Sthaapna is trying to ignite young minds and give platform to their innovative ideas and initiatives through community building and a model of entrepreneurship.
Following the approach of nationalism and welfare, we are striving to create a society which has active participation of the youth. Sthaapna is tirelessly working towards empowering the Indian youth, who, in the future, can help in the nation-building process. We aim to channelize the youth energy in the right direction and make them aware of the glorious Indian history which is unknown even today.
ABOUT THINK FOR INDIA
Our nation having more than 50% of its population below the age of 25, and more than 65% of population below the age of 35, is a hub of youth power. If we channelize this energy with the right approach then India can reach the pinnacle and become a world leader.
With this vision, ‘Sthaapna- Think for India’ provides a forum to the unheard voices to share their imagination and turn it into reality. With innovative ideas coming from young minds, we can nurture them and build a community of entrepreneurs who will take this nation forward through development, growth and welfare.
To make the concept of self-reliance achievable, it is important to take the ideas of youth into consideration. Sthaapna aims to spark young minds and provide a forum for their creative ideas and initiatives.
RIOTS AND PROTESTS IN INDIA – MEDIA, POLITICS AND PROPAGANDA
India has always been characterized by the peaceful coexistence of multiple religions. The Indian Subcontinent was the birthplace of world’s four major religions; it has given refugee to followers of persecuted religions and has granted sanctuary to millions of people. As a prominent centre of culture, trade and prosperity, it remained a centre of attraction for most of the foreign invaders. The ransacking by the Mughal rulers and the reckless exploitation by the British left the country altered and flawed. But the spirit of nationalism and the collective conscience of the people to exist in harmony, helped us to gain independence.
Our nation embraced democracy and chose to become a republic. It was the will of the people that this country could thrive, united and integrated, even in the face of all adversities. Time and again the conspiracies of one community being pitched against another have surfaced in the form of communal violence. Call it the lack of consensus or the rampant spread of disinformation and fake news, the policies and decisions by the Government have seen agitations, mindless protest and massive loss of State property. The trend to defame the State for its inability to contain violent uprisings has been on a rise. India has been the second-worst affected country by the Covid19 pandemic. It implemented the strictest lockdown reducing public activities further. Still, India saw big protests, two major communal riots in 2020. The events of mob lynching and brutal killings have not subsided. Media has stopped being accountable a long time back and with their perceptions coloured by business interests, the media houses have not left any stone unturned to gain more TRP. While every person around the world having the access to social media platform is turning into a keyboard warrior, we are all somewhere forgetting to ask, assess and analyze.
Are we really aware of the hidden agendas behind these protests? Do we know the masterminds, who plot the conspiracies of bloodshed? Do we give it a thought before we forward a message on social media platforms? Do we not find it unsettling to see violence after a mindless protest? There is a long list of questions to be asked to every citizen of this nation but we at Sthaapna, bring to you the opportunity to seek a solution to those questions. Through this forum we are giving you an opportunity to come forward and talk about the truth which remains hidden behind the cameras; the propagandas that remain hidden behind the manifestos and the reality which is not seen by the innocent. Let us ensure that no victim of violence is forced to ask if this is the land of Dharma which has taught the world both tolerance and universal acceptance.
Being held on 7th and 8th August, this research conference calls for young students to present research reports on various riots and protests in India post Independence and analyze the role of various stakeholders of the society in such incidents.
ABOUT THE EVENT
- REGISTRATION PROCESS:
Candidates will have to fill the registration form provided by Sthaapna.
REGISTRATION LINK: https://forms.gle/ybvn8fo3nDjfxZVs5
Upon receiving a confirmation mail, the candidates have to pay a registration fee of ₹ 950 .
- RESEARCH REPORT:
Each participant will have to choose a riot/ protest from the list given below, and make a research report on it.
1. British India Partition Riots (1947)
2. Hyderabad Massacre (1948)
3. Maharashtrian Brahmin Genocide (1948)
4. Anti-cow slaughter agitation massacre (1966)
5. Mandai Massacre (1980)
6. Moradabad Riots (1980)
7. Anti – Sikh Riots (1984)
8. Dalelchak-Bhagaura Massacre, Bihar (1987)
9. Meerut Riots (1987)
10. Bhagalpur Riots (1989)
11. Exodus of Kashmiri Hindus (1989-90)
12. Ayodhya Massacre (1990)
13. Bombay Riots (1992-93)
14. 1998 Killings in Jammu and Kashmir (Wandhama, Prankote, Chamba, Chowari)
15. Amaranth Pilgrimage Massacre (2000)
16. Godhra Riots (2002)
17. Gujjar Agitation (2008)
18. Assam Violence (2012)
19. Violence against killing of Burhan Wani (2016)
20. Jat Agitation (2016)
21. Bhima Koregaon violence (2018)
22. Delhi Riots (2020)
23. Palghar Mob lynching (2020)
24. Farm Law agitations (2020-21)
25. Post Poll Violence in West Bengal (2021)
- The candidates must choose from one of the riots/ protests from the list given above and make a research report on the same.
- The research report must be of 1500-3000 words.
- The research report must be written in English OR Hindi.
- Students are most welcome to put and use citations in their research report.
- Co-authorship is permitted. The research report must be original.
- The report has to be submitted at firstname.lastname@example.org by 6th August, 2021.
- ORIENTATION SESSION
After the candidates have secured candidature, they will be given an online orientation so as to explain the topic at hand and terms of participation further and clear any doubts that the candidates might have. The rules and regulations regarding the Conference would be explained and guidance regarding how to proceed with the research work will also be provided.
- REPORT PRESENTATION AND SPEECH
The next step is the online presentation. The two day Research Conference will have the participants presenting their research in front of an esteemed panel of judges.
- The candidates can make a PowerPoint presentation of not more than 7-8 slides summarizing and emphasizing their key points for the judge’s perusal.
- The time allotted to each participant will be 6+2 minutes to explain and present their report and analysis.
- A short question answer session between will be held right after each participant concludes his/her speech or presentation.
- Each participant would be asked 2 questions – one by a fellow participant and one from the panel of judges.
- MARKING SCHEME OF THE REPORT AND ONLINE PRESENTATION:
The report must include the following points:
– Western Media Hegemony
– National Media Biases
– Vulture Journalism
2. Social Media
3. Corporate Houses and NGO Nexus – Illegal funding and celebrity involvement
4. Toolkits, Vote Bank Politics and involvement of political leaders.
5. Role of Terrorist Organizations and Separatist/ Secessionist groups.
The report must include the aforementioned points. Participants may add on to their research, other points that they deem fit and are necessary to convey their ideas. Marks shall be awarded for the same.
The event will be conducted via Zoom platform. Candidates will be marked on fluency, ability to present the report and their views, speaking style and answers given to the questions during the rebuttal round.
AWARDS AND CASH PRIZES
- All participants shall be awarded a Certificate of Participation.
- Winners will be decided on the basis of both report and speech. A tally of both the marks will decide the winners.
- The candidates with the highest tally shall be awarded cash prizes:
- 1st Prize – Rs.5000
- 2nd Prize- Rs.3000
- 3rd Prize – Rs.2000
- Special Appreciation Prizes shall be awarded to two more participant apart from the participants.
The numbers for making the payment of fee are:
+91 9598273416 Paytm – Hargun Kaur
+91 9899299966 Google Pay – Rohan Mahajan