Theme: Building the next-Gen of India with Courage & Resilience 

Building the Next Generation of India with Courage and Resilience

​Dr. Kalam always believed that the youth can bring about transformational changes in humanity and achieve peace and prosperity on the planet. The current COVID-19 pandemic has once again brought the responsibility on the shoulders of the youth of the nation to address challenges of and work towards making India a superpower. 

The theme – 'Building the Next Generation of India with Courage and Resilience' rightly reiterates our commitment for working towards building a nation rooted in our own pillars of values, compassion and courage. The themes of the artwork will help students to explore their ideas for translating their dreams into reality.

Here are the themes.

India of my dreams:  Building a courageous and resilient nation 

How will I achieve my dream?

How will my dream contribute to national development?

Making of a New India through innovation and technology 

India 2020: I WILL FLY

As the spread and far-reaching impacts of Covid-19 dominate the world news, we have all been witnessing and experiencing the parallel spread of worry, anxiety, and instability. This trend is even more prominent in the youth of the nation. Research has shown that a wavering human mind easily gets trapped into patterns and negative thinking. During times of crisis — such as those we are living through now — this tendency is further amplified and the mind is even more hooked by feelings of fear and helplessness.


India 2020: I Will Fly is a unique campaign that provides a platform to the ignited minds of the nation to divert the energies to spread positivity and hope and weaken the environment of fear and anxiety all around. This will be a platform for them to share and express their thoughts and ideas on how to build the next-generation courageous and resilient.  


Paint for India 2020


  • There is no entry fee for this event

  • The minimum size is 8.3 x 11.7 inches (A4) and the maximum size is 11.7 x 16.5 inches (A3). Canvases of any sizes in between are also acceptable. 

  • The participant can use any medium (acrylic, oil paint, watercolor, charcoal, pen and ink)

  • A participant can send one entry only. In case it is found that any participant has submitted more than one entry, all the entries will be considered as invalid.

  • The entry should be original.

  • At the time of registration, the participant should upload the image of the artwork on the portal.

  • Kalam Centre reserves the right to disqualify any entry due to poor quality, incompleteness, inappropriateness of content, or concerns regarding copyright infringement in the original work.


Students across all nationalities can participate in the following categories:

  • Category I: Class 1-5
  • Category II: Class 6-8

  • Category III: Class 9-12

Criteria Of Evaluation

The write-ups will be evaluated on the basis of the following:

  • Creativity (40%)

  • Aesthetic Quality (30%)

  • Concept (20%)

  • Clarity/ Neatness (10%) 

Awards & Certificates

  • Winner: Certificate of Merit + Gold Medal + Knowledge Bag 

  • 1st Runner Up: Certificate of Merit + Silver Medal + Knowledge Bag 

  • 2nd Runner Up: Certificate of Merit + Bronze Medal + Knowledge Bag 

  • Special Mention Certificates to top 20 participants across all categories

  • Appreciation Certificates to all participants who have qualified for the Finals

  • Participation Certificates to all 

Last Date of Submission: October 09, 2020

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