Two Indian students Aditi S Nair and Raisa Gulati have been awarded the runner-up prizes for the Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2021 for the essays written on the Covid-19 pandemic. The award has been handed over to the teenagers by the Duchess of Cornwall, Times Of India reported.
The first prize for the essay writing competition went to Kayla Bosire from Kenya, in the senior category whereas Ethan Charles Mufuma from Uganda took the first position in the junior category. Aditi S Nair and Raisa Gulati were awarded the senior and junior runner-up prizes in London.
Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition is the oldest essay writing competition in the world. The competition received over 25,000 entries across the commonwealth and the essays competition reflected the Covid-19 pandemic era.
In the senior category, Adhiti Nair built an essay named called ‘Prithvi Mata’ and it was about the positive impact of COVID-19 on nature. Her essay is about the nature of the earth and how it became positive towards nature. Her essay also pointed how nature affected when the cases increased. Moreover, the essay featured nature would end humanity thirty years later. It was Aditi Nair’s first trip to London and she told that the place is different from her mother country India.
Gulati, a year nine pupil at Mayo College Girls’ School in Ajmer, wrote ‘Autobiography of Corona. It narrates how vaccines and lockdowns block the virus’s attempt to destroy humanity. The girl from Amritsar is also an accomplished equestrian and chess player. Apart from that, Gulati is also good at playing the drums and tabla, as well as sketching.