Congratulations to our Winners of Round 1 of VOSAP Essay Competition. We thank and appreciate the enthusiasm, efforts and participation of each essay writer.
Here are top 40 Essays for you to read and "Like" to support your contestant to WIN the prizes.
Participant Name Participant Country Participant City Participant Age Essay Name (Click to Read and Like)
Dhawal Gandhi India Ahmedabad 35 Click to Read, Like and Share
Rajesh Kumar India Delhi 26 Click to Read, Like and Share
Hiral Shah India Naliya 22 Click to Read, Like and Share
Aniket Meeruty India Vadodara 24 Click to Read, Like and Share
Dhairya Parikh India Mumbai 27 Click to Read, Like and Share
Saumil Vadodaria United Kingdom London 35 Click to Read, Like and Share
Maitri Katta India Rajkot 23 Click to Read, Like and Share
Kartikey Desai United States Chicago 23 Click to Read, Like and Share
Sikhya Babu India Ahmedabad 30 Click to Read, Like and Share
Krutika Patel India Ahmedabad 23 Click to Read, Like and Share
Manushri Desai United States Los Angeles 20 Click to Read, Like and Share
Hiranya Kamdar United States Gainesville 20 Click to Read, Like and Share
SRUSHTI MANDANI India Ahmedabad 21 Click to Read, Like and Share
Dr-Ritendra Rathore India Surendranagar 29 Click to Read, Like and Share
Om Shah India Ahmedabad 21 Click to Read, Like and Share
Sachi Shah India Surat 20 Click to Read, Like and Share
Arun Kumar India Delhi 24 Click to Read, Like and Share
CHANCHAL SHAKYA India New Delhi 26 Click to Read, Like and Share
Rushika Hathi India Porbandar 30 Click to Read, Like and Share
Mohd Faiz India New Delhi 20 Click to Read, Like and Share
Urmila Vaghmashi India Surat 26 Click to Read, Like and Share
Ankita Patel India Chandkheda 31 Click to Read, Like and Share
Jnaninee Malaviya Canada Vancouver 28 Click to Read, Like and Share
sapna khatter India Rajkot 35 Click to Read, Like and Share
Falguni Prajapati India Kadi 28 Click to Read, Like and Share
Sukanya Nayak India Bengaluru 21 Click to Read, Like and Share
Deven Desai United States Los Angeles 29 Click to Read, Like and Share
Devid Joshi India Ahmedabad 32 Click to Read, Like and Share
Manisha Surana India Ujjain 25 Click to Read, Like and Share
Mathavadiya Kajal Mathavadiya Kajal India Mahuva 21 Click to Read, Like and Share
Ms. Shahina India Guwahati 25 Click to Read, Like and Share
Krishna Krishna India Gandhinagar 30 Click to Read, Like and Share
Swarup Varu India Anjar 25 Click to Read, Like and Share
dharamsingbhai vasava India Ahmedabad 26 Click to Read, Like and Share
Neha Zala India Ahmedabad 28 Click to Read, Like and Share
HARSH AGHERA India Ahmedabad 21 Click to Read, Like and Share
Mr. Deepak Sindhe India Bangalore 31 Click to Read, Like and Share
Mitali Srivastava India Ahmedabad 22 Click to Read, Like and Share
Rahul Khanna India Yamunanagar 35 Click to Read, Like and Share
kanksha anjaria India Ahmedabad 21 Click to Read, Like and Share


Our Esteemed and diverse Jury with language, subject matter expertise that rated all the entries comprised of

1. Dr. Usha Upadhyay- Poet and Dean of Arts at Gujarat Vidyapeeth, India
2. Dr. Gaurang Jani – Social activist and Professor at Gujarat University, India
3. Shri Jasubhai Kavi – Writer and Ex-principal of Blind People’s Association from India
4. Ms Nandita Thakor – Poet, Journalist, US
5. Ms Usha Desai – VOSAP Co-Founder, US

We compiled the scores given by the Jury and based on the average scores, the TOP 40 Essays go to Round Two that will end on November 10,2018.

In fact, every contestant is a winner by sharing their ideas, emotions by writing excellent essays. Every VOSAP Essay Competition participant will get VOSAP Certificate of Volunteering for their efforts.

We are very encouraged with the average age of the participants being 24 years, our future generation that is Inclusive in thought and action. We want to give special mention to 4 participants who are 13-15 years old – Arjav Shah, Mitarth Soni, Shubham Kamdar and Vaishali Shah.

The Jury enjoyed reading all ideas presented in essays from a wide variety of participants, diverse background in terms of age, exposure to small town in India to metro cities like Chicago, living experiences, academic background (arts, engineering, scientists), knowledge and geographical location, both in India and around the world (UK, Canada, USA, Japan)


What Next?

  1. Per rules of the VOSAP ESSAY competition (here is the reference link for the rules), each one of you have opportunity to be the WINNER by (a) contributing to VOSAP cause as volunteer using VOSAP mobile app and (b) popularity of your essay per number of likes (FaceBook or manual).
  2. For popularity ranking of the essay – 3 options are there. Whichever essay you like from this list below (table of round 1 winners),  (a) click “Manual Like” button, enter your name, phone # and email then submit or (b) FB share of the essay on your FaceBook wall or (c) just click on FB like button. Total likes will be counted for popularity round for each essay
  3. For VOSAP mobile app based points, you will get 5 points per approved building access rating and 10 points per new volunteer that you inspire to join and take VOSAP pledge by “Send Email to Take Pledge” button on “Pledge” screen of VOSAP app. You can see who took pledge and track your score by sending email from VOSAP app. Let us start volunteering, inspiring our family and friends to take “VOSAP Pledge” and WIN!

If any question, call any of our volunteer with whom you worked during essay submission, they will guide you as how you can score more to be the winner of VOSAP ESSAY COMPETITION!