The Massive Talkathon of Puducherry

Talk Your Way To Singapore

View Results
Talk Your Way to Singapore

Youth Talk – Puducherry

For a leader, communication is connection and inspiration – not just transmission of information. It is often one of the most challenging leadership skills. Communication informs, persuades, guides, and assures, as well as inspires. Communication is where leadership lives and breathes. As ICT Academy perfectly understands this, has been organizing “ICT Academy Youth Talk” since 2014, to evolve leadership among college students in the form of highly effective and inspiring talks.

This initiative identifies young, powerful communicators who can communicate their thoughts to inspire the peers and the youth community online.

Apply Today
Don't see your question here? Please, feel free to contact us at


Q1: What is ICT Academy Youth Talk – Puducherry?

ICT Academy Youth Talk – Puducherry is a student contest to encourage the young minds to express their ideas to inspire the youth community through their powerful talk, and to foster leadership qualities among the college students.

Q2: Who organizes ICT Academy Youth Talk – Puducherry?

Youth talk is an initiative by ICT Academy with the interest of recognizing and motivating the future leaders through their communication and leadership abilities.

Q3: Who can apply for ICT Academy Youth Talk – Puducherry contest?

ICT Academy Youth Talk contest is for college students pursuing full-time undergraduate or postgraduate in any discipline, from any recognized institutions across the state.

Q4: What is the Contest Flow?

The first level of screening - Online (upload a 3-minute video of their talk in YouTube and send us the link.)

Top 100 will be shortlisted (through online)

Top 10 will be shortlisted in preliminary round

Out of 10, Top 3 will be shortlisted in pre-finals

3 will compete in the State Final and one winner will be recognized and awarded with complimentary educational tour to Singapore.

Q5: What should be the language of talk?

The speech has to be in English only.

Q6: How can I get updates about the event?

Check out for the ongoing updates at the following social networking link of ICT Academy Youth

Talk Format

Choose any topic > Talk for 10 minutes > Express your ideas > Elevate to inspire > Be the change

The speaker has to choose a topic, which has a vital message to inspire the youth audience.

The duration of the talk must be for a maximum of 10 minutes and the speaker has to deliver a power-packed talk within the stipulated time.

It will be strictly time bound and the speaker should abide by the time counter.

The speaker is expected to exhibit passion, energy, attitude, skills and abilities to make the speech very interesting and effective.

If you think you have the ability to change the world with your powerful speech, then apply now!

Who can talk?

Any student studying full-time Graduation / Post Graduation currently in any recognized college across Puducherry is eligible to participate in the contest.


The success of the talk predominantly relies on the quality of the topic chosen. The topic chosen should have the scope to exhibit your public speaking skills and thereby inspire the audience. Though the choice of the talk is not restricted, the topic chosen should be non-political, non-religious; other ambiguous themes that affect any individual, personal and social values should be avoided. Contestants must prepare the talk on their own, which should be strictly free from plagiarism.
The following are some of the suggested topics, which you can consider:

List of Topics

  •  Nuclear power provides cheap and clean energy. Its benefits and disadvantages.
  •  Technology is making communication much easier, but not in the sense of personal contact.
  •  People prefer contacts through screens rather than face-to-face communication
  •  Will modern technology such as the Web ever replace the printed media as the main source of information?.
  •  Team sports build strong individuals.
  •  Laughter is the best medicine.
  •  Fools and their money are easily parted.
  •  Discipline is not a dirty word.
  •  Beauty is always in the eye of the beholder.
  •  Children learn what they live with.
  •  Poverty is a state of mind.
  •  What characteristics make an ideal hero and why?
  •  What and who is an average person?
  •  Being young is over-rated. a good idea?
  •  Does money make the world go round?
  •  What human quality do we need more of and why?
  •  Who has been the most influential person in your life and why?
  •  How we look is unimportant. It's who we are on the inside that counts.
  •  Pets are for people who don't have children.

List of Topics

  •  The worldwide improvement in the standard of living is the reason of the damage to the environment.
  •  Will the Internet bring people closer together?
  •  Conservation is survival.
  •  Does modern technology make life convenient?
  •  My biggest concern for the future is...
  •  Real wealth is never measured in money or possessions.
  •  Conservation is survival.
  •  Real love is not the stuff of pop songs.
  •  If I were an animal I'd be a...
  •  Plants have feelings too.
  •  Junk food's popularity relies on marketing.
  •  To err is human. To forgive is divine. Discuss.
  •  The world is a smaller place these days.
  •  Summer is the best and worst of times. Why?
  •  The media controls how and what we think.
  •  Advertising targeting children is immoral.
  •  Real learning doesn't occur in a classroom.
  •  Manners matter.
  •  Children should not watch television.
  •  Fashion victims I have known.
  •  Art is essential to life.

List of Topics

  •  Was human life better or worse when technologies were simpler?
  •  Computers are becoming better translators every day. Do children need to learn more languages?
  •  In what ways has information technology changed the rules and working practices in the last 5 years?
  •  We are becoming more and more dependent on computers. Is this dependence on technology good or bad?
  •  TV and Mass Media: could we exist without it?
  •  The more we communicate, the less we really say.
  •  When I grow up...
  •  To be grown up is a state of mind.
  •  Goals are good for you.
  •  The most important lesson of my life so far...
  •  Intelligence is not enough.
  •  If I ruled the world...
  •  Color affects the way people feel.
  •  Ill health begins in the mind.
  •  What would you rather be - wise or intelligent?
  •  True wisdom comes from experience.
  •  A sense of humor is essential.
  •  Uniforms stifle individuality.
  •  What is normal is decided by the society we live in.
  •  Cities are for people not cars.
  •  Peace is possible.

In Puducherry, The following process will be followed

Contest Process

1 Initial Screening

Top 100 will be shortlisted through initial screening (based on 3-minute video submitted by contestants through YouTube)

2 Preliminary Round

Out of 100, top 10 will be shortlisted in Preliminary round.

3 State Pre Finals

Out of 10, 3 toppers will be identified in Pre finals

4 State Final

Top 3 will compete against each other in the State Final and the winner will be recognized and awarded with a complimentary educational Tour to Singapore.

Be the next youth icon

Prizes & Awards

Be the Next Youth Icon

Important Dates

Last Date to register

15th December 2018

Initial Screening

21st December 2018


21st December 2018


26th December 2018

State Final

28th December 2018

Be the Next Youth Icon



Subashree K
Sri Manakula Vinayagar Engineering College,Puducherry.

Pre final Results

Level 1 - Initial Level Screening

Level 2 - State Pre-Final

Level 3 - State Finals

Eloquent speech is not from lip to ear, but rather from heart to heart

Judging Criteria

Get in touch with us

Contat Us


Jaya Nagar, BSNL Staff Quarters,
Reddiar Palayam,
Puducherry - 605010
E: P: +91 44 4290 6800

New Delhi

B – 308 & 309, Som Datt Chamber – 1,
Bhikaji Cama Place,
New Delhi – 110066
E: P: +91 11 4953 9569