“Why Yoga has become so popular in America? Why India is still not there?”

All of us know that Yoga originated in India and the history of yoga can be traced back to Indus Valley civilization. Maharshi Patanjali is regarded as the founder of yoga and “Yoga Sutras” written by him are considered by many as the foundational text of Yoga. The Sanskrit word yoga has many meanings and is derived from the Sanskrit root “yuj,” meaning “to control,” “to yoke” or “to unite. The word is basically associated with spiritual and meditative practices in Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism. In the late 1800s, Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, a Bhakti Yogi, brought about a rebirth of yoga in India. The noted Indian author Sri Aurobindo translated and interpreted Yogic scriptures, such as the Upanishads and Bhagavad-Gita. Swami Vivekananda, Ramakrishna’s disciple, is well known for introducing Yoga philosophy to many in the west. In the last few decades, yogis like BKS Iyenger, T.K.V. Desikachar and Parmahansa Yogananda have spread greater awareness of hath yoga to the west. Indra Devi, a Russian by birth, was yoga’s most prominent female force who spread yoga throughout the west.

Do you know that according to Yoga journal, there are 18 million yoga practioners in North America? Yoga has already become a gigantic industry in America if you include yoga studios, yoga retreats, and products like mats, clothing, shoes, and games like Wii fits, conferences, books and videos! Besides, media’s fascination with the fact that celebrities like Madonna and Sting are yoga practitioners glamorizes the image of yoga and leads to more Americans joining this bandwagon. So what is it about it about this 5000-year-old practice, originated in India, to resonate with Americans? All of us know that it can’t be that Americans are running out of options in the market of “keeping fit” as there are just plethora of exercise equipment, gyms, books, videos and exercise programs out there.

It is no secret that Americans always had fascination for anything mystique, eastern or oriental with a spiritual flavor. On top of that they have an insatiable need to try anything which can keep them fit. The martial art studios, teaching arts like kung-fu, taekwondo, karate and judo did address both aspects to some extent, but remained confined to teenagers or people who were relatively younger. Somehow, most people could not integrate martial arts as a part of their life style as strenuous routines were hard for people as they got older. Whereas, Yoga’s adoption by all age groups grew in leaps and bounds and you couldn’t surpass a busy street without seeing anyone carrying a yoga mat. There are various flavors of yoga which is common in America like Vinyasa, Iyenger, Kundalini,Kriya, Bikram, power, mild, hath and many others – each is designed to meet you where you are and based on your needs. Yoga practitioners in America actually believe that they can find a yoga pose for every ailment in your body! Finally, Yoga is turning out to be much more than various “stretching” routines and is making them understand difference between “health” and “fitness”.

Perhaps the best way to understand yoga’s popularity in America is to go right to the people who practice it. If you ask them why the practice, some of the more common replies you might hear are flexibility, increased energy, improved focus, reduction of the symptoms associated with stress and an overall good feeling. The fact is that yoga can have a rejuvenating effect on all systems of the body including the circulatory, glandular system, digestive, nervous, musculoskeletal, and reproductive and respiratory systems.

According to the U.S. Department on Aging, there are four components to good physical health: strength, flexibility, balance and aerobic capacity. It is interesting to note that yoga can help you accomplish all these things, and no fancy piece of equipment is needed other than your own body and a yoga mat.

Yoga brands and accessories are becoming a giant business model. Yogis are using the “Starbucks” business model to expand the traditionalist practice into a highly-demanded commodity. Yoga is here to stay and it is becoming a lifestyle statement for Americans. It has survived the hype and skepticism. Today, even doctors in US are recommending yoga to their patients.
Let’s talk about Indian now! What is the state of Yoga in India? According to Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, a world-renowned spiritual leader, “If an individual can be credited with reviving yoga in India, it is solely Swami Ramdev. Unperturbed by issues and controversies generated, he has done a phenomenal job in re-introducing Yoga at a national level. But Indians still have a long way to go as far as adaption of yoga at grassroots level is concerned. The percentage of population practicing it daily is very low if you compare it with America. Yoga is free and practice of yoga doesn’t require any investment other than time. Every Indian needs a wakeup call to rethink about their health and should try to practice yoga. There is just no excuse to not practice this ancient tradition when the rest of the world is embracing it in their life style. Indians should be leading rest of the world again as far as yoga is concerned because it has always been a part of India’s tradition.

The supporters of India re-defined movement have to understand that re-defining India doesn’t just mean to address social issues like environment, poverty, unemployment etc.. It also means to go back to our ancient history and great culture and learn great practices like yoga. They have to encourage yoga practice at a grassroots level! Yoga will help them to maintain a perfect balance between mind, body and soul! A healthy India will have a better foundation to re-define India for all other social issues.

— Priyank Mohan, New Jersey, US

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Join INDIA Redefined as Coordinators-Lets Aim to make more Doers than Beneficiaries

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Recommend People including yourself for INDIA Redefined http://www.indiaredefined.org Regional Representatives ( Southern India. Northern India, Eastern India, Western India ), All INDIA Coordinators,State Coordinators,Youth/University Coordinators,INDIA Redefined National Wing Coordinators for Different Wings of INDIA Redefined.

Best Humanitarian Initiative 2009 award winner India Redefined ,a Non Political Citizens Empowerment Movement-Aiming to make more Doers than Beneficiaries with supporters across Globe,asking for Individual Social Responsibility (ISR ) of Common People of INDIA not by donating Money but by Donating their TIME. needs City / village Coordinators, State Coordinators, University or College Coordinators for INDIA Redefined Campaigns ,Initiatives like

1) “C.U.R.E” India
2) “I Care”
3) ” Educate India”
4) ” Clean India”
5) “Green India”
6) “Develop your own village”
7) “United India”
8) “Peaceful India”
9)”Motivating the beggars to stop begging and start working”

Coordinators of United India Campaign will take printout of last poster or download Posters like “I am an Indian first then a ——Kashmiri/ Mahatashtrian/ Bengali/ Tamilian/ Mizzo/ Goan/ Kannada/ Malayali/ Bihari/ Gujarati/ Kannada/ Haryanvi/ Madhaya Pradeshi/ Punjabi/Rajasthani/ Andhrite/ Uttar Pradeshi/ Oriya/ Assamese etc and takes Photographs of 20 people-of all age groups-young, old, girls, boys, man , women and videos of 10 people with same poster . Same thing has to be done wirh Educate India Campaign but we need photographs and videos of College Students but other educated Indians of all age groups can do so.

These are voluntary jobs. No Payment.

All over world the Government Sector, Corporate Sector, NGO Sector are working but INDIA Redefined is trying to bring the Fourth Sector “The Common People” working for the betterment of this Country on one platform in masses across the globe.

Common people till now have only come together if they are against something; e. g All Independence movements, Movements against corruption. They have never come on one platform to work positively for country and then empowering themselves.

For any Coordinator Posts one can read the Work Profiles of Coordinators in attachment as All India Coordinators, State Coordinators, City Coordinators, Village Coordinators, Chapter Coordinators, Global Indians Group (GIG) including NRIs Coordinators, INDIA Redefined International Coordinators of Friends of INDIA Redefined Group, INDIA Redefined National Coordinators of Friends of INDIA Redefined Group given on http://www.indiaredefined.org and Send CV and Photograph at apply@indiaredefined.org or ranjana.kanti@indiaredefined.org with Subject :CV for _________Coordinator of INDIA Redefined after joining the movement on website & send consent, by writing two lines about themselves ,why they want to be part of INDIA Redefined Movement and what they can do under this banner with their own vision.

Wing Coordinators of each wing will have to write the work profiles for themselves and for their wings as they have their experience and expertise in their own profession. New wings can be added as more suggestions come.

INDIA Redefined needs Leaders with expertise and interest in specific areas to take charge of the initiatives under broad headings of Clean India, Green India, Healthy India, Educate India and Awaken India.

INDIA Redefined Central Committee will have 16 All India Coordinators, 2 youth coordinators, 2 from INDIA Redefined Global Indians Group (GIG) , 4 National coordinators from some of the wings and 6 more -whose designation we have not decided ,among whom 2 at National and International level for Awareness Campaigns of INDIA Redefined, 2 responsible to bring the right people and tie up with the right organizations and 2 people for setting up processes- such as sorting CV, taking monthly reports from Coordinators . So basically each member of this team has a work profile.

Our Stakeholders include us – the Citizens of India.

Please see details of these Campaigns on http://www.indiaredefined.org before applying as Coortdinator at apply@indiaredefined.org

INDIA Redefined needs NRI Coordinators for Initiatives of INDIA Redefined like “Develop your own village” which was initially thought for Global Indians Group (GIG)v & NRIs, But many Indians living in Urban areas can take this up. Details of “Develop your own village” is also given below and more details are on website.

