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Launching the Sone Ki Chidiya movement

Everything must start with an idea.

Some time ago it became evident that we needed a new wholistic (not just anti-corruption) movement for reform in India. It had to capture the aspirations of India, and not just be "anti-" this or "anti-" that.

There had to be a positive goal attached to the movement.

Therefore, after much thinking and discussion, FTI's new logo (Sone Ki Chidiya) was developed as the title for a possible new movement.

Today that movement has been launched, like a "diya" launched on the Ganga. Attached to that is a draft vision, which will be significantly refined in the coming weeks.

The idea has evolved into a small website, and we are hoping to hold a summit in April to discuss the precise reform pathway with anyone who is interested.

Those interested in taking this forward may wish to follow the guidance given at the website.

One of the key factors in favour of this title for the movement was Swami Ramdev's personal request to me, a month ago in Haridwar, to use FTI's Sone Ki Chidiya logo on his own vision document released (printed 100,000 copies) last month.

Here is the website. Please visit it.

The image below shows the use of Sone Ki Chidiya logo in Swamiji's vision for India.

(You can also, if you wish, download the Bharat Swabhiman vision document – in Hindi – about 7MB. Some of the points in this vision have been included into the SKC draft vision, which will be improved considerably in the coming weeks through extensive review/ discussion/ consultation).

Sanjeev Sabhlok

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