MKSS, School for Democracy, S R Abhiyan and JOSH would like to invite you to participate in the Second National Youth Convention on Role of Youth in Democracy, to be held in Bhilwara, Rajasthan on the 21st and 22nd of February '09.
The Second National Youth Convention seeks to continue the dialogue and discussion on the issue of understanding the role of Youth in Democracy raised during the first National Youth Convention. The First National Youth Convention was held the 11th and 12th of January, 08 in Beawar. It brought together more than 1500 youth across the country to debate and discuss their role in the Right to Information movement and Democracy. There were more than fifteen workshops each on a thematic and activity basis held simultaneously in two sessions. We plan to have a similar set of workshops this time too.
The purpose of this convention is to emphasis and understand the role of youth in democracy and prepare a road map for their contribution to the larger democratic processes in the country. Through this convention, we wish to bring together youth from across the State and other parts of the country, across class, caste and socio-economic backgrounds by providing a platform for dialogue amongst themselves. This will also help like-minded youth groups and individuals to form networks, and continue to debate and discuss the issues and concerns raised from this platform, in their local spaces.
The convention will have plenary sessions discussing role and agenda for the youth in the present democratic scenario along with several issue based and thematic workshops.
Since this Convention will be organized by a campaign with limited funds, we will request all participants of the Convention to bear their own costs for travel to Bhilwara. A registration fee of Rs. 50 will also be charged from each participant to help contribute towards basic food and accommodation costs.
This is a letter to inform you about the Convention, and we hope you will block these dates, and make travel arrangements. A line from you giving us an idea of your participation- how many, who etc, it will help us plan better for the convention. A more detailed letter along with the agenda and program will follow soon. We also request you to try and reach the venue by 20th February evening so that we can start the proceeding of the Convention on time on 21st February 2009.
Route to Bhilwara:
Please find below the route to Bhilwara. In case of further query please feel free to call Bhanwar Meghwanshi (09460325948), Kamal (09887514069), Paras Bhanjara (09413046353)
Delhi: Take a bus from Khanna Market, between Tis Hazari and St. Stephens Hospital
Rishab Travels: 01123978066, 011-23483909
Bus timing: 6:30, 7:00 pm.
There will be more travel agents in this area, which might offer other timings.
Total distance from Delhi to Bhilwara is 600 kms and by road will take 10-11 hours to reach.
Delhi - Jaipur- Bhilwara - Bus to Jaipur and then a bus from Jaipur to Bhilwara the distance will take around 4 hours
Take a train from Delhi to Ajmer and then a bus from Ajmer- Bhilwara – 2 t0 21/2 hour.
From Mumbai- Ajmer Express 2989/9679 from Mumbai Central to Ajmer. And from Ajmer take a bus to Bhilwara.
From Delhi - Ajmer- Ajmer Shatabdi 2015 and Ashram Express 2916 - starts in Delhi to Ajmer
There are bus services from Indore, Bhopal, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Agra and Delhi.
Where to Reach in Bhilwara?
Sanmati Vatika, Near Eidgah, Sanganeri Gate. Bhilwara, Rajasthan.
From bus Terminal: the distance to the venue is around 2 kms.
From Railways station: the distance to the venue is around 4 kms.
For further information please contact:
MKSS 09950219734, 09929519361, Bhanwar Megwanshi 09352110451, Saurabh Sharma 09811 872752
Narayan Singh – MKSS 9928520793
Paras Ram Banjara - School for Democracy 9413046353
Saurabh Sharma – JOSH 9811872752
Hari Om Soni, 9413831761, Debdulal 9799536569 - S R Abhiyan
Bhanwar Meghwansi – Organising Committee Bhilwara - 09460325948
Joint Operation for Social Help (JOSH)
C-7/E, DDA Flats, Munirka,
New Delhi. Pin Code: 110067
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