Dharna by NISA & State Associations of Budget Private Schools

Event Date: 24 Feb 2016; Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Venue: Jantar Mantar, New Delhi
Demnostration to Save Education of Choice | 24 February 2016 | 10am-4pm

Opposing school closure by the government on infrastructural grounds and demanding autonomy for Budget Private Schools, ease of opening schools, learning outcome-based regulation and recognition of schools, the National Independent Schools Alliance is organizing a dharna at Jantar Mantar on Wednesday, 24 February 2016.

Join us, to show your support and demand Right to Education of Choice!

For more information contact Thomas Antony (+91-84478 67144 | Register here to attend the Dharna.

Asia Liberty Forum 2016

Event Date: 18 Feb To 20 Feb 2016; Time: 5:00 p.m. - 11:45 p.m.
Venue: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Asia Liberty Forum 2016 | Registrations Open | Register Now!

The Asia Liberty Forum brings together friends of the freedom movement across Asia to discuss challenges facing the region and to learn from one another how to most effectively advance free-market reforms.

You will learn from distinguished speakers and participate in interactive sessions to strengthen civil society efforts to move public policy in the direction of greater freedom. At the closing dinner of the Asia Liberty Forum, Atlas Network will announce the winners of its Regional Liberty Awards (Apply Here), which celebrate the most successful projects by Atlas Network partners.

Other highlights include:

  • Speed Networking, designed to help attendees expand their contacts
  • Elevator Pitch Competition, where participants will present their 60-second pitch with the chance to win a prize
  • Training workshops to hone your skills in marketing, social media, and entrepreneurship
  • Documentary Screening of India Awakes

To register for Asia Liberty Forum click here.

#ccstalks TweetChat: ‘Is India ready to do away with subsidies?'

Event Date: 17 Feb 2016; Time: 4-5pm
Venue: #ccstalks

To read the storify version of chat click here.

Is India ready to do away with subsidies?

As we move into the budget session, we are asking: Are we as a country ready to give up subsidies? Are there more efficient ways to provide economic support to the poor? Or are subsidies a necessity for them to lead a quality life?

Join us for #ccstalks on Wednesday, 17 February 2016 from 4-5pm! Log in to or Twitter and follow #ccstalks. We look forward to speaking with you! For more information, contact Snigdha Verma (

#ccstalks TweetChat: ‘#SkillIndia: Why is there a demand-supply gap?’

Event Date: 03 Feb 2016; Time: 4-5pm
Venue: #ccstalks

To read the storify version of chat click here.

#SkillIndia: Why is there a demand-supply gap?

With an aim to skill over 40 crore Indians by 2022, #SkillIndia is a very ambitious project. What is the role of government in skilling the youth? How do we ensure that there is a match between the skills youth need, the demands of the market, and the skill training being provided?

Join us for #ccstalks on Wednesday, 3 February 2016 from 4-5pm! Log in to or Twitter and follow #ccstalks. We look forward to speaking with you! For more information, contact Snigdha Verma (

Launch of

Event Date: 30 Jan 2016; Time: 11:00am -1:00pm
Venue: 1 Federation House, Tansen Marg, New Delhi

To read event report, media coverage, links to the photos click here. Launch on 30 January 2016

To watch live streaming of launch event click here.

To mark the 25th anniversary of India’s economic reforms and to understand how life was before the reforms Centre for Civil Society is launching a portal to crowd source stories from citizens across the nation.

Almost half of India is born after 1991 economic reforms. To make sure that they understand the lessons of history, India Before 1991 will document stories about life under the license raj from across the country. By contrast it will also highlight the impact of the reforms after 1991.

Our panelists for the event are:

  • Mr Jairam Ramesh, Former Minister of Rural Development
  • Dr Arvind Virmani, Economic Mentor, FICCI & Former Chief Economic Advisor, GOI
  • Dr A Didar Singh, Secretary General, FICCI
  • Dr Parth J Shah, Founder President, Centre for Civil Society
  • Mr Praveen Chakravarty, Fellow in Political Economy at IDFC Institute

Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) is a partner for this project and will be supporting the launch of the portal.

To mark your presence RSVP by filling in this form.