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Grand prize for essay

A BIT-Mesra student’s essay has fetched him a scholarship worth Rs 1.25 lakh.

Dipendra Adhikari, a second year civil engineering student, had written the essay on a topic based on a spiritual book at a competition organised by Yogoda Satsang Society of India at its Ranchi centre near railway station on January 19.

The results of the competition came out on March 31.

Dipendra’s essay was declared best across the country and he was awarded the Paramahansa Yogananda scholarship worth Rs 1.25 lakh. The amount will be released in four instalments.

Tthe competition is organised and the scholarship awarded to one student every year in a bid to attract the young generation towards the teachings of Paramahansa.

The essay required addressing certain questions based on one of the world’s most acclaimed spiritual classics, Autobiography of a Yogi, written by Paramahansa Yogananda who had founded Yogoda Satsang Society.

“The essay had to be written in a manner as if we were answering questions based on the Paramahansa’s teachings. I focussed on what should be the goal of an individual’s life,” an elated Dipendra said.

According to him, the goal of one’s life should not be materialistic but spiritual as there is something more beyond the materialistic world.