Game Changers

Different people treat it in different manner,

Some of you may lead to greater participation in decision-making and an enhanced level of accountability and legitimacy of the whole concept;

some may come forward and inspire practical action at a local level;

some may lead to improved understanding between or within communities, 

some may be happy to devote their time with them and make the initiative a success, 

Believe Us! We need people like you who could live the dream of thinking beyond the daily chores. 

Others may be simply enriching or fund the initiative on a personal level

Our approach is based on the belief that association between citizens and the free, face-to-face exchange of ideas, information and opinions – with each other as well as with the decision-takers among them – is a key to rebuilding trust and governance in India and also developing vibrant civil institutions and robust rights in democracy.

Mitra Foundation pursues its aims by forming local ‘Nukkad Communities’ made up of representatives of the public, private and voluntary sectors which ‘own’ and steer the ‘Speak up India!’ project designed to stimulate and support public discussion, debate and consultation on the issues which matter most to people. 

These Nukkad Discussions at road sides & public places are symbols of citizens’ rights that focus on national or civic identity and forms platforms for public engagement. 

Different people treat it in different manner,

  • Some may lead to greater public participation in decision-making and an enhanced level of accountability and legitimacy in the democratic process;
  • some may inspire practical community action at a local level;
  • some may lead to improved understanding between or within communities, and
  • some may be simply educative or enriching on a personal level.