36th Shodhyatra at Arunachal Pradesh from 17th to 22nd January, 2016

The 36th Shodh Yatra will be organised in Lower Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh from 17th to 22nd January, 2016

The walk will begin from Ziro, located in the Lower Subansiri district and end in Yetap. The entire walk is expected to cover 75-80 km approximately.

Those who wish to participate in the Shodh Yatra, are requested to register with SRISTI (email shodhyatra@sristi.org) as soon as possible, and no later than 30th November 2015. Participants can reach Ziro on 17th January before 12:00 at noon.

SRISTI reserves its right not to accept any request, depending upon the seriousness of the participant to learn and share. In your application, please share examples of your prior efforts to learn from common creative people and how you wish to contribute towards the goals of Honey Bee Network

How to reach: By Bus/Taxi from Itanagar/North Lakhimpur.
Nearest Railway Station: North Lakhimpur/ Harmuti.
Nearest Airport: Tezpur/Lilabari.

Note: Participants will need the inner line permit from the following (SRISTI can help if the request is made in the next 10 days):

Secretary (Political), Govt. of A.P. Itanagar
Residence Commissioner, Govt. of A.P., KautliyaMarg,Chanakyapuri, New Delhi,
Dy. Residence Commissioner, Govt. of A.P. CE –109, Sector-1 Salt Lake City, Calcutta
Dy. R.C. Govt. of A.P. Shillong
Dy. R.C. Govt. of A.P. Chandmari, Guwahati
Dy. R.C Govt. of A.P. Parvati Nagar Tezpur,
Dy. R.C. Govt. of A.P. Mohanbari, Dibrugarh,
Dy. R.C. Govt. of A.P. Lilabari,NorthLakhimpur

Foreign participants will need a Restricted Area Permit (RAP), which can be obtained from the following:

All Indian Missions Abroad, Home Ministry, Govt. of India,
The Home Commissioner, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Itanagar

As several arrangements will be made for this Shodh Yatra during the next few months, it is very important that you keep yourself updated by regularly monitoring our website: www.sristi.org

Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions (SRISTI), a voluntary organisation located in Ahmedabad, India, organises Shodh Yatra, a journey for the 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 the challenges of natural surroundings are the prime motivators of creativity and innovation. Shodh Yatra aims at unearthing such traditional knowledge and grassroots innovations that have not only simplified the lives of men, women and farm labourers but have also significantly contributed towards the conservation of bio‐diversity.

Shodh Yatras are held in rural areas of different geographical locations in India twice a year, with support from the Honey Bee Network. The aim of this Yatra is to felicitate local grassroots innovators, traditional knowledge holders, students with innovative ideas and people with a significant contribution to society in conserving bio‐diversity, etc. at their door steps and 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 walk about 100 km over a period of six to eight days, to convey the message of the network. Biodiversity and idea competitions are organised among children, while recipe contests are organised among women in some of the villages (particularly with a focus on food recipes in which at least one less known or forgotten plant produce has been used).It is a journey of mutual exchange and sharing of knowledge.

The following activities are undertaken during the Shodhyatra:

  • Felicitation of local innovators and traditional knowledge holders.
  • Organising traditional recipe competitions, biodiversity competitions to promote local biodiversity conservation and generate awareness about the same.
  • Sharing open source Honey Bee Network database available with SRISTI with the local communities organise idea contest among school and out of school children
  • Knowing and understanding local issues and problems of villagers through village meetings.
  • Identifying centenarians, enterprising women and children, artisans, rural researchers and people, who contribute to the preservation of natural resources
  • Preparing a register of local knowledge and local ecological and socio-cultural diversity.
  • Generating awareness about preservation of local species and local biodiversity
  • Promoting low cost, less expensive and organic farming technologies
  • Sharing NIF’s database of grassroots green innovations with local communities

Contact :

For further information please contact Mr. Ramesh B Patel (Mobile: 09825061139) or send an email to shodhyatra@sristi.org

SRISTI
AES Boys Hostel Campus,
Near SBI Bank & University Library,
Navrangpura,
Ahmedabad - 380009
Ph. 079-27913293, 27912792
www.sristi.org

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