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Tribute to Gandhi Essay Contest

$1,000 Essay Contest

The Gandhi Celebration Committee (GCC) and the Ravi and Naina Patel Foundation invites all college students in Kern County to submit their original essay on the following quote:

"Satyagraha: Truth is the Goal, Nonviolence is the Way"

Mahatma Gandhi

How to Enter

Write a personal essay, in approximately 750 words, that explains what you think Gandhi meant by the quote: "An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind." Discuss how you think the method of Satyagraha could be applied for solving the problems the world is facing today. Describe examples of what you have done or what you could do to make the world a better place, following Gandhi's philosophy of nonviolence.

First place winner will receive $1,000 and second place will earn $500

Submission Deadline

Submit your essay by May 30, 2019.

How to Submit

Email a PDF of your essay to:
Sumbission Date is past.


Congratulations to:

  • 1st Prize Winner ($1, 000) — Adam Blazer
  • 2nd Place ($200 each) — Delia C. Aceves and Mary King

For more details, visit the Tribute to Gandhi Facebook Page or #TributeToGandhi on Instagram.

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