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This website is all about “Showcasing new initiatives in education”. It is inspired by a fundamental commitment to human rights by India’s founding fathers:

India is a secular state with a constitution committed to the unique demography, history and culture of each state and union territory – knowindia.gov.in >>

In the words of the Vice President of India, referring to the needs of our times – those felt in India just as in the rest of the world – while commemorating “150 years of the Mahatma Gandhi”

we shall first have to give up this hubris of considering tribes backward. Every tribe has a rich and living cultural tradition and we must respect them […] not only social courtesy to respect their cultural traditions but it is also our Constitutional obligation. As we are looking for ways of sustainable development, these groups can teach us lessons in sustainable development. […] There can’t be a better example of Unity in Diversity.”

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The tribal food basket has always been ­diverse and nutritious, including maize, minor millets like kodo and kutki, oil seeds like ramtila, along with fruits, leaves, ­rhizomes, mushrooms, meat and fish,” says Bal. “We have pushed them out of their complementary relationship with ecology, way of life and time-tested nutrition. | Learn more >>

“We have to write our own stories, about our issues, from our own perspectives” Abhay Xaxa, a “Fiercely Unapologetic Adivasi Scholar-Activist | Read more >>

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