In 2011 students from many Universities across India did Internship and INDIA Redefined Community leadership
program -Please see pics on website.

Aspirants of Youth Coordinators in various Universities, Cities,, States, have to interact on youth4change@indiaredefined.org

Work profiles of All India youth coordinators,state youth coordinators,university coordinators, are mostly governed
by their studies taking opriority.

Different Wings of India Redefined

Ø INDIA Redefined Public Policyv & Administration Advisory Committee ( PPAAC )- For Indian Administrative Service and experts in Public Policy & Administration
Ø INDIA Redefined Citizen’ s Legal Advisory Forum- For Judges, Lawyers and other legal professionals
Ø INDIA Redefined Citizen Safety Forum – For Indian Police service, Defence (Army, Navy, Air force) and Para-military Personnel & Security Experts
Ø INDIA Redefined Health and Hygiene Action Group – For Doctors and Public Health Professionals
Ø INDIA Redefined Citizen Corporate Collective Responsibility Group (CCCRG) – for Citizens to join their Individual Social Responsibility ISR to join with Corporate for their Corporate Social Responsibility CSR
Ø INDIA Redefined 3rd Sector Partnership Program – For NGOs to partner with INDIA Redefined
Ø INDIA Redefined Entrepreneurial Initiative Group (EIG) – For Entrepreneurs including Social Entrepreneurs, who have already succeeded in their fields and is also for those Entrepreneurs including Social Entrepreneurs who want to initiate some Activities, or Initiatives on this platform
Ø INDIA Redefined Rural Development Wing
Ø INDIA Redefined Global Indians Group (GIG)v & NRIs
Ø INDIA Redefined Media PR wing – For Journalists, Reporters from TV, Print media, Radio and people with Media/PR expertise
Ø INDIA Redefined Creative Wing
Ø INDIA Redefined Events Organizing wing
Ø INDIA Redefined Writing and Communication wing
Ø INDIA Redefined Project conceptualizing and project writing (for participatory projects) wing
Ø INDIA Redefined Speakers wing
Ø INDIA Redefined Unity and Peace Group
Ø INDIA Redefined Research and Development wing
Ø INDIA Redefined Information Technology wing
Ø INDIA Redefined Farmers wing
Ø INDIA Redefined Chartered Accountant wing
Ø INDIA Redefined for Cultural Activities which includes artists of both visual and performing art forms; craft, designing, painting, sculpture, dance, drama, music & playwrights and lyricists

These Wings of were made according to professions of people.We can Start new wings as suggestions come

What you require to “Redefine India”
Love for “India
Passion to be the “Catalyst” of change
Belief in your “Actions”
Trust in others to become as “Committed”
Action to “Change” – yourself and others around you

INDIA Redefined Pledge

I, a citizen of INDIA, take the pledge to Carry out my responsibilities toward the country and the society and stand
for my rights. As a member of INDIA Redefined movement .

I shall work within my available resources and time to awaken other citizens of India and create an Educated, Healthy, Green and Sustainable country to have a Prosperous and Happy India for ourselves and the future generations

INDIA Redefined Vision, Mission, Objective:

Vision Create an India of tomorrow which is • Awakened, informed and educated• Clean, green and sustainable • Healthy, prosperous and happy

Mission

Empower citizens of India by bringing about a behavioral change in the masses towards discharging their
Responsibilities and exercising their Rights, which are:• Constitutional• Social• Societal

Objectives

• Spreading Awareness of INDIA Redefined• Motivating and recruiting volunteers and participants in INDIA Redefined movement• Find and appoint Leaders with expertise and interest in specific areas to take charge of the initiatives under
headings of Clean India, Green India, Healthy India, Educate India • Team of INDIA Redefined Coordinators in each state, City, Village& Universities• Create an active volunteer force of people in each state • Once minimum resources are garnered, take up focused projects under broad.

Awards & Coverage of INDIA Redefined

1) ‘The Best Humanitarian Initiative of the Year’ award for INDIA Redefined in Dec. 2009
2) Global Youth Leadership Award 2009 (Sole awardee under Social Work category)
3) Women of Substance award by “Stree Shakti” in 2007. 4) Have been covered as an Individual by various Newspapers, Magazines and TV channels for her works for economic empowerment of urban slum youth and INDIA Redefined. Have been invited to various forums like Rotary, Events, Conferences, and institutions for giving a talk on INDIA Redefined. Invited as a Chief Guest in different colleges, schools to give speeches to youth in different cities. Her talks are on these topics:

o “Creating India of tomorrow”
o “Inspiring Citizen’s
o “An Idea worth Spreading”
o “Philanthropy”
o “The Journey of My Life”
o “ISR-Individual Social Responsibility”
o “Citizen Empowerment”

INDIA Redefined Events

On 17th December 2011 At Navi Mumbai – Nerul Railway Station ( East ) -“Motivating the beggars to stop begging and start working” Objective of Campaign-is _ to get rid of Begging in India. – An Initiative by Physical Labour working class members of Team INDIA Redefined like construction workers, Washer men, Laundry men, House helpers, Garbage Collectors, Watchmen, Plumbers, Car washers, Petrol Pump Employees, Drivers, Auto Drivers, Hawkers, Milkman, Gardeners, Carpenters, Office Peons, Cobblers, Auto Drivers, General Store- Medical Store Salesman, Mithaiwala etc

Dr Lal Thadani who is National Coordinator of INDIA Redefined Health and Hygiene Action Group – For Doctors and Public Health has lined up 12 months events of Health Check up camps, Blood Donation camps in various States

On 6th Feb 2012 INDIA Redefined program at Cuddalore in Tamil Nadu by A. Manavalan INDIA Redefined All India Coordinator arranged a programme in his village K.N. Pettati, and gave blankets to the Senior Citizens who are affeced by the Thane Cyclone at Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu. A. Manavalan distributed 100 blankets in total. Sri R.N. Subramaniam, a full time worker and office bearer of Taluk Secretary, CPI (M) helped him to hold the programme, also many important persons of the village joined the dias with A. Manavalan.Sri P. Suresh, Siva Sakti Photo Studio has helped in taking photogaraphs of the function arranged two functions in two Ahmadabad Municipal

Corporation Schools in Kokhara Mehmedabad under its “Educate India” project. During July, 2011 function note books were given to students and on December, 2011 Dictionaries were given to the students of 6th and 7th Standards.This was initiated with the motto of empowering the young students in their studies and to show more interest in their studies and improve their skills.”March for Happy India”was also under A. Manavalan- INDIA Redefined All India Coordinator arranged two functions in two Ahmadabad Municipal Corporation Schools in Kokhara Mehmedabad under its “Educate India” project.
During July, 2011 function note books were given to students and on December, 2011 Dictionaries were given to the students of 6th and 7th Standards.This was initiated with the motto of empowering the young students in their studies and to show more interest in their studies and improve their skills.”March for Happy India”was also under the leadership of A. Manavalan. Mr Manavalan was INDIA Redefined Gujarat State coordinator for long time and arranged two functions in two Ahmadabad Municipal Corporation Schools in Kokhara Mehmedabad under its “Educate India” project. During July, 2011 function note books were given to students and on December, 2011 Dictionaries were given to the students of 6th and 7th Standards.This was initiated with the motto of empowering the young students in their studies and to show more interest in their studies and improve their skills.”March for Happy India”was also under the leadership of A. Manavalan. Mr Manavalan was INDIA Redefined Gujarat State coordinator for long time
Launch of INDIA Redefined Entrepreneurial Initiative Group (EIG) in Bangalore-on 2nd Dec 2011
See photos of ,other Activities of INDIA Redefined on http://www.indiaredefined.org and little media coverage on http://www.indiaredefined.org/in_media.html

Let us Create an India of tomorrow which is Awakened, Educated, Clean, Green, Healthy, Sustainable, Prosperous
and Happy and try to make this Planet Earth a better place to live in

STAGES OF INDIA Redefined:

AWAKEN INDIA – By bringing about AWARENESS,EDUCATION&COMMUNICATION
CLEAN INDIA – Of CORRUPTION, POLLUTION, UNHYGIENIC CONDITIONS, DIRTY ENVIRONMENT, CONTAMINATED WATER & SOIL – (ANYTHING REQUIRING CLEANSING)
GREEN INDIA – RESULT OF CLEAN INDIA and using OF GREENING OF INDIA, EMMISSION

REDUCTION & REDUCING EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE
HEALTHY INDIA – WILL RESULT FROM CLEAN INDIA and dedicating SPECIFIC FOCUS

ON HEALTH ISSUES
PROSPEROUS INDIA – The above INTIATIVES WILL NATURALLY LEAD TO

PROSPERITY ACROSS BOARD
HAPPY INDIA – END RESULT OF ALL INITIATIVES

Happy India may seems UTOPIAN but SOMETHING TO STRIVE FOR

TEAM INDIA Redefined
http://www.indiaredefined.org

Please read this Idea worth Spreading which has inspired Many Citizens to put their ISR-

Individual Social Responsibility on this platform of INDIA Redefined:

Everywhere we all talk of problems in India – but do little.

