Tastes, Ties, Types and Traditions
SATTVIK highlights diversity in cultures and tastes. SATTVIK was first organized in 2003 by SRISTI (Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions) in collaboration with GIAN (Grassroots Innovation Augmentation Network) , NIF (National Innovation Foundation), and IIMA (Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad) to stimulate demand of local crops and their varieties from dry regions so as to generate market based incentives for their conservation.
The event is held every year usually during 3rd week of December.
Objectives of Sattvik are -
- To provide a platform for popularizing traditional recipes made from lesser known crop varieties like Kodra (Paspalum scrobiculatum), Bavta (Eleusine coracana), Ragi (Nagli), Samo (Echinocloa colonum), Jowar (Sorghum vulgare), Bajra (millet) and Makka (Zea mays) etc.
- To help in conserving and popularizing such lesser known varieties.
- To popularize the use of uncultivated vegetables which are not consumed due to ignorance about their nutritional value. To prepare and serve varieties of delicious dishes from such unnoticed crops.
- To exhibit creativity and innovation of traditional knowledge holders and students.
- To provide a platform for traditional organic farmers and help in creating market linkages for their products.
- To provide a platform for herbal medicines based on traditional knowledge and innovations.
- To encourage dialogue between students and innovators and thus encourage the spirit of innovation and creativity.
- To present and popularize folklore, folk songs, folk tales, art, forgotten traditional music instruments.