The Gandhian Challenge

Submit your Ideas
Language : English / Hindi
Share your innovative solutions/ideas to create a futuristic and sustainable world of your dreams following Gandhiji’s principles.

This year will mark the 150th Birth anniversary of the Father of our Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. He was not only a great leader and a social reformer but also an innovator par excellence whose creative and innovative ideas are of relevance till today.

The goal of this challenge is to bring Bapu's way of life to the students of our country. We want students to read and understand the principles of Mahatma Gandhi to express their innovation. Mahatma Gandhi was a strong believer of social justice, non-violence, self-reliance and equality for one and all. Unfortunately, we as citizens of the world are moving further away from these tenets and towards an exclusive society rather than an inclusive one.

Many problems are staring at us in our face today, such as those of global warming, increasing violence and intolerance to name a few. The situation we are in, calls for all us to look back at our rich past and think of how we can bring back Gandhiji's values to create a new World, a sustainable world which is full of love and harmony, peace and justice for one and all. So, let's come together to innovate towards building a brighter World and a better future!

Gandhian principles

Any principle or ideology that Gandhiji believed in or practiced for the betterment of our country and mankind in general

What do we want from you?

Read and understand what Mahatma Gandhi believed in, how he lived his life and how he helped our country, our planet and all its citizens. Now take help of his principles and beliefs to think of out of the box solutions to solve a problem that you see in our World today. Create a world of your dreams! You can write about your idea, paint it, create a prototype for it or use any other form of expressing your idea.

A few of the Gandhian principles are shown.
However, you are free to use any other principle or ideology of Gandhiji.

What is a New World?

A world of the future which you imagine to be better than the world we see today. You can think of an out of the box solution to solve any 1 or multiple problems that face us today. You can share your ideas in multiple ways.

THEMES For New World
You can submit under two themes – Art & Innovation | Science & Innovation

Themes Description What are the different ways that you can submit your idea

Art & Innovation

Poem or Essay or Letter (Address it to the citizens of our World)

  • Describe the World that you would like to see in the future. How can we get there? Co-relate and/or use Gandhiji's principles and ideologies in your thought process.
  • You can also share an idea to solve a long standing problem facing our world using Gandhiji's principles and ideologies in your thought process. Think out of the box and re-imagine how our world can be improved.
  • File Type: pdf -> Size: Upto 250 words

Painting/Sketching/Photography

  • Share a picture/sketch made by you or photograph a moment which gives of what you imagine a new and sustainable World to be like.
  • Photograph a moment that inspires us by showing a better world or describes an idea that can solve an existing problem facing us or re-imagines the world as a better place.
  • Remember to co-relate and/or use Gandhiji's principles and ideologies in your thought process.
  • File upload type : JPEG, JPG , Size: 16:9 or 1920 x 1080 px and Upto 10 MB and a text field for description on 50 words

Video

  • Share a video which gives us a glimpse of what you imagine a New World to be like. Something that inspires us by showing a better world or describes an idea that can solve an existing problem facing us or re-imagines the world as a better place.
  • Remember to co-relate and/or use Gandhiji's principles and ideologies in your thought process.
  • File type: Link (Youtube video/Unlisted youtube video, google drive) -> Size: 150 - 180 seconds and a text field for description on 50 words

Science, technology & Innovation

Build a prototype using electronics to solve a real problem facing our world today.
Remember - An out of the box solution will stand out.
Remember to co-relate and/or use Gandhiji's principles and ideologies in your thought process.

Robotics

  • File type: Link (Youtube video/Unlisted youtube video, google drive) ->Size: 150 - 180 seconds and a text field for description (optional) on 50 words

loT & Sensors

  • File type: Link (Youtube video/Unlisted youtube video, google drive) ->Size: 150 - 180 seconds and a text field for description (optional) on 50 words

3D Printing

  • File type: Link (Youtube video/Unlisted youtube video, google drive) ->Size: 150 - 180 seconds and a text field for description (optional) on 50 words

For Students and Schools

Selection Process

  • Submissions under one category will be judged against one another. For example: All submissions made under "Art & Innovation" will be judged against one another and not with an entry made under "Science & Innovation"
  • First round of screening will be done by AIM and UNICEF and the final 50-60 entries will be shared with the Jury to select the top 30. [Jury will comprise of 3-4 experts in the fields of literature, Art/painting, Video/Film making]
  • Selection will be on complete discretion of NITI Aayog, AIM and UNICEF.

Prizes

  • Top 8-10 winners will be flown to Delhi by UNICEF inclusive of TA/DA. These teams will get an opportunity to interact with heads of NITI Aayog, AIM and UNICEF India and will be awarded certificates and prizes.
  • All winners will receive certificates from NITI Aayog.

Additional Details & Terms and Conditions

  • Challenge will launch on October 2nd 2019
  • Challenge will end on October 20th, 2019
  • Applications can be submitted via the My Gov website.
  • Submissions can be made by an individual or a Team (Maximum 2 members). Members of the team should be of same School.
  • Submissions can be in English or Hindi only.
  • Children from class 6th -12th are eligible to participate in The Gandhian Challenge.
  • One student can be a part of multiple teams
  • One student can submit multiple entries in multiple categories and themes. For example: A student can submit 2 poems and 2 essays along with a science innovation. A student can also submit a poem today and a letter or painting on any other day if he/she wishes. There is no restriction.
  • Only an ATL School can submit an entry. They can however call for entries from neighbouring non ATL schools as well and submit with their school ID.
  • Interested students from Non-ATL schools will be asked for their pin-code/district/block/city and will be shown a list of closest ATL Schools along with the addresses. They can approach the school to submit their entry.
  • Participants shall keep their contact information accurate and up-to-date.
  • Participants shall provide correct and truthful information in registration and team creation.
  • Jury has all the rights reserved. In case of any conflict, decision of the Jury shall be final.