Democracy Fellowship Programme

The Democracy Fellowship Programme (DFP) aims to support initiatives and efforts of grassroots activists, groups and organisations, in the broad areas of governance, participatory democracy, accountability, and empowerment of marginalized communities within a constitutional framework.  This fellowship programme is initiated in partnership with the Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiative (APPI), Bangalore. The fellowship programme supports a total of 52 (fifty-two) fellows under five broad categories of Rural, Urban, Delhi-based National Networks and Campaigns, Culture and Democracy Fellowships, and an Open Category that would apply to people whose work requires travelling between different geographical settings.

Ragini Ahuja

Chamber of Dr. Yug Mohit Chaudhary

Aysha

Right to Food Campaign Secretariat

Rolly Shivhare

Aawaaz

Rambeti

Sangatin Kisan Majdoor Sangathan

Om Prakash

Sangatin Kisan Majdoor Sangathan

Reena Mehta

Social Change Papers

Mohammad Mahmood

Aman Biradari

Babulal Naga

Vividha

Ramlal Bhat

The Himalaya Trust

Avinash Kumar

Jan Awaz

Sunil Kumar

Rough Cut Production

Karulal Koted

Astha

Shanti Lal Banjara

Astha

Noor Muhammad

RTI Manch

Pushpa Sainy
Kamal Kumar

RTI Manch

Mukesh Nirvasit

RTI Manch

Anil Sharma

Bharat Gyan Vigyan Samiti (BGVS)

Brahmachari

Chaupal Gramin Vikas Prashikshan Evam Shodh Sansthan

Vipul Kumar Paikr

Chaupal Gramin Vikas Prashikshan Evam Shodh Sansthan

Reena Sharma

Alaripu Khilti Kaliyan

Suresh Kumar Sai

Viklang Mission and Vikas Sanstha

Udesingh Shivaji Makwana

Khedut Samaj

Anita Soni

Lok Adhikar Network

Rekha Sainy

Shram Shakti Union

Ramvati Choudhuri

Domestic Workers Union

Kailash Meena

Avaidh Khanan Bhirodhi Sangarsh Samithi

Ajay Sahni

Jan Jagran Shakti Sangathan

Phool Kumari Devi

Jan Jagran Shakti Sangathan

Surekha Bhimrao Gade

Kagad Kach Patra Kashtakari Panchayat

Raj Valmiki

Safai Karmchari Andolan

Noratmal

Rajasthan Majdoor Kisan Morcha

Bela Bhatia

Bastar Adhikar Shala

Charul

Loknaad

Abhiram Jodhia

Agragamee

Manikchand Korwa

Jharkhand NREGA Watch

Taramani Sahu

Jharkhand NREGA Watch

Kusumlata

Satark Nagarik Sangathan

Venkateswurulu

Grameena Karshaka Karmika Samisti Sakthi

Pudussery Sreenivasan

NCPRI Kerala

S Shanlang Kharbuli

Thma U Rangli Juki

Kanchan Asrani

Arappor Iyakkam

Cheryl D’Souza

Campaign for Judicial Accountability and Reforms

Mamta Jaitley

Vividha Documentation and Research Centre

Amit

MKSS

Parijata Bhardwaj

Chamber of Dr. Yug Mohit Chaudhary

Shyamlal Bhil

Astha

Ganpatram Garg

Dalit Adikar Abhiyan Pokaran.

Dr. Vikram Vyas

Vikram Vyas

 Physicist and Director, Ajit Foundation Science Centre

Pamella Philipose

Pamela Philipose

Journalist, feminist and women’s rights activist

Paul diwakar

Paul Diwakar

Dalit Activist

Radhakant saxena

Radhakant Saxena

Former IG, Prisons(Rajasthan), consultant for the Prison Reforms Programme of Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative and PUCL India.

vijayalakshmi joshi

Vijayalakshmi Joshi

Women’s rights activist and former Regional manager Actionaid,Jaipur.
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Ramesh Nandwana

Tribal rights activist and convener of the Jal Jangal Zameen Andolan
Satish D

Satish Deshpande

Professor, Department of Sociology, at the Delhi School of Economics

Tripurari Sharma

Tripurari Sharma

Professor National School Of Drama,

Founder Allaripoo

Lalit Mathur

Lalit Mathur

Former Civil servant, member CAPART  and the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration.
Naurati

Naurati Bai

Former Sarpanch, Harmada,
Vice President, School For Democracy,
Renowned Dalit and Women’s rights activist

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Gyarsibai

Gyarsi Bai

Jagrath Mahila Sanghatan, Rajasthan

Shobhita rajagopal

Shobhita Rajagopal

Associate professor at the Institute of Development studies

bharat dogra

Bharat Dogra

Senior Freelance Journalist

vipul mudgal

Vipul Mudgal

Director- Common Cause

Bajrang lal

Bajrang Lal

Former Rajasthan Administrative Services,
Registrar, Indian Institute of health management research (IIHMR) Jaipur

