Bala Janaagraha

Bala Janaagraha is a civic awareness program introduced for class 8 from this year. This program aims at

  • Connecting children with local citizens and the local government in community action.
  • Empowering through Leadership Training.
  • Educating children on the role of the citizen(rights and responsibilities)
  • Inculcating spirit of voluntarism from childhood.

In this context series of activities will be conducted in their class rooms once a week, to make them aware of their duties and responsibilities. The class will be divided into four groups of 8 each. Each of these groups will take up a theme based project, theme for which will be given by balaJanaagraha team. The theme for this year being ‘OUR ROADS, the TENDER SURE way’,

The steps to be followed for the project are:

  1. Identify a road for the project
  2. Carry out the survey and gather information.
  3. Analyze the information
  4. Solution and action
  5. School level selection on the basis of project report submitted and verbal presentation
  6. Mini civic fests(Bangalore only)
  7. City level fests
  8. National level fest.

Project is evaluated

  1. By a selection committee.
  2. Marks are awarded for written work,Presentation,Posters/Charts, Slogans and Jingles
  3. Importance will be given to the originality of the project material.

This project is providing an opportunity to the young citizens of urban india, to understand the issues, city system concept and try to make a difference in their neighbourhoods’ by donning the cap of an urban planner.

Working on this project is a small step towards bringing about change through action thus transforming the quality of life in urban india.