Date: April 1, 2023

Time: 10:00-13:30

Location: BIFT Hall, Bengaluru

Date – 01 Apr, 2023      Time – 10: 00 – 15:30    Venue – BIFT Hall, Bengaluru

Civil Society Forum has great pleasure in inviting you to the Presentation of  Civil Society Forum’s Manifesto for Karnataka Assembly Elections 2023 to political parties

Date:  Saturday, 1st April 2023

Time:  10.00AM to 1.30PM

Venue:  BIFT Hall, Darussalam Building, Queen’s Road, Bengaluru 560001.

Sri Ramachandra Guha, Noted Indian historian and writer will preside.

Programme Schedule



9.30 AM to 10.00 AM

Registration & Tea

10.00 AM to 10.05 AM


10.05 AM to 10.10AM

Introduction to Civil Society Forum

10.10 AM to 10.20 AM

Introductory remarks by Chairperson

10.20 AM to 11.15 AM

Presentation of Manifesto by collaborating organization representatives

11.15 AM to 12.30 PM

Response to Manifesto by political party representatives (15 minutes each)

12.30 PM to 1.00PM

Interaction with political party representatives

1.00 PM to 1.25 PM

Chairperson’s remarks

1.25 PM to 1.30 PM

Vote of thanks

1.30 PM




Collaborating Organizations

(in alphabetical order)


All India Network of NGO’s and Individuals Working in National and State Human Rights Institutions (AINNI ) & Human Rights Defenders Alert India (HRDA)


Ananya Trust

John Baptist

Ananya Mahila Okkutta

Maria Subramanian

Association for Promoting Social Action (APSA)

Lakshapathi / Suresh Kantha Borkar

Carers Worldwide

Natesha, N.K.

Centre for Advocacy & Research (CFAR)

Prabhanand Hegde

Centre for Amenities, Rehabilitation and Education (CARE)

M.K.Siddarthan & R.Poobalan

Child Rights Trust (CRT)

Vasudeva Sharma

Citizens’ Voluntary Initiative for the City – Bangalore (CIVIC Bangalore)

Kathyayini Chamaraj

Dalit Christian Federation

D. Manohar Chandra Prasad

Eddelu Karnataka

Noor Sridhar

Forum for Democracy & Communal Amity (FDCA)

M. F. Pasha

Fourth Wave Foundation (FWF)

Ravi, G.

Global Concerns India (GCI)

Brinda Adige

Gram Panchayat Hakkothaya Andolana (GPHA)

 Kavita Ratna

Indian Social Institute (ISI)

Fr. Joe Xavier and Fr. Francis Balaraj

Janarogya Andolana Karnataka (JAAK)

Prasanna Saligram

Jamaat-e-Islami Hind

Yousuf Kanni, Akbar Ali Udupi


Rajendran Prabhakar

Mukti Alliance to End Human Trafficking & Bonded Labour

People’s Alliance for Fundamental Right to Education (PAFRE)

Niranjanaradhya, V. P.

Samajwadi Vedike Bengaluru

Prakash Kammardi

Samvidhanada Haadiyalli

Ashok Maridas


Nisha Gulur

Slum Jagattu

Isaac Selva

Social Accountability Forum for Action & Research (SAFAR)

Hardik Parmar

South India Cell for Human Rights Education & Monitoring  (SICHREM)

Mathew Thomas

Training Editorial Development Services Trust (TEDS)

Cynthia Stephen

About Civil Society Forum

A coalition of several civil society organisations  and movements as well as individuals wishing to strengthen the electoral and democratic process in our city and state to  make it more participatory and reflective of the real wishes of the people. The member organisations and individuals work in different sectors of urban and rural constituencies, engaging with diverse and marginalised communities in Karnataka and other states too. The Forum was actively involved in interacting with political parties, submitting Manifestoes during the Karnataka Assembly Elections in 2013 and 2018, the Lok Sabha Elections in 2014 and 2019 and the BBMP Elections in 2015 too.

The manifesto published is here: