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Mahatma Gandhi Library
1000 Light for peace
October 4 2014, Jones Hall Plaza, 600 Louisiana Street, Houston, TX

Mahatma Gandhi Week Contests - October 4th 2014, Jones Hall Plaza, 600 Louisiana Street, Houston, TX

A project to create a higher awareness of the inspiring life and work of Mahatma Gandhi & continue his legacy of Truth, Non-Violence, Love, Service & Peace. The contest is open to all children in the greater Houston area. The winners of these citywide contests will be recognized at celebration of Mahatma Gandhi's birthday - 1000 Lights For Peace,  October 4 2014.


Please visit the Mahatma Gandhi Library booth at the following events to participate in the poster/ coloring contest.

April 26, 28, May 3, 4 – Houston International Festival, Downtown, Houston

August 2014 – Indian Independence Day,  Organized by ICC Houston

August 2014 – Janmashtami, Organized by Hindus of Greater Houston

September 4 – Speech Contest, Organized by MGL

Coloring Contest

Ages 5 and under :

(born on or after Oct 2, 2010)

No registration necessary, come to the venue where it is being held, open to all.

Poster Contest

Ages 11 and over :

Hands of service.

Ages 10 and under :

Helping hands.

iTribute (Multimedia) Contest

11 and over :

Mandela: portrayal of Gandhian principles.

10 and under :

I love peace.

Creative Writing / Essay Contest

High School :

”Unto This Last” by John Ruskin in your own words.

Middle School & below :

Can simplicity lead to a better world?

Speech Contest

Ages 11 and over :

Trusteeship vs ownership: which is better for the world?

Ages 10 and under :

Values in life are more important than successes.

 

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Awards per Contest

Senior

Junior

Winner

$150 Gift Certificate

$100 Gift Certificate

Runner-Up

$100 Gift Certificate

$75 Gift Certificate

2nd Runner-Up

$75 Gift Certificate

$50 Gift Certificate

The contests are open to all children in the greater Houston area and are part of the week-long, city-wide celebration of Mahatma Gandhi Week culminating on 2013 at the 1000 Light for Peace.

In a maximum of 650 words (High School) or 400 words(Middle School and below) submit an essay on respective topic. Essay must be typed in Arial 12-point font & double spaced withword count typed at the bottom. Entries must be submitted in electronic format to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Last date for submission of entry is Sunday Sept 14, 2014. For information, e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call Sanjay Jain @ 281-989-0532.

iTribute Contest:
Submit a multimedia format presentation on respective topic with a maximum 5 minutes in length (Middle School and below) or 10 minutes in length (High School). Entries must be submitted in electronic format to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Entry could also be submitted on a CD with all the multimedia content embedded on disc and mailed to the Library office along with a printed copy of Entry Form. Submission of entry should be postmarked by Midnight, Sunday Sept 14, 2014. For information, e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call Shashank Tomar @ 713-825-6690.

Speech Contest:
In a maximum of 3 minutes deliver a speech on the respective topic. Speech will be judged on content, presentation style and delivery by a panel of judges. First place winners in each age group will also present their speech at the annual "1000 Lights for Peace" celebration. Event is planned to take place on Sat, Sept 27, 2014. For information, e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call Ravi Choudhary @ 713-504-2228

Poster Contest:
Express yourself artistically on a poster by drawing, coloring, sketching, write apoem, write a prose to describe the topic. All posters must be completed in the presence of a MGLrepresentative and within 2 hours maximum. All supplies are provided. For information for this contest, e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call Namita Sutaria @ 281-773-8009.

Coloring Contest:
For Children under 5 years of age, express yourself artistically on a coloringpage. All pages must be completed in the presence of a MGL representative and within 2 hours maximum. All supplies are provided. For information or to find out next venue for this contest, e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call Namita Sutaria @ 281-773-8009.