One of the most cherished blessings we give any one is, to “live for a hundred years”! But then learning from the lives lived meaningfully and long is not easy. While some may have lost the ability to listen and talk some others may have their faculties still very vibrant.
SRISTI (Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions) has established three national awards for innovative student projects in engineering, biotechnology, agriculture, pharmacy, material science and other applied technological domains.
SRISTI has organized 15 competitions amongst 707 rural participants yielding a total of 1638 traditional recipes of food. In addition another 285 competitions were organized during 42 Shodhyatras which yielded another 3150 recipes. The recipe competitions are organised for the women in the villages.
The persons who cook the most nutritious variety from the local ingredients are encouraged with prizes and certificates. The whole objective is to make the people aware about the unique nutritional value of indigenous crops and their importance in maintaining ecological diversity. Learn more
The SRISTI Samman Awards, which were started in 1995, is an attempt to honour grassroots innovators and knowledge-holders, people who have come up with creative solutions to problems of all kinds, especially, for conserving and preserving biodiversity. Apart from individuals, informal institutions engaged in similar activities are also felicitated. Since its inception, every year SRISTI Samman is awarded to such people and institutions who have been mainly nominated by the Honey Bee Network collaborators present in different parts of the country.
SRISTI believes that such people need encouragement and recognition. Moreover, seeing them appreciated inspires many more to follow suit. There is hardly any organisation in the country that finds and felicitates such people or informal institutions. In this context, SRISTI’s initiative is pioneering. Learn more