Though, we were always of a mind that we will welcome any action springing out as a result of this exercise which would give India a push towards its ultimate destiny – a destiny common for all the elements of the national life. In line with the said thoughts, we lately came up with the idea of IFIL – INDIAN FIRST INDIAN LAST. ABOUT IFIL: IFIL – (which may also be read as I-Feel) is an initiative which envisages to generate and provoke a kind of Public conscience among Indians which rises above the closets of Caste, Creed, Religion, Language, Region, even Nationalism and creates a mindset to fight against any form of Injustice. Meaning of I-FEEL(IFIL) is that ‘I am Sensitive’. I feel the joy and pain of each Indian and I pledge to stand-up for the people in need with full sincerity. IFIL also means ‘I-FILL’, I shall determine myself to fill the expected democratic and progressive leadership which at present, is regretfully lacking in Indian society. IFIL initiative shall time and again continue to put forth various activities, programmes, demonstrations, symposiums, events workshops, lectures et al. We intend to launch the IFIL initiative with one such activity. We have organised a demonstration ‘In solidarity with the emerging democratic, progressive voices in Indian media’ on Monday, 14th March 2016 at Azad Maidan, Mumbai between ⏰3:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m. ⏰ This is to express our solidarity and support to some exemplary voices we heard and observed during the tragic Rohith Vemula or JNU episode. These voices (like Ravish Kumar of NDTV India, Nikhil Wagle of Maharashtra One TV, Sindhu Suryakumar of Asianet etc) went against the flow of otherwise Profit-making, Capitalist, Brahminical & populist image of Indian media. Amidst the noise of ‘deshdrohi, deshdrohi’, these mediapersons gave a voice to the oppressed in unprejudiced manner and discharged their duty of digging out the truth behind the stories. For such courageous journalism (fourth pillar of democracy) and their democratic spirit, they certainly deserve a word of recognition from the responsible citizenry. Therefore, do join us at Azad Maidan on Monday 14th March 2016 between 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. to be a part of this solidarity demonstration and help us make it a big success. P.S: The demonstration is not in support of some specific people in media but with all those sincere democratic voices in Electronic, Print or even Social media. Do contact, Sumedh , Pratik, Kiran, Pathak, Vivek, Anita, Mrs. Geeta, Chetan, Chandrashekhar, Prasad, and Team IFIL (I-feel) INDIAN FIRST INDIAN LAST to join the demonstration mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; . You can also register through the below Facebook event link. Demonstration in Solidarity with the emerging Democratic, Progressive voices in Indian media’
A social change enthusiast who looks forward to Social change through the prism of subaltern struggles and social inequality. And believes that subaltern struggles can offer a new brand of Mainstream narrative without being sectarian.
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