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Dibrugarh girl wins UNESCO prize


DIBRUGARH, Nov 14 - Dibrugarh girl Anuradha Marwah, daughter of Ajit Singh of South Amolapatty here, has won a prestigious international photo competition organised by UNESCO.

She won from among 2,500 contestants from all over South and South East Asia, and also won US 500 dollars in the process.

Incidentally, the second and third prize winners of the contest are also from India: Pranab Basal and Anindya Majumdar. A special US 200 dollar prize also went to an Indian named Hemant Kumar.

The UNESCO Photo Competition 2016 was organised as a part of the social media campaign on �Science for Sustainability�. The campaign began on World Environment Day (June 5) and concluded on World Science Day (November 10). The international jury was led by noted photo journalist Raghu Rai.

Anuradha Marwah, who now works for the tourism sector in New Delhi, had a herd of elephants on a jungle track as her submission. Her prize winning photograph included a baby elephant, nudging her elders, making it almost a surreal visual essay.

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