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Poorvika Mehra of Class 10 A, has been awarded the Merit Certificate for her Essay, written for The Albert Barrow Memorial- All India Inter School Creative Writing Competition 2016, by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations.


The Albert Barrow Memorial All India Inter School Creative Writing Competition is held every year by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (ICSE) to encourage the students of the schools affiliated to the Council, to go beyond their syllabi and texts. The competition provides them a platform not only to showcase their talents and creativity, but also to express their views on a variety of subjects that are of concern in our society today. It is their concerns which help us to identify the way forward.


The theme of this year’s competition was, ‘The Role of Social Media in shaping our Lives’. The theme was chosen keeping in mind the great hold that social networking has over the lives of everyone, young and old. The efforts of the students who participated in the competition revealed great depth and maturity in addition to creativity and command over language and expression. Reading their contributions has been an enriching experience as it offers a glimpse into their minds. The students expressed balanced, rational views. They showed considerable insight in identifying the pros and cons of social media.

Poorvika Mehra, of Class 10 A, participated in the competition and the essay written by her has been adjudged to be the sixth best essay from all the students who took part across the country.


We congratulate Poorvika and wish her all the success in future.


Poorvika's prize winning essay has been attached.


Essay on The Role of Social Media in Shaping Our Lives by Poorvika Mehra