Interactive session on “A journey ” @Youth parliament

DrJayaprakash Narayan interacted with the participants on ‘How the Upcoming ‘Service Guarantee Act’ is going to ease common citizen’s life?What’s the role youth need to play equipping these instruments as a part of ‘Participatory Governance’?.

Venue & Date: VNR Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology, 27 February 2017.

‘Rise of India: Challenges and Opportunities’ @ICRIER

Participated in an International Conference on “ Changing Security Dynamic in the Indo-Pacific ” An East Asia Research of ICRIER. Valedictory speech was delivered by DrJayaprakash Naryaran on ‘Rise of India: Challenges and Opportunities’. He on how our country’s global performance will phenomenally improve and shift if and only our internal problems are dealt with diligence and responsibility.

Venue & Date: The Leela Hotel, Mumbai 10 & 11 February 2017

‘Agricultural Crisis & Farmer suicides’ @ TISS, Hyderabad

Dr. Jaya Prakash Naryaran participated in Youth Parliament 2017. Discussions focused towards finding solutions on “Agricultural Crisis& Farmer suicides”. It was held in collaboration with knowledge partners – Foundation for Democratic Reforms & Vision India Foundation.

Venue & Date: TISS, Hyderabad , 2 February 2017

Republic Day Celebrations@ Vidyanjali High School

Dr. Jayaprakash Naryaran participated in the Republic Day celebrations of Vidyanjali High School, laying emphasis on every citizen’s entitlement for proper Education and Health facilities.

Venue & Date: Vidyanjali High School , Hyderabad , 26 January 2017

‘Rooting out Black Money’@Interaction with office trainee

Dr. Jayaprakash Naryaran delivered Guest Lecture and addressed IRS probationers on : ‘Rooting out Black Money in the context of Political Reforms and Good Governance’ at National Academy of Direct Taxes.

Venue & Date: National Academy of Direct Taxes, Nagpur , 24 January 2017

Address on Personality Development & Career Opportunities at Osmania

Dr. JP addressed the students of University College of engineering, Osmania University on Personality Development and Career Opportunities on 25th January 2017.

Venue & Date:Osmania University, Hyderabad , 25 January 2017

JP Naryaran @National Youth Day Celebrations

Dr.Jayaprakash Narayan addressed the students of Narayana IAS Academy, Hayatnagar, Hyderabad in connection with the National Youth Day organized by All India Radio on 6th January 2017.

Venue & Date:Narayana Ias Academy Hyderabad , 6January 2017

Demonetisation – “Road Ahead”@India Next

Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan was the Guest of Honour and Speaker at Roundtable Discussion on ‘Demonetisation – Road Ahead’ organized by India Next, in Chennai. The discussion revolved around various key elements impacting the industries and the governance structure : expert views of various industrial leaders on the steps needed for growth engines; taxation ,sector wise expectations of future growth in industries; dealing with the practical solutions such as cashless economy- raising risks in online and mobile banking(cyber security) ,tackling corruption; performance appraisal for public servants by the users and expectations of the government from the state holders.

Venue & Date:India Next Chennai , 2nd January 2017

‘Demonetisation & its impact’ @Mood Indigo program- IIT Bombay

Dr Jayaprakash Narayan interacted with students at Mood Indigo program conducted by IIT Bombay in the context of ‘Demonetization’.

Venue & Date: IIT Bombay, 25December 2016

Good Governance Yatra with Vision India Fellows @Visakhapatnam

The Good Governance Yatra concluded with Dr Jayaprakash Narayan sharing his message with the graduating yatris of  Vision India fellowship.

Venue & Date:Vishakhapatnam, 22December 2016

National Symposium on Connecting Traditional Science and Health@Mysore

Dr. JP was the Chief Guest for the National Symposium on “Connecting traditional science and health with Modern science and health” on 20th December 2016 at University of Mysore.

Venue & Date: University of Mysore, 20December 2016.

