New Delhi, May 11 (UNI) GuruQ, a digital platform that connects students with the best tutors, have launched a unique contest to make young students contemplate over issues that plague the society very negatively.
Unclean roads, loud honking, people spitting on the road, vandalism of public property, traffic rules broken and public smoking are some of the negatives that bother people generally.
The contest provides a platform to use their ideas and creativity to find a solution to these issues and make a difference. It also creates awareness among youngsters, by making them think about these issues.
The unique contest, led by young entrepreneur Minal Anand, CEO & founder of GuruQ, will encourage students to become agents of change.
In step one of the contest, a topic is selected on an array of issues including Littering, Pollution, Breaking Traffic rules, Public Smoking to Incessant Honking and Spitting on Public Roads.
Then, a format is picked for the entry which is a one to three-minute video and can be a Stand-Up Act (a stand-up comic act featuring you as the lead with a satirical take on the topic), a Shayarana Andaaz (a poetic rendition through a rap performance or Shayari), Editor Ban Jao (a picture or video assortment with text/music/voice-overs), Directorial Debut (making a short film on the topic) or any format.
Top two winners per school will receive cash prize of Rs 10,000 and Rs 5,000, respectively and become GuruQ Social Media Brand Champions for a year.
The last date for entries is May 20. Aptly titled ‘Hum Badlenge India’, the contest is open for students from Classes 6-12.
The initiative reaches out to some of the most prominent schools like Delhi Public School (RK Puram), GD Goenka Public School (Model Town), Amity International (Mayur Vihar), and Mount Carmel (Vasant Vihar), along with other 26 schools in Delhi.
The registration is free of cost. Both private and government schools can participate in this contest, a statement said here on Friday.
Ms Anand said, ”Young students in India are bothered by the issues that happen around them. They are highly aware of their surroundings and have some superb ideas that can bring about a real change in society.
”All they need is a platform, where they can share their thoughts and work towards making a change. Through ‘Hum Badlenge India’, we want to provide them with a platform, where they can their express opinions as well as ensure change,” the CEO added.