First International Essay Competition'2020 on Health and Ayurveda

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Update on assessment of essays in first international essay competition

Process of scrutiny and judgement for information to participants

Total 165 essays were received in the essay competition. Each essay was blinded and coded before proceeding further. These coded essays were submitted for three levels of assessment.

First round of scrutiny

In the scrutiny, overall presentation and structural integrity of content, inclusion of expected topics, word limit, references, general format given in guidelines were observed. Total 92 essays were found suitable based on these criteria.

These 92 essays were subjected to online plagiarism checker software “viper” available on https://www.scanmyessay.com/. The essays with less than 5 percent plagiarism were accepted as per UGC norms for submission to next level judgement.

Total 39 essays were found eligible for second round.

Scrutiny Committee

  • Chairman: Prof. Anup Thakar, Director, I.P.G.T.R.A. and I/c Vice Chancellor, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar
  • Co-ordinator: Dr. Yogesh Deole, Project Co-ordinator, Charak Samhita New Edition
  • Members:
  1. Dr. Aniket Shilwant, Assistant Professor, G. J. Patel Institute of Ayurvedic Studies and Research, New Vallabh Vidyanagar, Anand
  2. Dr. Anagha S., Charak Research Fellow, Charak Samhita Research, Training and Skill Development Centre, I.P.G.T.R.A., Jamnagar
  3. Dr.Aneesh E.G. , Charak Research Fellow, Charak Samhita Research, Training and Skill Development Centre, I.P.G.T.R.A., Jamnagar

Second round of adjudication

Three zones were designed as per the geographical location of 39 participants. The 39 essays were divided in three sets of 13 essays each as per the zone. Nine expert reviewers were requested to adjudicate. Each set of essays was submitted to a group of three reviewers from different zone. The essays were assessed based upon objective scoring pattern with expected topics to be covered as announced in the competition brochure and on website.

Zone wise merit list was prepared based on average of scores given by judges. A follow up meeting on skype was organized with all judges on May 01, 2020. Top five essays from each zone were selected for next round. Thus the top 15 essays were subjected to third round of final judgement.

Expert judges in second round

  1. Prof. Pawankumar Godatwar, Dean, Research, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, Rajasthan
  2. Prof. B.S.Prasad, Principal, KLE’s Ayurveda College, Belagavi, Karnataka
  3. Prof. Jaydevan C.V., Principal, VPSV Ayurveda College, Kottakkal, Kerala
  4. Prof. Kishor Patwardhan, Faculty of Ayurveda, I.M.S., B.H.U., Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
  5. Prof. Madhav Diggavi, Professor, Taranath Ayurveda Medical College, Bellary, Karnataka
  6. Prof. Upendra Dixit, Director, Dixit Ayurveda, Goa
  7. Dr. Supriya Bhalerao, Ayurveda Research Scientist, I.R.S.H.A. , Bharati Vidyapeeth, Pune, Maharashtra
  8. Dr. Galib, Associate Professor, All India Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi
  9. Dr. Girish K.J., Dean, SDM College of Ayurveda, Hassan, Karnataka

Third round of final judgement

The top 15 essays were submitted to judges in the final round. The assessment was done on objective scoring pattern based on expected topics to be covered as announced in the competition brochure and website. The scoring pattern can be downloaded here. Two meetings were organized with all judges on google meet on 06/06/2020 and 22/06/2020.

Expert judges in final round

  1. Dr. Gopal Basisht, Patron and Director, Charak Samhita New Edition, Orlando, Florida, USA
  2. Padmashri Prof. Gurdip Singh, Former Dean, I.P.G.T.& R.A., Jamnagar, Gujarat
  3. Prof. M. S. Baghel, Ex Ayurveda Chair, University of Debrecen, Hungary and Ex Director, I.P.G.T.& R.A., Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar
  4. Prof. H. M. Chandola, Formerly Director-Principal, Ch. Brahm Prakash Ayurveda Charak Sansthan, Govt. of Delhi
  5. Prof. S. K. Khandel, Former Professor, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, Rajasthan
  6. Prof. Kishor Patwardhan, Faculty of Ayurveda, I.M.S., B.H.U., Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
  7. Dr. Supriya Bhalerao, Ayurveda Research Scientist, I.R.S.H.A. , Bharati Vidyapeeth, Pune, Maharashtra

Observations in final round

As per the assessment of essays submitted in essay competition by expert judges, following are the observations in the final round of judgement.

The judges panel unanimously conveyed that none of the essay is found suitable to be honored with the designated awards in competition. More information on the shortcomings observed in essays can be downloaded here. Therefore, the competition process shall be re-started to find suitable candidate to get honored with these prestigious awards.

At present, It is decided to give consolation prizes to the participants who secured above 50% marks.

