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Updates from October 2017

Public Policy Workshops at IIT Delhi and IIM Rohtak

VIF continues to identify and engage youth in premier institutions across the country through its policy workshops. Last month, 2 such workshops were conducted in partnership with IIT Delhi and IIM Rohtak. These workshops include case studies, experience sharing by distinguished speakers, career opportunities in the space of policy and governance. Mr Devesh Chaturvedi (Joint Secretary, DoPT, PMO) was the keynote speaker at the IIT Delhi event.


Publications

VIF Research associates, Executive team and Alumni have published several articles in popular media the last month. These include:

  1. Sister Nivedita: Coming together of tradition & modernity and A Woman Ahead of her time
  2. Ajanta and Ellora – How a higher purpose is imperative to achieve greatness
  3. Policy Watch – Weekly Policy Roundup

Families for Change – Workshop

‘Family’ is the most fundamental unit of society. However, there isn’t much talked about how family as a unit can participate in Nation building. Vision India Foundation conducted a  2-day workshop with the theme ‘Families for Change’ in Haridwar. 12 families from across the country were invited to this program.


Featured Fellow of the Month

Gajanan Patil, Development Associate, Vision India Foundation, is working with Maharashtra MLA Atul Bhatkhalkar. He has been involved in the deliberation and drafting of the ‘Prevention of Cut Practice in Health Care Services Act, 2017’ Bill. It is the first Bill in India that aims to deter kickbacks in medical networks amongst doctors, pharmaceutical companies, diagnostic laboratories, and hospitals.

Featured Alumnus of the Month

Priyanka Parle (Policy BootCamp 2017 Alumnus) is currently working with the Chandrapur District Administration as a Maharashtra Chief Minister’s fellow. She works out of the District Collector’s office. She is working on a project to design livelihood interventions in the low-HDI villages in the district.​

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At VIF we continue to maintain our focus on building the future leaders of our country – young change agents who are sincere and committed to nation-building. We will keep you posted about the happenings from our end. Thank you for the continued support.