UNESCO and Takhte launch third essay book for young people ‘An 2 AC (After Coronavirus)’
GURGAON, HARYANA, INDIA, December 22, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – Building on the momentum of previous editions of their pan-Indian essay competition, the UNESCO New Delhi cluster and Takhte launched the third edition of the essay competition book, “Year 2 AC (After Coronavirus): A Future Imagined by Youth ”on December 17, 2021.
The book contains a compilation of 100 winning essays written by young Indians and presents their unique perspectives on the challenges young people face in the aftermath of the COVID pandemic – from education disruption to massive surge the use of digital challenges. The competition gave them a platform to imagine solutions to these challenges, both short and long term. Over 900 submissions from 30 states and union territories were received.
The book is a must read to understand the observations, perspectives and foresight of young writers across India. It includes a plethora of issues covered by young writers, ranging from education to culture, community to biodiversity, and the environment to disruption to tourism. The essay anthology is distinctive and unique, providing significant space for young people to demonstrate their knowledge, abilities and willingness to act.
“This book serves as a repository of reflections drawn directly from the minds of young people across India. What is so inspiring about these essays, however, is that a common thread can be found in the desire and energy of young people for change. They are demonstrating that they have the knowledge and the means to step in and be part of the solution as we recover from the challenges of the pandemic, ”said Eric Falt, Director of UNESCO in New Delhi.
“Writing can be therapeutic. Children and young people should write their thoughts down as it can be incredibly relieving in these difficult times. Channeling energy into the exclusive way of expressing and journaling can help find better solutions, ”said Goldie Kasturia, Founder of -Takhte & VOV.
UNESCO (https://fr.unesco.org/) is a specialized agency of the United Nations whose mandate is to build peace through international cooperation in the fields of education, science, culture, communication and information. UNESCO’s programs contribute to the achievement of the sustainable development goals defined in Agenda 2030, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015. The UNESCO Cluster Office in New Delhi is mandated to cover six countries from South Asia – Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
Takhte: writers and editors (www.takhte.in) is a fast growing business providing support for writing and publishing books by writers of all ages. It also aims to promote the importance of effective writing among young minds and, for this, to organize “writing workshops” and to organize each year, in partnership with UNESCO New Delhi, a competition. online pan Indian essay writing for children and youth. Takhte also launched a free online publishing platform “Voice of Views” https://takhte.in/VoiceofViews/ for children and young people to express themselves through their writings in any form of literary work on subjects that are close to their hearts.
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