Award Decision
Atreya Award: Rs. 51000/- and certificate No essay found suitable, re- invite entries
Agnivesha Award: Rs. 21000/- and certificate No essay found suitable, re- invite entries
Charaka Award: Rs. 11000/- and certificate No essay found suitable, re- invite entries
Dridhabala Awards: Three Consolation Prizes of Rs. 5000/- each and certificates No essay found suitable for the title. Give consolation prizes to those who secured above 50% marks.

Winners of consolation prizes

  • Dr.Najma Mol K., Doctor, B.A. M.S., Kalappattil, Mallapuram District, Kerala, India
  • Dr.Tanya Lall, Post Graduate Scholar, Uttaranchal Ayurvedic College, Uttarakhand Ayurved University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand,India
  • Dr. Megha Prafulchandra Acharya, Ph.D. Scholar, Department of Basic Principles, I. P. G. T. and R.A., Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar,India

We congratulate the consolation prize winners.

Further information

  • As none of the essays is found suitable to be honored with the designated awards, the process of competition is being restarted.
  • The consolation prizes will be awarded on 20th July 2020. Due to present situation caused due to SARS-Covid-19 pandemic, physical presence may not be possible. Hence, online transfer and webinar will be organized.
  • All participants will receive a participation certificate in the present competition till 31st July 2020.

Process of next competition

  • All participants are eligible to participate in the competition again.The registration fees is waived off for all the participants who have submitted their essays in this competition.
  • Those participants who are willing to improve their essays, writing skills can download the shortcomings here. They can communicate the Charak Samhita Research Training and Skill Development Centre through email for further guidance and re-submission process.
  • Educational videos on expected points by judges will be made available for all the participants for ready reference.
  • The detail guidelines for this competition will be published in the first week of August 2020.

Contact

  • Email: carakasamhita@gmail.com
  • Dr.Yogesh Deole, Project Co-ordinator, Charak Samhita New Edition Project

Earlier information about the competition

The Charak Samhita Research, Training and Skill Development Centre (CSRTSDC) is established by FHED Trust, India in collaboration with Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda affiliated to Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar. The live edition of Charak Samhita is published online on www.charaksamhita.com . Ayurveda, the knowledge of life, gives due importance to prevention and preservation of health. Emphasizing upon the concept of health and its application in current practice of Ayurveda and contemporary medicine, CSRTSDC is organizing an international essay competition. Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India, has provided logo support to this event.

Topic

Future Scope and Strategies for Preservation of Health through Ayurveda

Awards

  1. Atreya Award: Rs. 51000/- and certificate
  2. Agnivesh Award: Rs. 21000/- and certificate
  3. Charak Award: Rs. 11000/- and certificate
  4. Dridhabala Awards: Three Consolation Prizes of Rs. 5000/- each and certificates
  5. Participation certificate to all participants.

Expected topics to be covered in essay

  • Elaboration of concept of health in Ayurveda classics and other contemporary healthcare systems
  • Components of health and their importance
  • Practical guidelines for implementing concept of health in today's society
  • Applied researches on preservation and protection of health
  • Prevention of disease occurrence and recurrence
  • Model healthcare system and its propagation
  • Future strategies for preservation of health

Important information and dates

  • Last date of submission of essay: Entry process stopped
  • Registration fees: INR Rs.500/-

Organizers

Patrons

  • Dr. Gopal Basisht, Director, Charak Samhita New Edition Project, FHED(India) Trust, Delhi
  • Dr. Saroj Basisht, Patron, Charak Samhita New Edition Project, FHED(India) Trust, Delhi

Advisors

  • Prof. M. S. Baghel, Former Director, I.P.G.T.R.A., Jamnagar
  • Prof. H. M. Chandola, Former Dean, I.P.G.T.R.A., Jamnagar
  • Prof. S. K. Khandel, Former Professor, N.I.A., Jaipur
  • Prof. R. B. Dwivedi, Former Dean, I.P.G.T.R.A., Jamnagar
  • Prof. Anup Thakar, Director, I.P.G.T.R.A., Jamnagar
  • Prof. Tanuja Nesari, Director, A.I.I.A., New Delhi
  • Prof. Vd. K.S.Dhiman, Director General, C.C.R.A.S., New Delhi
  • Prof. Sanjeev Sharma, Director, N.I.A., Jaipur
  • Prof. Pawankumar Godatwar, Dean, Research- N.I.A., Jaipur
  • Prof. J. S. Tripathi, Faculty of Ayurveda, I.M.S., B.H.U., Varanasi

