Inviting Young Indians to Visualize INDIA in 2047

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Inviting Young Indians to Visualize INDIA in 2047

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Inviting Young Indians to Visualize INDIA in 2047

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INDIA @ 100 - NATIONAL WRITING CONTEST

About the Contest

India is set to celebrate its 75th year of independence come 15th Aug 2022. We are projected to become the most populous country by 2024, and will be home to 1.5 billion people by 2030, and 1.7 billion by 2050. More than half of our nation is today under 25, and the average age of an Indian is 28.4 years. This makes us amongst the youngest in the world. Would it not be good to know how young India wants India to be like in 2047, the 100th year of independence? That’s the time when our oldest participant will turn 65.

On the ocassion of India@75 Read Write Productions is coming out with a vision of India scripted by young India. There will be 30 chapters that would look into 2047. Each chapter will form part of the book to be released on 15 August 2022 and tentatively titled India @ 100.

Inviting Young Indians to Visualize India in 2047

Who Can Participate

If you are a Professional, Entrepreneur, Research Scholar, Professor, School teacher, Journalist or College Student.

Contest Process
INDIA @ 100 - NATIONAL WRITING CONTEST

What Next

Register yourself, select a chapter and write around 2500 words. Track the past, look at the present, picture a future, and provide a roadmap. And then upload it on the site, and await for feedback.

Contest Process
INDIA @ 100 - NATIONAL WRITING CONTEST

Contest Process

REGISTRATION

THE FIRST STEP

Register yourself in the portal for participating in this contest. A participation fee of INR 250 applicable during registration.



ROUND 1

QUALIFIER ROUND

Write one chapter from the list for about 2500 words. In this round we look at your writing skill, ability to put out logical and cohesive arguments, and imagine an achievable future with a clearly laid roadmap.

ROUND 2

SELECTION ROUND

The qualified entries from the Round 1 will be mentored by an Industry expert on the specific topic for the applicant to re-work, enhance and re-present the topic.


FINALIZING

EDITING

The entries qualified in the Selection Round will get a chance to interact with the Editors and the Production house to finalize their chapters to be published.


INDIA @ 100 - NATIONAL WRITING CONTEST

Important Dates

  • 31 Jan 2022

    Registration Opens

  • 07 Apr 2022

    Registration Closes

  • 07 Apr 2022

    Last Date for
    Submission of Article for Round 1

  • 15 Aug 2022

    Release of the Book

INDIA @ 100 - NATIONAL WRITING CONTEST

What you Get

All registered participants will receive a copy of the book on release.




Receive your participation credit certificate and digital badge.




1. Opportunity to get mentored by an industry leader.
2. Get featured as a contributor and a researcher to India@100.
3. Get the prestigious “THOUGHT LEADER” award.
4. Get a certificate of recognition at the release function.
5. Opportunity to video-present your topic to the world.

Inviting Institutions to motivate the teachers and students to participate in India@100.

-  Institutions with maximum submissions will be recognised with an Award.
-  A special institutional recognition award to the college for every Qualified entry.
INDIA @ 100 - NATIONAL WRITING CONTEST

