Dhanuraj was one of the first graduates of our Researching Reality internship. After seeing the unintended consequences of public policy that compromises individual success and development of those grappling with poverty, he decided to get engaged in the political movement. Dhanuraj launched the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR), a think tank dedicated to extensive and in-depth research on current economic, social, and political issues. Through evidence-based research, CPPR aims to influence policy reform by framing policy debates and discussions, particularly in the areas of governance, education, health, law, livelihood, and urban reforms.
Bhanu attended our Researching Reality internship and was captivated by the new ideas, unconventional policy solutions and invigoration his peers had, to grow India out poverty and bring economic opportunity to all. Bhanu launched the Youth for Policy & Dialogue forum, focusing on seeking the opinions of young people and involving them in policy evaluation, creation and innovation.
Jatin is one of the most innovative young leaders gracing India’s political sector. After graduating from ìpolicy for Young Leaders, Jatin founded Alexis Foundation, India's most diversified youth-led think tank, conducting research and providing a variety of consultancy services in public policy, strategy, law, management, economics and information technology.
Naveen was a graduate of our Researching Reality Internship in 2004 and showed keen interest in diving deep into the political process, learning about what drives government officials to create a policy that affects thousands of people, especially in the bottom-rung. After his graduation from CCS Academy, Naveen launched Policy Innovations, a consulting firm in the business of enabling social impact in Education Sector, to create a space where he could interact with educationists to ensure that boardroom strategic concerns are based on insights synthesised from ground realities.
Rajan Kumar Singh graduated from our Liberty and Society Seminar in 2004. He went on to found Pratigya, an independent youth movement to ensure that every child has the Right to Education and promote the freedom of parents and students to choose schools for themselves. Rajan also won our Liberalism in Life Competition in 2005, which recognised CCS graduates who had taken the initiative to implement their learnings from the seminar on the ground and further the cause of liberty.
Prashant Narang attended an I, Society and Public Policy Seminar and was inspired to take up the task of creating a corruption free government, where the common man is sovereign. He founded Prabodh with a group of participants from the ISPP in June 2006, a youth organisation that works to improve the quality of life of the common man and advocates for policies that promote good governance and free exchange based on democratic and liberal values.
Sanjay was inspired by the principles we believe in at CCS – rule of law, equal access to opportunity and limited governance. He started the Centre for Policy Solution after he graduated from LSS. CPPS is a think tank based in Jaipur that aims to bring about a free and prosperous India, where people can live a dignified life in a vibrant, democratic society.
Ranjan graduated from our Liberty and Society Seminar. Inspired by the public policy approach to social change, he founded the North East Youth foundation, a non-government organisation that is uniting the youth to create a vibrant civil society.
One of the most inspiring aspects of our Academy is its ability to organise efforts to raise awareness about liberalism and activate young, energetic, smart thinkers to be the change they want to see in the world. Academy alumni came together to launch India’s Liberal Youth Forum (LYF), a movement of individuals, informal groups and formal associations collaborating to create access and choice in social, cultural, economic, political and environmental spheres for a freer India.
Students for Liberty aims to strengthen the liberty movement around the world by identifying enterprising students in areas underserved by SFL and training them on the philosophy of liberty and management techniques. We are proud to announce that six of the ten students chosen to be a part of the Students for Liberty Charter Team Program in India – Anjali Kumar, Ujwal Batra, Deeksha Gehlot, Abhinav Singh, Kiran Reddy and Yavnika Khanna– are CCS graduates.