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This card game on politics is introducing public policy to everyday life

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Manifesto was launched by Vision India Foundation with the need to make policy and public affairs a feature of daily household conversations.

Founded by alumni and faculty members of various IITs in November 2014 at IIT Delhi, Vision India Foundation (VIF) was established to increase the number of capable people in the government and to channelize the energy of youngsters. The idea, proposed by Nomesh Bolia (36), a professor at IITD, is aimed at developing future public leaders. He says, “If we look at the current scenario, our prime minister has faced difficulties in finding the right people for the right job. The VIF wants to bridge this gap – in the social, intellectual and political spheres, by investing in young individuals and a focus on systemic, long-term reforms by working on public policy, governance and institutional frameworks of the nation.”

Public policy for all

The VIF believes that an introduction to public policy can build a long-term change, affecting a bigger audience. “With today’s youth looking for avenues that meet their interest, coupled with lesser responsibilities and more opportunities, an  introduction to public policy can open their world to governance and also create better leaders for our nation,” says Nomesh.

Manifesto, a card game on electoral politics, was a step in this direction, “by playing the game, we understand the intricacies of elections and various factors that affect the output,” he adds.

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