1st NUSRL-CLAP National Legal Essay Writing Competition, 2016 on “Gender Equality in relation to Access to Worship Places” in order to strengthen the concept of “Justice for all.”


1st NUSRL- CLAP National Socio-Legal Essay Writing Competition, 2016 seeks to address the issue of Gender Inequality faced in India.

The main objective of the Competition is to initiate a churning process for realizing and contextualizing the topic.

It endeavors to encourage and promote creative, logical thinking and knowledge about understanding the current issues faced by a large scale of society.


Gender Equality: Access to Worship Places.


Students of all streams, Legal/Corporate Professionals and Researchers.


1. Essays must not be longer than 5000 words. It must be accompanied by an abstract of not more than 500 words. The abstract will be used by the jury for pre-selection.

2. All submissions must be typewritten in Times New Roman, 12 Font Size, 1.5Line Spacing and Headings/Titles must be in Capital. Footnotes should be in Times New Roman Font size 10. The Footnotes used should follow a uniform and complete system of citation.

3. Quotes and references must be clearly marked throughout the essay (preferably in italics) and properly cited. Any method of citation can be followed but is required to be consistent throughout the text.

4. Submissions can only be made in Soft Copy in English. All soft copy submissions are to be electronically mailed to [email protected]

5. Entries will be accepted only in PDF format.

6. The identity of the author is not allowed to be indicated anywhere in the text. All submissions will be blind reviewed. References to specific individuals, firms, or schools, which might reveal the author’s identity are strongly discouraged and shall be liable to be disqualified.

7. Entries should be accompanied by a separate cover page containing details such as:

author/s name, mailing address, telephone, fax numbers, and e-mail address; name, address of the institution where the student is enrolled and year of study.


1st Prize: 2500 INR

2nd Prize: 1500 INR

3rd Prize: 500 INR


1. Last date of submission is 3rd June, 2016. Any entry after the prescribed date shall not be entertained.

2. Participants should not submit more than one entry.

3. Co-authorship is allowed, but it should not be exceeding two participants.

4. All submissions must be original. No previously published material will be accepted. Any form of plagiarism will result in automatic disqualification.

5. All essays received in the competition become the property of 1 st NUSRL- CLAP National Socio-Legal Essay Writing Competition, which reserves the right to publish the essays in any form electronic or print.

6. The participants by entering in the competition give NUSRL- CLAP the right to publicize the winning entries without any royalty or compensation.

7. The participants by entering in the competition agree to indemnify NUSRL- CLAP from and against all claims, suits, and damages based on any claim of copyright infringement or plagiarism or unauthorized use.

8. Neither the Convener of 1st NUSRL- CLAP National Socio-Legal Essay Writing Competition nor the committee will be responsible for any condition beyond its control that may cause the competition to be interrupted.

9. The decision of the Jury shall be final and will not be subject to any appeal.

10. NUSRL- CLAP shall take no responsibility in any matter arising out of any dispute as regards the authenticity of the submitted work.


Last Date for Registration: June 1, 2013

Last Date for Essay Submission: 3rd June, 2016

Announcement of winners: 6th June, 2016

Registration Fees: 100 INR (per author)


Online Payment: Click HERE.

Note: Please mail your Payment ID along with soft copy submission of Essay.


Student Coordinators:

1. Aman Srivastava


2. Anmol Deepak


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  1. are the results going to be announced or not?? from 6th it was extended to 10th and now it is 13th…..what is this going on….really disappointing….

  2. I am watching the discussions being conducted in our National TV Channels on “Right to Pray.” Any person at anywhere can pray, even in the middle of the road, if it is necessary. It is purely within. Within any seeker or person can pray to any form of God or Goddess or Master or Guru or Sannyasi to help him/her. No Court can restrict him/her. The said prayer is being conducted within. Every meditator is praying within to his/her favourite God or Goddess. This prayer may for self or for the welfare of humankind. During this prayer any seeker can attune with Avyakta Brahman or any form of God or Goddess of any religion. Who will restrict such seeker? None.

    “Right to pray” should not be confused with “Right to worship a God or Goddess.” The right to worship a God may be within his/her own house. No Court or person can restrict him/her. The dispute arises while performing pujas in temples during “jagrat avastha” only. Normally each temple has it’s own conditions depending on the Aagamas meant for performing pujas to the idols. The idol in a temple is not a mere rock or statue. While installing an idols by performing rituals suitable to the said deity they are inviting “prana sakti” into the idol. This procedure is called “Prana prathistha.” If the said idol didn’t have any attractive capacity the people may not visit the said temple or worship the said God or Goddess.

