National Agenda Forum results throw up some interesting facts


The Indian Political Action Committee or IPAC launched the National Agenda Forum (NAF) as a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th Birth Anniversary year. It was launched on 29th June 2018 with the aim to mobilize the citizens of India for 4 key action points: 1) Sharing the vision 2) Setting the agenda 3) Choosing the leader 4) Campaigning for India

Over the course of two months, 57 lac+ people participated in the voting process and  support from all quarters including 1 Lac+ Youth Associates, distinguished personalities including eminent Gandhians, Padma awardees, sports champions, prominent TV & film celebrities and civil society organizations.

The results of the National Agenda Forum are as follows:

Top 10 priorities chosen by people for India are:

  1. Women: Ensure social, political and economic empowerment of women realizing that men and women are partners with equal rights
  2. Kisans: Protect the interests of farmers and help them become self-reliant without exploiting them for political purposes
  3. Economic Equality: To ensure sustainable growth and progress, reduce economic inequality and promote equitable development with a humane approach
  4. Students: Develop an ecosystem for youth to meaningfully participate, engage and make an effective contribution in nation building
  5. Education in Health & Hygiene: Empower citizens with knowledge and practice to ensure access to clean water, food and air for themselves and the community
  6. Communal Unity: Ensure national integration and communal harmony rooted in personal friendship with and respect for persons of other faiths and communities
  7. Provincial Languages: Promote the usage of Indian languages to improve capabilities of its citizens to understand and communicate effectively
  8. New or Basic Education: Make children ‘model citizens’ and help them realize a glorious future with education rooted in Indian culture and its realities
  9. Village Sanitation: Strengthen the sense of sanitation as a virtue to make habitations a “model of cleanliness” and eliminate open defecation
  10. Adult Education: Support continuing education with an aim to tackle ignorance, broaden world view and acquire skills to increase employability

Top leaders best suited to adopt and execute the people’s agenda are:

  • Top 2 leaders:
    • Narendra Modi
    • Rahul Gandhi
  • Top 4 Chief Ministers:
    • Arvind Kejriwal
    • Mamata Banerjee
    • Naveen Patnaik
    • Nitish Kumar

Top non-political personalities, who they feel should join active politics: 

  • Aamir Khan
  • Akshay Kumar
  • Anna Hazare
  • Baba Ramdev
  • Kailash Satyarthi
  • MS Dhoni
  • Raghuram Rajan
  • Ratan Tata
  • Ravish Kumar
  • Sourav Ganguly

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