Mentors

Lakshmi Narayanan

Chairman ICT Academy &
Emeritus Vice chairman Cognizant

Justice Sanjeeb Kumar Panigrahi

Hon'ble Judge
Orissa High Court

A.R Unnikrishnan

Managing Director
Saint Gobain India Private Limited

Dr N. Kamakodi

M.D & C.E.O
City Union Bank

P.R Ramesh

Former Chairman
Deloitte India

Dr.Sudha Seshayyan

Vice-Chancellor
Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University

Venkatanarayanan

President - HR, IT & Education
Rane Group

Dr K Rama Subramaniam

Chairman
Valiant Technologies

CA M.R. Venkatesh

Advocate, Author &
National TV Commentator

Dr. Ankita Singh

Global Head HR
CIGNEX

M.R. Raghu

CEO
Marmore MENA Intelligence

Dr. Anbu Rathinavel

Chief Design Officer
Intellect Design Arena Ltd

C.K Kumaravel

CEO
Naturals Salon & Spa

Akhila Rajeshwar

Executive Director
TIE, Chennai

Rajan Sethuraman

CEO
LatentView Analytics

Raman Batra

Executive Vice President
Noida Institute of Engineering & Technology

Sangeeta Sumesh

The Gain Enabler
Author, Speaker & Coach

Sudhakar Rao

Director Branding
ICFAI Group

CA V Pattabhi Ram

Author, Speaker
and Teacher

Dr Anbuthambi Bhojarajan

Educationist, Author
and Speaker

INDIA @ 100 - NATIONAL WRITING CONTEST

List of Topics

  • Agriculture

  • Authoring

  • Automation and AI

  • Banking and Financial Services

  • Blockchain

  • Climate Change

  • Communication - Mobile & Internet

  • Culture

  • Cyber Security

  • Data Analytics

  • Defense

  • Democracy and Elections

  • Digital and Crypto Currency

  • Digital Rural India

  • Economic Growth

  • Energy

  • Entertainment - Movies, Gaming

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Environment

  • Fashion including Clothing

  • Fitness

  • Food

  • Globalization

  • Healthcare

  • Higher Education

  • Homes: Concrete Jungle

  • Hospitality & Holidaying

  • Identity and Social Security

  • Infrastructure

  • Insurance

  • Investments

  • Jobs and Skills

  • Law and Order and Judiciary

  • Manufacturing

  • Markets

  • Population

  • Primary and School Education

  • Retail and e-commerce

  • Rural Empowerment

  • Smart City

  • Social Media

  • Sports

  • Startup India

  • Taxation

  • Teaching (Design Thinking)

  • Television and Print Media

  • Tourism

  • Transport: Air

  • Transport : Electric Vehicles

  • Transport : Rail

  • Vocational Education

  • Water

  • Women in Society

  • Topic of your choice

Check out here for a sample indicative outline for one of the topic.

INDIA @ 100 - NATIONAL WRITING CONTEST

Sample Outline

Sample Topic - Population

Following is an indicative outline

  • Track the past : When did we cross 10 crore population till 140 crore

  • https://www.worldometers.info/world-population/india-population/

  • Get the date when we hit 10, 20, 100 etc., name of the 100 crore person if we can.

  • You may track by billion for world

  • Demography projection for 2050: by age, gender, urban-rural, literate-otherwise

  • Get age by CI 1947, 2021, and 2050

  • Robert Malthus

  • Atlas Shrugged – Can the world bear the population. Will we find new countries? Will some countries disappear? When did these last happen?

  • Fight over scarce resource like water, food (?)

  • Number of sovereign countries, of states in India

  • Migrants globally.

  • The current trend of nationalization and its Impact on jobs

  • What will be the future of India in 2050 – Estimate and demographics.

  • Indicate the pros and cons

INDIA @ 100 - NATIONAL WRITING CONTEST

FAQS

1. Should I write about the history of the topic or directly start off with the present and future.

Give a small reference to the past; say about 10%. Balance 90% should be about the future.

2. Should references be given for the past only?

For all data you use or ideas that you have source-picked, please give the reference with a suitable link.

3. Should I just mention the ‘possibilities’ or should I also mention "how" to implement the possibilities in my writeup?

Please do show them how to implement. If you can do that, it carries more credibility

4. What is the word limit?

We have no issues about length, but we believe 2500 would be the upper limit for readability.

5. Should the first draft itself have the complete structure or can it be open- ended, and we continue in round two.?

The first draft should be a standalone article, and complete by itself. It can be edited or changed later. When mentors guide you, they would like to see a full- fledged piece to which they would add their inputs.

6. Is the future’ in our topic to be put in bullet point format and then be elaborated?

It is not a PPT, but a readable chapter of a book. So write it like an article.

7. What is the benchmark for the articles that will be selected amongst so many participants?

We are okay with selecting all the participants if their submissions show:

  • An aptitude for research
  • A deep dive into the topic
  • How much does it excite the reader?
  • Decent writing skills

8. Must Statistics (data) be included in the article?

Depending on the subject, you should put out data, but don’t make it data heavy. Data and quotes make it readable.

9. Should the language be academic, formal or informal?

While the choice is yours, in the end we would like it to be as informal as possible. At this point do not worry about it.

10. Does the article have to be handwritten?

No. It has to be done in Word documented and uploaded in our site as a word document.

11. If I am writing about journalism, should it be about Indian or global.

Imagine how ‘Journalism’ will be in India in 2047. You can compare it with how it would be in the world. Otherwise, it is essentially about India.

12. In my article many topics may get interlinked, how should I categorize it.

Preferably stick to one topic. While it may lead to another let the focus be on the first. For example, if you are writing about automobile it will naturally lead to AI in automobile. But the subject is automobile. Here for you the subject is not AI. But if you are writing how AI impacts several industries, the topic becomes AI. The edit team can relook at it at the second-round stage.

13. If all articles on a topic are good, what will you do?

We will use all of them, and give suitable credit.

14. Should I write as 1st person or 2nd person?

As you wish. It’s completely up to you. You could even imagine you are in 2047 and write. Once you move to the second round, the Edit desk will work with you on the finer aspects.

15. How good should I be in English?

What matters are your ideas and ability to do research. Do not fret about style and grammar. But get the writing decent. Later you will get full editorial support in Round 2.

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