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RE: Time to speak up now IPI....!!!

[Topics under debate]: GOOD GOVERNANCE
___Help make this manifesto better, or accept it, and propagate it!___
Dear Sanjeev,

Consider this as the initiative taken. Though I am short of time, but I will
do whatever it takes to get something done in this regard. I need help. I
need a few volunteers to help out. I propose to write an appeal, the cover
letter that would go alongwith a copy of the manifesto. I would also have
liked to go through the manifesto once again, but I don't know whether I can
at this point (within such a short time). I would like to believe that
present form of manifesto is ready for mailing. If anyone has objection to
any part of it, must come forward and speak up, and help redraft it now!

Finally, I will need someone in IPI to compile the list of e-mail or mailing
addresses of important politicians or political parties,schools (colleges
and Universities),citizens groups etc. where we can send our mailing(s). 

If I get the volunteers for the tasks mentioned above (it may look like an
excuse, but it is  not), I am ready to act now. In fact, for those important
places, where there are no e-mail addresses, I am even willing to pay for
the postal charges (upto 10 addresses) in order to mail the manifesto and
the cover letter. 

I would like for the volunteers at IPI to consider this and send a copy of
their correspondence to my personal e-mail.

Thank You.


-----Original Message-----
From: Sanjeev Sabhlok [mailto:sabhlok@rcf.usc.edu]
Sent: Saturday, May 01, 1999 8:42 PM
To: Tiwari, Umesh K
Subject: Re: Time to speak up now IPI....!!!

Dear Umesh,

pl. take initiative on your own. IPI is a very new and fragile body
without any 'staff' to follow up on your suggestions. Each individual
can represent.


On Fri, 30 Apr 1999, Tiwari, Umesh K wrote:

> Hello IPI, 
> I know the good people involved in this community of IPI all intend to
> contribute towards making our land a great democracy! Sanjeev's this
> initiative, and the focused yet completely open debate of yours is an
> inspiration. In my rather wide circle of people where I am known to talk
> politics (not considered a fashionable thing though), you have given me an
> example to show others that I am not alone who believes that we should
> involve ourselves in political awareness efforts, and that we, the
> citizens are responsible for the success or failure of our democracy!
> I know your focus is to arrive at an ideal (or close to that) manifesto by
> the year 2000, and present the same to the People and political
> organizations of India. It is a great effort, and perhaps unique of its
> kind, and we must do everything to make it a grand success. 
> However, I write this note with an appeal to the IPI and everybody
> in it to take charge and cease the opportunity that has presented itself
> the form of the upcoming mid-term elections!
> You all know that elections are coming, the very last of this century, and
> if it happens to be decisive one, it may very well give us a stable
> government for India (the best scenario). This also means, we will have
> either made biggest impact on electorates right now or perhaps after five
> years from now. The later is not too bad a proposition, given the
> alternative being nothing done at all, but I would like to believe that
> together we can at least make a serious attempt to publish the latest
> version of our manifesto, get it approved by all within the next couple of
> weeks and then approach all political parties with our suggestions, and
> go to the print and electronic media and ask them to tell the people in
> general what we ask of a future government. 
> I am not in a position to regularly participate in the debates, but I hope
> that won't be a reason for not considering this suggestion. 
> Thank You.
> Umesh Tiwari

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