Sunday, 9 October 2016

Anukaran 2.0, RealPolitik and upcoming events!

Judgement day is nigh. Take heed all who admirably masqueraded as a personality of their desire. Come what may, your dramatics ensured a torrid time to all those tasked with evaluating your talents.
In colloquial terms however, we simply mean that Anukaran 2.0 results will be announced soon and we thank you for your participation. :P

On a more serious note, since it has been so long since the last update here on our blog, let us bring you up to date on the happenings of our club. We have a new set of recruits and with this fresh energy, we launched Anukaran 2.0! The participants bundled in from all over the country ranging from Amritsar to Trichy, from Mumbai to Shillong. The sheer quality of each speaker who made a pitch ensured countless headaches for us, as we are bound by rules to pick just two speakers. Nevertheless a decision has to be made and we shall communicate the same to all of you as soon as possible!

Our intra college event saw an innovative mix of an MUN and a normal Parliament, a la the House of Commons. The mixture saw a vibrant event called "RealPolitik", where you, as a representative of your state, make a pitch to the Central authorities. We would like to congratulate Charu Gaba and Shagun Pal, who represented Rajasthan and swept the competition to become worthy winners! Manikanta Aka and Vinay Teja secured the second place for their meticulously thought out strategies and well made points. Once again, another thank you to all who participated without whom this event would not have reached the heights that it did!

Wrapping up this post, we'd like to remind you that this is just the tip of the iceberg. Team PROvakta has a lot more exciting events to follow and quite a few are just around the corner so stay tuned and speak happy!

Monday, 7 December 2015


PROvakta- the public speaking club of IIM Raipur presents yet another exciting competition- Parkraamann

It's time to check your communication skills with your negotiating power

This competition is a one round competition.

  • Each team must comprise exactly 2 members.
  • Multiple teams from same college are allowed.
  • Registered  teams will be provided with the role play situation  2 days prior to the deadline (i.e on 8th Dec. 2015) where they will be assigned a situation and the team will have to act as per their role and try to negotiate their point
  • E.g. A young manager trying to come in consensus with an union leader over the issue of employee lay off in an organization, 
  • You will have to record a video of not more than 3 min that must be submitted before 11:59:59 PM 10th Dec. 2015..
  • Both the participants of a team should be present in the video recording.
  • Contribution of both the participants should be nearly equal as per speaking is concerned.
  • You should try to reach a consensus during the conversation and your video recording should be uploaded on the link that will be provided on 8th Dec 2015 00:01 hrs.
  • The participants will be judged primarily on the basis of their communication skills and strength of their argument


1) Last date for registration on Dare to compete is 10th Dec 2015
2) Case/situation will be given on 8th Dec 2015, 00:00hrs
2) Last date for video submission is 10th Dec 2015, 23:59 hrs

First Prize: Rs. 5,000
Second Prize: Rs. 2,500

Link to register:

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Anukaran'15 Results...

We would like to congratulate you for your enthusiastic participation in Anukaran'15.
The competition was intense and it was a herculean task for the panelists to judge the videos and find the winners, and for the same reason it took so long to declare the results.
So, the winners of Anukaran '15 are:
WINNER : Mohammed Ansari - ISB, Hyderabad
RUNNER-UP : Reyomi Roy - XIMB
Appreciation Certificates to
Nandita -Welingkar
Shashi Bhushan - IIIT Vadodara
for their highly appreciable performance which were very close on being the winners.
We look forward to having your active participation in further events of PROvakta.

Friday, 18 September 2015

ANUKARAN 2015 - Impersonate Your Role Model's Speech

Remember the times when we have heard great speeches in history? Those speeches which have withstood the wears of time and are still remembered for the impact they have created. Be it the ‘I have a Dream’ speech of Martin Luther King Jr., the speech after the no confidence motion in parliament by  Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the speech by Mark Antony in the play Julius Caesar or the Chicago address by Swami Vivekanand. Ever wondered what you could deliver if you were in their places?