“Utilization of resources and opportunities by the youth”@ AIESEC

Dr. Jaya Prakash Narayan addressed the participants of AIESEC- the Youth Forum, on “Utilization of resources and opportunities by the youth, across all sectors, and the prominence of it” on 18th December, 2016 at Gitam University, Rushikonda, Visakhapatnam.

Venue & Date: Gitam University, 18December 2016.


A step towards Economic Growth

Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan shared his views in a panel discussion on the topic “A Circular Economy Package for India” organized by the Public Policy Club on 26th of November, 2016 at IIM Ahmedabad. This discussion revolved around the theme “People, Planet and Profits”, as part of the leadership summit of the institution- Confluence.

Venue & Date: IIM Ahmedabad , 26 November 2016.

“Demonetization- The Mantra to end Corruption and Black Money”

Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan interacted with the participants of  Youth Parliament 2016 and People against Corruption on 23rd of  November, 2016 at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Basheerbagh. The agenda for the session was “Black Money, Corruption, Tax Control and their Impact on Society”. Dr. JP recommended certain steps for better execution of the demonetization move, such as, introducing the Service Guarantee Act, reforming elections, bringing reforms in real estate, removal of 1000 top most corrupt high officials to prove as deterrence to the others, and finally re-introducing Smugglers & Foreign Exchange Manipulators Act, 1976 to curb the illegal transactions with foreign accounts.

Venue & Date: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Hyderabad, 23rd  November 2016.

“Role of State, Governance of Crisis and Policy Prospective”- LBSNAA

Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan interacted with the officer trainees of the 91st Foundation Course of the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration(LBSNAA) Mussoorie on 21st of November 2016 and addressed key Challenges to promote governance.

Venue & Date:LBSNAA Mussoorie  , 21 November 2016.

Liberalism in India – Past Present and Future: Conference & Book Launch @The Claridges

In honour of SV Raju memory – India’s liberal giant for the liberty movement, Centre for Civil Society, in partnership with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation have compiled key liberal voices in India on the theme- Liberalism in India on the Past Present and Future. A conference was hosted at The Claridges to launch the publication in his memory and commitment in creating a freer India.. Dr.Jayaprakash Narayan contributed a paper titled “Liberty & Locus of Power” highlighting the evolution of the ideas in our country, an analysis of the current context and the way forward along with other authors Atanu Dey, Laveesh Bhandari, Barun Mitra, Surjit Bhalla, J P Narayan, Jaithirth Rao, Nirvikar Singh, R Jagannathan, Ashok Desai, Nitin Pai, Parth J Shah, Gurcharan Das, Hindol Sengupta, Seetha Parthasarathy and Lord Alderdice .

Venue & Date: The Claridges, New Delhi, 20 November 2016.

Responsible Journalism in a Democracy@ Manipal University, Jaipur

Dr.Jayaprakash Narayan interacted with the students of Manipal University and delivered a special talk on ‘Responsible Journalism in a Democracy’at the Media Fest organized by the University.

Venue & Date: Manipal University, Jaipur, 17 November 2016.


Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan addressed the participants of the Annual National Conference on “ APPLICATION OF ELECTION LAWS ” organized by National Judicial Academy, Bhopal in the sessions: 1) Criminalization of Politics – Implications for Democracy & Governance 2) Judicial Contributions to Electoral Reform .

Venue & Date: National Judicial Academy, Bhopal, 5 and 6 November 2016.

Chief Guest at Champions Academy, Guntur

Dr.Jayaprakash Narayan was the Chief Guest at the Inaugural of Champions Academy-Personality Development, Career Guidance and Counseling Center, Guntur.Sri. Prathipati Pulla Rao, Hon’bleeding Minister of Agriculture, Govt. of AP, Sri. Ravela Kishore Babu, Hon’ble Minister for Social and Tribal Welfare, Govt. of AP and Smt. Nannapaneni Rajakumari, Chairperson, Women Commission, Govt. of AP were the Guests of Honor at this event..

Venue & Date: Champions Academy, Guntur, 29 October 2016.