Part of the reason is that we think that solving these are the government,
Politicians, bureaucracy, economists or NGO’s, Corporate or Social Worker’s responsibility – not ours.

But shy away from even talking about our responsibilities as a citizen of the country.
Many of us do not Even bother to vote and then criticize the people who are elected on vote Bank politics.

This INERTIA is the root cause of many of our problems and we are partly to Be blamed.

We have left governance to people, who are not really our representative, Policy to people who do not feel they are accountable to us, we have left environment, slum, and literacy to NGOs, Social Workers who struggle without our support.

– The list can go on and on…

So came the idea of INDIA REDEFINED
– A movement to create responsible and empowered citizens by bringing About “Behavioral Change”.

It is only when we do our duties we shall be empowered to demand our Rights.

It is by this change in behavior that we can unlock people’s potential to be Empowered citizens.

This will redefine how we think and act as an Indian.

…..and that is what INDIA Redefined is about.

So, what is the Vision of INDIA Redefined? It is simply –

CREATING A HAPPY INDIA

And how can we create a Happy India?

Most of the ordinary people want to do something for the Country, they just don’t know how.
The idea is to mobilize these masses and bring them together.

How does INDIA Redefined do it?

By giving a structure to this… ‘Desire to do something’.

By creating an opportunity for them, to achieve small successes in doing Something for the society

… Something within his resources and available time

– Be it planting trees or cutting down the electricity consumption – a simple
Successful activity, that would not only be beneficial at a larger scale but

Also provide the motivation to strive for bigger changes.

Developing this behavioral change across Indians of all strata, INDIA
Redefined plans to tackle problems, leveraging the power of individual.

It is a citizen’s empowerment movement – a platform for ordinary citizens
By ordinary citizens – each fulfilling his own ISR – Individual Social Responsibility.

What makes this movement unique or even different?

Well, there are many wonderful organizations, NGO, Charities, and People which do a Lot of wonderful work –
But it never seems to be enough.

Most of them work within a context or for a specific cause, that the overall Positive effect … … Is lost in the gaps.

One of the biggest reasons is that we have not tapped efficiently into the Potential of the individual.

INDIA Redefined is a platform for people from different Diversity, backgrounds, different social class, having different outlooks and Opinions to come together and work towards redefining India.
That is why INDIA Redefine’s vision is created by an amalgamation of

Different visions that ultimately leads to a HAPPY INDIA.
It is important to understand that we are not affiliated with a single political Party or motive.

But do not hesitate to work with any and every political party, business Houses or NGO for the right cause
By bringing drops of people together on a common platform INDIA
Redefined creates an ocean –
Ocean strong enough to make government, politicians, public servants not only accountable but also make each Indian an Awakened Citizen…
People appreciated the movement from all over World and there are many supporters from All Strata of life, from all over India, NRIs, from other Countries, People of different Nationalities too.

This shows that there are people out there who want to ‘do

Something’…Make a difference.
All they need is the platform.

The idea has not only got support of people but also some recognition

– It was adjudged “The Best Humanitarian Initiative” in December 2009

In this long journey of redefining India, we have taken only a few baby steps
But then again, a journey of thousand miles begins with a single step…

This idea…. Idea of a movement that is trying to tackle most, if not all, social Issues and help citizens become empowered by the means of behavioral
Change, asks you for only one thing

– DONATION.

Not of MONEY.

But Donate Your TIME.

Do we want to make India better?
Are we Fed up of table talks with no action?
Are we willing to do our bit for the country?
Are we Confused how to do this?

Lets be together to Redefined India.

Also read the Story of 25 years of Making of INDIA Redefined ,
Visionary’s thoughts,INDIA Redefined Speeches, Initiatives, Events, See photos of different activities, Read about one year Journey of INDIA Redefined.

“Educate India”

Educate India” Many youth, studying in colleges wanted to implement this. Students who are willing to be
part of this movement will be taking the oath- “I donate” 6 months of my life in training or education, for
those who are underprivileged. Students are trying to find some School or College of their interest or same
subjects, which are either Municipal Schools or Govt schools or where there is lack of good teachers
within 40 KM area in radius, where they can reach. They are trying to find the details of how many students
are studying there and how many teachers are there. The facts about that place and find a way to get
appointment as a teacher or faculty there. If thousands of Students take this oath and 50 of them also keep
this promise- and among them there are Engineering College students, IIT , IIM Students, Medical College
Students, Students of NMIMS, St Stephens, Xavier’s, Presidency, Loyola, LSR, Symbiosis, Hindu
college students, Delhi School of Management or FMS, JNU, or any Good University Students then with
those Students as a faculty- their Knowledge, English, and many other things will go. Students who
participate in Educate India will get Identity cards. INDIA Redefined needs Students Coordinators of Educate
India in different Universities.

In India, education is supposed to be the great equalizer and the primary vehicle for upward mobility. But,
the reality today is that all too often, where children are born determines their educational prospects. Across
the country, largest number of children living in poverty have academic and, therefore, life prospects that are
dramatically different than those of their peers in wealthier communities Mission is to build the movement to
eliminate educational inequity (in terms of quality of education) by enlisting our nation’s most promising
future leaders in the effort. “I donate” will help in recruiting outstanding college graduates from all
backgrounds and career interests to commit to teach for 6 months in urban and rural schools for
underprivileged during or immediately after their student life. Ranjana Kanti got inspired by Wendy Kopp,
founder of Teach for America. In India, education is supposed to be the great equalizer and the primary
vehicle for upward mobility. But, the reality today is that all too often, where children are born determines
their educational prospects.

“I Care”

“I Care”, Project is given on front page of website. “I Care”, initially had 8 activities but we have to keep adding simplest of activities every 3 months.
For that we will keep making “I Care Coordinator in every City, University and Villages.” We will give open
file of this PPT of “I Care “to “I Care Youth Coordinator in every City, University and Villages.” once his her
Identity Card is sent. “I Care Youth Coordinator “have to only edit and make some other 8 activities.
Success breeds motivation, to further work. INDIA Redefined will always be using this mantra in ’I CARE’
project within the movement “INDIA Redefined”,– The point is to get people motivated by executing
simple activities SUCUSSEFULLY. The key aspects in designing the activities are SIMPLICITY and HIGH
SUCCESS RATIO.

Here INDIA Redefined mentions – Concept of Personal Energy. It is not enough to use one’s economic
freedom only. It is nice and generous for people to donate money, but that alone cannot be satisfying.
There needs to be a sense of involvement. It does not mean that you need to spearhead every initiative, but
do not make monetary contribution as an offset to the lack of participation. The message is to “Become
Involved”. So the purpose of “I CARE” project is to get people involved. Once that is achieved they will be
ready to take up bigger challenges and issues which face us all. Remember INDIA Redefined has to make more Doers than Beneficiarie

C.U.R.E India

C.U.R.E India – Citizen United For Redefining & Empowering India
“Ek Ka Dus” is the first Initiative of C.U.R.E. – Make a difference in the lives of
ten underprivileged Indians and let them become your follower. If you are willing to mentor ten semi
illiterate Indians then JOIN INDIA Redefined’s C.U.R.E INDIA Campaign – Citizen United for Redefining &
Empowering.
What is C.U.R.E. India
And what is ek ka dus….
INDIA Redefined is a huge thought process.
All honest, upright people who consider themselves Indian across world came together offline & online
to become INDIA Redefine’s
They have there thoughts, ideologies & a zeal to make India the best place in the world to live.
We all want not only to change India but Indians.
Empowering every individual is our core thought….
We think small, we think possible, we think practical
This is the secret of India redefined & Ranjana kanti`s success.
Think INDIA Redefined as a great tree
C.U.R.E. India as branch
Ek ka dus as a leaf
As said earlier it is about empowering every Indian.
Unfortunately India has illiteracy, poverty, malnutrition ,disease all across us.
We have to just look around you will find them as part of your life….
e.g.: Ask you kam wali bai is her daughter going to school..she is quite …she ignores the question….you give
the answer
Ask the guy whom your garage wala employs what he likes….he tells you he likes to sing… use to play flute
in his village.
he now washes your car, repairs your punctured tube , looks shabby & works 18 hours a day…. liberate
him…
When you walk down to thrown the stale stinking fish down the lane left hand corner dust bin which has
rotted ,due to power cut ,you see the five year old girl picking food for herself. ever asked who is she…Your
daughter asks you ” dad why is eating from dustbin”…you ignore her question…no beta she is poor…she has
nobody….lets have ice cream… your daughter tells you….Can we buy her one….Buy That girl a ice
cream & more, buy her dreams…liberate her
This is C.U.R.E India, this is EK KA DUS….
Find such incidence, find such people, find such opportunities , they are hundreds…you have to adopt just
ten…Don’t make it difficult…we all understand it…make it simple…EMPOWER…Education, health ,
knowledge love which we all can give to somebody who don`t have it….
LETS C.U.R.E India
If one guy does 10 good work which uplifts 10 people he is connected ,He or she uplifts the society,
he Redefines India.

