We The People – Project Citizen India

Meera Balachandran
The best way to teach civics is to take children out into the society and get them to engage with real-life problems. Here is how you can implement citizen projects in school.

The gendered position

Advaita Marathe
Considering the treatment meted out to women and the position they are given in society, gender sensitization is the need of the hour. As those who have the power to bring about change, teachers have a crucial role to play in bringing about gender equality.

Making sense of civics

Manisha Jadhav
If children have to inculcate the principals of the Constitution, a chalk and talk approach alone will not work. We have to provide them with an environment that will stimulate their civic sensibilities. Here’s how Aksharnandan brought civics alive for its students.

Living democracy

Shobha Bajpai
One of the best ways of inculcating democratic ideals in tomorrow’s citizens is to allow them to practice these ideals in democratic classrooms today. A teacher’s experience of how she created a democratic learning environment.

Teaching fundamental duties

Tarun Bhasin
Knowing what our fundamental duties are is as important as knowing what our fundamental rights are. While we remember to teach and learn what the State owes us, we don’t pay much heed to what we owe the State. Here are some pointers to teaching fundamental duties.

Making inclusion a habit

Papiya Ganguli
Every classroom has to be democratic, inclusive and accepting. Our children will then imbibe these qualities for life and create a better society tomorrow. Here are a few suggestions on how you can make your classrooms inclusive.

How to be a peace educator

Chintan Girish Modi
Peace is not something that we only hope for when two countries are fighting. Even within a country, within a society peace should exist if we are to live harmoniously together. Understanding violence in all forms, not just physical, and acknowledging our role in perpetuating certain ideas and actions against our fellow humans is a big step towards choosing to be peaceful.

Walking the long road to equality

Sana Siddiqui
Attaining equality for all its citizens should be a goal for every democratic country. To achieve this, inequality that exists at different levels in the society has to be studied and policies have to be put in place. These policies have to address the concerns and needs of every section, every individual that needs help to uplift themselves.

Live and let live: the soul of the Constitution

Abha Singhal Joshi
India is a socialist, secular, democratic republic. Of these four words used to define India, ‘secular’ is perhaps the most debated and misunderstood term. A look at what the word means in relation to our Constitution and bursting some of the myths surrounding the word.

These rights are fundamental

Nisha Panicker
India is a free country. Why then do we need the Constitution to safeguard our basic rights? A look at some of the most famous cases fought in the Supreme Court between the Government of India and individual citizens will tell you how important it was to include the fundamental rights in the Constitution of India.