Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Welcome 2012 with India I Care...

2012 has just kicked off a few days ago. No , I am not going to repeat here what millions must have done in the last few days, 'wishing their near and dear ones, and their acquaintances a 'Happy New Year', for, mere wishes do not make things different. One has to work for it.

In my inner contemplation during Quiet Time on 1st January I got this inspiration to initiate 'India I Care' blog, as I have recently accepted to be the Sutradhar for the India I Care( IIC for short) project for the current term of 2 years. My humble desire is to take this project to the next higher level, with the help of each one of you, where' India I Care' becomes visible across the country, and starts bearing fruits.

Looking back, 2011 would perhaps go down in the history for unmasking many an ugly reality in our society, our country, India. India I Care movement (for the information of those who know nothing about it, this movement was launched by a few youngsters at Asia Plateau, Panchgani, the Initiatives of Change center for reflection, reconciliation, learning, training and conferences to bring about change starting with oneself. The objective of the IIC movement is to rebuild the Character Bank of India) has become that much more relevant today, if we have to put right some of those unmasked ugly realities. We all need to give our concerted push to this movement by committing ourselves to start doing something regularly to make deposits to the Character Bank of India.

"When bad becomes worse, the good has to become better" - Dr. J. M. Sampath

Drawing inspiration from this quotation, I seek your involvement as under:

.1. Become an associate:

Do not treat this blog only for 'knowing' things about the IIC movement, rather use it as a trigger for 'doing' things to boost the movement. The first thing you can do is to register yourself as an associate to this cause right away by clicking to the 'join this site' icon under the column 'Associates' on the right side of this post.

2. Desk top Wall Paper:.

Down load the above picture and use it as your desktop wall paper.If you need instructions,  follow as-Click on the picture above to view an enlarged image . 'Right click' on this to get dialogue box. Click on 'save image as..' and proceed to save it on your computer.Now open this saved image on your screen and right click on it. A new dialogue box opens. Click on the legend - "set as Desktop Background". The picture appears on your screen as desk top wall paper. This will serve as a reminder of the commitment to the " India I care movement. We propose to post every month a new picture and message appropriate for that  month.

3. Examine Your routines:.

 Just check the following poster to examine quickly as to which areas you can start making fresh deposits into the Character Bank of india. Start, and report back in the comments column at the end of this post.

4. Enroll your friends/associates:

Get involved at least 10 more to the concept of IIC. You may recommend them to  visit this blog.

5.Observe your week ends ( Fridays, or Saturdays, as the case may be) as India I Care days:

 Wear on these days the IIC T-shirt or badge or cap that you may have acquired to make IIC visible. Make it a point to make  fresh, new deposits to the Character Bank.

6. Raise questions:

For seeking clarity about the IIC movement, and implementation of various programs, ask questions. We will answer them in new posts for the benefit of all. Give suggestions.

At some stage this blog will give birth to a full fledged website. Work is in progress.

Now it is your turn to respond, right away. And please give suggestions for making this blog more participatory and inspiring.

Offers for writing guest blogs are welcome.

Dilip Patel
In service of IIC.

P.S - Some of the older generation net users have expressed difficulties to register, or send comments. I suggest you may send your comments to us at the e mail id - Your comments are very valuable, so please write.. Thanks.

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