The All India Journal Competition was started by the Foundation as an Annual event in 1996.
All India Journal Competition was started with the following objectives :
|Shri Sudip Banerjee, IAS
Poet, Public Relation expert and senior Administrator.
Former Director General of National Literary Mission.
|Dr. K. K. Chakravarti, IAS
Archeoligist, Art Historian and Senior Administrator.
|Shri Dayaram Chawda
|Justice Gulab Gupta
Former Chief Justice, Himachal Pradesh High Court.
Former Vice - Chancellor of Jabalpur University
|Shri Sunil Kumar, IAS
Public Relations Expert
Jt. Secretary, Govt. Of India
|Shri B.K.S Ray, IAS
Poet and Satirist.
Add. Chief Secretary, Govt. Of India
|Shrimati Indira Mishra
Author of Several Books,
Addl. Chief Secretary, Govt. of Chhattisgarh.
|Shri P.S.Shetty |
Veteran Advertising Professional.
|Shri V.P.Pahwa |
Eminent magazine & book Publisher
|Shri R.P.Tiwari |
Public Relation Expert.
|Shri Madhukar Upadhyay |
Former Editor, PTI-Bhasha.
|Dr. Sushil Trivedi|
|Shri Niranjan Mahawar|
|Shri C.K.Khaitan, IAS|
|Dr. Subhash Atre|
The award trophy, given to each winner is a beautifully handcrafted piece of art. It shows a man atop a SULPHI tree ( a kind of palm found in Bastar), whose sap has mild intoxication properties. It represents human's eternal quest of knowledge, itch to explore, will to achieve and wish to conquer new heights, frontiers and horizons. It has been especially designed for us by master craftman Jaidev Baghel, the Bastar-bon tribal artist of international fame. Recently, Raipur University has conferred upon the artist the honorary degree of D.Lit.
The memento, presented to the members of the jury and guests of honour, is also a beautiful piece of art, created by another master craftsman, Govndram Jhara, an internationally famous artist from tribal district of Raigarh in Eastern Chhattisgarh. It's a KARMA tree, depicting and representing celebration of life. It calls upon the mankind to accept life in its fullness from life to death & to explore richness of life bestowed upon us.
The trophy and the memento, both are made of bell-metal through lost-vex technique, a craftsmanship typical to tribal Chhattisgarh and adjoining eastern provices.