This is a teaser to a new series of short videos I am going to launch featuring some of the All India Professional Congress Fellows.

Nandini Sharma, Software Engineer, AIPC Fellow, Bangalore South

About the series

In the 84th Plenary Session of the Indian National Congress, Congress President Rahul Gandhi said that he wants to break down the wall. Pointing at the empty stage behind him he said:

“This stage have been emptied for you. I want to bring talents all over the place to this stage.”

Rahul Gandhi, 84th Congress Plenary Session

The Congress party has gone through an overhauling in last few years. With a new President in a brand new avatar of his own, the party is capturing the nation’s imagination, particularly of those 69% who didn’t vote for BJP in 2014 general elections. A vibrant community of forward looking highly educated professionals and technical experts from various fields have joined congress’s newly established body, All India Professional Congress (AIPC) and are gearing up to fill that empty stage.

BJP may keep asserting its dream of a “Congress mukt bharat” but much to their dismay the AIPC is giving a space and bringing in its fold, a band of vast talent and intellect, as young professionals who still believe in the idea of India feel drawn into politics worried about the abysmal state we are in.

Challenges India Faces Today

There is a massive tectonic shift in the Indian political scene. The vision with which this nation was built is under threat today. What is most worrying is not that institutions and pillars of democracy are threatened. It is not even that individual’s personal liberties are threatened. The most worrying part is that the very “idea of India” is threatened today. so much so that this phrase has become a slur. With a systematic sinister campaign, an entire generation is about to forget what we inherited.

Re-articulate, reclaim and protect the Idea of India

Thus, through this series, I find out

  • What is the idea of India?
  • Why should this be our prime beacon to show us the way through darkness, and how can we protect it?
  • Why only Congress party can protect this idea, what motivates the Fellows to join congress?
  • What do they think of Rahul Gandhi as a leader?
  • What is tehir vision for Indian politics?

Anand Mathew, IT Entrepreneur, All India Professional Congress Fellow, Bengaluru

This is a self funded self initiated series, if any media house is willing to publish this, I will be very happy to collaborate.