BOL DAAL: #PollutionKeSolution

WHAT ACTION CAN WE TAKE TO REDUCE AIR POLLUTION IN INDIAN CITIES?

Best solutions stand a chance to win Amazon vouchers worth up to ₹5000!

Contest Results

Winner!

27-year-old Aniruddh Shrivastava, from Gwalior is a former software engineer, former content writer, and former RTI Activist. Currently he's a contributor at YKA, an avid blogger and aspiring civil servant!

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First Runner Up

19-year-old Ausaf Momin is a student of Dyal Singh College, Delhi University. He's a part-time writer from Odisha, a fiery egalitarian who believes in green democracy, and makes it a point to keep learning in the changing world.

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Second Runner Up

Saurabh Parmar is a content writer, with a keen interest in analysing solutions to contemporary issues. He's a humanitarian and Hedonist by heart and loves to write, dance and sketch.

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Special Mention

for a fresh perspective and innovative solutions to the issue!

अजय कुमार दिल्ली सरकार के DUSIB विभाग में एक सरकारी कर्मचारी के रूप में कार्यरत हैं। अजय समाजसेवा के लिए हमेशा तत्पर रहते हैं और अपने शब्दों और लेखों के माध्यम से समाज की परेशानियों को सामने रखते हैं।

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Sanobar Fatma is an artist and historian who wishes to create a more beautiful and compassionate world through her social, cultural, and political understanding by interacting, informing and inspiring.

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A recent study by AirVisual and Greenpeace showed 7 out of 10 of the most polluted cities are in India, with significantly detrimental dirty air, warranting absolute emergency mode response from authorities. Government inaction in the last 5 years of inaction doesn't inspire much confidence for the raging environmental crisis. But the time to act is now.

On World Environment Day, we threw open a challenge to find concrete, creative solutions to tackling the obscene level of air pollution India's largest and most populated cities face. Here's what we were looking for:
 

Contest entries ›
Goutham in #BolDaal
July 14, 2019
Ajay Kumar in #BolDaal
July 11, 2019
Sanobar in #BolDaal
July 10, 2019

Key requirements for a winning entry:

  • Publish your story on Youth Ki Awaaz by June 15
  • Share clear, concise, solution-oriented stories in 600 words or less.
  • Help us find your article by giving it a title in this format: #BolDaal: Your Title
  • Promote your stories among your friends and networks for maximum recommendations (check out how the recommend button works in the FAQs) to clear the first round of selection.
  • Make sure your post doesn't violate Youth Ki Awaaz's Community Guidelines
  • Send your submission in English or Hindi

How the winners were selected:

  • 10 stories with the highest number of views and recommendations were shortlisted.
  • An expert panel selected the top 3 stories from these 10 as winners.
  • Entries  won Amazon vouchers worth: ₹5000 for first place | ₹3000 for second place | ₹2000 for third place

 

Entries Closed

The what and how of it

The Indian socio-cultural-political landscape of today is ridden with problems. With over 65% of the population below the age of 35, the potential that young people have in finding creative resolutions to these complex issues is unparalleled. With #BolDaal, Youth Ki Awaaz seeks to bring together the country's sharpest young minds to critically examine, discuss and find solutions to issues through interactive, thought-provoking challenges.

You can participate in any live challenge by logging in to Youth Ki Awaaz and submitting your entry. Each challenge has its own set of editorial guidelines and giveaways specified. To log into Youth Ki Awaaz, simply head to this link, and create an account. Don't forget to add your bio before publishing your first article on YKA!

Once the deadline for submission has been closed, top 10 articles are picked, basis the highest number of page views and recommendations. Among these 3 best articles are selected by an expert jury (which varies from contest to contest) as the winner, the first runner up and the second runner up.

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