“Develop your own Village”
Hamaare Haathon Badalte Gaon (Our Hands for changing our Villages)
“Develop your own Village” was initially thought for Global Indians Group (GIG) & NRIs, but many Indians living in Urban areas have shown interest in this so they can also take this up. Majority of India lives in villages. Lack of opportunities is forcing people to migrate to urban areas. Unless we create opportunities for people in the villages, give them a reason to remain in villages and promote entrepreneurship and agricultural at village level, redefining of India will remain an urban phenomenon. We have to look at our own villages – develop these, educate the people there, create awareness and opportunities for the people of our own villages. If we make our roots strong – we shall make the country strong. We are working on creating a set of activities and small projects which anyone can take back to his village and with active involvement of the villagers there, can bring about positive changes, helping Redefine India.
Do You Want To Do Something for the Development of Your Village
You can help your village to develop through INDIA Redefined platform. Your initiative can benefit any or many of the following
To your childhood classmates, relatives and community
To your birth/childhood place
To the fond memories of your parents
To the fond memories of your grand parents
To your children
To your great grand children
To your native place
To provide sustainable livelihood to the fellow villagers
To safe guard flora and fauna
Help People switch to organic farming for sustainable livelihood.
For young generations to see the greenery.
To your country
To Mother Earth

Broad Guidelines for “Develop a Village” Campaign of INDIA Redefined
· Create a group of people who will be interested to work on the campaign.

· Identify a village in India, preferably a village where people from your group are familiar with the village (or the general locality) and some of you know the people of that village well.

· Identify few key people in the village including some local youth who will be the part of your team

· Identify the main problems or issues facing the village. Make a list.

· Now, prioritize the issues with regards to which needs to be tackled on the most urgent basis.

· First pick up one of the top issues from the priority list. Choose a problem/ issue which can have large impact on limited resources. Important to remember is to find solutions or projects which can be sustained in the long run – for example, if in a village there is water problem the ask questions like

ü Is putting a number of hand-pumps sufficient?

ü What is the condition of groundwater table? How long can it last?

ü What will happen if a hand pump starts malfunctioning after a couple of years?

ü Should we train locals with the pump repair? How will the spares be procured then?

ü Is it better to take up rain water harvesting than providing hand pumps?

ü How do we take up rain water harvesting and can we find someone locally who can guide the villagers on rain water harvesting?

· Keep expectations realistic instead of working on over ambitious projects. Time will come to take up bigger projects when smaller ones are done successfully.

· Do not start on multiple issues initially. We should aim at taking up one issue initially and try addressing that issue successfully. Success in addressing one issue builds confidence and trust not only among the team but also in the villagers also and they start participating in the development more actively. A village, or any place, cannot be developed and sustained, unless people who are living there are not actively involved. Do not treat them as beneficiaries but as stakeholders. Win their confidence and trust by establishing your sincerity and maintain that.

· Try to involve experts (search within your contacts and network) in the field for advice and guidance

· Plan the project first with various milestones. Contributing only with money will not develop a village. Think of innovative ways, leveraging technology to get personally involved to work out ways to push forward your project even when remotely located. Create a framework of responsibility and accountability among the team members.

· Leverage INDIA Redefined’s network of people who may be able to help on the project, so share your project details at different stages of planning and execution.

· See the Annexure I for an indicative list of issues and problems faced in many villages. Please do a ground level reality check in your identified village in deciding what that village’s priority is, which may not be in this list.

· Read about examples of village development done without government or NGO help and take a leaf out to use that in a customized way for developing the village you have chosen. See Annexure II to read the excerpts on how Ralegan Siddhi was developed by Anna Hazare. There are other people associated with INDIA Redefined like _____________ who managed to changed the face of his village in West Bengal by planting fruit trees, promoting fish farming and many other things.

ANNEXURE I
Broad issues & problems facing villages in India (each can be expanded into multiple specific issues):
1. Infrastructure

a. Water – drinking water, irrigation water

b. Electricity

c. Roads

d. Sanitation

2. Education, Literacy & Awareness

3. Health & Hygiene including access to reliable healthcare

4. Environmental degradation

5. Sustainable agricultural methods

6. Local employment & Entrepreneurship opportunities – Vocational Training

7. Digital divide

8. Local empowerment

9. And many more issues

ANNEXURE II
Excerpts from Anna Hazare talk on development of his Village Ralegan Siddhi
There is a village called Ralegan Siddhi with a population of 2000 people. Earlier, in this village, there used to be no drinking water in summers. 80 per cent people did not have food to eat. People were forced to travel 5-6 kms outside village due to lack of work in the village. There was neither adequate work nor adequate food for all. This forced many villagers to make liquor. There were as many as 30-35 liquor manufacturing units. Liquor was made and sold from village to village for livelihood. Due to alcohol, there were regular fights in the village. There were no proper educational facilities in the village. 4 classes were held in 2 rooms. There were no medical facilities, neither for villagers nor for animals. People used to practice untouchability.

Girls were married off at the age of 12-13 years. The circumstances forced them to do this. Efforts for developing this village started in 1975. Swami Vivekanand used to say that people with empty stomachs can’t absorb knowledge. First we should think how to procure food for empty stomachs and work for everyone. And we did that. We tried to conserve every drop of rain water in the village. We increased the green cover by growing grass and planted more than 3 lakh trees. Nala bund, Check Dam, cement dam, CCT, Percolation Tank and other corrective measures were taken and rain water was conserved in the village. This being a drought affected area, the annual rainfall is just between 400-500 mm. Earlier, the village had less than 300 acres of cultivable land, which yielded one crop annually. Due to water conservation, cultivable land has increased to 1500 acres, which now yields 2 crops annually. After 35 years, it is the same village, same people and same land- but without taking any money from any industrialist, this village has become self sufficient. The village in which 80 per cent people once slept hungry, this village now exports vegetables. People once used to go out for work. Now its hard to get even 10 people for labour as people tend their own farms. Since they have got work and food in their village, the number of people migrating to cities has reduced. No family in the village procures grains from outside. Earlier the village did not produce even 300 litres of surplus milk, which could be sold outside. Today, 4000-5000 litres of surplus milk is sold outside the village on a daily basis. Every day the village earns around 80 to 90 thousand rupees by selling milk. The village which once used to sleep hungry, is now selling vegetables to cities. Every year 150-200 trucks of onions are sent to Chennai and Bangalore. The village, where the school was only till class 4 is now imparting education upto class XII in both Art and Science. Earlier the girls did not have access to education. Today, they are completing graduation.

Earlier, dalits were not allowed to enter temples. They were forced to draw water from a separate well. They were made to sit separately during wedding feasts. Today, when the dalits were unable to pay back their loans amounting to Rs. 60,000, the gram sabha decided that other non-dalits would pay off their loan. All villagers did two years of ’shramdaan’ on the land belonging to dalits. Crops were grown and the loan was paid off by the villagers. Now-a-days, in any community feast in the village, dalits are also involved with people of other castes and religions in cooking and distributing food. Untouchability is no longer practiced. Buildings like school, temples, community temples worth crores were built by people through their hardwork and ‘shramdaan’. In the last 7 years, the village has been visited by nearly 5.5 lakh people from India and abroad. 5 villages neighboring Ralegan Siddhi are also developing on same lines. Similar development work is now taking place in many villages of Maharashtra. 50 new villages are being chosen for similar work.

