About the Panjab University
One of the oldest Universities in India, the Panjab University (PU) initiated at Lahore in 1882, has a long tradition of pursuing excellence in teaching and research in science and technology, humanities, social sciences, performing arts and sports.
The glorious traditions of the University established during more than 133 years of its long service to the nation since its inception are a source of inspiration for the present generation of faculty members and students. Panjab University has been accredited with a CGPA of 3.35 on a four-point scale at A Grade valid for 5 years from 25/06/2015.
It ranked 1st among Universities of India and 38th in Asia, Times Higher Education Asian University rankings 2015. It ranked number one University in India and the bracket 276300 internationally in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2014-2015 powered by Thomson Reuters. It ranked 39th by the Times Higher Education among BRICS & Emerging Economies.
University Institute of Legal Studies (UILS) was established as the constituent department of Panjab University, in the academic session 2004-05. During a short period, it has emerged as one of the premier legal Institutes with a unique blend of tradition and modernity. Students are trained in the essence of the substantive laws, techniques of procedural laws, methods of client counselling and skills in legal and social sciences research, etc.
The Moot Court Competitions, Client Counselling Sessions, Quiz Contests, Seminars, Group Discussions and Extension Lectures, etc. are a regular feature of the academic calendar of the Institute. The Institute’s Legal Aid Clinic, which provides free legal services to the economically weaker sections of the society as a part of the community outreach programme of the Institute, also offers opportunities to the students to work in co-ordination with practicing lawyers.
About the International Day of Tolerance
According to the United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) statement, ‘tolerance is the respect, acceptance, and appreciation of the rich diversity of our world’s cultures, our forms of expression and ways of being human.’ For its fiftieth anniversary on 16 November 1995, UNESCO’s Member States adopted a Declaration of Principles on Tolerance. Among other things, the Declaration affirms that tolerance is respect and appreciation of the rich variety of our world’s cultures, our forms of expression and ways of being human. Tolerance recognizes the universal human rights and fundamental freedoms of others. People are naturally diverse; only tolerance can ensure the survival of mixed communities in every region of the globe.
The Declaration qualifies tolerance not only as a moral duty, but also as a political and legal requirement for individuals, groups and States. It emphasizes that States should draft new legislation when necessary to ensure equality of treatment and of opportunity for all groups and individuals in society. Education for tolerance should aim at countering influences that lead to fear and exclusion of others and should help young people develop capacities for independent judgement, critical thinking and ethical reasoning. The diversity of our world’s many religions, languages, cultures and ethnicities is not a pretext for conflict, but is a treasure that enriches us all.
The United Nations is committed to strengthening tolerance by fostering mutual understanding among cultures and peoples. This imperative lies at the core of the United Nations Charter, as well as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and is more important than ever in this era of rising and violent extremism and widening conflicts that are characterized by a fundamental disregard for human life. In 1996, the UN General Assembly (by resolution 51/95) invited UN Member States to observe the International Day for Tolerance on 16 November. This action followed up on the United Nations Year for Tolerance, 1995, proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993 at the initiative of UNESCO, as outlined in the Declaration of Principles on Tolerance and Follow-up Plan of Action for the Year. UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence
- The competition is open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students from any recognized university across India.
- Only Individual Participation is allowed.
- One author can only submit one entry for the competition, all subsequent entries will be disqualified by default.
- Incomplete and plagiarized submissions would also result in immediate disqualification.
- No restriction on number of entries from any college or university.
- Entries from students of UILS is not accepted.
- The participants must mail their entries to firstname.lastname@example.org ‘SUBMISSION – TOLERANCE DAY STORY COMPETITION 2020’.
- The word limit for the competition is 250-300 words.
- The language of the story should be English.
- Plagiarism of any sort would result in immediate disqualification.
- The submission should be in PDF format only.
- All submissions must be typed and adhere to the following guidelines:
- Font Type: Times Roman
- Font Size- 12
- Line Spacing- 1.5
- Alignment- Justified.
Criteria for Judgement
All the entries will be judged on the following parameters:
- Adherence to the theme and word limit
- Originality of ideas
- Language and Grammar
- Articulation of ideas
How to Register?
Interested particioants can register for the competition through this link.
Prizes and Certificates
- 1st Prize – Cash Prize of INR 1000 and Certificate of Merit
- 1st Runner Up – Cash prize of INR 500 and Certificate of Merit
- Certificate of Participation to all participants of the event.
- Last date of registration – 15th November (11:59 PM)
- Last date of submission of the story- 16th November (11:59 pm)
- Announcement of results – 30th November (Tentative Date)
For more details, click the link below.