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Rashtrapati Bhavan to host Festival of Innovations

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Rashtrapati Bhavan is all set to a week-long Festival of Innovations from March 12th to March 19th. The festival will be hosted in collaboration with the National Innovation Foundation (NIF).

The Festival will open with the inauguration of an Exhibition of Innovations on March 12, 2016 by the President Pranab Mukherjee. The Exhibition will remain open between 10 am to 5 pm for the public including all visitors to the Mughal Gardens during the above Festival.

Besides the above, the Festival of Innovations will included three exhibitions, two workshops, four group discussions, two award presentation ceremonies and a roundtable on different topics.

Arunachal village surprises Shodh Yatra with its innovations

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AHMEDABAD: In search of knowledge from distant parts of the country, the 36th Shodh Yatra, a journey to find creativity and innovation was conducted at Ziro village in Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh during Janaury 17 to 22 by Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions (SRISTI).

The Shodh Yatra walk began from Ziro and ended at Yetap comprising a distance of 80 km covering 23 villages and 18 schools en route. The Yatra was led by professor Anil Gupta of IIM Ahmedabad who was accompanied by around 72 Shodh Yatris persons who took part in the journey.

Shodh Yatra reach Ziro in search of innovation

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ZIRO, Jan 24: In collaboration with the Nature Care & Disaster Management Society (NCDMS) Ziro, the Society for Research and Initiative for Sustainable Technologies and Institution (SRISTI) Ahmedabad, the National Innovation Foundation (NIF)-India, department of Science and Technologies and Honey Bee Network (HBN) recently organized 36th Shodh Yatra in Lower Subansiri district. The Yatra was flagged off on 17th January at Bulla Farm Community Hall, Old Ziro by Nending Chatung, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Lower Subansiri. The Yatra concluded on January 23 last.

The yatra was led by Professor Anil Kumar Gupta of IIM Ahmedabad, along with 65 distinguished yatris having knowledge in various fields. The yatra covered 18 schools and 23 villages and ended on January 23 last.

Prof Gupta called their Shodh Yatra as successful and outstanding. Comparing with other states that they visited recently, he dubbed Village Biodiversity Management Committee and management of community conserved area as very excellent.

Observing the inherent creative ideas of local children, he suggested for recognition of such talented children. Further, he also observed that there is vast scope for adding value on knowledge of local herbal and bring product into market. Honey Bee Network through SRISTI & NIF is proposing to stay engaged with local communities, he said.

Taking reference of innovators like Lyagi Bath and Mihin Pussang who modified the paddy thresher by replacing belt with compatible safe, Gupta expressed his desire to invest in such innovations through various mechanisms and also to invite creative children at the festival of Innovation to be held from March 12 to 18 at Rashtrapati Bhavan. He also appreciated organic farming, local cuisine, Bamboo crafts, cultural creativity, social amenity and ecological sensitivity. He also recalled their interaction with farmer Hage Tado Nanya and her practice of conserving about 15 varieties of paddy and such other crops.

He expressed his gratitude to NCDMS chairman Rubu Buker and his members who assisted them in organizing the Yatra. Team of SRISTI, NIF and HBN also called on Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi after the end of their Yatra. The team shared their experience of interacting with children of Lower Subansiri district. Negi expressed enthusiasm about various ideas team shared with him. He has promised to initiate action on several suggestions. “We are sure that Arunachal Pradesh will show a new model for innovation promotion in the country. Shodh Yatras will lead to a long term change in education, culture, institutions and technological policy of the state and the country,” said Negi. He especially called on team to study the traditional use of cleaning water and burning of biomass at high altitude area practiced in the state.

Switch to a sattvik diet for better fitness and energy levels

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Sattvik Food Festival is an effort to bring the goodness of a typical adivasi diet – devoid of processed food and rich in whole grains – to the calorie-crunching urban settlers.

It is not a fad. There is not a drop of green juice in sight, and we are not even talking quiona salads here. A sattvik diet is what most of us grew up on — before we turned into calorie-crunching gym rats.

Like well-known nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar describes it on Twitter, “Sattvik food is simple, sensible and seasonal.”

