Contest provides youngsters with a platform to express their opinions and find creative solutions for issues affecting society
New Delhi, 8th May, 2018:- Do you wish the roads were clean? Do you get irritated by loud honking? Do you hate people spitting on the road? Do you dislike vandalism of public property? Do you get upset when traffic rules are broken? Do you think public smoking is uncool? If you are someone who is bothered by each of these annoying issues and want to bring about some change, this is your chance. This unique contest is led by a young entrepreneur, Ms Minal Anand, the CEO & founder of GuruQ (India’s best digital platform that connects students with the best tutors) to encourage students to become agents of change. Aptly titled Hum Badlenge India, the contest is open for students from Class 6-12.
3 EASY Steps to Participate
Step 1: Select a topic.
You can choose from an array of issues on Littering, Pollution, Breaking Traffic rules, Public Smoking to Incessant Honking and Spitting on Public Roads. Or, you can also choose your own topic.
Step 2: Pick a format for your entry.
Your entry needs to be a 1 to 3-minute video in any format option:
- Stand-Up Act: a stand-up comic act featuring you as the lead with a satirical take on your topic
- Shayarana Andaaz: a poetic rendition of your topic 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.
- Other: any format of your choosing
Step 3: Fill in your basic information
Top 2 winners per school will receive a cash prizes of ₹10,000 and 5,000 respectively. Become GuruQ Social Media Brand Champions for a year. The last date for entries is May 20th.
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.
The idea behind the contest is to make young students contemplate over issues that plague our society very negatively. 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. We want students to identify themselves as agents of change.
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world”
By Mahatma Gandhi
Ms Minal Anand, CEO & Founder – GuruQ India said, “Young students in India are bothered by 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 that platform where they can their express opinions as well as ensure change.”
The platform’s social media handles provide more details on the contest. https://twitter.com/hashtag/HumBadlengeIndia?src=hash
GuruQ is India’s best digital integrated platform that connects students and tutors to address the huge need gap of quality tutoring in India. Founded by Minal Anand, an enterprising young Finance major from Boston University, GuruQ aims to address the need for a single, simplified & cohesive ed-tech platform that provides online, and offline tutoring based on global quality parameters. Designed based on insights drawn from comprehensive consumer research to address the need-gap for quality tutors, the platform has been set up with a dual functionality. It helps to empower the tutor community while also meeting the objectives of students and parents. The platform also recently raised an undisclosed amount in seed funding from High Net Worth Individuals.