The national emblem serves as a source of inspiration to over 1 billion Indians evoking a sense of pride in their hearts. The emblem is the signature of authority of the Government of India and thus its misuse by unauthorized persons needs to be prevented. State Emblem of India (Prohibition of Improper Use) Act, 2005, prohibits improper use of State Emblem of India for professional and commercial purposes and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. Any person found guilty of such disrespect may face imprisonment upto 2 years and monetary fine that may go upto 5000 rupees.
Topic : “Captain of all these Men of Death”: What is required to turn the tide against tuberculosis (TB) in South Africa?
1. *Katrina Lehmann-Grube, Grade 12, Wynberg Girls’ High School, Cape Town Katrina’s Essay
2. Elizabeth Halley-Stott, Grade 10, St Anne’s Diocesan College, Hilton
3. Tshepo Rapitso, Grade 10, Moroka High School, Thabanchu
Merit Prizes :
Yuvna Balgobind, Grade 10, Danville Park Girls’ High School, Durban
Tinuke Eboka, Grade 10, St Anne’s Diocesan College, Hilton