    Precisely say, the people should clearly understand the difference between “Right to Pray” and “right to worship God in temples or worshipping places during jagrat avastha.” Secondly, Hinduism or Hindu temple rituals or spiritual methods should not mixed with other religions. Each and every religion has it’s own conditions and worshipping methods. If these methods are mixed there will be utter confusion. By wrong information or analysis there will be more agitations and will lead to social or spiritual unrest in the country.

    My sincere suggestion is participants must clearly understand the difference between “Right to Pray” and “Right to worship a God in temple during jagrat avastha.”

  3. As per Brihadaranyaka Upanishad the original form of God is in Beeja Roopa sthithi. This Unmanifested God want to manifest billions of galaxies, stars, etc. were created. It means original form of God before creation is “Avyakta Brahman” alone. Once Avyakta Brahman manifested into this visible creation what we are witnessing today is Vyakta Brahman. The end point of Vedas and Upanishads is .. all of us came from Avyakta Brahman must reach Avyakta Brahman alone after our death.

    Once a Sadhak or Seeker had perfect clarity of his/her eternal goal i.e. reaching Avyakta Brahman after his/her death .. he/she will have perfect clarity about the goals set by him/her in his education, marital life, economic life etc. Indian philosophy is revolving around Atman and Avyakta Brahman alone. What is Atman was clearly described by Sri Adisankara in his Tatwa Bodha in two slokas in simple Sanskrit. How to know Atman? and Avyakta Brahman .. the approach was clearly described in “Aparokshaanubhuti”.. ( i.e. Direct Experience ). How a seeker will feel when Atman attuned or merged with Avyakta Brahman was clearly known in “Tureeya Avastha” alone but not in jagrat, swapna, sushupta avasthas. Ancient Rishis are perfect Brahma Jnanis and perfectly aware as they are not physical bodies but Atmans. What they experienced in their Tureeya Avastha, described once they came back into Jagrat Avastha and those secrets were revealed in Upanishads and also in abstract sutras in Brahma Sutras. Precisely say .. without understanding the heart of “ancient rishis or rishi patnis” it is almost impossible to decode their teachings.

    In another point of view .. the said Avyakta Brahman is within us ( i.e. the True Master thumb size Avyakta Brahman is residing within our heartknot. ( hridayagrandhi ). It means original form of God is within us only. Avyakta Brahman is the original source of this entire creation. Technically says .. all of us are Avyakta Brahman alone but not different.

    This knowledge of knowing as “I am in Avyakta Brahman; Avyakta Brahman is in me; I know as I am not the physical body but Atman. Atman and Avyakta Brahman are one and the same.” ( ex: to know the truth you can recite this prayer during your deeper meditations ). Knowing as I am not physical body but Atman is Atma Vidya. Knowing as Atman and Avyakta Brahman are one and the same is Brahma Vidya. Present teachings of the Masters may not satisfy you because of lack of proper understanding, proper practice on part of the seeker. Both Atman and Avyakta Brahman will never change till the end of creation. Once the creation came to an end Avyakta Brahman alone will be in existence. Entire creation will merge in him. So the end point of every Sadhak is reaching Avyakta Brahman alone. This must be the eternal goal of every seeker.

    If we don’t have clarity in the name of “Who Am I” we have to search for the Masters or Gurus or Sannyasis to enlighten us. We cannot find Brahma Jnanis each and everywhere. So Jagad Gurus like Sri Adisankara already revealed in his books specially in Tawta Bodha, Aparokshanubhuti and Commentary on Mandukya Upanishad.

    Once we understand the above as all of us are originated from Avyakta Brahman alone .. we will know the “right to equality.” As per Atma Vidya .. this physical world is impermanent. All forms of Gods and Goddesses were impermanent. As per Brihadaranyaka Upanishad .. all namas, roopas, karmas are Anaatmas i.e. Non-Atmas. Reason is at one point of time entire creation will vanish and merge in Avyakta Brahman alone. Spiritually speaking reaching Avyakta Brahman is the true and eternal goal of each and every Atma Jnani and Brahma Jnani. At Soul level there is no discrimination of caste, creed, sex, religion, nationality etc. All Soul experiences cannot be described in words. Both Atman and Avyakta Brahman are only silent spectators. We are suffering because of our past life bad karmas i.e. Aagami, sanchita, prarabda badkarmas. Our past life misdeeds are influencing us now in this birth. To get rid of these badkarmas we are worshipping various types of Gods and Goddess.

    To get results we have to worship Vyakta Brahman in the prescribed method or form as mentioned in Aagamas. Otherwise one cannot get any result. Wrong worshipping methods will not yield any results.

    Spiritual matters have to be understood in the context of Atman and Avyakta Brahman alone but in various forms of Gods and Goddesses. Otherwise confusion will arise in our minds.

  4. when will we receive our certificates & where in our home address or college address
    more over if two participate together then certificates will be given individually or not

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