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  • Raj Janagam
    Jan 3, 2014
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      Citizen Café/Nagrik Nukkad (CC or NN) is a facilitated space for dialogue to engage citizens of this country from across socio-economic or regional segments. The objective is to help these citizens in: - Making a powerful connection with the values stated in the Preamble of our Constitution - Owning up and making meaning of their role and responsibilities as citizens of India - Outlining actions that they can take in their personal lives, communities and the State.

      The main elements of the CC/NN are: - Group of citizens who volunteer to participate - One/ two trained facilitators from We, the People - Conversation anchored around the Preamble to the Constitution of India - Small group conversations guided by around 2-3 powerful questions and followed by a whole group discussion.

      On behalf of We the People, I am delighted to invite you to the Citizen Cafe – a space for dialogue, learning and action on our role as citizens. The Cafe is part of a pan-India initiative called Constitution Connect extending from November 26th (the day the Constitution of India was enacted) to January 26th (the day it was enforced).

      Last year, in Season 1 of the Constitution Connect, nearly 800 citizens from 12 cities participated in the Cafes. 22 anchors volunteered their time to facilitate these and together created a buzz of excitement, interest and inspiration!!

      This year promises to involve more people from many more locations across India. The Cafe brings together people from varied backgrounds in exploring the role we play as citizens in our democracy. Some the questions we examine are: What is the nation moving towards? What values do we stand for as Indians? What is my role in all this? What action steps can I take, now and this year, especially in the context of general elections? Who can I connect with for support?

      Too often our role is of a bystander or cynic. Too often we believe that nothing works. The Cafe focuses on what has worked and what you and I can do to make it work. It will make you think, put you in touch with citizens who want change and move you to action.

      The Cafe will be facilitated by We, the People. Join us. Please get along your spouses, partners, children and friends.

      We, the People is a network of organisations and individuals. Our mission is to expand an informed, active and responsible citizenry in India. We facilitate exploration, understanding and action for being active and responsible citizens through events and in-depth training programmes.

      RSVP here: 

      For more information, please visit www.we-the-people.in and our FB page https://www.facebook.com/WeThePeople

      Entry - Free

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      Raj Janagam
      Founder, UnLtd Hyderabad

      Mobile: +91-9949-369-093

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