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Global Essay Writing Competition on India and the world after COVID-19

A global essay writing competition “India and the world after COVID-19” is being launched by  FICCI in collaboration with ICCR. As the topic of the essay suggests, the entries are sought from Indians, PIO and OCIs (not foreigners) to write about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and how the world has changed and where India fits in and what could be the role of India in shaping the post-COVID world order and what should be our priorities. The competition is also in the run-up to FICCI’s participation in World Expo-Dubai later this year.

2. The last date for submission of entries is 15 July 2020. As mentioned above, the essay competition is open to Indians, PIOs and OCIs and not to foreigners. Further details are available on FICCI website and the weblink ( External website that opens in a new window) contains details about overview, prizes, eligibility and registration. 

3. Salient features of the competition are as below: 


COVID-19 has definitely changed our world for ever. But where is the new world headed? How has COVID-19 changed the way we live and work? What will be India’s place in the emerging post-pandemic world? How can India make itself stronger and script a bigger role to play in the international community?

Summarise your ideas in a 3000-word essay written in English language. Kindly submit your entries to by 15th July 2020. 

The emails should be titled ‘Entry to India and the World after COVID-19’.



The competition is open to all Indians, NRIs and PIOs - University Students and Professionals across the World, aged 21 years and above.



  • A three-day, all-expenses-paid trip to India Pavilion and the World Expo in Dubai
  • Gala reception at the India Pavilion to felicitate the winners
  • A panel discussion with the winners moderated by a media personality


For registration, please go through the weblink. 



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