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 #TI2022

"Ignited minds are the most powerful resource on earth, and the one billion minds of our nation are indeed a great power waiting to be tapped." - Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Ignited Minds

Inspired by these great words, we intend to spark the flame of consciousness among the young minds. The idea is to provide a platform for the youth to learn and practice social service while pursuing their career goals and interests. This is the mission of 'Transforming India' by the year 2022.


LET US IGNITE MINDS

We are a social enterprise committed to transforming the nation by mobilizing and empowering the youth with the vision of Bharat Ratna Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam whose integrated development model ensures the participation of all stakeholders in society. We are determined to embrace the vision, values and objectives and work with them to ensure that the appropriate team behaviours and competencies are in place to achieve high motivation, productivity and delivery system for bringing about transformational change within a achievable timeframe.


ONE MAN'S VISION, A NATION'S MISSION

We aim:

  • To igniting the social consciousness of the youth;
  • Provide them with opportunities to enhance their leadership skills;
  • Provide a platform for meaningful contribution to society;
  • Encourage new ideas, develop and execute for positive change;
  • Educate, Engage & Empower leadership development.

 Events

  • igniting_minds Short Film Competitions
  • igniting_minds Inter School and Inter College Debate Competition
  • igniting_minds Kavi Sammlenam
  • igniting_minds Planting Trees / Cleaning Neighborhood
  • igniting_minds Torch March

Inter School and Inter College Debate Competition

The Inter School Debate Competition will be held from 10th of December 2017 to 10th of Jan 2018. The competition is open to bonafide students of Classes IX-XII of all recognized schools in the twin cities. Each school intending to participate shall depute of a team of two members to speak for and against the topic given and one as INTERJECTOR. The participating team should be accompanied by a school teacher. The topic for the debate shall be given to the teams two days in advance for the initial rounds.

The Finals shall have three rounds: The classical debate, Turncoat debate and the Extempore Debate. The topics for the classical debate shall be given one day in advance, whereas the topics for the Turncoat and the Extempore Debate shall be provided during the Finals itself. Each participant will have three minutes to present his/her point of view. A warning bell will ring after two and half minutes. Exceeding the time limit will be liable for negative marks. The Inter School Debate Winners Trophy will be awarded to the Best Team. The Runner's - up Trophy will be awarded to the second best team.

Debate entry fee Rs. 1,000/- per team of two (both school and colleges).

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Coin flip:
Debaters flip a coin. The winner may choose either side (pro or con) or the speaking order (start or end the debate). If the team that wins the coin toss picks the side, the other team picks the speaking order and vice versa.
Time limits:
-1st speaker - for the motion (3 minutes) -2nd speaker - against the motion (3 minutes) -1st rebuttal (2 minutes) -2nd rebuttal (2 minutes) -1st speaker - summing up 2 minutes) -2nd speaker - summing up (2 minutes) -grand crossfire 2 minutes.
The pro- motion speaker should work to convince the judge that the topic should be adopted, and the speaker against the motion should work to convince the judge that it should not be adopted. Hence, the negative could go first if the toss of the coin and selection goes that way.
Introductory speeches:
The speakers should come well prepared to enlist the reasons, rise their arguments and submit their claims persuasively for substantiating or rebuking the topic. Delivery should be spontaneous and preferably conversational. The second speaker, in addition to prepared material, may respond to the most important arguments made by the first speaker.
Crossfire:
Both debaters hold the floor, but the first question must be asked to the speaker who just spoke. After that question, either debater may question, and or answer, at will.
The first crossfire should be used to clarify arguments and identify where clash exists. The second crossfire should advance the debate by finding areas of agreement and attacking arguments with which the debater does not agree.
Summing up:
Each team should consolidate and collate their arguments in its favor and against the topic. Facts and views must be carefully graded and providing adequate evidence is essential. Participants are responsible for the santity of facts and figures submitted by them. Speeches which conveniently ignore the facts with prejudices are discouraged. New arguments can\92t be reiterated and they do not appear in the summary except those mentioned earlier.
Grand Crossfire:
The first question is asked by the team that had the first summary to the team who had the last summary. After that, any debater may question or answer. The judge does not ask or answer questions during crossfire. Contestants should be polite but firm. They should keep questions and answers brief and the speaking style conversational. A debater should not interrupt or talk over their opponent. A debater should not interrupt his/her partner. The affirmative is advocating the change that is in the resolution. The negative is against the change and is upholding the status quo. Each side has an equal amount of time in the debate.
Constructive speeches usually contain the following:
definitions, value, criteria, contentions (main points) and sometimes observations.

