30th Shodh Yatra Churachandpur to Kolhen, Churanchandpur District, Manipur

​This shodh yatra has been completed.

30th Shodh Yatra Churachandpur to Kolhen, Churanchandpur District, Manipur Shodhyatra Report

All shodh yatris should assemble at the starting point Sang Ga Moun Inn (SMI), Bijang Village, Churachandpur, Manipur -795128 by 12th January 2013 afternoon/evening. The details of local contact persons are as below

Mrs. Lhingnu Touthang - Director - 09856292604, 09206142810
Mrs. Lam Haokip - Secretary (KWU) – 09862200168

All foreign participants/NRIs are requested to compulsorily register themselves at the Foreigners Registration Counter at the Imphal Airport.

Shodh Yatra From 12th January, 2013 to 17th January 2013

In order to reach the grassroots people and connect with them, a biannual walk is organized by Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions (SRISTI), a voluntary organisation based in Ahmedabad, with support from the Honey Bee Network. The aim of this yatra, called the “Shodh Yatra” is to felicitate local grassroots innovators, traditional knowledge holders, students with innovative ideas and people with significant contribution to the society in conserving bio‐diversity, etc. at their door steps, in front of their community so that inspiration may be drawn by others. The marching group of Shodh Yatris consists of scientists, innovators, villagers, students and professors who travel about 150 km over a period of seven‐eight days, to convey the message of the network. Biodiversity and idea competitions are organized among children while recipe contests are organized among women in some of the villages (particularly with focus on such food recipes in which at least one less known or forgotten plant produce has been used).

Shodh Yatra is a journey in search of knowledge, creativity and innovations at the grassroots. It is an attempt to reach out to the remotest part of the country with a firm belief that hardship and challenges of natural surroundings are the prime motivators of creativity and innovations. Shodh Yatra aims at unearthing such traditional knowledge and grassroots innovations that have not only simplified the lives of men, women and farm laborers but have also significantly contributed towards the conservation of bio‐diversity. It is a journey of mutual exchange and sharing of knowledge.

The following activities would be undertaken during the Shodh Yatra:

1. Felicitation of local innovators and traditional knowledge holders.
2. Organizing traditional recipe competitions, biodiversity competitions to promote local Biodiversity and generate awareness about the same.
3. Knowing and understanding local issues and problems of villagers by conducting village meetings.
4. Sharing open source information available with SRISTI which may be of use to the local people.
5. Identification of centenarians, enterprising women and children, artisans, rural researchers and people contributing to the preservation of natural resources.
6. Preparations of a data register of local knowledge and local plant diversities.
7. Generating awareness about preservation of local spices and local biodiversity
8. Promoting low cost, less expensive and organic farming technologies.


How to reach :
1 Guwahati Railway Station to Churachandpur  537 Kms
2 Dimapur Railway Station to Churachandpur  270 Kms
3 Train route is up to Dimapur. From Dimapur you can take Taxi or Bus to
reach Churachandpur via Imphal.
4 By Air: Imphal Airport to Churachandpur 55 Kms you can take Taxi from Imphal Airport to reach Churachandpur 55 Kms

Note :  ShodhYatris from Gujarat are requested to reach Dimapur on 11th January 2013 by 23:00 Hrs.
It is mandatory to register for participation in shodhyatra with SRISTI.

For more detail Please contact Mr Ramesh Patel (M) 09825061139

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