Project Theme

Youth and Active Citizenship

Target Group


Project Period

01 Apr 2015 - 30 Mar 2016

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Anhad (Act Now for harmony and Democracy) was formed in the first week of March 2003.  ANHAD actively works on issues related to democracy, secularism, communal harmony, gender equality, women empowerment and justice. It fights for human rights and rights of the marginalised communities. Anhad is involved in relief, rehabilitation, livelihood, women empowerment, vocational training, literacy and education. Anhad celebrates cultural diversity and pluralism. It intervenes at the policy level and is a strong advocacy group at the national level.  ANHAD is known nationally for its work on human rights and minority rights


About the Project:

  • Specific problems and issues exist (bulleted points) - Scenario if we do not intervene and work in the specific area (bulleted points): 
  • General tilt in state ideology to centre right
  • Intolerance to the idea of secularism and democracy


Specific Objectives(bulleted points)

  • Facilitate conversations on diversity, pluralism, secularism and democracy
  • Bringing together activists, intellectuals and general public on the ‘Idea of India’
  • Bringing out a report on the state of Indian democracy


Impact of running this project (bulleted points): 

  • Young people will be sensitised to the idea of India which is inclusive, plural, democratic and secular
  • Conversations kept alive on democracy and secularism
  • Strong 


Outcomes/Achievements so far:  

  • The idea of India conclave in Delhi and Mumbai which brought together Intellectuals, activists and civil society together on reaffirming India constitution and its values.
  • Baatcheet as a conversation space on culture, pluralism and democracy in Delhi with weekly meetings.