Mask India Lyrics Contest

This year, life has taken a turn to reveal a new normal – a life where we have been asked to step up and take care of ourselves, our environment and our communities. And the quintessential part of this new normal is the face mask – a mask that protects us from contracting the COVID-19 virus as well as protects our community.  

SMA SAMAAJ, an initiative of the Shankar Mahadevan Academy Trust, is partnering with Let's Mask India – a non-profit dedicated to the manufacture and distribution of good quality masks to people in need, to raise awareness about the importance of wearing a mask to avoid the spread of COVID-19. 

Inspire people to join this cause and have a song and video produced by Shankar Mahadevan Academy for the lyrics penned by you. The song will be sung by the students and teachers of Shankar Mahadevan Academy and will feature Shankar Mahadevan himself. The song will be made available to one and all through social media.

What's more, you get a chance to meet the maestro Shankar Mahadevan online!

Include the chorus "Let's Mask India" as the chorus of the song.

Send us your lyrics before the 15th of July to take part in this competition.

Contest Highlights

Winner gets:

  • An online interaction with Shankar Mahadevan.
  • Credits in a video and song on the winning lyrics produced by Shankar Mahadevan Academy. 
  • A free instructor-led course of 12 sessions (beginner levels)


Participating in this contest is easy.

Read the Contest Highlights and Terms & Conditions below for participation.

Enroll for the contest by filling up the registration form.

Include the chorus "Let's Mask India" as the chorus of the song.

Upload a copy of the written lyrics or a scanned copy in the acceptable file formats (pdf, doc, png, jpeg) and give us a flavour of how you think your lyrics would be the most powerful.

Entries would be judged on :

  • Content of the Lyrics
  • Rhyme and Metre of the Poetry
  • Expressiveness of the Lyrics
  • Aesthetic Language of the Lyrics
  • Mood and Expression of the Lyrics in the Oral Rendition
  • Overall impact of the Song/Poem.

Terms & Conditions

  1. Lyrics have to be written primarily in Hindi with the chorus in English, but may use other languages as need be to convey a specific feeling of emotion.
  2. Acceptable file format for written lyrics or scanned copy: pdf, doc, png, jpeg.
  3. The size of each file should not exceed 10 MB.
  4. One-time purchase gives you access for only one submission. Please ensure that you upload the correct files. No requests for changing the file that is submitted initially will be entertained.
  5. The Academy is not liable for refund, once payment has been made.
  6. Any complaints related to the submission will be addressed according to the discretion of the Academy.
  7. The Lyrics will become the property of the Academy after submission. The uploaded content will not be returned to the student and will be archived. The Academy reserves the right to use the rendition as it deems fit.
  8. This is an open contest with no age limit and judgement is purely made on the parameters stated below.
  9. The Judges’ decision on the Participants’ performance (both recorded and live) will be final and binding and cannot be challenged by the Participant or any Representative of the Participant under any circumstances.


Congratulations Gulab Sahu!

Winner, Mask India Lyrics Contest.