Biocon Chairperson Kiran Mazumdar- Shaw on Sunday said, “As a Bangalorean, it is disheartening to see governance structure failing completely due to lack of accountability and indifference towards issues that matter the most.”
At a programme organised by Bangalore Political Action Committee (BPAC) to unveil its agenda for Bangalore, she said, “The onus is on each and every one of us to take responsibility and become the agents of change to bridge the governance deficit through concerted efforts led by a defined set of objectives.”
Shaw, who is also the Chairperson and Managing Trustee of BPAC, said the agency aims to be a “rating agency on governance to help the government build administrative excellence within its system and serve citizens of Bangalore better.”
Chairman Emeritus of Infosys N R Narayana Murthy said, “India has taken giant strides and is being noticed by the world for the first time in the history. This is the right time to wake up and build an aspirational dream and an action plan to make such that dream a reality. This apolitical chapter focuses on the best interests of Bangalore and Karnataka and has some distinguished members who can help in making our public governance system purposeful, efficient and effective.”
Vice-President and Trustee of BPAC T V Mohandas Pai said one of the major strategies of the agency would be voter education and voter registration to maximise people’s participation in the electoral process.
“The BPAC would carefully screen candidates and endorse those who have an agenda that suits its agenda. A network of supportive citizens known as ‘Friends of BPAC’ will be formed to advocate its agenda in various parts and across different levels, in the city,” he added.
People keen to support BPAC can register online at www.bpac.in. its core committee includes activists Ashwin Mahesh, R K Mishra, sportspersons Ashwini Nachappa, Nisha Millet, cricket commentator Charu Sharma, brand guru Harish Bijoor, former Additional Chief Secretary K Jairaj, Nooraine Fazal, theatre person Prakash Belawadi, fashion guru Prasad Bidapa and danseuse Vani Ganapathy.