SIAfFRE Formed! Bangalore Declaration

Two Day Workshop to Reflect on The Status of Fundamental Right to Education and The Way Forward

APRIL 1&2, 2023





South Indian Alliance For Fundamental Right To Education (SIAFFRE)

(comprising of)

People’s Alliance For Fundamental Right To Education (PAFRE)

All India Primary Teachers Federation (AIPTF)

National Coalition on the Education Emergency (NCEE)

Logistics note: Please click on the provided location link to open the Stay/Event location on the Google Maps directly. Alternatively please search for ‘SCMI’ or ‘Pai Vihar Grand’ on any Maps/Ride app, and click on directions.

Venue: SCM India
# 29, 2nd Cross, CSI Compound, Mission Road Bangalore – 560027.
Phone: +91-80- 22223761, 22124717


Stay Location: Pai Vihar Grand, 2, Dharmaraya Swamy Temple Rd, opposite Pai Vihar Hotel, Halsurpete, Nagarathpete, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560002

Locate here:

How to Reach:

From the Airport: There is a pick up point dedicated for Uber cabs at the Kempegowda International Airport. Open up the Uber app, set up the Pick Up Location as ‘U Zone’ on the ‘Airport’ view and request for your ride. After that, you can simply reach the U-Zone and find your cab. Cab will take about 1 Hour to reach. Alternatively you can take KIA buses, which you can also board from inside the Airport. The Bus will take around 2 hours to reach.

From Bangalore City Railway Station, Majestic (SBC): You can take an Auto or Bus from outside the railways station to the Venue or Stay location. For Autos, you can use Uber/Ola/NammaYatri apps as well. It will take around 20 minutes.

From Yeshwantpur Railway Station: You can easily find a bus or auto just outside the station. It will take about 30-40 minutes to reach the stay.

You can find the agenda below:

Day Timings Proposed Activity
9.30 am to 11 am Assembling , Welcome
and Self Introduction
11.00 am to 11.15 am Tea Break
11.15 am to 1.30 pm Reflections on status of RTE in the southern states:
Andhra Pradesh
Tamil Nadu
1.30 pm to 2.30pm Lunch Break
2.30 pm to 4pm Formulating issues based on the reflections of status
4.00 pm to 4.15 pm Tea break
4.15pm to 5.30pm Finalising Common Minimum Issues (CMI) /Charter formulated through brainstorming for Action
9.00 am to 11.00 am Simple Action plan for 6 months based on CMI
11.00 am to 11.15am Tea Break
11.15am to 1.30pm Structure of SIAfFRE at South India and State Level
1.30pm to 2.30pm Lunch Break
2.30pm to 5.00pm Presentation of Draft Bangalore Declaration based on CMI and conclusion followed by High Tea

Please click here to go through the concept note for this workshop.

This event resulted in the formation of a formal coalition, so forth to be known as SOUTH INDIAN ALLIANCE for FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT TO EDUCATION (SIAfFRE). The event culminated in the Bangalore Declaration press release which lists out the principles which the coalition members would follow, and the work which the coalition has decided to carry out together. The event was covered by national media.

You can watch the press release here, and read its coverage by TheHindu here.

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