Language Matters

Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Win Prestigious Global Multilingual Essay Contest

“New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University students – Tajammul Haque, Irfan Ahmad, Farhan Ansari and Mohammad Abul had more reasons to celebrate after they won the prestigious multilingual essay contest – Many Languages, One World. The global contest was organised by ELS Educational Services, Inc., and the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI). The Indian students were selected from a talented group of nearly 1,500 contestants.

As part of this contest, the winners were invited to New York to participate in a five-day Global Youth Forum. The event’s culmination was on 27 June 2014, when all contest winners convened at the United Nations Headquarters in New York and made presentations based on principles of the United Nations Academic Impact.

The Many Languages, One World essay contest invited students from around the world to compose an essay on multilingualism and global citizenship. The essay was to be written in one of the six official languages of the United Nations – Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian or Spanish – that was neither the student’s native language nor the language of instruction in the student’s pre-university study.”

Read more @ http://indiaeducationdiary.in/Shownews.asp?newsid=30233

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