Expressing Ideas for a Free Society

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Expressing ideas for a free society

Expressing Ideas for a Free Society

Learn and Earn

A chance to win prizes worth a total of NRs. 60,000 by learning about 5 of the greatest freedom champions whose ideas have expanded individual and economic freedom for us like no other.

All you have to do is:
Select ONE of the following five topics:

  • Adam Smith and the Invisible Hand
  • Hayek and Spontaneous Order
  • Basitat and ‘What Is Seen and What Is Not Seen’
  • Ayn Rand and Capitalism
  • Milton Friedman and School Choice

Creatively express your understanding in that topic. Creative expression categories: Performing Arts (Music, drama, poetry), Power Point Presentation, Elocution, and, Audio/Videos (short movies)

First Prize: NRs. 30,000

Second Prize: NRs. 20,000

Third Prize: Nrs. 10,000

Also all winners get a chance to attend the Asia Liberty Forum taking place in Kathmandu, Jan 08-09, 2015, Soaltee Crowne Plaza.

 Entry Deadline: Dec 31, 2014

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Expressions will be judged on creativity and content. Judges will look for expressions that are clear, articulate and logically organized. Winning expressions must demonstrate good grasp of the themes and topics.

Associated Seminars

Ten short seminars (two hours every day except Sat-Sun) will be held between Dec 01-12, at Samriddhi Foundation’s premises on the topics of the competition to help the students prepare for competition.

The seminars are free and open to all students. However, seats will be limited and students are required to register their names beforehand by calling. 

  • Dec 01 & 08 : Adam Smith and the Invisible Hand
  • Dec 02 & 09: Hayek and Spontaneous Order
  • Dec 03 & 10: Milton Friedman and School Choice
  • Dec 04 & 11: Ayn Rand and Capitalism
  • Dec 05 & 12: Basitat and ‘What Is Seen and What Is Not Seen

Resources for the Competition available HERE.


  • For participation, applicants must be currently enrolled in undergraduate or post graduate program in any faculty.
  • Applicants are required to be between 18-26 years of age in order to participate.
  • Students can work alone or in a group not exceeding 5 members.
  • All submissions must be made in a recorded form. Quality of the video is not a part of the judging criteria and will be used for shortlisting purposes only.
  • Recorded submissions could be made online by sending an email to or at our office by December 30, 2014, no later than 5.00 PM, NST.
  • Registration is required for participation. Registration fee of NRs. 150 is applicable. Registration has to be done at Samriddhi Foundation’s Office at Minbhawan, Kharibot, Kathmandu.
  • Submissions have to made along with a copy of  student ids (scanned or printed) and contact details.
  • Samriddhi Foundation has the right to provide contest deadline extensions when deemed appropriate.
  • Submissions must be in Nepali or English language and should solely the work of the entrant(s). Plagiarism will result in disqualification.
  • Decisions of the judges are final.
  • All entries become the property of Samriddhi Foundation.
  • Contest winners agree to allow the Samriddhi Foundation to post their names on any of Samriddhi ’s affiliated websites with full credit given to the creator(s).
  • Winners will be solely responsible for any taxes that might apply.


Samriddhi, The Prosperity Foundation
P O Box: 8973 NPC 678
416, Bhimsengola Marg
Minbhawan Kharibot,
Kathmandu, Nepal.
Tel:  +977 1 4464616
Fax: +977 1 4485319


Sarita Sapkota

About Sarita Sapkota

Ms. Sapkota is the Coordinator of Communication and Development at Samriddhi Foundation and was previously engaged with the Foundation as a Research Associate for more than three years. She is a graduate of political science and also contributes articles for Samriddhi's column at The Himalayan Times' Perspectives supplement.


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  2. Kaushal

    There are many non-white thinkers like Martin Luther King JR, Nelson Mandela , and Mahatma Gandhi, who have championed the cause of freedom. Also, many thinkers on the Left have supported the cause of freedom and human dignity, like Rosa Luxemburg, Che Guevara, and George Orwell . But why are the topics exclusively based on the ideas and concepts of white Americans/Europeans who believe in liberalization of the economy and capitalism? Why not on the different horizons of freedom widened by people of different ethnicities, races, and political ideologies?

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