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As Bangalore continues to grow both in size and numbers, there is a greater and dire need to ensure that the city’s infrastructure and public institutions are geared up to work effectively to ensure a better standard of living.
In keeping with achieving these goals, Bangalore Political Action Committee (B.PAC) launched the B.PAC Civic Leadership Incubator Program (B.CLIP). B.CLIP aims to create a pool of informed citizens who have the ability to work on various issues important to the citizens of Bangalore and act as a pressure group to bring in transparency and accountability into the system.
We had a successful homerun with the two batches of B.CLIP. Over 100 civic conscious and/or politically aware citizens have been trained in a short span of 1 year. After the overwhelming support and encouragement that we received for the first and second batches of B.CLIP, we solicit your active interest in helping with B.CLIP batch 3 applications.
B.CLIP batch 1 participants having undergone three months of intensive classroom sessions have taken up specific projects in their localities that will leverage the knowledge gained by them these past few months.
Each project involves a combination of advocacy and organizing awareness programs, working with local leaders in getting various issues solved, and creating plans for sustainability of results achieved. These projects, which cover areas like Water, Sanitation and Lake Rejuvenation, Solid Waste Management, Revenue Augmentation and Expenditure Management, and Overall Public Safety (women safety, child safety, unmanned manholes, loose electric wires, potholes, faulty footpaths etc), are aimed at making the lives of fellow Bangaloreans better.
B.CLIP batch 2 participants will be completing their theory classes by the end of October and will be entering their project implementation phase. You can read about the journey of our B.CLIP participants here: http://bit.ly/1wmTrbC
If you would like to join our B.CLIP program and learn how you can positively impact your locality and therefore your city, you can find more information including the application form here: http://bit.ly/ZCh7LS
You can also recommend others to this program.
To access the application, Please log on to the http://bit.ly/1yRbFEp
You can also call to the B.PAC office @080-41521797 or Sharath @9886196640 for details from 10 am to 7:00 pm on all working days.
“History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.”
– Martin Luther King
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