To provide a platform for debates by progressive minded people in Tamilnadu ,India on issues of state and national concern.To disseminate ideas and information which could be used as tools for change by a wide section of the people, politicians and grass root level activists.To promote development, and welfare of the people at the national, regional, state local and individual levels.To commission Research Projects on health, energy, science and technology, agriculture, gender, economics, culture, environment, climate or any other issue of relevance and make the findings available to the public.To periodically publish IEC (Information, Education and Communication) materials for awareness generation and information dissemination on topics of relevance. To propagate scientific knowledge amongst the public, especially the school children and teachers and to inculcate a scientific temper.To organise debates, discussions, seminars, meetings etc, on issues of social relevance. To collect, collate, and scientifically analyse data and information on various issues and to share the information with political parties and sister organisations which show concern for societal issues. To publish periodicals for the information of members, affiliated units and general public.To raise such money or monies by way of subscription,donations,souveniers and grants as may be necessary for the furtherance of the objects of the forum.To acquire and hold by purchase , lease or mortgage and sell movable and immovable properties in the name of the forum and to sue or be sued in its own name through its Secretary.To maintain national and international relations with organizations of similar objectives and to depute representatives to national or international seminars, meetings, workshops etc.To promote awareness amongst the public for sustainable development and protection of environment.To popularise advances in science and technology. To disseminate information and knowledge and also to promote open debates on issues of relevance to the society, through a dedicated website.To associate, federate and affiliate with or grant affiliation to other organizations having similar aims and objectives or working for accomplishment of similar objectives.To generally do all such acts. Matters and things as may be necessary, incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objectives or any of them.