If you think you have it in you, the ability to deliver a speech that can match the level achieved by these people, then this event is exactly for you.

Pick up your favorite speech by one of the best orators or leaders. Think yourself to be in the place of  that person about to deliver the message in front of the intended audience. Formulate your own speech of about 5-8 minutes to convey the required message and record the delivery of your speech in a video.


1) Select your role model and come up with his most inspiring speech. The speech should be your version of the oration both in content and delivery (e.g. If you were J.N Nehru and delivered the first speech to Independent India, how would you do it? You should refer to his original speech to be in line with the context and his idea. It should not be exact copy.)

2) The speech should be of 5-8 minutes.

3)  Record your video and zip it along with the original reference clip (video, audio, etc.) and upload it in the google drive and share the google drive link with with file name as "Anukaran_yourname" 

4) Also please do share your name, Institute name, Contact details along with your videos with


1) Last date for registration on Dare to compete is 28th Sept 2015
2) Last date for video submission is 30th Sept 2015
3) Result declaration date is 2nd Oct 2015


First Prize: Rs. 5,000
Second Prize: Rs. 2,500
Link to register:

Friday, 11 September 2015

The Purpose behind The Speech

On this day, the 11th day of September, 122 years ago, there was an Indian monk standing on the stage of the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago, given just one minute to keep his point of view. It took him just five words to get the audience on their feet and applauding. Those words by Swami Vivekanand were “Sisters and brothers of America”. When I begin to wonder what was so special in those words, I realize that it was not just the words themselves but the purpose, the feelings, the love, the message of brotherhood behind those words that made them special. All the speakers before him had addressed the audience as friends and here stood an Indian monk dressed in his saffron robe, whom the people there were seeing for the first time, calling out to them as his brothers and sisters with all the depth of his heart. The applause themselves were sufficient an indication that nobody would want Vivekanand to stop at his allotted time of one minute.

Let us try to understand the scenario in which Swami Vivekanand delivered this famous speech in Chicago. India was under the oppressions of the British rule and struggling for every inch of freedom. The people of India, under the rule of tyranny, most of them had lost their faith in themselves. It is not difficult to understand the lack of confidence and belief in people of a country which has been under captivation for centuries and falsely but repeatedly reminded of the purposelessness and insignificance of their existence in front of the ‘Royal’ British. It is from this ‘made to believe insignificant Indians’ that there were few who rose to live a life with the purpose to get the self-belief back in a country with thousands of years of glorious past and nurtured values and culture. One of them was Swami Vivekanand. His revelation, in Chicago, about the depth and significance of Hinduism and the philosophy of a nation which had long accepted all religions as true, much before the World Parliament of religions was ever thought of, was something that made the world realize the significance of India.

Swami Vivekanand said about his speech that when he reached the stage, he did not know what words to speak. He just closed his eyes and submitted himself to his guru Thakur Ramkrishna Paramhansa. Then, what he spoke was just a message from his guru and he was just a medium. Swami Vivekanand, believed to be one of the best orators the world has ever produced, had one thing most special in his speech and that was the depth and the purpose of the message he was there to deliver. Swami Vivekanand went on to describe the soul of Indian philosophy which had accepted every religion in the world as true and given shelter to the Jews who had been thrown out of their own land by Roman tyranny. His words brought in front of the world the glorious image of India which had long been lost under the British Rule. The world noticed India and the depth in the philosophy preserved in the bosom of the nation, the philosophy which had the potential to solve the problems the entire world was facing related to religious harmony and tolerance.

This was the moment when the Indians back in the country realized their significance, the roots of their existence and the strength of the mighty ocean of wisdom and beliefs that was always behind them but ignored. Each applause, each thought of admiration, each praise that Swami Vivekanand and India received at the Parliament in Chicago, raised the self-belief and the pride of the Indians which the had long eluded them. The world was beginning to realize the significance of India. But more importantly, the Indians were beginning to do so. Indeed, the purpose of the speech was beginning to be fulfilled.