The Sardar Vallabhabhai Patel Memorial Trust in association with Self Imposed Vigilance for Good Governance is organising a nation-wide online essay contest for students in the age group of 15 to 23 years. The theme of the competition is ‘Integrity, Honesty and Good Governance.’

The last date for submission of essay is October 20. The essay may be written on any of the following topics: Integrity in public life- Sardar Patel’s way, Integrity and honesty – essentials for good governance, or Contribution of citizens in achieving good governance.

The first three best entries will win a cash prize of Rs. 5,000, Rs. 3,000 and Rs. 2,000 respectively. Consolation prizes will be awarded to contestants. For details and registration, log on to