"An effort to try & make a difference"
The Indian society is going through a very turbulent time. Despite many advancements and glories in the country we are at a shameful 135th position at Human Development Index even below srilanka and bengladesh. Let’s admit it, we too are responsible for the atrocities being carried out. Unwittingly, we have imbibed the social injustice and became a silent contributor to it.If you feel strongly about this alarming situation and want to unleash the anger in right direction, PRAYAS is for you . This Ojass is providing you a platform to make a difference through your sincere contribution and suggestions. Always remember- “If you are not a part of the solution, you are a part of the problem.”
Prayas consists of various events as follows-
Ojass’15 will give you an opportunity to contribute towards a change in the Indian Society. Given below are some of the most rampant/outrageous social and cultural problems plaguing modern India. Select any one topic from the given list and tell us how would you like to spread the message of change: through posters, PowerPoint presentation, videos or poems.
The problems of the present hour that need to be addressed are :-
This event is all about dealing with the reality. We all are completely aware of the problems which our Indian society is currently facing but hardly anyone of us has ever tried to go into its deeper aspects . ‘Prayas’ will create that atmosphere for you in which you can actually observe and understand the situation of different communities within the society.
With a hope of building social conscience within us we are introducing something new and much more interesting this time.
The best thing about being a human being is that you can share your feelings quite easily. The memories and experiences always play a vital role in moulding you into a mature person. Our mind is another enigmatic resource which we have borrowed from our ancestors but what about experiences ?
Certainly , it belongs to you and no one can ever take that from you. It’s always our privilege when we get to know the experiences of others. We can learn , we can improve , we can make things around us much better with its help. This is a much more straight way of bringing the revolution. The impact of Amir’s SATYAMEV JAYATE on us is unequivocally enormous and it’s an unhidden fact. We stand for this way of reaching to the minds of people which is simple and at the same time pragmatic.
SAMVEDNA is all about being generous to your society , being bold and being determined for the change we all want to witness.
The event will be held in two rounds. An extra round may be included according to the no of entries.
Send an abstract (brief) including your topic-name before 20th February. Along with the abstract, you can also attach poster, pamphlets, videos or poems through email to explain your topic better i.e. reasons behind that problem, what is the social impact and what are the feasible solutions. There will be extra points for posters, pamphlets, videos and poems. Your abstract must contain the names of team members, email ids (contacts), name of college, batch and team. Apart from the given points you can also send some suggestions for "Prayas" along with abstract. Try to choose topics from your personal experiences. The results will be displayed on 28th February. On selection of abstract you will need to give your presentation at Ojass 14.
A PowerPoint presentation of not more than 12 minutes must be delivered by the team members during the final round. Teams presenting a video depicting their theme should include it within the 12 minutes presentation period. The video should be no longer than 3 minutes. The video clip of 2-3 minutes must be either shot by you or enacted by you or an animation designed by you.
Entries must be submitted in PDF or MS Word format and must be mailed as an attachment to email@example.com. Please mention your names, name of your college, contact number, title of your abstract clearly in the mail. This email-id will be used for any further communication.
The subject of the email should be "Prayas".
The event will be held in two rounds. 1st round will be an elimination round and based on the performance, participants will be shortlisted for 2nd and final round. The maximum number of participants forming the group can be four.
Send the abstract of the skit you are going to perform in round 2. The skit should be based on relevant social issues preferably women empowerment.The abstract should encapsulate the theme, the motivation behind it and its relevance in present circumstances. It must contain the names of team members, email ids (contacts), name of college, batch and team. It should not be more than 2 pages.
You have to perform a skit. Number of performers should vary from four to eight. The duration of the play must be within 12 minutes and marks would be deducted for exceeding the time limit.
Performance will be judged on the basis of the following parameters
a. Relevance in present circumstances
b. Clarity of message
c. Humour and wit
The event will be held in two rounds. 1st round will be an elimination round and based on the performance participants will be shortlisted for 2nd and final round. The maximum number of participants forming the group can be two.
A small scale survey on a particular target group (for example widows, BPL families, school goers etc.) relating to their problems. You must stick to a social topic and there should be convergence in your approach. The format of the survey should consist of questionnaire regarding age group, gender, economic condition etc. Selection to 2nd round will be based on your creativity in asking questions and collecting relevant data; thus making a conclusion. A sample target group may contain 15-25 people and the questionnaire may consist of about 20 questions.
Send in written or recorded format, an elaborate description of any incident relating to social injustice happened either to you or witnessed by you. Examples includegender biasing at your home, eve teasing or discrimination on the basis of caste, creed or religion. If you wish your participation will be kept anonymous. The story should consist of the social and economic background of the place where it happened. Also mention the impact created by it on you. You are required to make suggestions to tackle the problem.