Keynote Address @ Foundation Day Celebrations at Truth Labs

Dr.Jayaprakash Narayan delivered the Foundation Day lecture on Society, Truth and Justice at the Ninth Foundation Day Celebrations of Truthlabs organised at Administrative Staff College of India on 15th October 2016. Dr. JP shared his views on how the Forensic department in India can be improved. Former Tamil Nadu Governor PS Ramamohan Rao delivered the Keynote address while former Director General Sri C.Anjaneya Reddy delivered the Presidential address and Justice G. Bhavani Prasad delivered the Special address at this event.

Venue & Date: Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad,15 October 2016.

Interaction with officer trainees at MCRHRD

Dr.Jayaprakash Narayan interacted with the participants of the course at 91st Foundation course organized by MCRHRD.

Venue & Date: Marri Channa Reddy Human Resource Development Institute, Hyderabad ,13 October 2016.

A Brainstorming Session on “Research in Healthcare Sector”

FDR Research Team participated in the Brainstorming Session at CSIR-IICT along with prominent medical practitioners, IICT scientists, policymakers and researchers. The session was part of CSIR-IICT’s new initiative called DISHA: Development of Informatics for Societal Health Advancement and the discussion focused on the issues related to healthcare in India with a long term objective to tackle the occurrence, prevalence and treatment of various diseases in our region. The team members brainstormed on building institutional linkages between research institutions, medical professionals and the university students.

Venue & Date: CSIR-IICT, Hyderabad, 8 October 2016.

Debate on Draft National Education Policy @ Youth Parliament 2016 

Dr.Jayaprakash Narayan chairing the panel discussion of Youth Parliament 2016 with Shri Rakesh Reddy, Shri Akella Raghavendra, Shri Mayur Patnala and others in the Osmania University campus, Hyderabad. The panel participants discussed and debated the draft National Education Policy 2016.

 Venue & Date: Osmania University, Hyderabad, 2nd October 2016.

Blending the Best Management Practices from “The East and The West” @ Business Conclave

Dr.Jayaprakash Narayan, as the Keynote Speaker addressed the participants of the Business Conclave 2016 organized by Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Bangalore on October 01, 2016. The theme of the session was ‘Blending the Best Management Practices from The East and The West’ and the participants were management students, corporate executives and other esteemed panellists from different parts of the country.

Venue & Date: Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Bangalore,1st October 2016.

October Summit on “Practising Responsible Medicine”  

Dr.JP participated in the consultation “Practising Responsible Medicine” held at LAICO on October 1st, 2016 in Madurai as part of the October Summit in memory of the Founder of LAICO Dr. G. Venkataswamy. The event is based on the discussion on Indian healthcare which has witnessed tremendous transformation, right from the new treatment modalities to the way of delivery.

 Venue & Date: LAICO,Madurai, 1st October, 2016.

“Ignited Minds” – Face to Face Programme with IIT Madras Students @ IIT for Villagers 

On 29th September with Dr.JP participated as the Chief Guest at IIT Madras in the Ignited Minds Programme organized by IIT Madras students. The objective of the programme was bringing awareness among the students on the need for reforms in Indian Administration and how the Rule of Law can be carried to the doorstep of common man. Dr.JP interacted with the students on these issues. He suggested the need to move beyond making wish lists and finding solutions which bring about systemic change and not temporary fixes, such as creating shorter chains between the provider and receiver of a service, decentralization and empowerment of local institutions of governance and the people, the need to create institutions that help individual act on their own self-interest, and promote deliberative democracy among people. Also if people can identify their vote with the delivery of public good, people shall overcome their primordial identities and create a climate where the committed is rewarded and given more authority.

Venue & Date: IIT Madras, 29 September 2016.

On Economic Freedom @ ipolicy workshop 

At a two-day ipolicy Workshop for Young Leaders for students conducted by Center for Civil Society at the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, Dr.Jayaprakash Narayan highlighted the importance of economic freedom for achieving prosperity and discussed what institutions and policies support economic freedom. 