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Ragini Ahuja

Chamber of Dr. Yug Mohit Chaudhary

Aysha

Right to Food Campaign Secretariat

Rolly Shivhare

Aawaaz

Rambeti

Sangatin Kisan Majdoor Sangathan

Om Prakash

Sangatin Kisan Majdoor Sangathan

Reena Mehta

Social Change Papers

Mohammad Mahmood

Aman Biradari

Babulal Naga

Vividha

Ramlal Bhat

The Himalaya Trust

Avinash Kumar

Jan Awaz

Sunil Kumar

Rough Cut Production

Karulal Koted

Astha

Shanti Lal Banjara

Astha

Noor Muhammad

RTI Manch

Pushpa Sainy
Kamal Kumar

RTI Manch

Mukesh Nirvasit

RTI Manch

Anil Sharma

Bharat Gyan Vigyan Samiti (BGVS)

Brahmachari

Chaupal Gramin Vikas Prashikshan Evam Shodh Sansthan

Vipul Kumar Paikr

Chaupal Gramin Vikas Prashikshan Evam Shodh Sansthan

Reena Sharma

Alaripu Khilti Kaliyan

Suresh Kumar Sai

Viklang Mission and Vikas Sanstha

Udesingh Shivaji Makwana

Khedut Samaj

Anita Soni

Lok Adhikar Network

Rekha Sainy

Shram Shakti Union

Ramvati Choudhuri

Domestic Workers Union

Kailash Meena

Avaidh Khanan Bhirodhi Sangarsh Samithi

Ajay Sahni

Jan Jagran Shakti Sangathan

Phool Kumari Devi

Jan Jagran Shakti Sangathan

Surekha Bhimrao Gade

Kagad Kach Patra Kashtakari Panchayat

Raj Valmiki

Safai Karmchari Andolan

Noratmal

Rajasthan Majdoor Kisan Morcha

Bela Bhatia

Bastar Adhikar Shala

Charul

Loknaad

Abhiram Jodhia

Agragamee

Manikchand Korwa

Jharkhand NREGA Watch

Taramani Sahu

Jharkhand NREGA Watch

Kusumlata

Satark Nagarik Sangathan

Venkateswurulu

Grameena Karshaka Karmika Samisti Sakthi

Pudussery Sreenivasan

NCPRI Kerala

S Shanlang Kharbuli

Thma U Rangli Juki

Kanchan Asrani

Arappor Iyakkam

Cheryl D’Souza

Campaign for Judicial Accountability and Reforms

Mamta Jaitley

Vividha Documentation and Research Centre

Amit

MKSS

Parijata Bhardwaj

Chamber of Dr. Yug Mohit Chaudhary

Shyamlal Bhil

Astha

Ganpatram Garg

Dalit Adikar Abhiyan Pokaran.

+ Fellowship Approval Committee
Dr. Vikram Vyas

Vikram Vyas

 Physicist and Director, Ajit Foundation Science Centre

Pamella Philipose

Pamela Philipose

Journalist, feminist and women’s rights activist

Paul diwakar

Paul Diwakar

Dalit Activist

Radhakant saxena

Radhakant Saxena

Former IG, Prisons(Rajasthan), consultant for the Prison Reforms Programme of Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative and PUCL India.

vijayalakshmi joshi

Vijayalakshmi Joshi

Women’s rights activist and former Regional manager Actionaid,Jaipur.
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Ramesh Nandwana

Tribal rights activist and convener of the Jal Jangal Zameen Andolan
Satish D

Satish Deshpande

Professor, Department of Sociology, at the Delhi School of Economics

Tripurari Sharma

Tripurari Sharma

Professor National School Of Drama,

Founder Allaripoo

Lalit Mathur

Lalit Mathur

Former Civil servant, member CAPART  and the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration.
Naurati

Naurati Bai

Former Sarpanch, Harmada,
Vice President, School For Democracy,
Renowned Dalit and Women’s rights activist

Sunny photo 1

Sunny Sebastian

Catch News

Gyarsibai

Gyarsi Bai

Jagrath Mahila Sanghatan, Rajasthan

Shobhita rajagopal

Shobhita Rajagopal

Associate professor at the Institute of Development studies

bharat dogra

Bharat Dogra

Senior Freelance Journalist

vipul mudgal

Vipul Mudgal

Director- Common Cause

Bajrang lal

Bajrang Lal

Former Rajasthan Administrative Services,
Registrar, Indian Institute of health management research (IIHMR) Jaipur