The symposium is designed as a series of conversations among different sections of society where we ask ourselves two fundamental questions:
“What does the constitution mean to us as Indian citizens?”
“How can we play an effective role as citizens in ensuring a better India?”
The initiators of the conversations will include teachers, students, members of the legislature, judiciary, media and civil society.
The citizen cafes are short, facilitated conversations around the Preamble to the constitution and the role of citizens. They also serve as platforms for bringing together citizens on common issues.
Our outreach efforts through the Citizen Cafes have been aimed at those institutions which have the potential to move into a deeper engagement with us on responsible citizenship, while working with citizens in the target groups of youth and poor. Extensive outreach efforts were made with educational institutions and CSOs and in a more limited way with companies.