Sattvik Food Festival 2016 in Ahmedabad at IIM Vastrapur 13th Traditional Food Expo

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Sattvik Food Festival 2016 in Ahmedabad at IIM Vastrapur – 13th Traditional Food Expo

Satvik Food Festival 2016 is going too held in Ahmedabad for three days. It is the 13th traditional food expo and it will be from 9 to 11 Jan. at Indian Institute of Management Vastrapur Ahmedabad. Sattvik Food Festival will be organized by SRISTI (Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions).

Sattvik Food Festival 2016 in Ahmedabad at IIM Vastrapur

Satvik food festival main aim is to promote agro-biodiversity and creation of demand for local crops. Satvik food festival brings Taste, Ties, Types and Traditions in Ahmedabad for three days. They motivate the foods which are nutrition and people are unaware of it.

Ahmedabad : Sattvik Food Festival has began ; 3-Day long Festival displays some rare dishes

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As the 13th edition of the 'Sattvik Food Festival', the annual extravaganza to promote traditional food-items, began on Saturday, the aroma of recipes from across the country spread on the new campus of Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A).

The Sattvik food festival has began in Ahmedabad the festival is of three days. Sattvik Food Festival on Day-1 has seen some rare and traditional food items.

Some dishes under Dadima No Khajano were displayed like Tal No Sos, Lila Kanda Ringna, Chokha Ghau No Rotlo, Ringna Lasan Ni Chatni, Kabuli Chana Ni Chatni and Vadhvani Marcha Ni Chatni.

Sattvik food fest from today at IIM-A

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Ahmedabad: The 13th edition of three-day-long Satvik food festival hosted by Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions (SRISTI) will begin on Saturday at Indian Institute of Management -Ahmedabad (IIIMA).

Gujarat governor O P Kohli will inaugurate the festival which is organized every year to promote the traditional recipes, lesser known grains, vegetables and minor millets. For the first time, a Maldhari association will participate in the festival to sell camel milk and sheep milk.

Gujarati recipes like cactus ice-cream made using stevia and Surat's famous `ponk' will be also be there. The festival will also host unique and interesting recipes such as Israeli ghughra and yam tikki (Jewish recipes), Manipuri black rice kheer, singju (salad) and umorok (king chilli pickle), Uttarakhand's ramdana kheer, ghughani and paan milkshake from West Bengal, barra gulla, ragi tea and arissa from Odisha, pongal from Tamil Nadu, kaang sheera from Himachal Pradesh, gundali kheer from Jharkhand, saati ki kadhi and paratha from Haryana and sindhi kadhi.


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Ahmedabad's favourite food festival - IIMA's annual Sattvik food festival starts from December 9, offering a variety of traditional gastronomical delights. But the 13th edition of the traditional food festival aims to become a zerowaste event. The organiser of the event, Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions (SRISTI), have decided to install a biogas plant to generate gas from all the waste produced during the three-day fest. This gas will in turn be used to provide hot water for more than 250 participants at the fest.

13th Traditional Food Festival ‘Sattvik’ this weekend at IIMA new campus

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Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions (SRISTI) will host the Sattvik – 13th Traditional Food Festival during January 9 to 11, 2016. The unique food festival will be organized at IIM Ahmedabad’s new campus.

Shri O P Kohli, Governor of Gujarat, will inaugurate the festival on Saturday, January 9, 2016.

The festival aims to take people back to their roots and renew their interest in forgotten, traditional recipes, lesser known grains, vegetables and minor millets. SRISTI has ensured that only healthy, maida-free recipes are allowed to participate in the festival. All the recipes have been tested and verified by SRISTI and those that did not meet the standards, have been disqualified by SRISTI.

30 children get awards from President Pranab Mukherjee

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Innovations, singing, acting, sports and a gamut of such talents in 30 children from across India got special recognition as President Pranab Mukherjee gave away the National Child Awards for Exceptional Achievement, 2015, in a ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan Saturday.

The award winners are aged between nine and 16.

Aditya Makkar, 16, won for designing Rikshaw X — a cycle rickshaw with reverse gear — as well as technologies to check car theft and drunken driving.

Affan Siddiqui, 16, won for his innovative design of a retractable, low-rise bus steps for senior citizens. Ananya K G, 14, got the award designing an automatic mobile nebuliser that works on solar energy to help farmers.

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