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Civic Sense and Civil SocietyPresented by Ms. Bharathi Satish Ms. Renu Elizabeth Abraham

HOUR 1- Civic Sense Class duration > Attendance > 07 mins Clip 1 (or give an example) > 03 mins Clip 2 (or get an example from students) > 05 min Introduction > 05 mins Presenting to the class > 10 mins Eliciting feedback > 05 mins Time for activity > 10 mins Respond to the activity > 10 mins 55 minutes

15 minutes

20 mins 20 minutes

HOUR 2- Civil Society Class duration Attendance Give examples of civil agencies Get examples from students Explain what civil society is NGOs Student Interaction Time for case study Presentations > > 07 mins > 05 mins > 08 mins > 5 mins > 10 mins > 10 mins > 07 mins > 10 min 55 minutes

18mins 15 mins 20 mins 17 mins

Requirements LCD facility (optional) Chart paper (optional) Coloured pens (optional) Sheets of paper (optional) Newspaper articles / pictures (optional) Handouts / list of activities / case studies Board

DictionaryCivic : (adjective) origin from the Latin word civicus. having to do with a city or town. (noun) the study of the rights and duties of citizenship. (noun) awareness of or sensitive to

Civics :

Sense :

What is Civic Sense? Nothing but social ethics. consideration by the people for the unspoken norms of society. Not just about keeping the roads, streets and public property clean. it has to do with abiding by the law, respecting fellow men and maintaining decorum in public places.

Why is Civic Sense Important? Separatism, vandalism, intolerance, racism, road rage etc. are all examples of lack of civic sense ( Torching of trains, vandalizing public places etc.) People are becoming less and less tolerant of each other, of other's cultures, backgrounds etc. India has really diverse people and the need of the hour is general civic sense.

Do we have Civic Sense?

What is our civic sense quotient?

A burning issue: Three trains came under attack on the outskirts of Patna on 1 June, 2009 over the Railways decision to withdraw halts for various trains at Bihars Khusrupur station. The mob torched coaches, ransacked a station and uprooted railway lines falling under the Danapur division. Here, bogies of the Rajgir-Danapur passenger train are ablaze.

Where do we start practicing civic sense? As with almost everything, the remedy should begin with the self (individual)/ home/school/college/ university.

Why Me? (answer maybe got from the students)

Answers could be:

I must do something because I am an active, responsible citizen.

Am I an active responsible citizen?

(answers maybe got from the students)

If I am, do I :work towards the betterment of my community through economic participation, public service, volunteer work etc. No one is a good citizen without active Civic Sense, which should begin with ones self and personal space.

In our homes/roomsKeep things in order Take things from where you take them Draw curtains and allow air and sunlight to enter the room Make your bed-fold the sheets -fluff the pillows -spread the bed sheet neatly etc.

In the Bathroom

Do not keep the tap running while you are brushing your teeth. Do not allow water to be overflowing from buckets. Do not forget to flush the toilet and keep it as clean as possible. Do not forget to use slippers.

Your Cupboard Sort out, organize and arrange your clothes neatly. Fold your clothes neatly and keep them inside when not in use. Bundle the dirty clothes and keep them aside for washing.

At the table Chew food with your mouths closed. Do not talk with food in your mouth. Keep the sink clean after rinsing the mouth and washing the hands.

Excuse yourself before you leave, if others are at the table. Close the tap well after use.

In the Flats / Apartments Do not spit on the landings. Do not dump garbage on the landing or before your neighbours' front door. Put all rubbish in plastic bags and take them to the garbage bin and dispose of them there. Do not play loud music or indulge in activities that may be disturbing to your neighbour. (E.g. Lage Raho Munnabai)

In the Corridor, it is against civic sense to litter Throw knots of hair around. write on the walls of the corridor. talk loudly before classes in session. Not clearing out of the corridor as soon as possible.

