Friday, 22 January 2016

During his Mann ki Baat address on 27th December 2015 and the run up to the 67th Republic Day celebrations, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi announced the launch of a new contest - "Duties of a Citizen".

This is also the 125th birth anniversary year of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, the architect of India's constitution. With this in view, the contest aims at enhancing the understanding of our constitution among the citizens, and at the same time inculcating a sense of citizen duties in consonance with the rights of a citizen.

Accordingly, MyGov introduced the 'Duties of a Citizen' contest. Citizens are invited to submit their ideas and suggestions that encapsulate the spirit of the constitution even as they draw up a charter of citizen duties.

The entries may be submitted in the form of essays, poems, slogans, graphics and videos.

Participants are encouraged to submit original and innovative ideas. An idea, merely rich in detail but lacking originality, would not score more than a very innovative idea explained briefly. However, if a very innovative idea is also explained in detail, it will naturally score higher. An entry which encapsulates the entire gamut of citizen life would also score higher.

Participants may submit their detailed entries as attached PDF documents, JPEGs, video films or link to Youtube videos, while giving a brief summary of their idea in the comments section.

The top three winners of the contest will be awarded a certificate signed by the Prime Minister.

The last date for submission is 25th January, 2016.

Terms and Conditions
General Guidelines
 Participants must be at least 18 years of age as on 1st January 2016.
 This is an individual participation contest and team entries would not be allowed.
 Participants must be Citizens of India and registered users of MyGov.
 The length of the essays should be limited to 1000 words or less while videos should not be longer than 5minutes.
 Government of India (GoI) will have the copyright on all the entries submitted. By submitting an entry, the Participant(s) agree(s) to transfer the intellectual property rights to GoI.
 The Participant(s) represent(s) and warrant(s) that he/ she will comply with all applicable Indian laws. The Participant(s) shall not disclose and/or use any information, if doing so is in violation of an obligation of antitrust law and/ or confidentiality.
 GoI reserves the right to reject any entry based on its discretion.
 By registering for participation in the Contest, the Participant(s) warrant that:
A. They have complied with these Entry conditions
B. Their entry is original;
C. Their entry does not infringe any Intellectual Property Rights of any third party;
D. Any current employer and/or learning institution that the participant is employed by or enrolled with would have no claim on the entry developed and submitted.
 Participants must not provide any false information in the registration process.
 Participants must keep their contact information accurate and up-to-date.
 GoI reserves the right to cancel or amend all or any part of the competition and/ or the rules without notice for any event that is within the reasonable control of GoI.
 Any changes to the rules, or cancellation of the competition, will be posted on the Contest page
on MyGov portal. It is the responsibility of the participants to keep themselves informed as to any changes to the rules.
 GoI accepts no responsibility for any damage, loss or injury of any kind suffered by any participant in entering the Competition, including as a result of any participant winning or not winning any prize.
 The GoI will not be held responsible if the participants are not able to upload their entries on MyGov portal before the last date & time of submission for any reason whatsoever.
 All prizes are non-transferable.
Entry Deadline
 Entries may be submitted online on mygov.in latest by 23.59 hours (11.59 pm) on 20th January, 2016.
Evaluation Criteria
 The submissions will be evaluated on the criteria of originality and innovation in ideas, the breadth and width of the citizen duties envisioned and use of modern communication tools envisaged.
 Every entry would be evaluated on its own merit and while an idea explained in greater detail has greater salience, a merely detailed entry would not adversely prejudice another innovative and original idea or entry, but not explained in that greater detail, from being adjudged better.

Click here for more details and to submit your entry
Note: You need to sign up and login to submit entry

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