Latest Update: RIC2021 (International) – Evaluations are in progress, the list of 100 round#2 qualifiers will be displayed here in the 1st week of November. Aspirants can start preparing on the 25 topics / themes listed at the bottom of this page for Round#2. A very big thank you once again to all the participants, teachers, parents & the educators involved. For further queries on evaluations or results, call us on Cell # +91 8688120864 or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Read India Celebration (International) is not a competition but a stage to celebrate knowledge and independent thinking as essence of life. One of its kind annual Readership and Leadership initiative for students (from Class 3 to Postgraduates) + Citizens to indulge in a transformative practical reading, problem solving and leadership experience. A platform to share knowledge, discuss ideas & solutions to issues that matter to us. A journey to spread awareness about the value and importance of Gyan & Independent Thinking as a path to progress, prosperity & peaceful coexistence.
RIC 2021 – Read, Think, Act – Is to empower the Read (3R’s), Think (Independent), Act (Intelligent) factor…
Students can participate in Read India Celebration 2021 (International) in 3 simple steps:
a. Doc file: A4 size, 2 pages (PDF or MS Word doc)
b. Video file: Make a 1 to 2 minutes video (Camera at face level, cell phone in horizontal position, look into the camera, speak with face clearly visible & voice audible, should not be a read out!) about the message & learning from the book / research topic or the problem & solution starting with a self-introduction
*Submit both doc & video file at the same time, if possible else one after the other i.e. select 2 files and click on save & continue from students dashboard (Upload Files Section). To check the files got submitted, go to Upload Files and check if you can view & download, no email will be sent for confirmation / submission.
*For students in India, Hindi & English language submissions are allowed.
Note: Students of all nationalities from around the world can participate. International submissions only in English language.
Key Milestones & Timelines for RIC 2021 (Updated on 09Oct2021):
Vision: Transition to Vidyavan (knowledge based) society from a Shikshit (literate) society.
Read India Celebration is an experience:
Only knowledge-based & independent thinking cultures can manifest into knowledge-based economies which pave the way to prosperity and harmony. This initiative is to sow/enhance seeds of “Gyan and Leadership through Readership (i.e. reading books, self & situations)”. Practical reading is the key to success. No reading, no success is one of the key messages of RIC.
Read books & ‘Self” to experience how practical reading & problem-solving initiates us into knowledge & independent thinking. All successful people an leaders in the world are readers. The connection between vidya, readership & success is well established, world over. Reading books broadens & deepens the knowledge base and Reading Self leads to Knowing Self (i.e. knowing our strengths, priorities, areas of improvements, path of pursuance, happiness, pockets of distress, ignorance and much more) and Knowing Self is the basis to Leading Self > Living Life!
*Remember, ignorance is bliss followed by distress. Independent thinking & gyan (/knowledge) are not an option for an individual but the only path to growth, prosperity and harmony!
Nominated book for the year 2021 – Leading Self & Beyond (Download eBook)
Proposed Topic for the year 2021 –” Use, Addiction and Abuse of Technology” – Can technology potentially empower (effective use) or hamper youth (addiction / abuse) of nations / world?
Why this topic for 2021?
Children & youth worldwide are increasingly spending more time on technology, gadgets, internet, gaming, social media, TV etc. with the advent of the Corona pandemic. According to research, children and youth all over the world are exposed to enormous risks & danger with increased exposure to technology and the only viable solution is increased awareness amongst students and youth who can draw the line between use and abuse, utility and futility of technology.
Evaluation criteria for Round#1:
*A total of 100 students will qualify for round# 2 from the online submissions i.e. 25 each from all the 4 categories.
Step#1: Special feature of RIC 2021 for round #2 qualifiers – Leadership coaching sessions by experts
Step2# (Audio & Video Screening; Zoom / Google Meet):
*All participants will be evaluated for a total of 30 points.
Out of the 100 students in round#2, 4 participants from each category (i.e. Category 1 – 3rd to 5th Grade; Category 2 – 6th to 9th Grade, Category 3 – 10th to 12th Grade, Category 4 – Undergrad & Graduates will make it to the RIC2021 Grand Finale which will be a speech & questionnaire round + 1 Wild Card entry into the finals.
*Grand Finale shall be organized in the month of Dec 2021 on similar grounds as round#2 but the topics and questions will be different from round#2 but will be from the list of 25 proposed themes & topics.
Details on the date, time, technology platform for the grand finale to be confirmed in the month of Nov 2021.
Proposed Themes / Topics for RIC 2021 (Applicable for Round#1, 2 & Grand Finale)
The winners in each category will be awarded
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Enjoy the knowledge festival!!