In the classroom it is against civic sense to

chew gum stick gum beneath the desk, on the walls or on the benches and chairs. comb your hair in the classroom. eat or drink in the classroom. litter the classroom. Keeping the lights and fans on even as you move out

At public places it goes civic sense/decorum to smoke carelessly into peoples faces. spit on the roads/walls etc. cough/sneeze without your hand to your mouth or a handkerchief to your nose. skip or break queues.

eve tease. talk loudly on the phone at the theater. sit with legs on top of the front seat. destroy public property.

Civic RESPONSIBILITY includes Being contentious towards ones duties: Voting Co-operating in updating of electoral rolls Having a working knowledge of certain laws (the operation of which directly affects the individuals in their everyday lives).

Civic Sense can be better understood by: Understanding the initiatives taken by various agencies to strengthen civic sense. Such initiatives are initiatives taken by: # civil society # state # judiciary # police and citizens


DictionaryCivilization: (noun) an advanced stage or system of human social development. Civil : (adjective) relating to ordinary citizens. Society: a group of humans that form a system, where most interactions are with other people belonging to the group. A network of relationships between people. An interdependent community.

What is Civil Society? Civil Society refers to all groups outside government such as community groups, non-governmental organizations, labour unions, Indigenous Peoples' organizations, charitable organizations, faith-based organizations, professional associations and foundations. Civil society expresses the interests of social groups and raises awareness of key issues in order to influence policy and decision-making. In recent decades, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) have been successful in shaping global policy through advocacy campaigns and mobilization of people and resources.

civil society describes that element of society outside of government and business sectors, both organized and essentially disorganized, that represents the workings of people among, and with one another to achieve their aspirations, meet their needs and live creative, active, healthy lives. To define the term much more precisely actually works to limit it, when in fact the essential character of civil society is itsunlimited quality.

Examples of civil society organizationsAcademia Activist groups Charities Citizens' militia Civic groups Clubs (sports, social, etc.) Community foundations Community organizations Consumers/consumer organizations Cooperatives Cultural groups Environmental groups Foundations

Intermediary organizations for the voluntary and non-profit sector Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) Non-profit organizations (NPOs) Policy institutions Private voluntary organizations (PVOs) Professional associations Religious organizations Support groups Trade unions Voluntary associations Women's groups

We will take a detailed look at NGOs as they are the most prominent of the CSOs.

What is an NGO? It is an organization begun by like minded people under the term voluntary action. A voluntary agency is a group of people organized into a legal, co-operative body. It is initiated spontaneously and governed by its own members. It does not have any external control. They have flexibility of approach being small.

Some areas of the NGOs workENVIRONMENT: Protecting the environment by launching struggles against pollution causing industries. For example, opposition to extension of lease to Kudremukh Iron Ore mines by the Karnataka government as mining activity is proving hazardous to the ecology of the Western Ghats.


Opposing dowry, female infanticide, sexual harassment of women at work supporting a girls education, etc.

Some areas of the NGOs workURBAN POVERTY:

Dealing with the problem of slums, underpaid construction workers, domestic servants etc.

DEMOCRACY AT THE GRASS ROOT LEVEL: Training members of the village panchyat in keeping accounts, informing them of specific government departments, who should be approached, maintenance of records etc.

Some areas of the NGOs work

DEVELOPMENT IN RURAL AREAS: Enlightening the rural population about health, hygiene, literacy etc.


AIDS awareness programs etc.

Some organizations

Setting up an NGOTHE PROCESS OF REGISTRATION: A minimum of 7 or more persons are eligible to start an NGO, but minors are not eligible. Submit an application form stating the purpose for starting the NGO to the sub registrars office of that area whose address will be available in the areas post office. A registration fee will have to be paid.

Setting up an NGO

An NGO can be started by a group of individuals including students above 18 years of age. There are 2 kinds of NGOs: registered and unregistered. The registered NGOs have greater acceptance, are invited by the government to advise it on policies and to particular meetings. The Society Registration Act of 1860 lays down specific rules for registration.

Self Help Groups SHG is a group formed by the community women, which has specific num