Swaniti gives parliamentarians like me a great opportunity to harness the talent of professionals in the governance of our respective constituencies, and I can tell you from my personal experience that I have started to benefit hugely from this initiative.
By way of saying a big Thank You, I am specifically mentioning Swaniti in my intervention suggesting that the Finance Minister consult with you and other similar social sector think tanks in preparing the budget for next year.
Mani Shankar Aiyar
The two Swaniti fellows I had earlier worked with had professional degrees in engineering and management and the current fellow is a professional, she has worked in important organisations internationally. So, this is a good sign, these are professionals, qualified and they are bringing specific skills where we have a need for them in the constituency and improving systems of governance.
The Swaniti Fellows that worked with me were well qualified individuals with a sense of social responsibility. They analyzed government data, understood local challenges and provided solutions specific to my constituency. I strongly encourage young individuals to understand our system of governance and engage with policy makers through fellowships as well as internships. It’s good to have a new perspective to things and work together to bring about change!