Visionary of this Movement Anurag Kanti, thought about this kind of Movement where people can give ISR- Individual Social Responsibilities 20 years back-but since all these years he could not know any other common person, so closely as Ranjana Kanti, whom he had seen everyday changing lives of few people and tried to make that person more than Beneficiaries another Doer, without any platform, without any support, without any donation, without forming any NGO, without any extra resources, intelligence , without using any Rotary or Lioness. or without any special qualities, without calling herself a social worker within her resources and available time .There is a long list of activities of Ranjana Kanti, here are few:

From free tuition to children of illiterate parents, awareness program.In slums, working for visually handicapped, teaching children of migrant Workers, street children, helping riot affected people are some of the Activities I have been involved in. Represented economically weak Parents In school for fee concession, Organized Programs of communal harmony, Free computer literacy for senior citizens in my institute, helped set up Training and later business for economically deprived housewives in Stitching, helped them in setting up many small scale business of spices, Embroidery etc, Awareness programs in slums for vaccination, cleaning, Hygiene, initiated vermin culture projects, garbage segregation, Conducted campaigns for environment conservation, coordinated with NMMC for relocation of street hawkers, organized various programs in Municipal schools, street plays on population, anti plastic, corruption etc. For last 4 years I have been training economically weak youths in Graphics & animation through E-edutainment Unlimited & home. On an Average, every quarter 5-10 such youths are trained for free, and then Placed into jobs.
All these activities were done by Ranjana without forming any NGO, without any funding, but for some of above initiatives many people volunteered themselves.
Anurag Kanti shared this idea of starting a movement for common people, by common people, and of common people.with Many Intellectuals and Entrepreneurs who are associated with many leading organizations and who kept adding to the vision of INDIA Redefined, for which INDIA Redefined is greatly indebted .
INDIA Redefined is a platform for people from different Diversity, backgrounds, different social class, having different outlooks and Opinions to come together and work towards redefining India.
That is why INDIA Redefine’s vision is created by an amalgamation of
Different visions that ultimately leads to a HAPPY INDIA.
Everyone thought of making some common person face INDIA Redefined.
People from all strata from different backgrounds, different religion, from different social class, having different outlooks and opinions, even from different countries have supported this idea of redefining India.
All these intellectuals were convinced that Ranjana Kanti who already has above qualities can become a Force Multiplier for common people.
And finally in 2009, in spite of Ranjana saying no for this proposal initially, they all convinced her to become Face of INDIA Redefined.
Please help in Spreading about this Movement across India /Globe. Small media newspapers or channels http://www.indiaredefined.org/in_media.html may be writing about Ranjana or taking her interview but any of you must have done more than what she has done.
INDIA Redefined or Ranjana Kanti still does not have any office or employees or funds, and only resource. All mails or messages about INDIA Redefined from Ranjana Kanti facebook accounts, mails, Ranjana Kanti Linkedin messages are sent by many other supporters of INDIA Redefined Movement.
So let’s make this Movement INDIA Redefined Way of life for future generations who arrive on this Planet Earth.
Let’s Aim to make more Doers than Beneficiaries, then only we can make this planet Earth better and better

Please read every article on http://www.indiaredefined.org – What Visionary says, Read Message of INDIA Redefined & Speeches Of INDIA Redefined.

INDIA Redefined or Ranjana Kanti still does not have any office or employees or funds, and only resource. All mails or messages about INDIA Redefined from Ranjana Kanti facebook accounts, mails, Ranjana Kanti Linkedin messages are sent by many other supporters of INDIA Redefined Movement.
So let’s make this Movement INDIA Redefined Way of life for future generations who arrive on this Planet Earth.
Let’s Aim to make more Doers than Beneficiaries, then only we can make this planet Earth better and better

Lets make an India of tomorrow which is Awakened, Educated, Clean, Green, Healthy, Sustainable, Prosperous and Happy & make this Planet Earth a better place to live in.

TEAM INDIA Redefined
http://www.indiaredefined.org

Ranjana Kanti
(Founder)
INDIA Redefined

Categories: Ranjana Speaks

How to keep this Unity of Citizens created by Anti Corruption Movement

Anti Corruption Movement has United the Citizens &this unity has to remain to become like a pressure group forever.Too few leaders, like Anna, have first built their credibility by doing their duties. And even the followers of such leaders have yet to do their duty towards country, society and community at large. Hence the moral authority of such movements does not last long and is dependent on the leader’s karma.First fulfil your duties and responsibilities, then you automatically have the moral authority to demand your rights and once it is done on a unified platform like INDIA Redefined http://www.indiaredefined.org, nobody will be able to ignore your rights.

Don’t leave governance to the people who are not our representatives, don’t leave Policy to the people who do not feel they are accountable to us, and don’t leave all the other problems like literacy, slums, environment etc to NGOs and social workers who struggle without Citizen’s support.Citizens only come together if they r against something.

INDIA Redefined http://www.indiaredefined.org
brings Citizens work for country on one platform in masses.Apply for Coordinators for IAS wing,Police Wing,Health wing,Media
PR,IT,NGO,CSR,Entrepreneur Wings creative wing in diff states as volunteers at ranjana.kanti@indiaredefined.org For too long as
citizens we have demanded our rights through numerous movements, always ignoring our duties.

If you are willing to mentor ten semi illiterate Indians about this Anti Corruption then JOIN INDIA Redefined http://www.indiaredefined.org C.U.R.E INDIA Campaign – Citizen United for Redefining & Empowering. “Ek Ka Dus” is the first Initiative of C.U.R.E. India Campaign. Make a difference in the lives of ten underprivileged Indians and let them become your follower.

All over world the Govt. sector, Corporate Sector, NGO Sector are working but INDIA Redefined http://www.indiaredefined.org is bringing the fourth sector i.e. Common people – Citizens working for country on one platform . That too in masses!

Common people till now have only come together if they are against something ; e.g All Independence movements, Movements against corruption, they have never come on one platform to work positively for country and then empowering themselves.

INDIA Redefined Pledge

I, a common citizen of INDIA, take the pledge to Carry out my responsibilities toward the country and the society and stand for my rights.

As a member of INDIA Redefined movement I shall work within my available resources and time to awaken other citizens of India and create an Educated, Healthy, Green and Sustainable country to have a Prosperous and Happy India for ourselves and the future generations.

http://www.indiaredefined.org/downloads/IR_T-Shirts_designs.zip

First fulfil your duties and responsibilities, then you automatically have the moral authority to demand your rights and once it is done on a unified platform of INDIA Redefined, nobody will be able to ignore your rights. For too long as citizens we have demanded our rights through numerous movements, always ignoring our duties. Too few leaders, like Anna, have first built their credibility by doing their duties. And even the followers of such leaders have yet to do their duty towards country, society and community at large. Hence the moral authority of such movements does not last long and is dependent on the leader’s karma.

So let us “Ask not what country can do for us but what we can do for the country” – and this is the crux of India Redefined.

“Don’t leave governance to the people who are not our representatives, don’t leave Policy to the people who do not feel they are accountable to us, and don’t leave all the other problems like literacy, slums, environment etc to NGOs and social workers who struggle without Citizen’s support”

Best Humanitarian Initiative 2009 award winner INDIA Redefined is a non political Citizen’s Empowerment movement has brought together common people working for the country on one platform. The mission is to empower citizens of India by bringing about a behavioural change in the masses towards discharging their responsibilities and exercising their rights which are constitutional, societal and social.

These are voluntary jobs. No Payment.If you have read the work profiles of Coordinators at http://www.indiaredefined.orgafter joining the movement at website, please specify the post you want to apply. Send your CV and photograph at ranjana.kanti@indiaredefined.org oryouth4change@indiaredefi
ned.org

Join as Coordinators or Members in the following wings of INDIA Redefined.

Public Policy & Administration Advisory Committee ( PPAAC )- Only for Indian Administrative Service people
Research and Development wing
Media PR wing
IT wing
Citizen’ s Legal Advisory Forum- Only for Judges and Lawyers
CSR wing
NGO wing
Entrepreneur wing
Citizen Safety Forum- Only for Indian Police service and Defence People
Health and Hygiene Action Group – Only for Doctors.

On 15th August India Redefined Supporters organized a peace rally called “March for Happy India”

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INDIA Redefined merchandise (Store) Buy Sweatshirt,T-shirt,Mug,Pos​ter,Chocolate,Teddybear,Ca​p,Apron,Coaster,Tiffinbox,​Mousepad,Sipper,SchoolBag,​Keychain,PencilBox,Sticker​,Canvas

India Redefined Initiatives -“I Care” ,”Educate India”, “Develop your own village”, “Cure India” , “Youth Campaign-Clean, Green, United, Peaceful India”

You can see interview aired in 2 parts on ETV Urdu on 19th and 26th April in the programme “Ham Badlenge Desh Badlega”

Part 1 – http://www.youtube.com/wat​ch?v=oL6xfpbaiKk&feature=r​elated (Aired on 19th April 2011)

Part 2 – http://www.youtube.com/wat​ch?feature=player_embedded​&v=yn4n_IsABuk (Aired on 26th April 2011)

Many INDIA Redefined Supporters have put their INDIA Redefined badges on their facebook and other social networking sites.Those who do not have INDIA Redefined Badge with them, Please send us your pic on ranjanakanti@indiaredefine​d.org, so that we can make your INDIA Redefined badge , which will be sent to you on your mail and you can put it on your facebook and other social networking sites.

