The Government of Rajasthan has kindly allocated a 5,000 square metres of land at a concessional rate to CUTS International to build a campus in Jaipur. This comes at an important juncture in our history, when we enter our 30th year. However, this effort needs a lot of money, hence this appeal to friends like you to help us.
For this purpose, we are requesting friends to send a small contribution of Rs. 2,500 or 5,000 or 10,000 (USD100 or 250 or 500 for overseas friends) or more to our bank account mentioned in the brochure. Our Indian friends can also write a cheque and send it to us with the form as attached in the brochure. Your small gift will enable us to put the foundational bricks in the proposed campus. One friend has sent us a cheque for Rs. 30,000 to celebrate our 30th Anniversary.
In recognition of your gesture, we will send you a plaque: “I am a Friend of CUTS” which is mounted in a small velvet covered box.
We began out of a garage in 1983 at Jaipur with zero budget but with zeal and fire in our bellies to make the world a better place to live in through our strategic interventions in various areas of public policy with proven results. But not to rest on our laurels, we have also prepared a Vision 2034 document (CUTS@50), which can guide us over the next 20 years. This can be seen at our website: http://cuts-international.org/pdf/CUTS_IN_2034-A_VISION_DOCUMENT.pdf.
Going forward, we anchored ourselves in Jaipur as a reputed NGO, and have also established our presence throughout the world with centres in Geneva, Lusaka, Nairobi and Hanoi. For a brief history of CUTS, please see: http://cuts-international.org/pdf/A_Brief_History_of_CUTS.pdf.
Today, as CUTS enters its 30 years of existence, we have been able to build up a large network of friends around the world with our cutting edge work in areas of trade, regulation and governance. We would like to thank each one of you for your kind support and look forward to receiving it forever.
Thanking you in anticipation,
Pradeep S Mehta and The CUTS Team