Organizing Secretary

  • Dr. Yogesh Deole, Project Co-ordinator, Charak Samhita New Edition

Zonal Organizing Secretaries

North Zone

  • Dr. Galib, A.I.I.A., New Delhi
  • Dr. Shivani Ghildiyal, A.I.I.A., New Delhi
  • Dr. Swapnil Auti. F.I.M.S., S.G.T. University, Gurgaon
  • Dr. Umesh Sapra, C.B.P.A.C.S., New Delhi
  • Dr. Bharat Padhar, N.I.A., Jaipur
  • Dr. Reetu Sharma, N.I.A., Jaipur
  • Dr. Panchakshari Patil , C.C.R.A.S., New Delhi

East Zone

  • Prof. Ajay Kumar Pande, I.M.S., B.H.U., Varanasi
  • Prof. P. S. Byadgi, I.M.S., B.H.U., Varanasi
  • Dr. Binay Sen, I.M.S., B.H.U., Varanasi
  • Dr. Shiromani Mishra, G.A.C., Ujjain
  • Dr. Lokesh, G.A.C., Rewa

West Zone

  • Dr. Supriya Bhalerao, I.R.S.H.A., B.V.D.U., Pune
  • Dr.Upendra Dixit, Dixit Ayurveda, Goa
  • Dr. Sandeep Binorkar, G.A.C., Mumbai
  • Dr. Vaishnavi Tengse, Gomantak Ayurveda College, Goa
  • Dr. Sagar Bhinde, I.P.G.T.R.A., Jamnagar
  • Dr. Anagha S. I.P.G.T.R.A., Jamnagar

South Zone

  • Dr.Manjula K., KLE’s B.M.K.Ayurveda College, Belagavi
  • Dr. Jaydevan C.V., V.P.S.V. Ayurveda College, Kottakkal
  • Dr. Shrikant Babu, B.R.K.R. Ayurveda College, Hyderabad
  • Dr. Girish K.J., S.D.M. College of Ayurveda, Hassan
  • Dr. Savita Sajjan, Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, Hubballi
  • Dr. A. Ramya, Astangam Ayurveda Vidhyapeetham, Palakkad
  • Dr. Aneesh E.G., Kottakkal ,Kerala

General Guidelines

  • The competition is open to all under graduate, post graduate, Ph.D. scholars, registered healthcare providers, researchers and practitioners from streams of Ayurveda and Allopathy. There is no upper age limit for quality write ups in the competition.
  • The essays with duly filled registration form should be mailed to carakasamhita@gmail.com as attachment on or before 28 February 2020.
  • A registration fees of Rs. 500/- for the competition is required to be paid online while submitting the essay.
  • The awarded essays will be included in the online edition of www.charaksamhita.com and www.symbiohealth.com as per suggestions of the editorial panel.

General rules

  • Essay should be Original, single authored, in MS Word file format typed in Times new roman font, size 12 with 1.5 line spacing. The language shall be English only. The word limit is maximum 5000 words (excluding references).
  • The references from Ayurveda texts should be quoted at the end of the text as references only, and not within the text.
  • The authors are free to present their ideas on the topic in the essay with proper in text references as per referencing format available on www.charaksamhita.com.
  • We adopt a policy of zero tolerance to plagiarism. All essays will undergo strict plagiarism check before sending it for review. The author should not submit any copyrighted material without proper permission. In such case, a separate permission letter shall be attached with the registration form. The author will solely be responsible for any issue arising out of copyright or conflict of interest of submitted essay.
  • A separate file of filled and signed registration form shall be submitted with the Essay file as per prescribed format.
  • In order to follow a blind review system, identity should not be revealed in any form in the essay.
  • The essays will be reviewed and assessed anonymously by the international review panel of the Board. The decision of judges will be final. No queries will be entertained after declaration of results. Successful candidates will be invited for the award ceremony.
  • The Board of CSRTSDC reserves all rights to modify rules as and when needed.

Registration guidelines

  • The registration fees of Rs.500/- shall be transferred through Wire Transfer / Internet Banking (NEFT/RTGS/IMPS) only to the account mentioned below:
  • Account Name: FHED (India) Trust Account Number: 50100324257724 Bank Name: HDFC Bank
  • Branch Address: E-6, Local Shopping Centre, Masjid Moth, Greater Kailash-2, New Delhi,110 048
  • Type of account: Savings account IFSC : HDFC0000027
  • The registration fees is non-refundable.
  • Electronic copy of receipt of transfer with scan copy of duly filled and signed registration form shall be emailed with essay as per guidelines given above.
  • The participant are required to enroll themselves through the online form on the link given below:

https://forms.gle/Cq5pyxwi5pZ9czTGA

Referencing guidelines

These should be numbered consecutively in order in which they are first mentioned in the text (not in alphabetic order) and placed as endnote. In the text they should be indicated above the line (superscripted). Use the style of the examples mentioned below, which are based on the formats used by the NLM in Index Medicus. The titles of journals should be abbreviated according to the style used in Index Medicus. Use complete name of the journal for non-indexed journals. Avoid using abstracts as references. The commonly cited types of references are shown here:

  • Articles in Journals:
  1. Standard journal article (for up to six authors): Deole YS, Ashok BK, Shukla VJ, Ravishankar B, Chandola HM. Psychopharmacological Study on Antidepressant effect of Brahmi Ghrita. AYU Int Res J Ayurveda 2008;29(2):77-83.
  2. Standard journal article (for more than six authors): List the first six contributors followed by et al.

