- CNM Reporter
Aditi hails from Pathanamthitta in Kerala.
Aditi S Nair, an 11th-grade student, from Delhi has been adjudged Runner-up in the Senior category in the prestigious Royal Commonwealth Essay Competition for 2021. Another Indian student Raisa Gulati from Amritsar is the Junior Runner-up. Aditi probably will be the first Malayali, at least in recent times, to win this award.
The essay competition is conducted by the Royal Commonwealth Society whose chief patron is Queen Elizabeth II. The first prize in the Senior section has gone to Kayla Bosire from Kenya while Junior Winner Ethan Mufuma belongs to Uganda.
The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition is the world’s oldest international writing competition for schools, established in 1883. With thousands of young people taking part each year, it recognises achievement, elevate youth voices and develop key skills through creative writing. Over 25,648 young people submitted entries this year sharing their ideas.
Awards will be presented to the winners at a glittering function at St James’s Palace, London, on October 28. Commenting on this year’s competition, the Society, in a statement, said: “The QCEC 2021 was especially competitive, with over 25,648 young people submitting an entry and sharing their ideas with our #Commonwealth family. Thank you, and a tremendous well-done, to all those who entered!”
Aditi, the daughter of G Sreedathan, Founder-MD of Indus Scrolls and Associate Editor of Organiser, and Bindu Sreedathan, DDG, Ministry of Urban Development, is a student of Sanskriti School in Delhi. She hails from Kerala’s Pathanamthitta district.