100 days: Journey so far

Vision India Foundation was launched on 6th November 2014 by Shri Suresh Prabhu and Dr R Balasubramaniam at IIT Delhi. As we complete 100 days, we want to share our journey so far.

We started as an initiative by alumni and faculty members of different IITs. Now we are represented at 20 different institutes of repute around the world through our campus ambassadors. The ambassadors come from a variety of backgrounds, ranging from political science to technology, from economics to business administration. Through the ambassadors, Vision India Foundation engages young passionate individuals in the process of nation-building. We do this through events, fellowships, workshops, discussion groups, and more.

Our fellowships are an opportunity to work with high-impact policy makers. For the fellowships, we are working with a state government, two parliamentarians, an academic, two grassroots organizations and a social enterprise. The projects are spread over six Indian states. They cover varied focus areas like e-governance, rural development, legal reforms, and much more.

In addition to the upcoming projects mentioned above, two people from our team have already started working full-time with Andhra Pradesh government and Vinod Khanna, Hon’ble Member of Parliament Lok Sabha.

We have opened the online applications for our fellowships and motivated people from all over the country are applying. It is indeed a very difficult process to select best from the highly deserving applications that we have received. We are also organizing a summer school in public policy, titled ‘Policy BootCamp’. The details will be available on our website soon. The BootCamp will be an intensive residential program and will be first-of-its-kind in the world.

We thank all our team members, supporters and well-wishers who have encouraged us in this journey. We believe that in the years to come, we will bring some concrete turning-points in the story of India.