The founding spirit of The Hindu Centre is the firm conviction that the publishers of The Hindu, a major force for public good and which has had a stellar role in building India’s democratic life, can help revive ebbing public confidence in our parliamentary democracy. Public confidence in India’s democratic institutions and political processes are at an all-time low and there is a rising danger of the Indian public becoming alienated from the electoral process, angered by the failure of politicians to deliver on basic expectations.
We see this as a dangerous trend and hence, by launching a credible and independent platform for an exploration of ideas and public policies, hope to contribute to the rebuilding of public faith in India’s democratic process. We see it as our mission to restore pride and faith in the idea of Indian citizenship and nationhood. This is not a statement of sentiment but intent.
This is really a laudable initiative from The Hindu, well in line with its reputation as India's national daily. Though news reporting by The Hindu' team has always been above board and politically neutral, barring a bit of left leaning in your editorials over the years. I hope the Hindu Centre will aid in developing a sound political culture in our nation. May this venture fructify in formulating an ethical, pragmatic and patriotic mindset in tomorrow's leaders. My best wishes to the Centre.- VAISAKH S. S.
The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy is a worthwhile endeavour. It will maintain the highest standards of academic accuracy. My concern is that there should not be a leaning towards any particular political philosophy. My best wishes for the venture.- Waman Hari Pande
This is a great initiative by The Hindu. I wish The HIndu Centre success and would love to participate in every way possible.- Giridharan S.