Slideshow | A cause for celebration: The “Village Gold” bio-product shop supported by the Bose Institute’s ST-Bio-Technology Programme – West Bengal

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The inauguration of our “Village Gold” bio-product shop took place on 6th February, 2016 in the presence of several dignitaries including Mr. Olaf Iversen (Consul General, Federal Republic of Germany, Kolkata), Mr. Suban Roy Chowdhury and Prof. Gautam Chakraborty (Bose Institute, Kolkata).

The trainees demonstrated how some of the bio-products are made.

The special attractions of the ‘Village Gold’ shop are bio-products like Muringa biscuits and powder; pickle, jam and jelly from papaya; chilly, mustard and mushrooms; and also village handicrafts like brooms and art items made from low cost materials.

We thank Bose Institute for all their support.

Pintu Ghosh (Supervisor, ST-Bio-technology programme, Ghosaldanga) with Dr. Boro Baski & Team, Ghosaldanga Bishnubati Adibasi Trust

Source and photo credit: Ghosaldanga Bishnubati Adibasi Trust © 2016 by email 18-2-16

The goal is to prepare some model students in our villages, so that others will be inspired to follow them.

Dr. Boro Baski works for the community-based organisation Ghosaldanga Adibasi Seva Sangha in West Bengal. The NGO is supported by the German NGO Freundeskreis Ghosaldanga und Bishnubati. He was the first person from his village to go to college as well as the first to earn a PhD (in social work) at Viswa-Bharati. This university was founded by Rabindranath Tagore to foster integrated rural development with respect for cultural diversity. The cooperation he inspired helps local communities to improve agriculture, economical and environmental conditions locally, besides facilitating education and health care based on modern science.

He authored Santali translations of Rabindranath Tagore’s Vidyasagar-Charit and Raktakarabi (Red Oleanders), published by the Asiatic Society & Sahitya Akademi in 2020.

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P.O. Sattore, Dist. Birbhum
West Bengal-731 236

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