“When the Panchayat Raj is established, public opinion will do what violence can never do.” – Mahatma Gandhi
The Centre for Civil Society (CCS) in collaboration with Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) South Asia is pleased to announce Vaad Vivad on “Decentralisation and Panchayati Raj System” in India scheduled on 23rd April 2023, New Delhi.
On the occasion of National Panchayati Raj Day, our upcoming discussion Vaad Vivad will seek to explore the history of decentralisation in India, the constitutional status of the Panchayati Raj institution, and the status of implementation of local governance in India through the works of classical and contemporary literature.
What is Vaad Vivad?
An in-depth Socratic discussion wherein participants explore a specific theme together deliberating the methodology, ideology and approach in depth.
A reference reader will be shared with the participants two weeks prior to provide a basic overview and understanding of the topic.
Through this program, we create an environment where participants are encouraged to contribute to the discussions. Their shared inquiry is guided by a moderator who encourages thinking, asks probing questions and presents as devil’s advocate. We would provide a certificate of participation for those who successfully attend and a few prizes.