Updates from March 2018

VIF Fellows – A Year of Change

On the occasion of Shaheed Divas, Vision India Foundation released its fellowship profile book 2017-18. This publication documents the journey of change undertaken by its 12 fellows in the fields of academic, government and social leadership. You can download it from our publications page.

Manifesto – Political Strategy Game

Electoral politics and democracy go hand in hand. The voting percentage in elections and people’s participation in the democratic processes in India needs to significantly increase.  VIF team has designed a political strategy card game which brings electoral politics to your living room. This card game was recently profiled by YourStory as one of the most exciting innovations in this field.


As India rises steadily on the path of becoming a global power, our actions hold tremendous possibilities both for our people and the world in general. Shyam Kumar and Arunima Gupta from the Vision India Foundation team, extrapolate on India’s dream for herself and the world, as one which guides India to shape the global order on premises of shared prosperity and mutually beneficial development. Read the article published in the DNA here.

Weekly Policy Watch

The electronic and print media is inundated with news which primarily covers politics and not policy. One has to sift through the news to find the relevant policy updates. Keeping this in mind, VIF has started a weekly Policy Watch section on its website which features the latest policy updates. Policy Watch has completed 4 months in March. You can access all the editions here

Featured Fellow of the Month

Suryabhan Jadhav is a development fellow (constituency management) working in Gopuj Grampanchayat in Satara district of Maharashtra. Since the district has been drought prone for several generations now, his current focus is to increase the awareness of water conservation. He is working with the children and youth of Gopuj to bring about this change.

Featured Alumnus of the Month

Darshankumar Dipakkumar Shah was a yatri in the 4th edition of the Good Governance Yatra, conducted in Dec 2017. He is currently working with the Delhi Government. Darshan has successfully cleared in the Gujarat Public Service Commission entrance with a merit rank #6. He will be posted at the rank of Deputy Collector. Darshan has a strong zeal to take good governance to the grassroots and we wish him all the best.

Featured Mentor of the Month

Anand Shah, a mentor to VIF, will now drive Ola’s electric vehicle strategy. Shah previously was the head of the skunkworks of BMW that identified opportunities for future of mobility. He ran the programme that interviewed over 2,000 people across the globe to look at emerging trends that could potentially disrupt the automobile business.

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.