The B.PAC Civic Leadership Incubator Program (B.CLIP) is B.PAC's flagship initiative that will select, train and support talented individuals who wish to transform their city by contesting municipal corporation elections. By equipping candidates with skills in public policy analysis, municipal administration, political landscape and election campaign dynamics, the incubator project will create a pipeline of candidates that B.PAC and other civil society organizations find suitable to endorse for the future elections.
The B.PAC Civic Leadership Incubator Program (B.CLIP) aims to create a pool of informed citizens who have the ability to work on various issues important to the citizens of Bangalore and act as a pressure group to bring in transparency and accountability into the system.
Stay abreast with projects & initiatives taken up by the B.CLIP Leaders in and around the city. These leaders are dedicated to bringing about civic growth and innovations for a better Bengaluru.
Bengaluru, August 1st 2016 : The B.PAC Civic Hub in Sanjaynagar run by Mrs. Geetha and Mr. Subaiah T.S is always abuzz with activity, with a multi-pronged approach to dealing with civic issues being implemented at all times.
Bengaluru, July 16th 2016: Jayalakshmi, a member of the B.CLIP program, has helped more than 12,000 people avail the benefits of Yeshaswini scheme, which aims at providing cost effective quality health care for the poor. She also works extensively towards ensuring better quality of living for the poor in the city through the promotion of various other schemes.
Bengaluru, August 31, 2016: Bangalore Political Action Committee (B.PAC) in association with Youth for Seva(YFS) and Unnathi Women Welfare Association organised a workshop teaching participants to make eco-friendly Ganesha Idols. The workshop, which saw the participation of more than 80 women and youths from the city, taught the participants to make eco friendly Ganesha idols for the festival.
Bengaluru, August 22, 2016: War On Dengue is a social project report done in Ward 119 (Dharmaraya temple ward) of Chickpet assembly.The campaign was spearheaded by Dr Satish Shendre, a member of the B.CLIP initiative, which began when there was a sudden increase of dengue cases in the area. There were more than 40 people with dengue symptoms, like fever, joint pains and general weakness. When the blood tests were done, the report showed decreased platelet counts and zero positives for the dengue virus.
Bengaluru, 9th July: Led by Ms Kavitha Reddy, a civic leader and member of the B.CLIP initiative, the residents of Sector 1, HSR Layout performed a "Pothole Pooje" on the 9th of July. It was done to highlight the number of potholes on the roads, and also to draw the attention of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) towards civic apathy. The residents, who tried to get the BBMP interested in many ways, finally resorted to this act.
Late one night in July, a couple had just alighted from a flight from Hong Kong and were in the city before they would head home to Anantapur in Andhra Pradesh. They'd planned on hailing a bus from the city and had to cross the busy Kempapura-Hebbal junction in order to get to the bust stop. The man, luggage in tow, was a few feet ahead and on turning back received the shock of his life when he saw his wife lying still in the middle of the road.
B.CLIP’s Civic Hub leader Jayalakshmi joined hands with the Resident Welfare Association of Nandini Layout in organizing #KillBills drive to get rid of the illegal flex boards, posters and banners that are creating ‘visual pollution’ in in the surroundings.
Many a time, empty, unmaintained plots become spaces for dumping garbage. Here’s how a citizen ensured that one such plot didn’t go that way, and became the children’s playground it was supposed to be.
B.PAC’s Civic Hub initiative has taken off in full swing this summer and we are pleased to update you on our latest initiatives and campaigns.Visual pollution in the form of illegal bills and hoardings have been plaguing the city for years now and the menace is increasing day by day.
Bengaluru, Tuesday, May 18, 2016: B.PAC launched Corporator Engagement Program (CEP) is to focus on ward development and address the persistent local problems. CEP is intended to strengthen the engagement with Corporators through meaningful interventions and innovative solutions for various civic issues.
B.PAC is proud to announce the launch of its B.CLIP Civic Hub initiative under which 10 such hubs will be set up across the city. The first such hub was inaugurated in Sanjaynagar. 10 Participants who are actively engaged in their respective wards have been chosen by a rigorous selection criteria to lead these Civic Hubs.
B.CLIP participant Sufiyan recently kickstarted his Civic Hub office in ward number 110 on Infantry road. Sufiyan has been a keen observer of the issues pertaining to his ward and has played an active role in helping improve his neighborhood.
Ever since the garbage crisis broke out in Bengaluru, illegal dumping of waste has been a growing menace. The popular Infantry Road junction has now endured the wrath of garbage being unloaded illegally by nearby commercial complexes and residential buildings every week.
As the festive season approaches, we are happy to update you on our recent activities. B.PAC (Bangalore Political Action Committee) in association with the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) organised a workshop – Women Leaders for a Better Tomorrow – the imprint of women leader in political leadership.
The B.CLIP team attended the Council proceedings In November . The legislators discussed few important finance bills . The opposition party demanded the resignation of the Social Welfare Minister Mr Anjanayappa on account of corruption. The team had a first hand chance to witness the protest in the ‘well’ of the house.
For the first time in the city, a one of a kind, Walk to School (W2S) program was conducted successfully by B.CLIP participants Subbiah and Geetha on Saturday in Sanjaynagar. This was supported by B.PAC and DULT ( Directorate of Urban Land Transport (DULT).
Our Advisory Board provides strategic guidance for the overall direction of the B.CLIP program. From members of parliament to political leaders, our distinguished panel brings in varied expertise useful for the successful implementation of this programme. Get to know the members here.
Urbanist, Journalist & Politician
Mr.P. G. R. Sindhia
National Working President, JD-S
Mr. Suresh Kumar
MLA Rajajinagar, BJP
Prof. Rajeev Gowda
Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha), Congress
Men = 190 Women = 73
126 out of 198 Wards
PARTY-WISE REPRESENTATION OF B.CLIP CIVIC LEADERS
The B.CLIP Champions series is an initiative to promote the good work and innovations championed by a few of B.CLIP Civic Leaders. Their work has been pivotal in bringing about positive changes for the city and a tangible measure of a more proactive citizenry. Get to know the B.CLIP Champions here.
B.CLIP Civic Leader, Sampath Ramanujan saw a growing need for Kannada language workshops for the non-Kannadiga residents since early 2018. He, his wife and a dedicated team embarked on this path to meet this very need and were successful in teaching over 500 people since then.
C Sampath brought about the implementation of displaying Driver's License in Autos to deter any form of harassment while travelling. It also assured the daily commuters that they are being driven by genuine license holders.
Sufian initiated the zero waste Ramadan movement by replacing plastic waste with the use of crockery plates and cups during the holy season.