The discussion revolved around the causes of poverty and the lacunae in the current policies pertaining to especially health, agriculture and education. Dr.JP emphasized the need for restructuring policies and the importance of economic freedom in enhancing the prosperity of our country.

Venue & Date: ISB Hyderabad, September 10, 2016.

Address at ARITRA

The Launch of Aritra, a first of its kind sector level leadership development programme which aims to identity and groom 100 middle level leaders in the Social Sector for senior leadership roles took place on August 24th in New Delhi. Dr. Jaya Prakash Narayan addressed the gathering of NGO and Corporate leaders present . The programme was incubated by Dr.Reddy’s Foundation, Phicus Social Solutions and the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.

Venue & Date: New Delhi, August 24 2016.

Debate 2016 on Liquor Prohibition

The Telegraph organized Bihar Debate discussing the prohibition legislation implemented by the state government. Dr. JP participated in the debate and emphasized to regulate, restrict access, punish liquor-related crimes stringently but not prohibit. Prominent participants at the debate were K.C. Tyagi of the Janata Dal United; Raghuvansh Prasad Singh, former Union Rural Development Minister; Pratishtha Singh, lecturer at the University of Delhi; Sanjay Hegde, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India.

Venue & Date: Vidyapati Bhavan- Patna, August 19 2016.

Independence Day Celebrations at CRPF Public School

Dr.Jayaprakash Narayan participated in the Independence Day celebrations of CRPF Public School, Jawahar Nagar in Hyderabad. He received a memento of honor from the School Principal.

Venue & Date: Jawahar Nagar, Hyderabad, August 19 2016.

State Level Seminar on Influence of Money Power in Elections

At a State Level Seminar on Influence of Money Power in Elections and the Future of Democracy organized at Guntur, Dr. JP emphasized on the need for separation of powers, direct election of CM and proportional representation system.

Venue & Date: Guntur, AP, August 7 2016.

Seminar on Political Defections and Role of Speakers

Lok Satta along with Jana Chaitanya Vedika and Forum for Good Governance organized the State Level Seminar on political defections and role of Speakers. The event was attended by former Union Minister S. Jaipal Reddy and retired Supreme Court judge B.P. Jeevan Reddy among others.

Venue & Date: Sundaraiah Vignana Kendram, Hyderabad, July 31 2016.

Interaction with students from ZPHS School

Dr. Jaya Prakash Narayan had interacted with the school children at ZPHS School, Kapra on the occasion ofDr.APJ Abdul Kalam Anniversary.

Venue & Date: ZPHS School, Kapra, Hyderabad, 27th July 2016.

Address at Lead India 2020 movement programme on Youth Leadership Development

On the occation of Dr.Kalam’s anniversary, Lead India 2020 Movement Programme on Youth Leadership Development was organized at JNTU by Dr. Acharya who was mentored by Kalam. Dr. Jaya Prakash Narayan interacted with the young minds on this occasion. “Aap Bado Desh Kho Badao”(ABDB) was very close to Dr. Kalam’s hear and was delivered to more than million students with support and guidance of Dr. Kalam.

Venue & Date: JNTU Hyderabad, 27th July 2016.

On Reawakening The National Consciousness In Medical Fraternity

The Panel Discussion on the topic Reawakening the National Consciousness in Medical Fraternity was organized at the Osmania Medical College. Dr. Jaya Prakash Narayan participated in the meet along with Dr L Narendranath, ex director of NIMS and Dr.Sudarshan, Founder of VGKK.

Venue & Date: Osmania Medical College, Koti on 18th July 2016.


CIDMUN organized by Conclave of International Diplomats had Dr.JP as the chief guest. He interacted with the group and gave his valuable suggestions.

Venue & Date: Taj Vivanta, Hyderabad, 31st June 2016.

Suggestions on Draft National Policy for Women-2016

FDR team participated in the Southern Regional Consultation in Hyderabad and contributed its views on : 1) enhancing women’s representation by ensuring that political parties put up adequate number of credible candidates, but through the natural, competitive political process; 2) curbing violence against women through setting up Local Courts that can check crimes and dispense justice faster to women.