Do some event under IR banner which can be downloaded from website.
Help in finding IT people for making IR Portal.
Make more and more People join this movement IR. Spread the message through media, speeches, mails etc.
Read everything on website once

TEAM INDIA Redefined

http://www.indiaredefined.org

Categories: Ranjana Speaks

Inviting applications for the posts of State Coordinators, CityCoordinators and Student Coordinators in INDIA Redefined

June 9, 2011 2 comments

“Don’t leave governance to the people who are not our representatives, don’t leave Policy to the people who do not feel they are accountable to us, and don’t leave all the other problems like literacy, slums, environment etc to NGOs and social workers who struggle without Citizen’s support”

Best Humanitarian Initiative 2009 award winner INDIA Redefined is a non political Citizen’s Empowerment movement has brought together common people working for the country on one platform. The mission is to empower citizens of India by bringing about a behavioural change in the masses towards discharging their responsibilities and exercising their rights which are constitutional, societal and social.

All over world the Govt. sector, corporate sector, NGO sector are working but INDIA Redefined is bringing the fourth sector i.e. Common people working for country on one platform . That too in masses!. Common people till now have only come together if they are against something ; e.g All Independence movements, Movements against corruption, they have never come on one platform to work for country and then empowering themselves.

In pursuance of the above stated objective, INDIA Redefined is inviting applications from committed individuals for the posts of State Coordinators in States all over the country, City Coordinators in all Cities, Student State Coordinators and Student Coordinators from individual Universities/Colleges/Areas.

The application should:
1. Specify the Post for which you are applying
2. Consist the answer to as to why you want to join the INDIA Redefined movement

All applications should be mailed to the email address indiaredefined@gmail.com and youth4change@indiaredefined.org before June 18, 2011. Since we aim to form working committees within individual states as soon as possible, no application after the given date will be considered.

Also apply for internship of INDIA Redefined at ranjanakantiindiaredefined-a4c.org

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INDIA Redefined merchandise (Store) Buy Sweatshirt,T-shirt,Mug,Poster,Chocolate,Teddybear,Cap,Apron,Coaster,Tiffinbox,Mousepad,Sipper,SchoolBag,Keychain,PencilBox,Sticker,Canvas

If you are willing to mentor ten semi illiterate Indians then JOIN INDIA Redefinedwww.indiaredefined.org C.U.R.E INDIA Campaign – Citizen United for Redefining & Empowering. “Ek Ka Dus” is the first Initiative of C.U.R.E. India Campaign. Make a difference in the lives of ten underprivileged Indians and let them become your follower.

India Redefined Initiatives -“I Care” ,”Educate India”, “Develop your own village”, “Cure India” , “Youth Campaign-Clean, Green, United, Peaceful India”

You can see my interview aired in 2 parts on ETV Urdu on 19th and 26th April in the programme “Ham Badlenge Desh Badlega”

Part 1 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oL6xfpbaiKk&feature=related (Aired on 19th April 2011)

Part 2 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=yn4n_IsABuk (Aired on 26th April 2011)

Many INDIA Redefined Supporters have put their INDIA Redefined badges on their facebook and other social networking sites.Those who do not have INDIA Redefined Badge with them, Please send us your pic on ranjanakanti@indiaredefined.org, so that we can make your INDIA Redefined badge , which will be sent to you on your mail and you can put it on your facebook and other social networking sites.

Do some event under IR banner which can be downloaded from website.
Help in finding IT people for making IR Portal.
Make more and more People join this movement IR. Spread the message through media, speeches, mails etc.
Read everything on website once again and Talk to me once at 9004188844

Ranjana Kanti
(Founder)
INDIA Redefined
Ph : +91 9004188844
http://www.indiaredefined.org

INDIA Redefined is asking for ISR Individual Social Responsibi

Vision
Create an India of tomorrow which is
· Awakened, informed and educated
· Clean, green and sustainable
· Healthy, prosperous and happy

Mission
Empower citizens of India by bringing about a behavioral change in the masses towards discharging their Responsibilities and exercising their Rights, which are:
· Constitutional
· Social
· Societal

Categories: Ranjana Speaks

Mentoring and Internship at INDIA Redefined

April 25, 2011 2 comments

If you are willing to mentor ten semi illiterate Indians then JOIN INDIA Redefined http://www.indiaredefined.org C.U.R.E INDIA Campaign – Citizen United for Redefining & Empowering.Also apply for internship of INDIA Redefined at ranjanakanti@indiaredefined-a4c.org
INDIA Redefined brings Indian citizens on one platform to work for country.

Hum Badlenge Desh Badlega E 16 Etv Urdu
With Ranjana Kanti founder India Redifined

JOIN INDIA Redefined C.U.R.E INDIA Campaign – Citizen United for Redefining & Empowering

INDIA Redefined is a Non Political Citizen Empowerment Movement http://www.indiaredefined.org

All over world the Govt. sector, corporate sector, NGO sector are working but INDIA Redefined is bringing the fourth sector i.e. Common people working for country on one platform . That too in masses!.
.

INDIA Redefined is asking for ISR Individual Social Responsibility

Vision
Create an India of tomorrow which is
· Awakened, informed and educated
· Clean, green and sustainable
· Healthy, prosperous and happy

Mission
Empower citizens of India by bringing about a behavioral change in the masses towards discharging their Responsibilities and exercising their Rights, which are:
· Constitutional
· Social
· Societal

India Redefined Internship is for two months. If anyone is interested in internship then please send resume on ranjanakanti@indiaredefined-a4c.org
after joining on http://www.indiaredefined.org
All Interns are required to wear INDIA Redefined Identity Card during any activity being carried out. Identity card and Joining form can be downloaded from http://www.indiaredefined.org by clicking on “Download” link.
For further information about India Redefined visit – http://www.indiaredefined.org.

“India Redefined” is seeking motivated and committed individuals, to work on voluntary basis and to form Working Committee of India Redefined movement, Form Working Members Committee in your area,colleges with people who have expertise, passion, interest and skill in any one of the following areas

1) Information Technology
2) Writing and Communication
3) Events organizing
4) Project conceptualizing and project writing (for participatory projects)
5) Speakers
6) Unity and Peace Groups

Hope you must have read the one year Journey of INDIA Redefined, which has inspired so many citizens.

Categories: Ranjana Speaks

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is on fire!.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 4,900 times in 2010. That’s about 12 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 7 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 11 posts. There were 2 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 76kb.

The busiest day of the year was March 29th with 62 views. The most popular post that day was Water and Sanitation in India.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were indiaredefined-a4c.org, google.co.in, en.wordpress.com, cordless-homephone.info, and skashliwal.wordpress.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for water splash, splash water, water and sanitation in india, watersplash, and india redefined.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

Water and Sanitation in India October 2009
2 comments

2

Opinion of Members October 2009

3

“A Billion is Enough: India’s Population Problem – A WAY OUT” October 2009
6 comments

4

Share your Views October 2009
33 comments

5

Can we Help John in solving about mysterious death of his son in Amity University? April 2010
2 comments

Categories: Viewer Speaks

INDIA Redefined’s One year journey

November 30, 2010 2 comments

Hope this Initiative of INDIA Redefined gives hope and motivation all those who wish to Make INDIA a happy country.

In this one year time since this movement INDIA Redefined was started, thousands of Indians are everyday putting their ISR Individual Social Responsibility on this platform of INDIA Redefined .They got motivated by only one line.

“Don’t leave governance to the people who are not our representatives, don’t leave Policy to the people who do not feel they are accountable to us, and don’t leave all the other problems like literacy, slums, environment etc to NGOs and social workers who struggle without Citizen’s support”

Supporters of IR are working hard to make INDIA Redefined a strong platform to
ensure better governance, better politicians, better bureaucracy, better infrastructure, killing of corruption, and a better India for ourselves & our future generation.
They all have a hope that tomorrow INDIA Redefined can
act as a pressure group, as needed, will align with right causes and people to achieve the goal of making INDIA a Happy Country.

INDIA Redefined ,www.indiaredefined-a4c.org the non political a citizen’s empowerment movement, is actually creating responsible,empowered citizens by bringing about “Behavioral Change”.

Students have supported India Redefined’s Youth campaign for Green, Clean,
Peaceful , United India .

NRIs want to come forward to take up “Develop your own Village” Project.

Thousands of ordinary Indian Citizen’s participated in “I Care” Project.

Youth, studying in colleges are helping to implement “EDUCATE INDIA”. Students who are willing to be part of this movement, take the oath – “I donate” 6 months of my life in training or education, for those who are underprivileged.
In India, education is supposed to be the great equalizer and the primary vehicle for upward mobility. But, the reality today is that all too often, where children are born determines their educational prospects. Across the country, largest number of children living in poverty have academic and, therefore, life prospects that are dramatically different than those of their peers in wealthier communities. Mission is to build the movement to eliminate educational inequity (in terms of quality of education) by enlisting our nation’s most promising future leaders in the effort.
“I donate” will help in recruiting outstanding college graduates from all backgrounds and career interests to commit to teach for 6 months in urban and rural schools for underprivileged during or immediately after their student life.

