Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Mumbai Meet of NeverForget: March 28

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Hello NF-ians,

here are the final details for the first ever Mumbai Meet of Never Forget volunteers.

Date: 28th March 2009. (Saturday)

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Venue: Juhu Beach, next to Birla Garden. (Enter the lane next to erstwhile Tulip Star Hotel, and just next to Birla house on the right side, right at the beach, is Birla Garden.)

Directions: Coming from Western Railway local route, get down at Vile Parle Station, and take an auto-rickshaw for Tulip Star Hotel or Prithvi Theatre or more famously, Amitabh Bachchan's bungalow Jalsa. The lane mentioned is just across the traffic signal from Jalsa.

Agenda:

1. Formal opening of Mumbai Chapter, discussing and formulating NF plans vis-a-vis Mumbai.

2. Sharing lessons from Pune Chapter and general evolution of NF's idea.

3. Making volunteer teams from Mumbai for:

a) Data collection. (Manifestos and other evaluatable promises)

b) Data verification. (Using RTI, or simple journalism tools, or through contacts in media or other NGOs or even political circles)

*(DF govt's Maharashtra Manifesto is with us already and that could be a good starting point for this exercise.)


c) Data uploading, formatting, analytical articles.

d) Long term vision. (Collecting manifestos from all the candidates for the forthcoming elections, so as to start creating a database for the next term. Of course, only the candidates who go on to be elected remain in our database with their 'promises'.)

e) Following up and making contacts with other organizations and media for constant feeds and info sharing.

f) Media team, for publicizing the idea of NF through blogs, newspaper articles, and other relevant avenues.

4. Finalizing processes regarding timelines, constant updates, and regular meetings.

Please mark your schedulers, and confirm your attendance. The agenda items are not closed yet, so more ideas are welcome. Volunteers, enthusiasts from outside Mumbai are also welcome. Call me for any further queries or suggestions.

Hope to see a good turnout.

- Varun

NF Volunteer

Cell: 09324787632

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