Venue & Date: Haritha Plaza, Hyderabad on 22nd June, 2016.

Vision India Boot Camp

Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan shared his views about the importance of empowering the Local governments at Vision India Foundation policy Boot camp. He also interacted with Young Scholars of Vision India Foundation and Young India Fellows of Ashoka University in Sonepat. During session of Local Governments Dr.JP said that the Local Governments are the best school of Democracy and an average district in India is bigger than half the countries in the world. Dr.JP purported that the administrative chain can only be compressed only when authority and accountability are aligned and the intellection of governance in post-Independent India resulted in a system of alibi and not of performance.

Venue & Date: OP Jindal Global University, Sonipat, Haryana, 15th June 2016.

Discussion on Global Health Strategies 

Dr.Jayaprakash Narayan participated in a discussion on Global health Strategies which was conducted by Quad Consultancy, Mumbai . He shared his views on mainstreaming of public health.
Venue & Date: Mumbai, 11th June 2016.

Dr. Jaya Prakash Narayan @Yuva Sankalp 2016

Dr. JP was the Chief Guest at Yuva Sankalp celebrations in Sai Tirumala NVR Engineering College. He focused on education and employment.

Venue & Date : Narasaraopet, 19th March 2016.

Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan @ASPIRE Talks, BITS Pilani – Hyderabad

Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan interacted with students of BITS Pilani – Hyderabad on the need for government which includes law and order, providing public infrastructure, education and healthcare. He illustrated how that order is important and how governments over the world and in India have evolved to cater to those objectives.
Venue & Date: Hyderabad, 18th March 2016.

12th Annual National Conference on Electoral and Political Reforms

Conducted by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch (NEW) with the purpose of comprehensively deliberating on the electoral and political reforms needed in today’s India.

Dr. Jaya Prakash Narayan addressed a panel discussion on Re-hauling the Electoral System in India. He talked of the issues with first-past-the-post system, which is the current method of electing representatives to the Lok Sabha and state assemblies. He stressed on the need for empowerment of local governments through decentralization from the Centre and the states.

Venue & Date : Hyderabad, 12th March 2016.

Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan felicities winners of Express Public Health Awards

Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan was one of the jury members of the Express Public Health Awards. The awards are given in recognition of impactful and influencing work done in the Public healthcare sector.
Venue & Date: Hyderabad, 5th March 2016.

India Conference@Harvard – Keynote Panel – New Age Politics

Dr.Jayaprakash Narayan addressed the Panel discussion regarding New Age Politics at India Conference, 2016 held at Harvard University. He shared the Panel with Mr. Ashutosh Varshney, Cabinet Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and MP Jay Panda. 

Venue & Date : Harvard University, USA, 6th February , 2016.

Watch the entire Panel discussion here.

Dr.JP pays tribute to SV Raju at Workshop organised by CCS

Dr.Jayaprakash Narayan presented his views on devolution of powers to local governments
Venue & Date: New Delhi, 20th November 2015.

Defining New Politics @Idea India’s Conclave

Dr.JP as the Keynote speaker at India Ideas Conclave being held in Goa from the 15th of November through 17th of November 2015. The conclave is hosted by India Foundation which is an independent research centre focused on the issues, challenges and opportunities of the Indian polity.

Venue & Date : Goa, 15th November 2015.

Address on Role of Civil Society to Make India a Developed Country

Dr.Jayaparakash Narayan addressed the members of NIN PENSIONERS’ WELFARE ASSOCIATION on ‘Role of Civil Society to make India a Developed Country – Dream of Dr Abdul Kalam’.

Venue & Date :  NIN, Tarnaka, Hyderabad, 9th November 2015.

Importance of Quality Education stressed 

Dr.Jayaprakash Narayan stressed on the need for Quality Education at the launch of Dr.N Bhaskara Rao’s book ‘Chronicles of a Village Boy i