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This website is about how villages can become masters of their own destiny in substantial measure. It is about how we as common citizens of India can participate in transforming villages into cohesive community units. How these community units will be tackling the problems facing the the common citizens of India, be it poverty, farmers's sucides, joblessness, education, rural-urban disparity and the like.

The website brings to the internet surfer the operational part of the book "Rising to Second Freedom" as is applicable to the villages of India (and elsewhere too). It is reference material for the grassroots leader seeking transformation in his village communities. The hope expressed through the website is that as the villages re-set their goals, it can trigger transformation of the nation.

 

About the Content

 

This constitutes a collection of ideas from a wide spectrum of fields that are relevant to 'completeness' in the lives of a village. It also contains a representative compilaton of village revolutions that have happened, or are still happening, which can inspire and show the way to other villages of the nation.

It is an outcome of a 25year old multi disciplinary study by the author who has written several books to bring out the findings. ...As such, the content of this website consists of the operational part of the study (that is indicated in the Literature tab) relevant to villages. These extracts should be comprehensive enough to provide a grassroots leader ideas and inspiration to be the change

The work attempts to learn from the successes of various empires in the centuries and millenia gone by, guided by the vision of Mahatma Gandhi and Rabrindranath Tagore. The compilation attempts to interpret those useful ideas into the present day context of challenges facing the villages using modern science and technology and without letting go of Constitutionality, .

This compilation has been vetted by persons like the late Mr. TN Seshan, former CEC of India, Mr. N Vittal, former CVC of India, Prof Bala V Balachander, Managemetnt Guru and Dr. Lalitha Ramamurthi, Chairperson Gandhi Peace Foundation, Chennai, in their forewords and through patronage.

The ideas are time tested in the sense that they have been used in the sub-continent in the past and are being used currently too. And most important of all, the ideas remain open to being tested and bettered applied even today.

Note: please share, through the feedback tab, village success stories in your area that can inspire grassroots leaders in other areas.

 

About the Author

 

The Author Nixon Fernando, (born 1969) has done a Post graduation in Physics (NET qualified), An Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Management and a Masters' Program in Government.

He is an ardent student of the Bhagwad Gita and the New testament and has the guidance of his Spiritual Guru, Sirshree Tejparkhi of the 'Happy Thoughts' fame. ...

He has primarily been in the education field including a decade at the prestigous National Defence Academy, a year as program head at the MIT school of Government, Pune, and six years as lecturer at the Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai.

He has been a research associate with Mr. TN Seshan, the former Chief Election Commisisoner of India for over ten years assisting him with his writing work; including an autobiography. He even stayed with the legend at his home in the last year and half of the latter's life.

His ground awarness regarding the challenges facing the poor of the nation comes from having been associated in the past with the National Alliance of People's Movement, having cousins and friends staying in villages and through the one year rigorous study of government in the Masters Programme. He is author of four published books and two await publication.

He is also part of the 'Victory India campaign' five book series which aims at reforming leadership in the armed forces; especially in the selection and training phases.

You can see more of his work on India in the website Sinduland Genius. (Click here).

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