The Bala Janaagraha Civic Fest Finals are done for another year. Thanks to all those who came along. Check out the Facebook page for footage coming soon!
Hello all. This is just a quick post to let you all know that the Bala Janaagraha program now has its own Facebook page! We’ve introduced it to try and increase our presence online, recruit volunteers, and keep a better track of the program’s alumni. For those who haven’t already done so, why not check out the page at…
The Bala Janaagraha Team
At Janaagraha, we believe in the power of citizen participation. When we collectively take charge of our quality of life, we can make a real difference. Over the years, we have been able to consistently demonstrate this through our work with a range of citizen groups, community volunteers and engaged citizens in the city of Bangalore.
One of our recent successes in engaging with citizens is our B.E.S.T project. The Bangalore Electoral Systems Transformation project resulted out of an M.O.U that we signed with the Election Commission. We promised that we would get citizens involved in cleaning up the electoral rolls in one constituency of Bangalore – Shantinagar. Once this is done, the Election Commission agreed to replicate our model across Bangalore city, and consequently, in other cities as well.
To those of us who persist in seeing children as the citizens of ‘tomorrow,’ Bala Janaagraha offers a different point of view. We believe that children have the capacity to make real change in our neighbourhoods right from a young age! Armed with this philosophy, Bala Janaagraha and the ipaidabribe.com team kicked off the new year with a session on Corruption. Held at Ramanashree English School in Bangalore, it marks the first of the many sessions that Bala Janaagraha hopes to do over the course of the year.
And the kids loved it! Through the interactive format of the presentation and the use of videos and cartoons, the session covered all the important facets of corruption in India today.
The teams received a range of questions, covering the payment of re-exam fees, replacing corrupt officials by non-corrupt ones and different ways by which we can spread awareness on corruption.
Bala Janaagraha and ipaidabribe.com shows the way to educate our junior citizens.
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