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The 40th Shodh Yatra from Chakwali to Dawar, Bandipora district of Jammu & Kashmir from 27th October to 2nd November, 2017


Shodh Yatra 40th at Jammu & Kashmir (Gurez Valley)

27th October to 2nd November, 2017

The 40th Shodh Yatra from Chakwali to Dawar, Bandipora district of Jammu & Kashmir from 27th October to 2nd November, 2017

Those who wish to participate in the Shodh Yatra, are requested to register with SRISTI (email: as soon as possible, and no later than 30th September 2017.

All those people who are willing to join the Shodh Yatra are requested to reach Srinagar on or before 27th October, 2017 latest by morning 06:00 am. Those who are reaching Jammu Tawi can directly reach to Bandipora. Shodh Yatra will be ending on 2nd November 2017 afternoon.

Summer School 2017


Every summer when there are holidays, parents are concerned about their children, particularly those who are not yet trapped in exam fever. The college students look for internship, summer school or other activities to build their skills. SRISTI (Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions) has been organizing Summer Schools for last several years to develop devices/solutions for economically poor people through inclusive and open innovation. This year the Summer School is being organized by SRISTI and Grassroots Innovation Augmentation Network [GIAN] in collaboration with UNICEF and FAB LAB of National Innovation Foundation [NIF] at the Grambharti campus, Amrapur, from 24 May to 12 June 2017.

Tezpur University wins laurels in festival of Innovations

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GUWAHATI: After winning the award for the 'Visitor's Best University' last year, Tezpur University (TU) has won laurels at the Festival of Innovations held in the Rashtrapati Bhavan recently.Niranjan Karak of the university's department of chemical sciences and Shyam Sundar from Banaras Hindu University jointly received the Visitor's Award for research.RA Mashelkar, chairperson of the Research Advisory Committee, SRISTI, and NIF, honoured Iftak Hussain, a research scholar at TU's physics department, with the prestigious BIRAC-SRISTI Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Award 2017. Another member of the university team to be felicitated was Kamal Uddin Ahamad from the department of civil engineering.The Festival of Innovations was initiated by the office of the President to recognize, respect and reward grassroots innovations, foster a supportive ecosystem, and honour researchers.

14th Sattvik food festival organised in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad, Gujarat, Dec 25 (ANI): The 14th Sattvik food festival was organized in Ahmedabad on Saturday. The festival which is organized by (SRISTI) Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions puts the lesser known but nutrient-rich food from various areas on the plate of urban communities helping them to adopt healthier food habits and lifestyle. Sattvik, a festival started 14 years ago at Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad is held every year to display traditional nutritious food at stalls and associated knowledge systems, to provide market based incentives for conserving agro-biodiversity. Around 50 food stalls from different parts of the country were set up at the festival which was held at the Ahmedabad Education Society ground in the city.

Sattvik food festival set to celebrate ethnic food

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AHMEDABAD: As 2016 draws to a close, the city braces itself for a healthy-yet-sumptuous treat for its taste buds at the 'Sattvik Food Festival'.

SRISTI has been organizing the festival for the past fourteen years; striving to make food healthier with every passing year. Among a host of delicacies on offer from all the states, Jammu and Kashmir is expected to lead the show with six stalls on the state's delectable food items like the 'Kashmiri Walnut', Kesar (Saffron) and the famous 'Kahwah' (Kashmiri green tea).

Sattvik food fest moves from under IIMA's shadow

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Annual food festival that begins on Dec 24 grows larger with 200 stalls, organiser SRISTI shifts venue to `spacious' AES ground on Bodakdev; move will de-link it from IIMA, where it was traditionally hosted, and let it flourish on its own merit

It's December and Amdavadis are eagerly awaiting the annual Sattvik food festi val. The three-day festival begins on December 24 but this time, it has a new venue. The traditional food fest, which used to be held on the grounds of the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad till last year, will be held at AES Ground in Bodakdev.

Class 6 boy takes on EVM looting, wins Abdul Kalam Ignite Award

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Roshan Sori came up an idea for a software to instantaneously register a vote given through an electronic voting machine with the authorities.

A 13-year-old boy from a Maoist violence-affected district of Chhattisgarh has won the prestigious APJ Abdul Kalam Ignite Award for suggesting an idea for a software to instantaneously register a vote given through an electronic voting machine with the authorities.

Roshan Sori, a Class 6th student of Sukma district, came upon the idea after reading in the newspapers that Maoist rebels often loot EVMs on the way to counting centres, causing long delays and spiraling costs in the poll process. His parents are small farmers.

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