About Democracy Express
Democracy Express is a 9 days immersive learning journey with 30 young future leaders from Dec 21 to Dec 29, 2019 starting from New Delhi and ending in Ahmedabad.
Participants will be exposed to inspiring political leadership and will engage with progressive and unsung heroes within the political landscape across all levels.
The goal is to build a positive narrative around politics, reclaim it as an important avenue of public service, introduce youth to different pathways to politics and build a community of future principled leaders.
- Engage with progressive leaders and unsung heroes within the political landscape across cities and villages.
- Immerse within the grassroots level to understand challenges in socio-political spaces of each region.
- Experience processes like padyatra, shramdaan, community work with a focus on inner transformation.
- Learn constitutional values, personal leadership and envision your own role in India’s development.
- Build a network with a diverse group of aspiring future leaders.
Who is it for?
30 participants | Age 18 – 50 years
Aspiring politicians, changemakers, political workers, university students and development professionals across the country, who are committed to making a difference in our society through politics.
We aim to curate a diverse cohort from across the political spectrum in the country, with equitable representation from all genders and backgrounds.
The cost per participant for Democracy Express is 35,500 INR.
Participant contribution can range from 8,000 INR – 25,000 INR.
If you aren’t able to contribute but are interested to join the program, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lifestyle during the journey
Democracy Express is a journey connected to the ground. Participants will live, consume and travel in a thoughtful manner.
A non-AC sleeper bus will be used for travel and stay will be in modest places.
Like the daily life of a politician is rigorous, your days would be rigorous starting at 5:30 AM and ending at 10:30 PM.
How to apply
Click here to apply for this programme.
The final application deadline is Nov 3, 2019.
Click here for the official website.