WALK THE TALK FOR MAHATMA GANDHI INSPIRED BY HIS CHANGE MANTRA
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
Calling the youth of India to celebrate Bapu's150th birth anniversary inspired by his change mantra.
In the sesquicentennial year of the Father of our Nation Mahatma Gandhi, the non-profit LetterFarms invites the youth of India to handwrite a change they passionately wish to see inspired by the iconic words of Gandhiji.
Think of that one change you always wish to see, write it down on a simple postcard and post it to CHANGE150, LetterFarms, Post Bag No. 1683, Kochi, Kerala 682015.
Yours could be one of the 150 specially handpicked Change ideas, representing the collective aspirations of young India, to be presented to the nation’s top decision-makers in the 150 birth anniversary year of Gandhiji.
Right-on, CHANGE150 is a people-powered ‘change-hunt’ that will resonate an array of dreams, hopes and aspirations of the youth of our nation making them active stakeholders in social transformation.
Small or big, it’s all about that one change idea which can be implemented to have a positive impact on the lives of millions across our nation.
So gear-up, be imaginative and think for the greater good so that your passion for that one change is crystal clear on that postcard.
May your change make the world a better place!
Image courtesy: The Financial Times
Think about that one change that you feel has the power to transform the lives of millions across the nation. You might be toying with many – economics, environment, technology, governance or basic social behavior – zoom into that one change idea that is original, scalable & manageable.
An idea is just an idea till you write it down. Then it becomes your goal. Handwrite your change idea on a simple postcard. Pen, pencil, paintbrush or all of it - make your change postcard crisper, creative & communicative.
See your change postcard transform into a change catalyst. Mail your postcard to: CHANGE150, LetterFarms, Post bag 1683, Kochi, Kerala 682015. And don’t forget to mention your name, age, city & contact details on the postcard.
By making submission(s) to CHANGE150, you are agreeing that LetterFarms can use your submission in all manners and that we shall have the right to authorize third parties to do so. You are also declaring that the content is original, doesn’t plagiarize from anyone or infringe a copyright or trademark, doesn’t violate anybody’s rights, isn’t obscene or libelous or otherwise unlawful or misleading. By submitting, you grant LetterFarms a perpetual, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, distribute, and otherwise exercise all copyright and publicity rights with respect to that information at its sole discretion, including storing it on our servers and incorporating it in other works in any media now known or later developed including without limitation published books, public exhibitions, magazines, public and non-public archive, and all promotional, educational & research activities for and under the auspices of LetterFarms or brands authorized by LetterFarms, without any remuneration being due. Due credits shall be given to the owner of the works as and where LetterFarms deems necessary. The participants represent and warrant that submission of their idea does not breach any law, and further that no third party can hold any claims or any objections regarding the rights granted to LetterFarms. The participant will hold LetterFarms harmless of any claims from third parties related hereto. LetterFarms reserves the right to select, edit and arrange submissions, and to remove information from the LetterFarms and CHNAGE150 websites at any time at its sole discretion. No image from this site may be used for any purpose without expressed written authorization. LetterFarms reserves the right to decide on the process to identify the final 150 postcards and to engage relevant persons for the same. It’s decision will be final and binding. LetterFarms reserves the right to alter / make changes in the entry rules of CHANGE150 as per its own discretion. The conditions mentioned here are binding, and LetterFarms reserves the right to refuse or exclude any entry at its own discretion. Any dispute, proceedings or claim of whatever nature arising out of or in any way relating to the rules (including any non-contractual disputes or claims), shall be governed by Indian law and shall be decided solely and exclusively by the competent court of Ernakulam. Participation in CHANGE150 is voluntary and if you do not wish to grant LetterFarms these rights, it is suggested that you refrain from participating in CHANGE150.
KICK-OFF: Nationwide launch on 1st October 2018, with 150 schools from the national capital organizing the Change session for its high-school students.
2019 - 2020
OUTREACH: In sesquicentennial year of the Father of our Nation Mahatma Gandhi, engaging the youth across the length and breadth of India, inviting them to think and act beyond their daily call, and creating responsible citizens of the future.
CURATION: Screening & sifting through heaps of postcards, carefully handpicking the 150 most appropriate change ideas, and presenting them to the key decision makers of India.
CELEBRATION: Honouring the new-found change-makers, energizing them to lead their change ideas and be the change, thus bringing the iconic words of Mahatma Gandhi to life in a manner never seen or heard before.
The non-profit LetterFarms promotes emotional intelligence in the field of education and professional development using the powerful tool of handwritten letters. It is the proud creator and curator of acclaimed people-powered projects such as CHANGE150, dearkalamsir community art project, W-D-C Boot Camps and DreamNation workshops. Inspired by these projects, Bloomsbury published 2 awarding-winning books titled "Dear Kalam Sir" and "DreamNation | Uniting a Country with Handwritten Dreams".