Aqueel Ahmad wrote an essay about the prospects of cultural cooperation between Russia and India. According to him, in order to intensify the Russian-Indian cultural relations, the two countries should come forward to make films together, jointly directed ones, and in two versions, in Hindi and in Russian, like the 1957 film ‘Pardesi’ in Hindi or ‘A Journey Beyond the Three Seas’ in Russian by Khwaja Ahmad Abbas and Vasili Pronin, which was based on the Russian traveller Afanasy Nikitin’s travelogues in India.
Rashmi Rajput feels that in order to improve bilateral relations Russia and India should enhance students' exchange programs “with not just going there and studying, but to live with the families…Like this they can learn more and more about Russia and Indian culture as well,” she said.
The prizes will be awarded no later than 14 days after the Ceremony.
Attendance at the 2019 Rhodes Forum in Greece, October 11-12, 2019 – a unique opportunity to speak at an international event!
Some of the leading questions are:“Best essay” prize – full scholarship for a Summer School of your CHOICE!
This prize is offered to the winner of the best essay from overall entries, at the end of the two selection rounds.DOC will host the winners of the Essay competition and they will be invited to speak in front of a high-level, international audience. The Guerrand-Hermès Foundation for Peace Prize – Your chance to be the speaker at an international Forum!The Guerrand-Hermès Foundation for Peace Prize will be inviting the author of the best essay to speak at the Spirit of Humanity Forum to be held on 30th May – 1st June 2019Attend and present your work at the Rising Peace Forum 2019 in Coventry, United Kingdom!“I'm very proud that the competition had quite a substantial reach,” said Diana Alipova, Russia & India Report’s Indian Representative.“We have received works from all around India.”Each winner was also presented with commemorative envelopes with stamps marking the 50th anniversary of Valentina Tereshkova’s flight into space, which is widely celebrated in India this year. When I was a child, I started reading Russian novels and skazki (this means fairy tales.) My favourite one was The Flying Ship.“I chose this theme because for me it is closely linked with Russia,” Nidhi said.“The main challenge for young people in both our countries is the need to keep our traditions.The winners will be invited to attend and present their work at the Rising Global Peace Forum, 13-14 November 2019, which will take place in Coventry, the City of Peace and Reconciliation and the 2021 UK City of Culture.The award includes coverage of transportation and accommodation.Should the recipient not be able to attend, the prize will be reported for the following year. DOC will cover the fee adjacent to the summer school, the accommodation and the travel.“Best essays” under 18, under 23 and under 27 – competition among the best!First prize winners in these categories will each receive a laptop.