Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA), New Delhi and  Centre for Public Policy Research(CPPR), Kochi is pleased to announce the winners of the  first edition of the ICWA-CPPR  Essay Competition in Malayalam.  

The competition was held as part of ICWA’s ‘Awareness Programme on Indian Foreign Policy’, for school students (15-18 years) and undergraduate/postgraduate students (18-25Years). The decision of the Selection Committee is final.

Junior Level (15-18 years)- 1500 Words


● How can India become a global power?

● What are the ways in which India can build its relationship with its neighbours?

S No.Name of the WinnersPosition Prize Money
1Dhyan V.B., Don Bosco Higher Secondary Puthuppally KottayamFirst PrizeRs 15,000/-
2Irine Mariam Mani, Govt Girls Higher Secondary School, ErnakulamSecond PrizeRs 10,000/-
3Adwaid M. Prashanth, Janardhanapuram HSS Ottasekharamangalam PO kattakada Thiruvananthapuram Third PrizeRs 5,000

Senior Level (18-25 years)- 2500 Words


● What should India’s role be in the post COVID global order?

● What are the new dimensions of India’s neighborhood policy?

S No.Name of the WinnersPosition Prize Money
1Bejoy Sebastian, School of Social Sciences (SSS),Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)
First PrizeRs 25,000/-
2Fathima Mumtaz, Farook College,Calicut UniversitySecond PrizeRs 15,000/-
3Rahna Mumtas Kolothumthodi,  Govt College Malappuram,MunduparambuThird PrizeRs 10,000

We congratulate all the winners and participants who have made an attempt to bring forth their unique perspectives on Indian Foreign Policy!

About ICWA

The Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA) was established in 1943 by a group of eminent intellectuals led by Sir Tej Bahadur Sapru and Dr. H.N. Kunzru. Its principal objective was to create an Indian perspective on international relations and act as a repository of knowledge and thinking on foreign policy issues. The Council today conducts policy research through an in-house faculty as well as through external experts. It regularly organizes an array of intellectual activities including conferences, seminars, roundtable discussions, lectures and brings out a range of publications. It has a well stocked library, an active website, and publishes the journal ‘India Quarterly’. ICWA has over 50 MoUs with international think tanks and research institutions to promote better understanding on international issues and develop areas of mutual cooperation. The Council also has partnerships with leading research institutions, think tanks and universities in India. 

About CPPR

CPPR is an independent public policy organisation dedicated to in-depth research and scientific analysis with the objective of delivering actionable ideas that could transform society. Based out of Kochi, in the Indian state of Kerala, our engagement in public policy that began in 2004 has initiated open dialogue, policy changes and institutional transformation in the areas of Urban Reform, Livelihood, Education, Health, Governance, Law, and International Relations & Security.

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