I had gone for this competition (The Y Kumar Award for International Understanding) in January-February 2009, and here are the topics which were given for the Essay Writing, Paragraph Writing and Group Discussions. Feel free to comment or give your opinion on any of the following!

SPRINGDALES SCHOOL PUSA ROAD

Y Kumar Award for International Understanding 2009

Essay Writing Topics

Instructions:

  • Choose any one topic for your essay.
  • There is no word limit for the essay.
  1. To create the future we have to unlearn the past.
  2. Coalitions are good/bad for democratic health.
  3. Education is the most powerful weapon with which we can change the world – Nelson Mandela.
  4. The bonds that unite us are much stronger than the walls that separate us. Comment.
  5. Modern Societies must do away with the stereotyping of gender. Comment.
  6. Is a sense of well-being and security a thing of the past? Whose responsibility is it to ensure a safe world?
  7. What do you think should be the role of the media in the contemporary world?
  8. Barack Obama’s election has raised hope all over the world. What are the challenges he faces?
  9. Globalization will lead to a peaceful world when it is based on the principle of the survival of the weakest rather than the fittest. Discuss.
  10. Inequality and Injustice are the basic causes behind Terrorism and War in the world.
  11. The Global Economic Meltdown has once again proved that no country is immune to the vagaries of Capitalism. Comment.
  12. The One Change I would like to see in 2009……..

Paragraph Writing

Write a short note of about 75 Words on any three of the following:

  1. Consumerism
  2. Fundamentalism
  3. Racism
  4. Terrorism
  5. Martin Luther King Junior
  6. Ho Chi Minh
  7. Mao Zedong
  8. Che Guevara
  9. BR Ambedkar
  10. Censorship
  11. Cloning
  12. Auschwitz
  13. Nobel Prize

Group Discussion Topics

  1. Censorship
  2. Education is the most powerful weapon with which you can change the world – Nelson Mandela.
  3. Inequality and Injustice are the basic causes behind Terrorism and War in the world.

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More about this event later :-)

Signing off,

Prateek

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