UPDATE: The last date to register is extended to Oct 15

About PCRA Saksham National Competitions 2018

Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA), under the aegis of Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Govt. of India, is committed to make oil conservation a National Movement. As a part of its mandate, various literary and cultural events are conducted for school students.

The Essay writing, Painting, and Quiz competitions aim to raise awareness among youth about practical conservation tips for the conservation of Petroleum products in industrial, transport, agriculture and domestic sector, and how to practice such tips in their daily lives. For effective communication, students may choose to present their ideas and messages for conserving petroleum products and reducing emission, in English, Hindi or Regional languages.

Essay Competition

  1. Topic: Save Fuel for Better Environment (बेहतर पर्यावरण के लिए तेल बचत)
  2. Only those schools in India which are recognized by Central & State Boards, can participate.
  3. It is mandatory for the Schools to conduct the competition in school premises in a fair manner. It is requested that all eligible (maximum number of) students take part in this competition, as this is in National interest.
  4. Schools to conduct Essay competitions in one or more of the following languages- Hindi, English, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Maithili, Dogri, Nepali, Bodo and Santhali.
  5. Eligibility: Students of classes 7, 8, 9 & 10.
  6. One student can participate in only one language.
  7. Essay should not exceed 700 words.
  8. Student must submit essay in his/her own handwriting.
  9. Time Limit: 1 Hour
  10. School is required to evaluate the entries, and upload Best two entries in each language, in which the competition has been conducted at the school, on the  PCRA portal. For further details, please refer to this portal.
  11. Alternately, please send the best two entries in each language along with annexure 1, duly signed and stamped, to the following address: Additional Director – EC Sanrakshan Bhavan 10 – Bhikaiji Cama Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110066
  12. Competition Period: 01.07.2018 to 30.09.2018. Last entry on or before 30.09.2018.
  13. The topic of the essay competition may be displayed prominently, at least a week in advance. School to advise students to prepare in advance for the scheduled competition. This shall enable the participants to obtain relevant information from various sources. This exercise is focused on increasing awareness in young minds for the National cause of Conservation of Fuel and Environment protection.

Painting

  1. Topic: Save Fuel for Better Environment (बेहतर पर्यावरण के लिए तेल बचत)
  2. Only schools in India recognized by Central & State Boards of India, can participate.
  3. It is mandatory for the Schools to conduct the competition in school premises in a fair manner. It is requested that all eligible (or maximum number of) students take part in this competition, as this is in National interest.
  4. Eligibility: Two categories:
    • Students of classes 5, 6 & 7 (Junior)
    • Students of classes 8, 9 & 10 (Senior)
  5. School to conduct competitions in any one or both the categories.
  6. Use only A3 size art sheet. The work may be executed using pencils, pencil colours, crayons, water colours etc.
  7. Time Limit: 2 Hours
  8. School is required to evaluate the entries for each category, and upload Best two entries in each category (Junior/Senior), in which the competition has been conducted at the school, on the PCRA portal. For more details, please refer to this portal.
  9. Alternately, please send the best two entries in each category along with annexure 1, duly signed and stamped, to the following address: Additional Director – EC Sanrakshan Bhavan 10 – Bhikaiji Cama Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110066
  10. Competition Period: 01.07.2018 to 30.09.2018 Last entry on or before 30.09.2018.
  11. The topic of painting competition may be displayed prominently, at least a week in advance. Schools to advise students to prepare in advance for the scheduled competition. This shall enable the participants to obtain relevant information from various sources. This exercise is focused on increasing awareness in young minds for the National cause of Conservation of Fuel and Environment protection.It is advisable that the documentary on PCRA, which gives a brief on ‘Conservation of Fuel’ is shown to the children before the start of the competition. This is available on our website given here.
  12. The students whose paintings are adjudged in the best 100 paintings in each category, on All India basis, will be invited to participate in a National Final round at Delhi. PCRA shall bear the expenses of travel, and the best 100 in each category shall be advised on the same.

Quiz

  1. Only schools in India recognized by Central & State Boards of India, can participate.
  2. This competition shall be conducted only online through web portal (click here) and on ground activation there after.
  3. It is mandatory for the Schools to conduct the competitions in school premises in a fair manner. It is requested that all eligible (maximum number of) students take the online quiz, as it will add to their knowledge and is in National interest.
  4. Eligibility: Students of classes 8, 9 & 10.
  5. Questions shall pertain to Fuel Conservation, Environment, General Studies etc.
  6. The schools shall register the names of all Students against the school ID on the portal (click here) . All the students can then participate as Individuals in First Round. Each student shall be given a time limit of 10 minutes to attempt the quiz of 10 questions.
  7. Software will select the two best scoring participants, who will form the School team.
  8. The School team (two best scoring participants) shall then participate in the second round or District level round, by logging in the portal, in school premises itself. This round will have 15 questions with a time limit of 10 minutes. The last date for participating at District level is 30th Sept. 2018.
  9. The best school team (winner) at District level shall be informed by email by PCRA. This team shall participate in third round by logging in the portal, in school premises itself, to compete for becoming State Level Winners. This round will have 30 questions with a time limit of 15 minutes
  10. The Window for State level shall open on 5th Oct. 2018. The last date for participating at State level is 15th Oct. 2018.
  11. The State Level winners (school team) shall be invited to participate in offline Zonal Rounds to be held at Delhi, for deciding the Zonal Finalists. The date and venue shall be advised by Email to the schools.
  12. The Zonal Finalists will be invited to participate in the National Finals
  13. PCRA shall bear expenses of travel.
  14. The schools shall be informed / intimated about the winners at each level on the web portal itself as well as through emails.
  15. Competition Period:01.07.2018 to 30.09.18 for online Quiz competition upto District level only.

Prizes

  1. Trip to Singapore
  2. Cash Prizes
  3. Laptops and Tablets
  4. Certificates and Gift Vouchers

Contact

Phone: 011-26715360 or email : contact@pcracompetitions.org.

Please check our PCRA Competitions Portal or PCRA website for more details.

The notification about extension of last date is given below.

PCRA Saksham competition

 

Saksham National Competition 2018

 

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