As a prelude to the 28th State conference of the All Kerala Bank Employees Federation, a competition for high school students on writing a letter to Malala Yousafzai, young education activist from Pakistan, has been organised.

The letter should be one that extends support to Malala. The letter should be within 500 words, and can be in English or Malayalam. It should be certified by the head of the institution. The first prize consists of a cash prize of Rs.2,500 and books worth Rs.3,000 to the school of the winner, and second prize is Rs.2,000 in cash and books worth Rs.2,500 to the school. Send the entries to C.D. Johnson, general secretary, AKBEF, TKV Memorial, Mahakavi Bharathiyar Road, Kochi -682 035 by December 31. Call: 94470 85424.

— Special Correspondent