“Using Desh Apnayen’s tools, students have participated in Mock Poll, Civics through Art, Drama and Music programmes and many more activities. It has been a great experiential learning journey for students.”
“Our typical response to issues around us is to keep complaining! Doesn’t help much. Of all the people who can solve it, only we remain affected due to the unresolved problem. Better, therefore, to inform ourselves of the solution and be a part of it to improve our life quickly. Can we all drop our apathy to become ACTIZENS®️ – Alert, Informed, Active Citizens?
Getting the students to learn from the heroes of the past and present to create a great future is the current mission of Desh Apnayen Foundation.
Come, join the movement. Aao hum sab desh apnayen, chalta hai ko duur bhagayen, bhavishya bachayen, bhagya banaye…”
Mr. Vallabh Bhanshali
Founder and Chief Mentor, Desh Apnayen
Desh Apnayen was founded by Mr. Vallabh Bhanshali, Co-founder and Chairman of ENAM Securities, and his associates in 2015. Our vision is to co-create Democracy 2.0, by building an accountable citizenry and society around three important themes: citizenship education, volunteerism and neighbourhood engagement. We offer a variety of programmes to schools, at no cost to them. Currently, our key offerings are:
Ms. Suma Das
Pawar Public School,,
Dr. Chandrakanta Pathak
HVB Global Academy,,
“Desh Apnayen aids in character building of students such that they become caring and concerned citizens. These citizenship values are integrated in the core civics curriculum itself and can be implemented with fun and ease.”
Ms. Divya Rane
“The ACTIZEN ®️ contest has made me work on a real social problem and find a real solution. Every young person should understand what democracy really means and that can only be learned by practising it.”
Ms. Khushi Mishra
Lodha World School,,
“Our neighbourhoods have improved thanks to Desh Apnayen’s initiatives. One of the activities that I was part of was about talking to ten people about the elections. In doing so, finally, I felt like a citizen. It feels like I am a completely different person now.”
Dr. Kulbhushan Sharma
National Independent Schools Alliance,
India is the world’s largest democracy, but we have to make it the world’s greatest democracy and set an example to the world. We need to inspire young people so that they can play a role in this movement. I appeal to schools across India to take part in the ACTIZEN ®️ contest.
Dr. Parth J Shah
Centre for Civil Society, Indian School of Public Policy,
Good policies and governance can impact a nation dramatically when combined with citizenship education, volunteering and community action. As an educationist and a policy activist for the last 25 years, I can say with confidence that on-boarding students across thousands of schools in India, the ACTIZEN ®️ contest can be a game-changing mission to create and unite alert, informed and active young citizens for a better India.
Mr. Gagan Narang
Olympic Gold Medalist,
“My own experience has been that the young can do a lot if they are given structure and support. If our teenagers are getting it through the ACTIZEN ®️ Contest, they should whole-heartedly participate in it. It will be very rewarding and will help our country too. These values alone can make the world a better place.”
The ACTiZENS' Club, our flagship programme, is offered to students in 14 states of India at no cost.
Government Schools in Madhya Pradesh
Government and Govt-Aided Schools in Goa
Government Schools in Karnataka