New Delhi: Change.org, the world’s largest platform for social change, launches its website in Hindi on October 2, in a move designed to “open up the digital campaigning space to crores of Indian citizens.” https://www.change.org/हिन्दी, https://www.change.org/hindi – Links will be active from 12:01 am October 2.
Preethi Herman, Change.org India’s Country Lead, said, “Launching Change.org Hindi on Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary is the biggest tribute to the concept that every person can create positive social change. As Prime Minister Narendra Modi pioneers the Digital India initiative, it is crucial for the digital space to be available in regional languages. We are excited to be opening up the digital campaigning space in Hindi to crores of Indian citizens.”
With thirty lakh users and more than 350 impactful campaigns in India, Change.org has proven that digital people power is having a real impact in India – and being available in Hindi makes the potential for even greater impact.
Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Member of Parliament, who has started two campaigns on Change.org, said: “I launched a petition on the Voting Rights of Armed Forces Personnel. With over 60,000 people signing it, we won, helping our soldiers exercise their constitutional right to vote. Success of several petitions started on Change.org have reinforced that the website is an excellent way to mobilise citizens and to wake the establishment and decision makers to them. Making Change.org available in Hindi allows a large number of Indians to also participate in their quest for change and transformation.”
Politicians Shashi Tharoor, Milind Deora, Baijayant Panda, Kirron Kher and celebrities Farhan Akhtar, Sonakshi Sinha, Anushka Sharma, Rahul Bose, Lisa Ray and Alia Bhatt have either started or supported campaigns on Change.org.
Till date, Change.org’s users have campaigned on the platform on various issues ranging from civic issues, road safety, net neutrality, women’s safety issues, voting rights, saving trees, freedom of expression and so on.
Background: Change.org is the world’s largest platform for social change with 120 million users globally.
Impacts achieved through petitions on Change.org India:
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