Society, Culture and Peace

Enhancing socio-cultural well-being, ensuring justice and equity

Featured here are initiatives to enhance social and cultural aspects of human life: the revival and progressive use of visual, performing, and other arts, of the myriad crafts of the country, of threatened or submerged languages, of food and cuisine diversity, and other such cultural traits and processes. They also cover the various struggles and constructive movements to achieve social justice, to reduce inequalities and inequities of various kinds including caste, class, gender, ethnicity, and religion, and to create dignity in living for those currently oppressed and exploited. Finally, they include movements to generate ethical living and thinking, and spread values such as simplicity, honesty, frugality, and tolerance.

मेंढा (लेखा) के श्री. देवाजी तोफा को मानद D.Litt. (in Hindi)

"दिल्ली मुंबई में हमारी सरकार, हमारे गाव में हमही सरकार !"

महामारी में शहीद अस्पताल की पहल (in Hindi)

सस्ता व उचित इलाज और सही जानकारी के प्रचार-प्रसार से महामारी का सामना किया।

The forbidden forests of Meghalaya

Ancient traditions can play a huge role in designing modern sustainability practices.

How Women In Himachal Are Growing Healthier Crops Using ‘Zero Budget’ Farming Techniques

Another woman farmer practicing natural farming has motivated 150 other women farmers (now part of cooperative farming)

Aamcha Jungle Dennar Nahi (We will not hand over our forest)

"We've been conserving the forest for millennia. Even our songs are similar to the sounds of animals..."

A certification that changed the lives of this tribal community in Tirunelveli

They harvest, consume the product, feed the animals and also bring it to the market for sale to earn a living.

Indigenous-led conservation in Nagaland preserves rare wildlife

‘We want to know what animals live here and how to better protect them.’ said the local community.

Spring revival project offers hope amid climate change in the Himalayas

As a result of springshed treatment, effort to collect water is saved from walking two-three hours a day to just 10 minutes.

A Village of Abundance

Giving up the practice of law for the sake of farming, he learns from and empowers local 'uneducated' people.