IAGB Essay Competition

India Association of Greater Boston (IAGB) conducted an essay competition as part of India’s Republic Day celebrations. The competition was held in 3 categories – category A for 5 to 9 years, category B for 10 to 15 years, and category C for 16 to 25 years. 


The topic for category A was ‘Describe an Indian cultural or traditional heritage that you cherish the most’, and the topic for both category B and C was ‘How Indian culture is translated in America’. The competition was in English with a 1,000-word limitation and was open to all students in the New England area.

There was an overwhelming response to the competition, and we received 15 entries in category A, seven entries in category B, and five entries in category C. A panel of 4 highly qualified judges, Pallavi Nagesh, Karen Jersild, Chitra Mills, and Rashmi Prasad, assessed them. Three winners in each category were recognized and awarded trophies. All participants received a certificate of participation.  


Winners of the competition:


Category A:

1st place  – Shriram Shenoy

2nd place – Tejas Nyaharkar

3rd place – George Menacherry


Category B:

1st place – Sivapriya Marimuthu

2nd place – Prisha Ujjinamatada

3rd place – Arkesh Kumar


Category C:

1st place – Gaurang Karpe

2nd place – Aishwarya Ramesh

3rd place – Amit Shenoy 


IAGB congratulates all participants and winners. 


–Guru Samaga