My thought for the initiative started
with a desire to meet people …
and forge personal links with individuals I would value …
People who are capable of saying, “I want nothing for myself …”
who are already espousing simple human values,
quite apart from the other affiliations they may or not have
politically, socially, professionally or community-specifically.
The initiative will be, by its embracing nature, a global one.
But it will start small with a series of meetings with people in Delhi and around,
before spreading out to Social Media Citizen communities
coordinated by altruistic individuals in other Indian metros.
I imagine the moral support of people who are abroad is invaluable
even though they might not participate in the regular meets
except during their sojourns here …
or of those in India who are unable to travel and be physically present
for whatever reason.
We all would have no need of a harangue on what issues to champion
or outrage against. We have already been doing it in our own way,
to the extent we can or are comfortable with. There’s nothing more
to be added or explained.
And, this isn’t an organisation in the making with offices and office bearers,
or hard structured hierarchies. If at all, it will be voluntary, found on love
we have for each other, for the spirit we have to welcome or defy.
Far from big money, there is no money in this initiative !
Everybody remains as free and unburdened … but now
in association with others who may not exactly be of like mind
but are definitely of like spirit : socially conscious, politically sharp and empathetically universal.
I have opened a Google doc for individuals to self – enlist in the initiative
@ http://fe.gd/6sZ Please do so. At the moment it has just one … !