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24 September 2014
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CCS DashboardCentre for Civil Society at the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon


CCS envisions a world where each individual leads a life of choice in personal, economic and political spheres and every institution is accountable.We are STEPPING UP FOR CHOICE at this year’s Airtel Delhi Half Marathon. Join us! Here’s what you can do:

  • Support less-privileged youth through Vikalp vouchers which will help them undergo skills training of his / her choice with job placements. Donate now!
  • Register to become a Dream Challenger, a Dream Maker, or to take up the Youth Challenge – help us raise funds
  • RUN with us at the Delhi Marathon on Sunday, 23rd November 2014.
Click Here for more information or contact Daphne Vallado ( | +91 99106 67576)

CCS DashboardNISA School Leaders Summit, 27 September 2014

NISA SLSTHREE DAYS TO GO to the 3rd Annual NISA School Leaders Summit! Highlights:

  • Expert insights on the regulatory challenges faced by budget private schools from Archana Mehendale, Consultant and Former CABE Member, Kulbhushan Sharma, President, Federation of Private Schools in Haryana, Anupam Srivastava, Founder-Member and Partner, The Chambers of Law and Amit Kaushik, Director, Education and Skill Development, IPE Global
  • A discussion of the role of the media in creating a supportive ecosystem in which budget private schools can function, with Gurcharan Das, author and public intellectual; Seetha Parthasarathy, Senior Journalist; and Dilip Thakore, Editor of Education World
  • Exploring Government perspectives on BPS with Dr Udit Raj of the BJP, Gaurav Gogoi, Member of Parliament from Assam and Shekhar Shah, Director General, National Council for Applied Economic Research (NCAER)
Register NOW! Contact Rohan Joshi ( | +91 91676 40902) for more information.

CCS Dashboardìpolicy for Young Leaders, St Xavier's College Mumbai, 05-08 November 2014

ipolicy for young leadersInterested in public policy? APPLY NOW for ìpolicy for Young Leaders - a fantastic four-day introductory certificate course on public policy and liberal philosophy. Meet fun, like-minded individuals, interact with eminent speakers and access resources that will help you advance your vision of a free society! Moreover, attending ipolicy plugs you into an alumni network of over 7,000 individuals from top tier international and national colleges and organisations from around the world! Don’t miss it.

Contact Sadaf Hussain for more information ( | +91 99531 33868)

CCS DashboardAsia Liberty Forum, Kathmandu, Nepal, 08-10 January 2015

ALF 2015Asia Centre for Enterprise (ACE), in partnership with Samriddhi, The Prosperity Foundation is hosting the 3rd Annual Asia Liberty Forum in January! Asia’s largest public celebration of liberty aimed at Advancing Liberty & Markets will provide a much needed platform to identify critical issues plaguing Asia and explore strategies and international best practices in how to face the challenges ahead. Join us in our efforts to strengthen the liberal movement in this part of the world! The previous editions of the Asia Liberty Forum saw attendance of 400 freedom champions from across 40 countries in Delhi. For highlights of these two conferences, follow the links: ALF 2013 | ALF 2014.

Contact Srijan Bandyopadhyay ( | +91 99536 72130) for more information.

CCS Dashboard#ccstalks TweetChat on ‘Should rape laws be gender-neutral?’, 01 October 2014, 7-8pm

TweetchatAs Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code stands, rape is something that only a man can do to a woman. It is argued that one of the issues with making rape laws gender-neutral is the idea of rape then being divorced from female-specific consequences for the survivor. Should rape laws be gender-neutral? Join us for #ccstalks Tweetchat, on Wednesday 1 October at 7pm! Join us for #ccstalks, Wednesday 17 September 2014 from 7-8pm as we debate the issue. Log in to or Twitter and follow #ccstalks. We look forward to speaking with you!

For more information, contact Manasi Bose (

CCS DashboardChintan on The Indian Liberal Tradition, 08 October 2014, 4-5.30pm

TweetchatIt is often believed that ideas of economic freedom and reforms are “not Indian” and have been imported from the West under circumstances outside our control (such as the balance of payments crisis necessitating the economic reforms of 1991 at IMF's behest). However, research into modern Indian history showcases the rich indigenous liberal tradition that stood against ideas of a planned economy and society. Kumar Anand will present these findings at CCS Chintan on 8 October at the CCS office. Join us!

RSVP Manasi Bose ( | +91 98107 72964). Seats limited.

CCS Events Calendar
Upcoming Events

27 September 2014 - 3rd Annual NISA School Leaders Summit, New Delhi

29 September-01 October 2014 - ìpolicy for Young Leaders, LAMP Fellows, New Delhi

01 October 2014, 7-8 pm - #ccstalks TweetChat: ‘Should rape laws be gender-neutral?'

08 October 2014, 4-5:30 pm - Chintan on The Indian Lberal Tradition, New Delhi

16 October 2016, 6-8pm - Lecture by Johan Norberg, Eminent Author and Historian, New Delhi

05-08 November 2014 - ìpolicy for Young Leaders, St Xavier's, Mumbai

04-06 December 2014 - Liberty Fund Colloquium

20 December 2014 - 6th Annual School Choice National Conference

08-10 January 2015 - 3rd Annual Asia Liberty Forum, Kathmandu, Nepal

27-29 January 2015 - ìpolicy for Young Leaders, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar

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Kumar Anand of CCS writes "Top Priority of Modi Government should be RULE OF LAW"

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Viewpoint 13: RTE and Budget Private Schools: What would Gandhi think?
Viewpoint 13: RTE and Budget Private Schools: What would Gandhi think?

James Tooley's research is a journey into the history of Indian education, drawing comparisons between the shutting down of indigenous schools then, on Macaulay's recommendations, and the closure of budget private schools today under the RTE, for being “not good enough”. Download here.

Support our demand to assess all schools and accord recognition on the basis of learning outcomes! Sign the petition NOW.

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