Happy Independence Day from the Lokniti Editorial Board!
On India’s 71st Independence Day, Lokniti Editor, Trisrota Dutta, speaks with Prof G Haragopal about his thoughts on the true meaning of freedom, the importance of history and what kind of perspectives and politics can help achieve social transformation. He also shares a special message for all his students past and present about the role they can play in bringing about greater freedom for all Indians.
Prof Haragopal is a Visiting Faculty member for the MPP programme and teaches both the Political Economy of India and Public Administration courses.
Join Lokniti Editors Apoorva S and Devika Singh as they interact with Professor Jan Breman, an eminent Dutch sociologist on his experience conducting fieldwork in India and his thoughts on the current trajectory of political and economic developments.
SCOPE – Society for Community Organization and Peoples’ Education, started in 1986, which works mainly on health and sanitation. For more details on the organisation, visit: http://www.scopetrichy.com/
Have a look at the journey of students of MPP who visited the rural spaces of Tiruchi District, Tamil Nadu as part of the fieldwork. In order to understand the sanitation practices prevalent in the area, people, institutions and infrastructure were studied in Thuraiyur and Musiri blocks under the guidance of SCOPE.
The following candidates of MPP participated in a month-long field work with SCOPE, Trichy:
Drupa Dinnie Charles
Kiran A. B.
Prof Sony Pellissery, Associate Professor and MPP Coordinator, National Law School is the recipient of the Prof G Ram Reddy Memorial Award for Social Scientist 2015 in Hyderabad, India. In his acceptance speech, the renowned academician dwells on the nuances of understanding public policy in India as political responsibility and a tool to enhance the dignity of every citizen. Watch the professor’s take on policy, politics and people.
Watch the barefoot journey of Swasti Raizada, MPP student, as she traces childhood through the anganwadis of rural Rajasthan as part of her field trip. At the intersection of child rights and food policy, the questions that she raises, hit the core of public service delivery in India today. She brilliantly essays the impact of the policy through the eyes of the recipients- the children.
Credits: Sakshi Jain and Pranvendra Champawat
Image source: Official website, Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India.