ESSAY WRITING COMPETITION: 3rd Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam National Legal Essay Competition – 2018.

ESSAY WRITING COMPETITION: 3rd Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam National Legal Essay Competition – 2018.

72 years of independence later, India still grapples with an inhuman idea of employment- Manual Scavenging. Denial of equality has taken a brutal shape for communities involved with Manual Scavenging in the country. Twice legislated upon, the Government has banned the activity in 1993 and 2013, yet people’s search for a dignified livelihood continues. While India shines at many levels globally, Manual Scavenging remains a blot on the image of a “Swacch Bharat”. People employed as manual scavengers are doubly disadvantaged- being from lower castes, they are largely looked down upon on top of which the nature of work keeps them marginalized. Somewhere, both the society as well as governments have contributed to the present condition of manual scavengers. However, an informed citizen can come to rescue of a fellow hapless citizen in various ways. Keeping in mind this concern, theme of the 3rd edition has been chosen aptly. This competition will result in very good quality essays deliberating various issues & challenges with regards to manual scavenging in India.

Theme:- Manual Scavenging – Unresolved Problem in India.


The Competition is open only for LL.B., LL.M. & Ph.D. students studying in any of the recognized Law Schools / Colleges / Departments of the Universities in India.


  • Essay should be original (not published earlier or extracted from other sources) in English, 5000 to 7000 thousand words (Times New Roman, font size 12, 1.5 spacing) including footnotes and references (end note).
  • Title of the page should carry all details like name, affiliation, email id, mobile no. of the participants.
  • Students should also send scanned copy of a valid ID card alongwith the essay.
  • Essay to be sent in word file to email id on or before November 20, 2018.

All good quality essays will be published in the form of a book/journal/magazine/electronic resource or in any other manner as it may deem appropriate, subject to sufficient number of essays. All entries shall be deemed to be the property of the organizer. Organizer has complete discretion about publication of essay in any form. Essays will be judged by faculties from elite law institutions in India based on parameters like content, flow of presentation, critical & innovating thinking, reference, language etc. All essays will go through plagiarism check and essays having unquoted materials will be rejected and no certificate will be awarded for the same.

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