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Centre for study of Society and Secularism (CSSS)

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21-08-18 - 21-08-18

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<p><b>Project Period: </b>Three years starting from 1st September 2014</p>
<p><b>Project Name: </b>Peace Building</p>
<p><b>Project Location: </b>National </p>
<p><b>Target Group:</b>New Delhi</p>
<p><b>Budget(Annual): </b>Rs 22 Lakh</p>

The CSSS was founded by Late Asgar Ali Engineer who was a social reformer, to spread the spirit of secularism, communal harmony and social peace. Its strength lies in research and training; it was set up to undertake serious academic studies and link with activists engaged in redefining the concept of secularism for a cohesive society. They bring out two publications ‘The Indian Journal of Secularism,’ a quarterly which contains articles and research papers on secular and communal problems from historical, political economic, cultural and sociological perspectives, and a fortnightly called ‘Secular Perspective’.

<h3>About the Project: </h3>
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<li>Existing issues:
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<li>Lack of a meaningful intervention with youth on secular issues and history.</li>
<li>Lack of spaces for meaningful engagement of communities in peace and justice issues. </li>
<li>Specific Objectives
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<li>Reach uninitiated youth in colleges and communities and encourage them to understand diversity and promote peace and justice issues. </li>
<li>Create spaces for celebrating diversity and deliberate on peace issues. </li>
<li>Building civil society’s capacity to take up policy advocacy for the poor.</li>
<h3>Expected Impact: </h3>
<p>The intervention with CSSS is aims to work in Western UP, Varanasi, Kandhamal, Bhagalpur and Raipur. The project will reach out to the youth to dialogue with them on the issues of peace and justice from a secular perspective. It will create spaces for communities to come together. </p>