One Action. Once a Week. Every Week.
Building a great Nation, one #IndiaPositive action at a time
A nation of a billion+ needs a billion people nurturing it with mindful actions.
The book offers powerful yet highly actionable ideas on how every Indian – from a child to a senior citizen - can actively and joyously participate in nation building.
Gender, age, education, socio economic status does not matter. You don’t even have to be within the geographical borders of India. You can be anywhere on the planet and contribute towards making a positive difference in India.
From food to environment to water to civic issues to making #SwachhBharat and many more aspects where we can make a difference even as we go about our daily lives.
Stories of unsung heroes from across India will leave you enormously inspired.
None of them had huge resources. What they did have was the compassion to help those around them and the passion to pursue their vision.
Citizens have shared their action ideas. The youngest contributor to the book is 7.5 years old. The oldest is 104 years.
The book is very interactive. Savitha Rao invites you to read, reflect and write your ideas in the book and bring them to life with action.
Inspire India with your actions. Get inspired by the actions of fellow citizens.
A soldier at the border is as much a citizen as the rest of us. The freedom we enjoy is the result of efforts of millions of soldiers over decades to keep India free and safe. As civilian citizens we have responsibilities as much as rights.
Each person has the power to make the world a better place. With small actions done consistently we can make India a kinder, happier and more sustainable nation.
For whom is this book?
- You have always wanted to do something for people around you, for the country. But did not know how.
- You look at the valor of our armed forces and wish you too could do something for the country.
- In your travel / commute you saw people /places and wished you could help make a difference.
- You want to do something for the people around you but not able to carve out time in a structured way.
- You travel / commute a lot.
- You want your money / efforts to directly reach the needy.
- Your life has demanding phases – work, exams of children, health issues of family members making it difficult to make time in a consistent way every week .
- You relocate often within India making it difficult to engage long term with a local Ngo on a cause of your choice.
- You have felt disempowered about a situation around you – could be cleanliness, civic issue, poverty , environment.
- Your work does not allow the option of working with a NGO but you would like to be part of a community who inspire and appreciate you .
- Your chosen way to impact the world is so niche that you are unable to find an organization / Ngo to work with.
- You have concerns on the credibility of the NGOs.
- You are keenly interested in a specific topic e.g. sports as a way to impact lives of children. But the nearest Ngo is 2 hours away making it difficult for you to commute.
- Somehow you had this idea that to make an impact you need to be part of an Ngo.
- You like to explore different ways of contribution. Doing only one thing does not appeal to you.
- You passionately believe in doing one thing. And that’s what you would like to do.
- Your activity of your interest is not part of the work of most Ngos in your area – e.g. you may be passionate about making a space beautiful. But that is not a priority for NGOs in your area.
- You live outside of India.