World Health Day in a pandemic; Article Writing Competition by JSPPIA, JLU Bhopal

COVID-19 has hit all countries hard, but its impact has been harshest on those communities which were already vulnerable, who are more exposed to the disease, less likely to have access to quality health care services, and more likely to experience adverse consequences as a result of measures implemented to contain the pandemic.
All over the world, some groups struggle to make ends meet with little daily income, have poorer housing conditions and education, fewer employment opportunities, experience greater gender inequality, and have little or no access to safe environments, clean water, and air, food security, and health services. This leads to unnecessary suffering, avoidable illness, and premature death. And it harms our societies and economies.
Jagran School of Public Policy and International Affairs (JSPPIA) at Jagran Lakecity University, in association with the MASH Global invited students to write a 800-1000 words article, Highlighting the impact of COVID-19 on the vulnerable communities in your city, state or country and suggest recommendations to their policymakers on how to reduce these inequalities and ensure that everyone has living and working conditions that are conducive to good health.
Top 3 winners of this competition received cash-prizes along with e-certificates:




First-Prize - Rs. 5,000/- was bagged by Harikrishnan P of Azim Premji University for the article titled "Adivasis and COVID-19"
Second-Prize - Rs. 3,000/- was bagged by Deepika Saini of  Lady Shri Ram College For Women, for the article titled 'LEVELLING THE GROUND: MINIMISING THE COVID INEQUALITIES'
Third-Prize - Rs. 2,000/- was bagged by Khushi Dharmesh Tailong of Jagran Lakecity University, for the article titled 'A PANDEMIC YEAR'

Jagran Lakecity University congratulates all the winners. 

The articles of the winners can be found at the end of this post. 
 
About MASH Global: It is a youth-led social enterprise on a mission to create a Global Ecosystem for Social Change makers. They aim to bridge the gap between young change makers and Governments, Civil Society, Corporate Sector, Youth, and Media to drive social impact through partnerships for Global Goals (SDG 17)
About JSPPIA: The Jagran School of Public Policy and International Affairs the school of Jagran Lakecity University, under the faculty of Liberal Arts and Humanities, for students, researchers and practitioners in the areas of public policy, Governance, human development, stakeholder engagement, international affairs and leadership.
  1.  "Adivasis and COVID-19"  by Harikrishnan P




2. 'LEVELLING THE GROUND: MINIMISING THE COVID INEQUALITIES' by Deepika Saini


3. 'A PANDEMIC YEAR' by Khushi Dharmesh Tailong




By Gurshan Singh 
Communications and Alumni Relations Team 
Jagran Lakecity University
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