Citizenship Development Society (CDS) was formed with a strong desire to foster good citizenship value amongst countrymen with a vision which was guided by the preamble of the country’s constitution which aims at securing to all its citizens Justice, Liberty, Equality and Fraternity. The Society was registered on 17thApril 1979 under the Societies Registration Act as a non-political, non-sectarian and nom-profit making body. The focus of CDS is on the CITIZEN. Their development holds the key to national regeneration.
Shri Bal Krishna retired as Joint Chief in 1993 from Institute of
The driving force
We believe in
Citizenship education is vital to ensure quality of citizen’s participation. It should be undertaken on<br />
a country wide basis for all age groups to produce citizen who is morally sound, productive and useful to Society.
Citizenship development should be value based and aim at educating every person in the duties and responsibilities of citizenship.
Culture of the Constitution
A MOVEMENT for the successful implementation of the culture of the Constitution is called for to make democratic processes vibrant and accelerate the pace of economic growth and social progress.
There is need to train a band of trainers to play the role of Resource Persons.
A Legacy Of 40 Years
Aaramb” (documentary movie) was produced in 1985 by Ministry of Film Division on the request of the Society.
In 1987 CDS Published 2 books in National Seminars held in July and October respectively and were titled 1) “Good Citizenship: Rights, Duties and Responsibilities” in Delhi and 2) “Democracy & Citizenship in Bangalore. Dr. Fruits Bolkestien and Dr. L.M. Singhvi were the theme speakers.
In 1988, a Human Resource Development programme in Rural Areas was undertaken in Bharatpur. The financial aid was provided by CAPART. Also, with the help of CAPART 34 villages in Bharatpur was picked up for upgrading the skill of artisans.
CRTC established after the Bangalore declaration aimed to do research in various aspects of Citizenship Development, designing training and orientation, preparation of course materials, providing consultation services for citizenship education.