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Report a Breach in the Model Code of Conduct with the cVIGIL Mobile App, Empowering Accountability for Fair Elections

  A beautiful aspect of Indian democracy lies within its intricate system and vastness, where voices of every creed, color, and culture resonate, where every vote carries significance, shaping the destiny of India. Central to this democratic ethos is the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) developed by The Election Commission, that outlines a framework to conduct free and fair elections, […]

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A Code for Integrity: Understanding the Model Code of Conduct for Ethical Election

The Model Code of Conduct (MCC), a meticulously crafted ethical framework by the Election Commission of India (ECI), stands as a beacon of integrity in electoral contests. Its primary objective is to uphold the principles of fairness, integrity, and transparency throughout the electoral process.

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Decoding Electoral Literacy Understanding its Essence and Importance

  Democracy is often hailed as the cornerstone of modern political systems and the backbone of a robust nation. What exactly fuels this backbone? It’s the citizens themselves, armed with civic and electoral knowledge and a deep understanding of their rights and responsibilities. In contemporary society, it’s evident that a vast majority of citizens harbor opinions on their country’s politics […]

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National Voters’ Day: From Inception to Impact

In the kaleidoscope of democracy, the profound truth resonates: “If you don’t vote, you lose your right to complain.” Though our democracy has progressed, the importance of the power of a vote to usher in democracy is yet to be fully realised by every citizen of the country. The inception of National Voters’ Day in India is rooted in the […]

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Seeds of Change: Fostering Civic Engagement in the Youth

Imagine a nation humming with the vibrant energy of its young citizens, not passive bystanders, but active architects of a brighter future. This transformation hinges on a crucial tool: civic literacy and engagement, the seeds of active citizenship blossoming in young minds. In India, with more than 50% of its population below the age of 25 and more than 65% […]

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In the Ballot, I Find Power: A Resolution to Vote in 2024 for a Stronger Tomorrow

In the 2004 Lok Sabha Elections, as I stood in the serene space of the voting booth, facing the ballot, the true impact of my vote became apparent. The simplicity of the act carried immense weight. It wasn’t merely pressing a button on the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM); it was a declaration, a manifestation of my voice in the grand […]

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Innovate to Govern – Navigating Technology’s Role in Shaping Good Governance

The rapid evolution of technology has fundamentally altered the landscape of governance, presenting unprecedented opportunities to enhance efficiency, transparency, and accountability. In the past, technological advancements, such as the advent of the internet, facilitated improved communication, data access, and citizen engagement. This shift allowed governments to streamline administrative processes, share information more readily, and involve citizens in decision-making. In the […]

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Empower, Engage, Lead : How to Become a Civic Leader in Bengaluru?

“Our dream is to create a collective of 5,000 people making a difference in the everyday lives of our residents.”  – Revathy Ashok, CEO, B.PAC In the vibrant cityscape of Bengaluru, where the pace of development is matched only by the diversity of its population, the need for dedicated civic leaders has never been more apparent. Civic leaders play a […]

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Democracy’s Promise: A World of Sustainability and Equity

“As I Would Not Be a Slave, so I Would Not be a Master. This Expresses my Idea of Democracy. Whatever differs from this, to the extent of the difference, is not democracy.” – Abraham Lincoln This quote embodies the essence of democracy, a system of governance that champions the inherent dignity and equality of every citizen. The roots of […]

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Role Of E-Governance And Digital India In Empowering Indian Citizens

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India launched the ‘Digital India’ programme with the vision to transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge-based economy by ensuring digital access, digital inclusion, digital empowerment and bridging the digital divide. In summary, our mission is to ensure that digital technologies improve the life of every citizen; expand […]

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