(25th to 27th November, 2006)

“Healthy soil, healthy food, healthy thoughts”

Date : 25th to 27th November, 2006  

Venue : New Campus, IIM, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad  

Time : 11:00 am to 10:00 pm

Satvik, the fourth annual food festival was organized at the new campus of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad from 25th November, 2006. Dr Bakul Dholakia, IIM’s Director, inaugurated the festival, and stressed the importance of preserving traditional knowledge and agricultural biodiversity. It was also mentioned on the occasion that only food grown on fertile soil can promote constructive ideas, and a realization of right values in the long run.

About 44,000 visitors, including 15,000 children visited the stalls during three days ( Nov 25-27,2006) featuring organic produce, grassroots innovations, traditional foods, and social ventures. These stalls were set up by various organizations, farmers’ collectives and individuals from Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand, Orissa, and Kerala apart from Gujarat