RIC and Republic Media Network concludes the successful season of RIC 2021

Read India Celebration and Republic Media Network concluded the successful season of RIC 2021 (International) on 18th January 2022. The partnership which was formed with the objective of instilling the habit of reading in the younger generation saw participation of 3.3 lakhs students from across 29 states and 1000+ schools.

RIC 2021 saw 22 finalists which were selected by RIC’s esteemed panel of judges-
Dr. Ramancharla Pradeep Kumar (Registrar & Professor, IIIT Hyderabad), Ms. Sumana Moudgal (Associate Director of College Counseling at The Westminster Schools, Atlanta, Georgia) and Raj Panishetty (Senior Vice President of Enterprise Robotics & Intelligent Automation for a large financial organization, New York). The initiative divided the participants into four different categories. The winners that backed first prize were felicitated with laptops and second prize were rewarded with tablets and prize money. 

Below are the names of the RIC 2021 winners: 

Category: 3rd – 5th Grade

  • 1st Prize – Kaashvi Kauleshnam

3rd Grade; School: Narayana E-Techno School, VNallurahalli , Whitefield , Bengaluru, Karnataka

  • 2nd Prize – Pranay Tyagi

3rd Grade; School: CH. Chhabil Dass Public School, Patel Nagar-II, CH. Chhabil Dass Marg, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh

Category: 6th – 9th Grade

  • 1st Prize – Ananya Rajeev

9th Grade; School: Narayana Olympiad School, Kasturi Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka

  • 2nd Prize – Manvi Kelani

9th Grade; School: Nath Valley School, Paithan Road, Aurangabad, Maharashtra

Category: 10th – 12th Grade

  • 1st Prize – Anandini Sharma

10th Grade; School: KV No 1, Salt Lake Kolkata, Labony sector 1, Salt Lake, Kolkata, West Bengal

  • 2nd Prize – Janhavi Hemraj Bhati

12th Grade; School: Kendriya Vidyalaya No 1, Vasco, Varunapuri, Mangoor hill, Vasco da Gama, Goa

Category: Undergraduates & Graduates

  • 1st Prize – Anagha P

3rd Year BCOM LLB; College: School of Legal Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology, South Kalamassery, Ernakulam, Kerala

  • 2nd Prize – Aarchi Advani
  1. Com Hons; College: D.A.V. College for Girls, Yamunanagar, Haryana

Republic Media Network, as a news network proudly encouraged the convention of Reading in students who are going to be the Nation Builders of tomorrow. It vowed to support, encourage and support Raghuram to build a platform which nurtured the bright minds and independent thinkers of our great nation.

Republic Media Network concludes the successful season of Read India Celebration 2021 initiative. Watch the announcement below:

Link: https://twitter.com/republic/status/1483807837944160260

“This partnership has been a roaring success. Over 3.3 lakhs students have participated in this edition alone and now, Read India Celebration is on a real mission to have 100 crore Indian readers by the year 2025. Viewers, I would like to proudly announce that the Republic Media Network will be a part of this monumental journey. We will launch something special very soon!”, said Arnab Goswami, Editor-In-Chief, Republic Media Network, in an announcement during the 9pm debate. 

Read India Celebration 2021 International, an association between Republic Media Network and Read India Celebration (RIC) is a grand stage to celebrate Independent Thinking, Diverse Opinions, Knowledge & Teacher as the basis for living. A stage to celebrate human essence with students from across the world.

"Read India Celebration is an initiative to enhance the practical reading and problem-solving skills of students. We do this by focusing on 3 aspects: - Read, Think & Act. The journey of 'Read India Celebration' started in 2015 with 1 lakh registrations from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Today, RIC 2021 received 3.3 lakh registrations from across the country. The initiative also received registrations from countries like Oman, Qatar, the UAE, and the USA. The vision of RIC is to make India a knowledge-based culture. For 2022, we want to take this initiative to all corners of India, and we want more and more participants to speak in their regional languages. A nation that does not read, think, act independently, can never be progressive. I would like to see an India of readers, I would like to see an India of independent thinkers, I would like to see India of innovators and if more and more people start reading then that will be a game changer for the country.”, says Raghuram Ananthoj, Founder, Read India Celebrations.

Read India Celebration has made it its mission to enable 100 crore readers in India by 2025. The initiative is all about instilling the habit of reading in the younger generation across the nation and globe. It celebrates the benefits of practical reading and independent thinking. Through reading, a nation can create a society that can understand and adapt to the process of growth and success.


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