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Jaagte Raho! inspires values of active citizenship in urban India by bringing out the citizens to vote in local, state and union elections; and by promoting participation in neighbourhood areas. It is a non-partisan campaign by Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship & Democracy.


The vision of Jaagte Raho! is improvement in the quality of political leadership, and ultimately the system of urban governance in India. We believe that there is great desire among urban citizens today, especially youth, to participate actively in various causes and play their roles in improving Indian democracy. But what is missing is a platform that can bring together and effectively channel all these energies in a manner that creates a tangible impact. Jaagte Raho! hopes to provide such a platform.

The Bengaluru Electoral Systems Transformation (B.E.S.T) is the result of sustained advocacy efforts of Jaagte Raho! with the Election Commission of India (ECI).