Kavi Sammelan

Kavi Sammelan is one of the most traditional, cultured and renowned expositions of stage entertainment. Poetry forms an integral part of Indian culture and consciousness. In this era of globalization and glamour, the Kavi Sammelan act as stress busters as well as the inner voice of the society with their display of humour, satire, sensation, love, patriotism and cultural values.

Kavi Sammelan is open to all with registration and the participation fee is Rs.1000/-. This is proposed to be held at Shilparamam auditorium from 05th January 2018 to 10th January 2018 between 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM

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It is mandatory for all the participants to provide an undertaking letter that the poem he/she is reciting is original. A written consent to use the recording for screening. The content in print must be submitted at least a week before participation.

Every participant will be given a participation certificate, a memento and a shawl at the end of the programme on the given day.


Planting Trees / Cleaning Neighborhood Activities by Corporates

Protecting our environment and restoring the ecological balance is an integral part of any event organized by IGNITING MINDS. Similarly, inculcating the civic etiquette in the public is a by word.

We would seek the support and participation of the Corporate and IT companies in spreading awareness by participating in the Cleanliness drive and planting trees on 06th January 2018 and 07th January 2018. Saplings will be provided to the participants at the venue of planting trees.

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Torch March

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'The flame of Knowledge - Igniting Minds' is a torch relay aimed at involving the youth of the nation in the celebrations. The torch - a symbol of knowledge, awareness and a passion for progress, will be carried by the youngsters from different parts of the nation and spread the radiance all along the journey. It will start as a trickle and snowball into a mass movement of positivity as it gathers momentum. The Torch March will culminate, when, on arriving from different corners of the nation, the congregation will start from Ramakrishna Math, lower Tank Bund to Ravindra Bharati on 12th January 2018 at 08:00 AM on National Youth Day.

Frontier Gandhi

Tagore Flame Guwahati - Nalbari - Siliguri - Pakur - Kolkatta - Khadakpur - Balasore - Bhadrak - Cuttack - Bhubaneshwar - Puri - Berhampur - Srikakulam - Vizianagaram - Visakhapatnam - Kakinada - Rajahmundry - Vijayawada -Amaravati - Warangal - Hyderabad

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Rabindranath Tagore

Flame Porbandar - Junagarh - Rajkot - Sundarnagar - Ahmedabad - Anand - Baroda - Bharuch - Surat - Mumbai - Pune - Sholapur - Gulbarga - Zaheerabad - Hyderabad.

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Mahatma Gandhi

Flame/ Vivekanand Flame Kanyakumari - Tirunelveli - Rameswaram - Madurai - Hosur - Bengaluru - Anantapur - Kurnool - Hyderabad

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Abdul Kalam

Flame Srinagar - Amritsar - Jalandhar - ludhiana - Chandigarh - Ambala - Panipat - Delhi - Agra - Gwalior - Jhansi - Bhopal - Nagpur - Hyderabad

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All the participants will be given caps on behalf of IGNITING MINDS and Co-Sponsors.

'IGNITING MINDS playing a positive role in motivating the youth with the mission of realizing the vision of INDIA 2022.'

Grand event will be celebrated at Ravindra Bharthi with an inspirational talk by prominent speakers, public figures followed by Award / Prize distribution.