Funds raised go to individual fellowships or projects in the most marginalized social & geographic areas of India
General circumstance in life has allowed me to get exposed to and influenced by the ideas of some of the finest minds in India from diverse spheres of activism, journalism and governance, many of whom I met through India Friends Association. I hope you take a moment to learn a bit about these acclaimed activists and donate to an organization I passionately support. Given below is a list of leading voices from India that IFA currently supports or has previously supported in the form of
a) Fellowships for activists themselves or candidates recommended by one of these leaders.
b) Projects led by one of these leaders.
c) Creation of joint force in India to collectively counteract misgovernance, poverty and corruption
Public policy and Lawmaking:
Aruna Roy: RTI campaigner, NREGA proponent and so much more than words can describe: http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2066367_2066369_2066499,00.html
Arvind Kejriwal : RTI movement and Lokpal bill campaign
Ravi Chopra: Interview
S R Hiremath: Environmental clean up and corruption exposee
Women and Society:
Madhu Kishwar: Women’s empowerment and Society
Dr H Sudarshan: Tribal rights and public-private partnership to resuscitate Primary Health Center
P Sainath: The man is incorrigible, irreverent, indefatigable and incorruptible
Anti-lobbying and anti-corruption:
S R Hiremath: Corruption and exposure - Mining in Karnataka
Chunni Kaka: 92 year old Noted Gandhian and fighting numerous battles for land rights in Gujarat especially against notable cement powerhouse in Mahuva region.
Trilochan Sastry: Academician Activist
Disclaimer: IFA neither makes a claim of agreement with each and every aspect of its partner’s opinions/activities nor does it influence its partners in any way.
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