19th January 2010
Request for assistance in organising speaking engagements in February/March in India
Dear Readers of my blog
I’m writing this post to reach out widely about the possibility of organizing outreach events for the Freedom Team of India (http://freedomteam.in/).
I’m visiting India in a few weeks. During this visit I propose to speak in as many small or big events as I possibly can, about the need for good people to come together to contest elections to promote freedom and good governance in India. While some events are already being organized separately, I would like to use this opportunity as fruitfully as possible. So I seek your support (and perhaps a little bit of help) in organising one or more small speaking engagements during the following dates:
– Late afternoon/evening on 14 February 2010 in Jorhat (or before 11:30 on 15 February)
– 16-18 Feb 2010 in Guwahati
– 24 Feb – 4 March 2010 in Delhi (I’m also happy to talk outside Delhi during this period, subject to my availability).
To interest people in listening to me, I can be introduced as the author of the book, "Breaking Free of Nehru" (Anthem Press, 2008, http://bfn.sabhlokcity.com/).
The outline of my proposed talk is available at Slideshare and also can be downloaded here (this presentation was not used – only ex-tempore talks, with perhaps a flavour of these slides included). Also do read an article by a journalist that discusses this trip here.
As you are aware, FTI is a not-for-profit Trust which supports leaders who will contest elections in India in the coming years to advocate world-best policies that advance liberty and good governance. The over-arching framework of FTI is classical liberal – a framework that believes a government should establish general rules and enforce them well. Within this framework of the rule of law the individual can flourish largely with his own efforts.
The proposed structure/title of the talk is outlined below:
Topic: “India needs you! – An introduction to the Freedom Team of India”
Introduction: TBC: 5 mins
Talk: Sanjeev Sabhlok: 20-25 mins
Q&A – 15 mins
Vote of Thanks: TBC: 2 mins
Tea (if possible!): 15 mins
The hope is to keep events very simple without special preparation. Just an opportunity to talk to a few good people. Indeed, the events can be tailored to the needs, and shrunk somewhat if needed.
I’d appreciate if you can help. Please write to me at sabhlok AT yahoo DOT com.