Today we were joined by Mr.Jayaram, CEO of Zilla Panchayath, Chamarajanagar and Mr.D.R.Patil, former MLA of Gadag. The discussion with Mr.Jayaram on the functioning of the bureaucracy and administrative system in India was a real eye opener. Mr.Patil and his friend (an ex-MLA from Bagalkot) wished to organize similar walks in their areas.… Continue reading
9th Sept 08:
We left Gundlupet after having the breakfast provided by the JSS Mutt. The entire team was charged up and spent nearly 2 hours in Gundlupet walking to every shop and person that they saw. They spoke to each one of them regarding RTI and sold books too.… Continue reading
7th Sept 08:
There is now on and off cellphone connectivity and i’m now able to understand how dependant i have become on technology and its tools. Wanting to live in a village and actually doing so on the terms of the villagers themselves is a completely different proposition.… Continue reading
Amidst much fanfare, hope and expectations, the ‘Jaagruthi Yathre’ – a walk for community awareness – undertaken by Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement as part of its 25th year celebrations, got underway at Saragur in H.D.Kote Taluk yesterday.
Dr.Prabhushankara, senior litterateur and Dr.M.S.Nagaraja Rao, Director of Vivekananda Institute for Indian Studies, Mysore (a sister concern of SVYM) flagged off the walk.… Continue reading
‘Information is Power’, especially in the context of rural India. Our development experience of more than 20 years in rural India has repeatedly demonstrated to us that people who are able to access information, process them effectively and use it to their own benefit are the ones who are more easily able to get out of poverty; the others are condemned to merely cope with poverty.… Continue reading