Nozari Y, Hashemlu A, Hatmi ZN, Sheikhvatan M, Iravani A, Bazdar A, et al. Outcome of coronary artery bypass grafting in patients without major risk factors and patients with at least one major risk factor for coronary artery disease. Indian J Med Sci 2007;61:547-54.

  1. Volume with supplement: Shen HM, Zhang QF. Risk assessment of nickel carcinogenicity and occupational lung cancer. Environ Health Perspect 1994;102 Suppl 1:275-82.
  2. Issue with supplement: Payne DK, Sullivan MD, Massie MJ. Women's psychological reactions to breast cancer. Semin Oncol 1996; 23(1, Suppl 2):89-97.
  • Books and Other Monographs:
  1. Personal author(s):Ringsven MK, Bond D. Gerontology and leadership skills for nurses. 2nd ed. Albany (NY):Delmar Publishers; 1996.
  2. Editor(s), compiler(s) as author: Norman IJ, Redfern SJ, editors. Mental health care for elderly people. New York: Churchill Livingstone; 1996.
  3. Chapter in a book: Phillips SJ, Whisnant JP. Hypertension and stroke. In: Laragh JH, Brenner BM, editors. Hypertension: pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management. 2nd ed. New York: Raven Press; 1995. pp. 465-78.

Electronic Sources as reference

  • Journal article on the Internet:
  1. Basisht GK. Symbiohealth-Need of the hour. AYU [serial online] 2011 [cited 2020 Jan 6];32:6-11. Available from: http://www.ayujournal.org/text.asp?2011/32/1/6/85715
  • Monograph on the Internet:
  1. Foley KM, Gelband H, editors. Improving palliative care for cancer [monograph on the Internet]. Washington: National Academy Press; 2001 [cited 2002 Jul 9]. Available from: http://www.nap.edu/books/0309074029/html/.
  • Homepage/Web site:
  1. Cancer-Pain.org [homepage on the Internet]. New York: Association of Cancer Online Resources, Inc.; c2000-01 [updated 2002 May 16; cited 2002 Jul 9]. Available from: http://www.cancer-pain.org/.
  • Part of a homepage/Web site:
  1. Gujarat Ayurved University [homepage on the Internet]. Jamnagar: The University; [updated 2019 Dec 31; cited 2020 Jan 07]. Gujarat Ayurved University; Available from: http://ayurveduniversity.edu.in/
  • References from Ayurvedic Classical Texts and Samhitas:

The references from Ayurvedic Samhitas should be given in the following order:

  1. Name of the original writer(s) of Samhita, Name of the Samhita, name of the Sthana(part or section), Adhyaya (chapter), serial number of chapter/Shloka(verse)number, then editor, edition number, name of the publisher, then year of publication; Page number (if specified only).

E.g. Agnivesha, Charaka, Dridhabala, Charaka samhita, Chikitsa Sthana, Grahani Chikitsa Adhyaya, 15/20, edited by Vaidya Jadavaji Trikamji Aacharya,2nd edition, Chaukhamba Sanskrit Sansthan, Varanasi, 1990;225.

  1. If the same Samhita or book is refereed two or more times then after quoting the full reference first time, on the second time write the word “Ibidem” followed by reference number (1) followed by name of the Samhita ‘Charaka Samhita’ and name of the Sthana, name of Adhyaya Number/ shloka number and at last page number if specific.

E.g. Ibidem Charaka Samhita(1), Grahani Chikitsa Adhyaya, 15/25;226.

  1. If the reference is taken from the edited version or view of the editor on the original text, then the reference can include: Name of the editor, followed by designation like ‘editor’, and the reference from the Samhita as described above,

E.g. Jadavji T.,editor. Charaka Samhita, Chikitsa Sthana, Grahani Chikitsa Adhyaya, 15/20, 2nd edition, Chaukhamba Sanskrit Sansthan, Varanasi, 1990; 225.

  1. If the reference is quoted from a commentary of original text, then the reference can include: Name of the commentator, followed by designation ‘commentator’, and the reference from the Samhita as described above.

E.g. Chakrapanidutta, Commnetator. Charaka Samhita, Chikitsa Sthana, Grahani Chikitsa Adhyaya, 15/20, 2nd edition, Chaukhamba Sanskrit Sansthan, Varanasi, 1990; 225.