participating in an online essay competition on the theme “My India, My dream”. This essay competition aims at connecting millions of Indians through their dreams as envisioned by Dr.Abdul Kalam, the former President of India. "Dream, dream and dream and convert these into thoughts and later into actions." Also to "think big". "We are a nation of a billion people and we must think like a nation of a billion people. Only then can we become big”

Essay size can be between 200 to 1000 words about their dream about future India. The last date to apply for the first round of this contest is on or before August 11th 6PM. Application forms for the same is available at The competition is free for all school/college going students.

First round of winners will be declared on August-15 and it will be based on the votes the readers cast and by verification of expert panel. Gifts will be distributed through respective student’s school / college.

This essay competition is not for checking your English language skills. For most of us English is a second language, here we are taking English as a medium of communication only. Essay results will be based on votes and verification from expert panel.

Why to participate in this contest ?

By writing your dream, you are committing yourself for the development our nation.

If you have dream about future India. Please write it down here.

If you don’t have a dream about India, Please create one and write it, because your dream also count for the development of our nation.

Dream big, you have billion people support to achieve your dream.

Advantages of participating in this essay competition

  • Brings out the writing talent
  • Helps them to set big goals
  • Induce patriotism
  • Helps them in using internet positively
  • Get motivated ( by others suggestions and votes)
  • Widen their thinking horizon