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INDIA Redefined’s One year journey

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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  1. JAL
    January 17, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    This is an excellent idea. All the best for the future.

    • June 9, 2011 at 11:36 am

      “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

      http://www.pringoo.com/mystore/indiaredefinedstore

      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

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