12th R.L. Chopra Memorial Creative Writing Competition
12th R.L.Chopra Memorial Creative Writing Competition was organized
by New Era Public School, Mayapuri on 21st July, 2018. This literary
event was instituted in the memory of Late Shri R.L.Chopra, the founder
chairman of New Era Public School. Mr. Chopra, an avid reader himself, was of
the firm belief that reading leads to refinement and enrichment.
This one day literary festival witnessed an overwhelming
participation of 40 schools. The occasion was graced by the dynamic Director Mrs. Usha
Chopra, who welcomed all the participants and the charismatic Principal Mrs.
Vandana Chawla, who is always a source of inspiration.
book chosen in English was Difficult
Daughters by Manju Kapur . It presents a saga which successfully treads
through a complex terrain of family, society and relationships. Manju Kapoor has
sought a fresh approach in defining the breeding of social change by paintings
canvas of the novel with female characters who occupy different places in the
timeline of change.
Alka Rai, a trainer with Headword Publication and Anukta Ghosh editor with Scholastics,
India judged the Book Discussion Round in English. Anushka of Bal Bharati
Public School, Noida Khushi Basin of Lancer's Convent School, Rohini and Isha Sharma of KIIT World School bagged
the First, Second and Third prizes respectively.
book explored in Hindi was Nirmala by
Premchand. The novel is centered around a young girl who is forced to marry an
elderly. It is a classic text of the woman as a victim. Exploring sensitive, even
dangerous terrain, it communicates a sense of tragedy rather than moral
Nisha Nag, Professor of Hindi at Miranda College, Delhi University and Ms. Great
Devi, Professor of Hindi at Atma Ram Santana Dharma, Delhi University judged
the Book Discussion Round in Hindi. Vardan of St. Thomas School, Dwarka, Snehil Smriti of The Air force School ,Subroto
Park an Lakshay Gupta of Sachdeva Public
School , Pitampura bagged the First,
Second and Third prizes respectively.
winners for Creative Writing, both English and Hindi will be announced on 10th
participants displayed an in depth understanding of the issues raised in the
novels and impressed the judges with their analytical skills and won their
appreciation. This one day long literary festival reasserts the significance of
literature in our lives and helps us to understand the world better.