Story Writing Competition on the Occasion of National Unity Day by MyGov [Class 6-12 Students]: Submit by Nov 30: Expired

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Submissions are invited for Story Writing Competition on the Occasion of National Unity Day by MyGov for the year 2021. The last date of submission is 30 November.


Rashtriya Ekta Divas (National Unity Day) is observed every year on 31st October to commemorate Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s birth anniversary. It not only commemorates the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the architect of national integration of independent India, but also re-affirms the inherent strength and resilience of our nation to withstand threats to the unity, integrity and security of the Country.

National Unity Day this year will follow the theme of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. Accordingly, a national level Story Writing competition on the theme – “the contribution of paired State/Union Territory (UT) in India’s Struggle for Freedom” is being launched by the Department of School Education & Literacy, Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of India.

The competition aims to explore students’ creative instincts and encourage them to write about the contributions of their paired states to India’s struggle for freedom in accordance with the Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat (EBSB) matrix.

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“The contribution of paired State/Union Territory (UT) in India’s Struggle for Freedom”.

The Story Writing Competition at the National level will be under the following categories: –

  • Story on the contribution of paired State/UT in India’s development since Azadi
  • Story on the life of scientists from the paired State/UT
  • Contribution of women from paired State/UT since Azadi
  • Story on the life of sports person, practitioners of performing arts from paired State/UT
  • How will I contribute to the progress of my country?
  • Story on the life of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel: his contribution to national integration


Eligibility to participate: Students enrolled in Grade 6th to 12th

  • Category I – Class 6th to 8th
  • Category II – Class 9th to 12th

Important dates

Date of commencement31st October, 2021
Date of culmination30th November, 2021


  • The Story writing competition is open for students of classes 6th to 12th studying in State Boards’ schools and schools under Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS), Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) and National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS).
  • Story should be submitted in a readable font of Hindi/English
  • Font size should be 12 for English and 14 for Hindi
  • Line spacing should be 1.15 only
  • Font Style should be Times New Roman in English and Unicode (Devanagari) in Hindi
  • The pairing matrix of Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat campaign must be followed. The matrix is available at this page.
  • Stories on students own State/UT shall not be considered
  • The final evaluation of entries will be done by persons authorized by NCERT.


The entries for Story Writing Competition shall be submitted at the website-

  • The entries will be categorized state wise and sent to the States/UTs for initial filtration.
  • The evaluation of entries at state level shall be done by the SCERTs.
  • Each States/UTs/Autonomous bodies shall select the 10 best entries of the States/UTs and will send to NCERT by 15.12.2021
  • NCERT will select the best three entries for national level certification/recognition by 30.12.2021


Stories will be evaluated based on the following criteria.

  • Content and understanding of the theme: 50% weightage.
    1. Participants, while developing their writings should keep in mind that they are writing a factual and historical text on the given themes, in a creative manner.
    2. The facts, figures, characters and the experience should be original and presented in such a way that they relate to or originate from the event, persons, experience and practice.
    3. Stories should be written based on facts and not as just an imaginative essay of events.
    4. Accordingly, 50% of the marking would be on the contents i.e. Ideas, presentation and characterization.
  • Accuracy: 25% weightage.
    1. Accuracy is the correct and appropriate use of language in the stories.
    2. Stories and its events, characters, ideas and themes could be presented in any way and means, but language of the stories need to be correct and appropriate.
    3. 25% of the assessment will be on the correct / apt use of language.
  • Fluency: 25% weightage.
    1. Fluency is one’s ability to write with natural flow, style and rhythm. Use of vocabulary, phrases (use of idioms, proverbs as appropriate to the writings) adapting to the narration and style (narrative technique).
    2. Therefore, 25% of the weightage would be given to style and presentation of the writings on the suggested themes.


  • The three best entries will be awarded by the Department of School Education & Literacy, Ministry of Education, Government of India with attractive prize and certificate.
  • The top 75 entries will be given certificates for best performance.
  • The participation certificates will be given to all the participants.
  • The winners will be announced through Ministry of Education’s official twitter handle and also on MyGov blog section.

Click here to view the official notification of Story Writing Competition on the Occasion of National Unity Day.

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