is our firm resolve that the in the power structured
Indian society, which discriminates on the basis of
age, gender, class and religion among others, “Girl
Children” happen to lowest on social
ladder. We work on the Principles of Best Interest
of Children and State Responsibility.
The Constitution declares every child as individual
rights holder and considerations of family situation
should neither guide role of State nor future of children;
and we shouldn’t rely on Parents capacity, wisdom
and give them absolute right over lives of children.
State has a Constitutional Obligation towards protecting
and promoting rights of children. Best Interest of
believes that the circle of Critical Thinking,
Independence of Thought and Action Based on Reasons
has to be inculcated, praised and promoted in our
children and youth, in their best interest and to
curb various evils which have engulfed our social
fabric and governance system.
It is the view of Independent Thought that “Critical
Thinking is about allowing every child to
have a critical view of their surrounding; it is about
having one’s own world view rather than living
an imposed life. The environment should allow child
to question anything and everything before having
is a discussion, learning and sharing platform or
a Think Tank which attempts to bring together like
minded people working on issues of Law, Policy and
Governance for Collective Realization of People’s
Right with special emphasis on disadvantaged groups
and weaker sections including children.
The Think Tank or Mannthan is an open forum where
issue based discussions take place. Stakeholders involved
in the critical discussions include representatives
from NGOs, CBOs, Govt. Departments, Custodians of
Juvenile Justice, Lawyers, Journalist, Activists and
many others working Collectively for Rights Realization.
Dr. Manoj K. Dash
Book released by Dr. Damodar Rout, Minister of Health,
Government of Odisha along with Mr. Deepak Arora,
CEO, Essar Foundation and Mr. Venkat Rao, CEO, Essar
Bulk Terminal Paradip Ltd.