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Congratulations for clearing Stage 1 of the Ahimsa Fellowship!

Dear Candidate,

It is quite likely that you will not know the answers to certain questions. We strongly encourage you to take the time to carefully consider and research your answers to the questions in the following sections. Applicants who demonstrate a sincere effort to have researched their answers will have a higher likelihood of qualifying for this stage.

Plagiarism is strongly discouraged. Plagiarised answers may lead to rejection of your candidature.

General Informaton



This section includes TWO questions for which you are required to record a video of yourself. Please ensure that it’s uploaded as per the instructions.


  • Please ensure that
    • you are dressed appropriately, preferably in Indian formals/semi-formals
    • you record the video in a well-lit area
    • your recording device is placed on a steady surface
    • there is minimal background noise
    • you speak loudly and clearly so that your voice is easily audible in the final recording
  • Technical Aspects
    • The video can be recorded
      • in either orientation – portrait or landscape
      • and these formats – 1080p at 30fps, 1080p at 60fps, or 1080p at 24fps. 720p and 4k work okay too.
    • It must be saved in any of the popular formats like .mp4, .mov and .avi.
  • Please rename your video file in this
    • format: name-dd-mm-yy
    • For example: vijay-12-02-95
1. Upload a video of yourself in the following format – (4 minutes maximum)
Please ensure you cover each of the points mentioned below.
  • Introduce yourself
  • Describe your motivation to apply for the Ahimsa Fellowship
  • Your expectations from the programme
  • Areas of personal and professional growth that you seek for yourself in the next year and onwards.
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2. Upload a video of yourself speaking about the following –
  • What, in your opinion, can be the single most important step that each person can take to reduce animal suffering? (60 to 90 seconds)
  • In your opinion, what are the 3 animal protection issues in our country that require the most urgent intervention? (60 to 90 seconds)
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