Abhishek Ranjan a designer and animator by profession, makes dsigns for India Redefined for IR banners, IR posters, IR visiting cards,IR
identity cards, IR Flyers-like Youth Campaign, IR diwali-Holi-Id- Christmas-GuruNanak Jayanti, Gandhi Jayanti, Sardar Patel Jayanti,
Independence Day , Republic day wishes designs, slogans, and a great contibuter in old website of IR. Some of his works are –

Khoty Mathur an author in Auckland, NZ, not only writes almost everyday something or the other or articles for INDIA Redefined, not only solves people’s queries and doubts about IR , not only offered her help in new contents for IR, not only wrote FAQs for IR , but she has has honored INDIA Redefined by a very special Dedication in her Book, “Never Mind Yaar” http://www.nevermindyaar.com

After a grand successful event, Clean Home Competition, in Mumbai organized by India Redefined in the leadership of
Rekha Sangani along with Lions District 323-A2, and Lioness District 323-A2 during the first week of October, now it is going to be conducted again in 2011 in the month of January with more volunteers in different cities to make the event a grand success.

Mukhtiar Singh, a member if IR in Sirsa distt, along with some supporters did lots of activities for Flood Relief, like distributing food, cloths, medicines.

Everyday lots of supporters plat many trees, clean dirty areas, like
Mukhtiar Singh two months back planted 100 trees with the help of forest depart in Haryana.

A strong supporter of India Redefined Simanta Das in Bangalore recenly distributed soaps among a large population of slums along with many Youths.

In different cities many youth from different states including J&K participated in Campaign ” I am an Indian first”

During Diwali many women participated in campaign “One woman , one saree”. They had to find those underprivileged women who had single saree and hundreds of women made hundreds of women wear one saree, blouse, petticoat and shawl.

Prem Kumar a Bombay IIT student -one young IT genius, who is not only the youth coordinator, but is such a strong pillar.

Some of the samples of works of these IIT students under Prem Kumar’s leadership are

“Lets run together than running alone.

http://LinkX.In/indiaredefined

Site under construction http://www.cse.iitb.ac.in/~premkumar/IndiaRedefined/

http://indiaredefined.forumotion.in/forum.htm

Many youth volunteers participated in Slum Children Education Program of IR.

Many supporters have been promoting communal harmony.

IR people have undertook awareness programmes in slums regarding importance of vaccinations, cleanliness & hygiene, education.

People have helped economically deprived housewives in small business setups like Spice Grinding & Packaging, tiffin business, stitching etc.

INDIA Redefined, had organized a Free Eye Check-up camp, at Vishawakarma Colony, Near M.B. Road, New Delhi on 25th July 2010. This was done under the leadership of Mr Vijay Singh, supprted by Mrs. Manjula Singh. Mayank Bhardwaj,Mr . Vijay Batra .The programme was a huge success with 450 economically challenged people, being given a free eye check up.”Center Of Sight” Fortis Escort Hospital, Okhla, New Delhi, Dr.Arun Kr.Sinha Sr. Eye Surgen and Optometrist – Mr.Naveen Kr.Sharma.rendered the required support for the effort. Center Of Sight Fortis Escort Hospital,

To create an awareness about the pollution level in RIVER TAWI-THE LIFE LINE OF JAMMU, with the team of Mahesh Kaul, INDIA REDEFINED ORGANISED A SENSITISATION PROGRAMMEE IN THE RIVER TAWI ,TAWI BRIDGE BIKRAM CHOWK,JAMMU IN COLLABORATION WITH SANGARSH.

India Redefined launched its campaign from kathua district in leadership of Mahesh Kaul, in Jammu resgion of J&K by visiting the Hiranangar Fort ,Lakhan Pur Fort and other perpheral temples including an ancient Shiva Temple constructed by Pandavas ,The aim of this campaign was to sensitise the local people about their heritage and culture.India redefined created an awareness drive by involving the local people to preserve their heriatge as it has all India domain and the stakeholders.Emphasis was laid on the economic aspect of heritage in terms of the multiple effects of tourism.India Redefined was lead by Sunil Sharma,District Co ordinator Kathua for India Redefined.Mahesh Kaul ,state co- ordinator for India Redefined was the Resource person,Jatin Chanjotra from IIPA ,Ranjeet Sharma from Sangarsh,Inder Pal from J&K bank comprised the other team members.The event was organised on 14 April.

Roshni Mulchandani from California, USA is wring articles in US magazines for IR, has given a great support by offering to write not only newsletters but also content for our next website and portal.

Mayank Bhardyaj- a young law student.
On 15th August India Redefined starteda Youth campaign and small activities and participation of youth in all colleges, cities for Green, Clean, Peaceful , United India, under leadership of Mayank Bhardwaj.

A dedicated INDIA REDEFINED ACTIVIST SHASHANK SHEKHAR SINGH
organized a tree plantation ceremony in college, initiated and successfully executed I care ( Slum Children Education Program) for 5 months.

A young entrepreneur Vikash with a great vision for Rural India and youth has written great articles for IR, helped in selecting people for writing and communication , organized an event on 2nd OCT.-Relevance of Gandhi’s vision and message for the youth and rural economy -A tribute to Gandhi on his Birthday, wrote great things on behalf of IR on Verdict on the fate of Ayodhya , on INDIA -UNIFIED DIVERSITY & DIVERSIFIED UNITY, on Nationalism in IR , on I
ndia Redefined’ is working to achieve the high HP-Happiness Quotient , on IR’s Common United Platform(CUP)

Many supporters are trying to form Working Members Committee in their areas,Cities, colleges, nearby villages with people interested in Events organizing ,Peace and Unity Group , Speakers, Project conceptualizing and project writing (for participatory projects), Information Technology, Writing and Communication.

and there are many stories of IR which happen everyday and many supporters of IR everyday do lots of things.

There are many names who were not only brainstorming for IR everyday but also trying to connect with more and more people, making strategies for IR, they were support behind many IR activities, or kept listening about IR problems and success stories everyday.Helped in creating different speeches of IR or converted the speech in different local languages are like Anurag Kanti, Jaidev Amirapu, Priyank Mohan, Harish Aiyer, Vijeyan, Anupriy, Devendra, Rekha Sangani, Ruchitaa, Karishma Tolani, Dr Mithlesh Kanti, Dheeraj Sanghi, Binod Mohan, Anurit, C.M Prasad, Subhash Gupta, Ashish Mohan, Rakesh Singh, Arun Kohli,Anil Kulshtreshtha, Renu Kulshreshtha, Vinay Mohan, Sangeeta Vij, Rajni , Sunita, Rekha, Anuradha, Varsha, Sudha Srivastav, Shakkoo Rao, Rajat Srivastav, Meenu, Nirmal Kanti, Jugnu, Sunoor, Dr Vimlesh Kanti,Manish Mohan, Simanta, Shishir Pandit, Ajay Jain, Prem, Surendra Miya, Vijay Singh, Vikash, Khoty Mathur, Kavindra, Ravindra, Ratnesh Mishra, Alka Mohan, Juhi Asthana, Nishi Aggarwal, Nandita Shankar, Ajit Ojha, Ratan KK, Amit, Rajjo, Sandeep Mane, Aniruddha Dasgupta, B. B Verma, Shailendra Kumar, Prema Kumar, M. K Verma, Gautam Majumdar, Sudha Verma, Rajesh Maurya, Koushik, Jayant Patwardhan, Mr Mathur and many many more names —-

Here are some more names. This whole page will not be enough to write what they did for INDIA Redefined.

Anurag Kanti- the visionary of INDIA Redefined

Harish Aiyer- an entrepreneur- He is
Mentor for IR, Working Members Committee , Portal , India Redefined structure are Harish’s vision onlv

Vijeyan -All day today supports are given by Vijeyan, he can always foresee problems and a great problem solver for IR

Priyank Mohan- an entrepreneur living in US- without his first FAQs IR couldn’t have started its journey,always there for solving problems

Jaidev Amirapu-the great PILLAR for IR

Anurag and Jaidev have supported INDIA Redefined by paying huge phone bills, giving their office space, providing computers, their creative team, IT support and not only giving training to underpriviledged youth but also giving them employment ,

Anupriy Kanti -All the creatives, speeches, logo, Presentations from concept level are done by this young boy Anupriy.

Ratan KK- An Entrepreneur, a charmer – How can one forget him- FIRST PRESENTATION< SPEECH OF IR WAS ALL HIS CREATIVITY IN THE FUNCTION WHERE 400 WOMEN LEADERS WERE MOVED BY THE PEECH – ME, MY LIFE AND INDIA REDEFINED ON 18th DECEMBER 2009, where IR got an award for ,'The Best Humanitarian Initiative of the Year 2009'

Dr Harsh Vardhan and Indresh Kumar are two great people , who have always supperted this Movement.

