Embassy for Japan seeks entries for Intl essay competition 2017

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ISLAMABAD, Mar 22 (APP): The Embassy of Japan in Pakistan has
sought entries from interested young people for `2017 international
essay contest’.
The theme of the contest is `learning from nature’. Modern
civilization has developed through controlling nature and exploiting
its resources. At the same time, human beings are part of the
natural world, and nature has many things to teach us.
Scientists, philosophers, poets, and artists have all found inspiration
in nature, an official from Embassy told APP.
He said, the contest is organized in an effort to harness the
energy, creativity and initiative of the world’s youth in promoting
a culture of peace and sustainable development.
Contest aimed at to inspire society to learn from the young minds
and to think about how each of us can make a difference in the
world.
This program is an activity of the UNESCO Global Action
Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), he
added.
Essays may be submitted by anyone up to 25 years old in one of
the following age categories: a) Children (ages up to 14) b) Youth
(ages 15 – 25).
Essays must be 700 words or less in English, French, Spanish
or German, or 1600 characters or less in Japanese, excluding essay
title and cover page. Essays may be typed or printed.
The last date for the entry is June 15.