Sunday, May 6, 2012

LJA Marches Ahead

The last post in this blog was on 12th Feb. 2012. Since then a number of activities have taken place, like Vidya Ashram and LJA Sanyojan Samiti meetings in Sewagram, Bihar State LJA Convention at Darbhanga, a series of meetings in and around Indore and an initiative from Varanasi in the name of Lokavidya Tana-Bana, to name the important ones. Ground level activities are underway in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka,Uttar Pradesh, Bihar  and Madhya Pradesh, these are specifically located in the areas of Chirala, Bangluru, Varanasi, Darbhanga, Singrauli and Indore. Much of this has been reported in our Hindi periodical Lokavidya Panchayat, a pdf copy of which must have reached most of you and a link to it will be made available on this blog shortly. For those who read Telugu, a link will also be provided to our Telugu periodical Lokavidya Prapancham.
Given below are some photos of these events.

Now we plan to use this blog regularly to report and seek comments on the various activities being undertaken under the banner of Lokavidya Jan Andolan. This is the andolan we are building and these are the pages where we would connect with one another. So it is of utmost importance that a large number of you from different regions post your writings on it and comment on what appears here.

Chirala and Singrauli are on the agenda next. 

An Andhra Pradesh Lokavidya convetntion is planned for Chirala on 24-25May 2012, at BV & BN High school, Jandrapet. Main issues for discussion would be Lokavidya objectives-constitution, Globalisation-Labour law reforms, Minor irrigation-drought condition, Agriculture crisis, Sompeta Kakarapallil-Beena land grab, Nuclear Vdyut-Environment pollution and Dalit-Bahujan movements. 

A Madhya Pradesh Lokavidya Jan Andolan Convention has been planned for Singrauli on 9-10 August 2012. Displacement, power and lokavidya based employment for all are likely to be the chief concerns at this convention. Preparations have started. Ravi, Ekta, Babloo and Dilip are planning to relocate themselves in the Singrauli area to work with Awdhesh and his team during this intervening period. A preparatory meeting is planned at Singrauli on 27th May and one in Jabalpur on 29th May.

Vidya Ashram

 Lokavidya Tana-Bana Youth Shivir at Vidya Ashram, 19 Feb., 2012

Lokavidya Jan Andolan Sanyojan and Salahkar  Samiti joint meeting at Sewagram, 17 March,2012

 A farmers' Gyan Panchayat against land grab at Village Kali Billod in Indore district, 25 March, 2012

Bihar LJA Convention, Darbhanga, 31 March 2012

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