People from other countries have also sent many emails to help them start similar movements in their countries.

All these people made the vision of IR clear,and were great pillars in forming this movement.

All these activities supporters of IR did within their resources and available time, without taking any funding or asking for any Donation. They just DONATED THEIR OWN TIME, EFFORTS, IDEAS, ENERGY.

To fight against corruption also one has to become strong enough, so people are making IR a strong platform.

It is only when we do our duties we shall be empowered to demand our rights. It is by this change in behavior that we can unlock people’s potential to be empowered citizens. This will redefine how we think and act as an Indian. …..and that is what INDIA Redefined is about.

WE ARE NOT STANDING IN PARLIAMENT. WE ARE JUST INDIAN CITIZENS. IF PEOPLE CAN PUT BETTER IDEAS IN INDIA REDEFINED INSTEAD OF FINDING FAULTS LIKE TWO OPPOSITE PARTIES IN PARLIAMENT, WE CAN HOPE FOR HAPPY INDIA.

If you can help then the first step is form Working Members Committee in your areas,Cities, colleges, nearby villages with people interested in Events organizing ,Peace and Unity Group , Speakers, Project conceptualizing and project writing (for participatory projects), Information Technology, Writing and Communication.and convert the following text in any local language you know of that area.

You can also send the following content to anyone you know in any state if India , who can translate it in their local language or speak about it to others, in groups, Colleges, Rotary, Lions, or any clubs, Linkedin, facebook or any forum or , make flyers, banners, posters, or publish this in local newspaper or can send this to every Indian they know who wants to make India a Happy Country———

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We have left governance to people who are not really our representative, policy to people who do not feel they are accountable to us, and we have left all the other problems like slums, environment etc to NGOs who struggle without Citizen's support – the list can go on and on…

We all talk of various problems in India at home, on facebook walls ,in our drawing rooms, offices, linkedin, etc.– but do little. Part of the reason is that we think that solving these are responsibility of the government, politicians, bureaucracy, economists or NGO’s – Anyone but us.

We are very fond of talking of our RIGHTS but shy away from even talking about our responsibilities as a citizen of the country. Many of us do not even bother to vote and then criticize the people who are elected on vote bank politics.This INERTIA is the root cause of many of our problems and we are partly to be blamed.

So came the idea of INDIA REDEFINED ( http://www.indiaredefined-a4c.org) – A movement to create responsible and empowered citizens by bringing about “Behavioral Change”. It is only when we do our duties we shall be empowered to demand our rights. It is by this change in behavior that we can unlock people’s potential to be empowered citizens. This will redefine how we think and act as an Indian. …..and that is what INDIA Redefined is about.

So, what is the Vision of INDIA Redefined? It is simply – CREATING A HAPPY INDIA. And how can we create a Happy India?

Most of the ordinary people want to do something for the country, they just don't know how. The idea is to mobilize these masses and bring them together. How does INDIA Redefined do it? By giving a structure to this 'Desire to do Something'. By creating an opportunity for them, to achieve small successes in doing something for the society… Something within his resources and available time – a simple successful activity, that would not only be beneficial at a larger scale but also provide the motivation to strive for bigger changes.

Developing this behavioral change across Indians of all strata, INDIA Redefined plans to tackle problems, leveraging the power of individual. It is a citizen’s empowerment movement – a platform for ordinary citizens by ordinary citizens – each fulfilling his own ISR – Individual Social Responsibility.

What makes this movement unique or even different? Well, there are many wonderful organizations, NGO, Charities which do a lot of wonderful work – But it never seems to be enough. Most of them work within a context or for a specific cause, that the overall positive effect ….. is lost in the gaps. One of the biggest reasons is that we have not tapped efficiently into the potential of the individual. INDIA Redefined is a platform for people from different, different social class, having different outlooks and opinions to come together and work towards redefining India.

That is why INDIA Redefined’s vision is created by an amalgamation of different visions that ultimately leads to a HAPPY INDIA. It is important to understand that we are not affiliated with a single political party or motive. But do not hesitate to work with any and every political party, business houses or NGO for the right cause. By bringing drops of people together on a common platform INDIA Redefined creates an ocean – Ocean strong enough to make government, politicians, public servants not only accountable but also make each Indian an Awakened Citizen…

So where is INDIA Redefined today? In one year time the membership has already reached more than a lakh. This shows that there are people out there who want to 'do something'…Make a difference. All they need is the platform. The idea has not only got support of people but also some– it was adjudged “The Best Humanitarian Initiative” in December 2009 In this long journey of redefining India, we have taken only a few baby steps But then again, a journey of thousand miles begins with a single step…

This idea…. Idea of a movement that is trying to tackle most, if not all, social issues and help citizens become empowered by the means of behavioral change, asks you for only one thing – DONATION. Not of MONEY. But of TIME. JOIN India Redefined.
( http://www.indiaredefined-a4c.org )

http://www.indiaredefined-a4c.org/in_media.html

"India Redefined" is seeking motivated and committed individuals, to work on voluntary basis with Central Advisory Committee and Working Committee of India Redefined movement, who have expertise, passion and skill in any one of the following areas:

1) Information Technology
2) Writing and Communication
3) Events organizing
4) Project conceptualizing and project writing (for participatory projects)
5) Speakers
6) Peace and Unity Group

The person should be able to commit a certain number of hours on a weekly basis and will have to interact closely with key founder members of India Redefined. In due course, some of these people may be made secretaries for the relevant wings of India Redefined organizational structure, based on their involvement. This is an opportunity for all those who want to create “India of tomorrow” and would like to be actively involved in this nation building exercise being carried out through India Redefined movement.

Interested persons should first Join at http://www.indiaredefined-a4c.org and send their Profile or CV at ranjanakanti@indiaredefined-a4c.org

India Redefined draws its inspiration from Gandhian Movement which was a revolution focused on independence. It was also about specific actions like non- cooperation by citizens. We are just trying to apply many Gandhiji's methods in this era, in this society and during these times. Maybe in a different flavor! Maybe the context is different! Maybe it’s a different world! But the goal is same! He also wanted India a better place to live in.

Also need Students support in India Redefined Youth campaign for Green, Clean, Peaceful , United India . Youth, studying in colleges are helping to implement “EDUCATE INDIA". Students who are willing to be part of this movement, take the oath – “I donate” 6 months of my life in training or education, for those who are underprivileged.Volunteer who want to participate in above activities, please first Join on http://www.indiaredefined-a4c.org contact on ranjanakanti@indiaredefined-a4c.org with their college name, address, email and mobile number.


Ranjana Kanti
(Founder)
INDIA Redefined

http://www.indiaredefined-a4c.org

Something about me from Supporters of INDIA Redefine—–

Ranjana Kanti is the co-founder, visionary and a grass root worker behind India-Redefined which is a non-political citizen’s empowerment movement. Thousands of people have come together on this common platform India Redefined, leaving their religion, political affiliations, language, state, caste etc. She is also a co-founder of E-dutainment Unlimited, providing training in animation & graphics. She has also earned bachelors in English from Delhi University and is a post graduate in social enterprise management from Mumbai University. She has been working for the social causes for the last two decades which includes:

Setting up local Working Members Committee in different Cities, colleges, villages with people interested in Events organizing ,Peace and Unity Group , Speakers, Project conceptualizing and project writing (for participatory projects), Information Technology, Writing and Communication.of India-Redefined throughout the country and awakening people to take up local causes like environmental, education, health, governance etc. to instill a sense of citizen’s responsibility (ISR- Individual Social Responsibility) and awareness of citizen’s rights.
Providing free training in graphics & animation to economically weak youths and assisting them in getting jobs
Social Work for blinds, working and coordinating through National Association for Blinds
Providing non formal education to street children and the children of migratory construction workers
Free tuition for children from illiterate parents who are not able to cope up with the studies at school

Helped set up training and later business for economically deprived housewives

Represented economically weak parents in school for fees concessions

Undertook awareness programs in slums regarding importance of vaccinations, cleanliness & hygiene, education etc.
She has organized street plays to give visibility to common causes as communal harmony and lives of riot affected people
Awards & Coverage:
a) 'The Best Humanitarian Initiative of the Year' award for India Redefined in Dec. 2009

b) Global Youth Leadership Award 2009 (Sole awardee under Social Work category)

c) Women of Substance award by “Stree Shakti” in 2007

d) Have been invited to various forums and institutions for giving a talk on India Redefined

e) Have been covered as an Individual by various Newspapers, Magazines and TV channels for my work for economic empowerment of urban slum youth and India Redefined.

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