Democratic Outreach for Social Transformation, DOST
Indian Constitution says political democracy is meaningless without economic democracy. Lasting democratic values can be established only through social transformation. The ultimate goal of social transformation will be achieved when the lowest strata of society is economically well off, there is equality of opportunity and everyone is at liberty to pursue one’s own goals. This empowerment of masses is achieved through awareness and education. Indian society is living a life of contradictions. In politics we have equality and in social and economic life we have inequality. How long shall we continue to deny equality in our social and economic life? If we continue to deny it for long, we will do so only by putting our political democracy in peril. We must make our political democracy a social democracy. Democratic Outreach for Social Transformation is about sharing and distribution of power; to achieve social transformation – Antyodaya. The main objectives of Democratic Outreach for Social Transformation – DOST:
- Sharing and distribution of power – participative democracy.
- Empowerment of masses with education, health and sanitation – social transformation.
- Equality of opportunity and liberty to pursue one’s goals – economic democracy.
Democratic Outreach for Social Transformation is a Trust registered under Indian Trusts Act, 1882. Shri Gopal Krishna Agarwal, Shri Anil Sharma, Shri Subhash Chand Aggarwal and Shri Praveen Kant are the Trustees and Shri Sambhrant Krishna is the Director.