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Wednesday, 17 December 2008 14:14

Surajya Movement

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The Surajya movement has yielded us self-governance and since independence, significant progress has undoubtedly been made across several fields. However, the present political and governance culture has reduced this hard-earned Suraj to Swaha-raj where public good has become merely incidental to the fulfillment of vested interests of a distorted political culture. There is a pressing need to build a credible, just, and equitable society that provides dignity, justice, and opportunities for all. With this goal, Surajya movement was launched as a citizen movement by Lok Satta Party on 23rd (77th Death Anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh) of March, 2008 at Hyderabad.

A citizens movement in Andhra Pradesh on March 23rd, 2008 at 4:00pm (speeches start at 5:00pm)
Gymkhana Grounds, SP Road, Secunderabad.

On the occasion of the birth anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh

The Swaraj movement sought freedom from colonial rule through non-violence and non-cooperation.

The surajya movement aims to free citizens from the chains of corrupt and distorted rule through the power of the vote.

In the present distorted political culture our hard earned Swaraj has reduced to Swaha-raj where vested interests have overthrown public good.

  • Eliminating the pervasive and monumental corruption from our society and replacing the notoriously kleptocratic governance culture with a truly citizen-centric one
  • Establishing a political culture that is free from criminals and political dynasties
  • Ensuring equitable access to quality education, healthcare, and employment opportunities to every citizen irrespective of his or her circumstances of birth
  • Eliminating societal discrimination based on caste and creed, and providing genuine opportunities for vertical growth to all sections of society
  • Ensuring true devolution of power to local governments, and empowerment of citizens
  • Ensuring access to speedy and affordable justice to all sections of society and restoring the rule of law

a credible, just, and equitable society that provides dignity, justice, and opportunities for all.

  1. SANDEEP PANDEY Youngest Ramon Magsaysay awardee, social activist and founder of Asha for Education
  2. RAMESH RAMANATHAN Janagraha, a political reform NGO
  3. SWATI RAMANATHAN Janagraha, a political reform NGO
  4. MADHU KISHWAR Editor of Manushi, social activist for Laws, Liberty & Livelihoods
  5. MG DEVASAHAYAM Chief Consultant of 'IIT Madras Research Park'; Analyst and Writer on Good Governance
  6. R. DESIKAN The Catalyst Trust for good governance
  7. JAYAPRAKASH NARAYAN President, Lok Satta Party