The Govt Royapettah Hospital invites school and college students to send in essays on the ill effects of consuming tobacco and alcohol.
The theme for this year is "Stay away From Tobacco and Alcohol, Save Your Life," aiming to address two of the leading causes of ill-health and disease among the general population.
The competition is open to students in recognised eduacational institutions in the State, in three categories: high school, undergraduate and post graduate college students; and medical students.
The essays must be original, and not more than 1,000 words in length. They should be emailed before midnight of August 8 to firstname.lastname@example.org
The two best essays in each category will be awarded a medal and a certificate each at the Independence Day function at the hospital. All participants will get certificates of appreciation. Prize winners will be intimated by email before August 12.