Hyderabad: As part of an endeavour to simplify marriage and stop extravagance in weddings, an essay writing competition was conducted by Siasat which evoked overwhelming response. 280 essays in Urdu and 49 essays in English were received at Siasat office by August 31, 2016 which were mostly written by ladies and girls. After minutely going through the essays, following prize winners have been announced.
Urdu Competition: Amena Farheen, Babanagar (1st prize), Surayya Jabeen, Humayun Nagar (2nd) prize and Mohamed Ghouse Ali Khamosh, Nizamabad (3rd prize). Mohammed Anees Farooqui Anees (Hyderabad), Faizunnisa (Tolichowki), Anjum Fatima (New Malakpet), Mohammed Qayamuddin Ansari (Misrigunj), Javeed Kamal (Sayeedabad) were selected for consolation prizes of Rs. 1000 each.
English Competition: Eram Fatima (1st Prize), Aliya Gauhar (2nd Prize) and Shaheera Rahman (3rd prize). Adnan Fahad (Hyderabad) Shaad Arif (Kishan Bagh), M A Qadeer (Tolichowki), Begum Farkhunda Ali Khan (Hill Colony), Syed Aeliya Fatima (Yaqutpura) (Roman English) were selected for consolation prizes.
First, Second and Third prize winners got cash prize of Rs. 5000, 3000 and 2000 respectively.