Saturday, March 30, 2013

Surajaya photo contest on rural realities

The Surajya movement is organizing a photo contest & exhibition on ‘Maa Palle Sithraalu’ to enhance awareness among youth on rural India.

Giving this information in a media statement, Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan, Convener, Surajya Movement, recalled that the Foundation for Democratic Reforms and the Lok Satta launched the Surajya Movement in August 2012 advocating that youth be at the forefront for attaining ‘Suraaj’ through ethical politics and good governance.

The movement among other things seeks creation of independent and powerful anti-corruption mechanisms and empowerment of local governments for rural development.

The photo competition encourages youth to capture the development or backwardness of villages through their camera lens when they visit villages in the coming summer holidays. The contestants have to focus on nine different themes: Education, Employment, Health & Medical Facilities, Sanitation & Hygiene, Rural Youth, Rural Women, Government Services- Policies & Programs, Rural Infrastructure and Social Awareness.

Apart from rewarding the first three best photographs with cash awards of Rs 10,000, Rs 7000, Rs 5000 respectively, all the selected photographs will be displayed in the photo exhibition being organized across the State in June 2013.

While students, employees, photographers, rural/urban youth and any citizen below 40 years of age can participate in the contest & exhibition, participants above 40 years can send entries for photo exhibition alone. The entries can also be photographs taken within the last two years (not before March 2011). They have to be sent before May31, 2013.

Photographs can be submitted in soft copy through e-mail ( or in CD or by post to ‘Maa Palle Sithraalu Photo Contest, C/o Foundation for Democratic Reforms, 8th Floor, Srinivasa Towers, Besides ITC Kakatiya Hotel, Begumpet, Hyderabad’ or in person. For more details on rules & instructions, contact through email or phone (8790000492) or visit Surajyam website ( or facebook (Surajya Udyamam).

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