Dr. Rahul Mukherji, Prof. Heildelberg University, Germany visits Mastipur, Bodhgaya
Deshkal Society under the auspices of Bodhi Kendra, Bodhgaya invited Dr. Rahul Mukherji on 18th August to visit their training centre, Mastipur Village, Bodhgaya. The media has given wide coverage to this initiative and Dr. Mukherji's visit - https://aimamedia.org/newsdetails.aspx?nid=137365
The aim of this program is to create sustainable livelihoods for rural women and adolescent girls by way of imparting training on Sewing, Designing and Embroidery in Buddhist Arts and Sculptures of Bodhgaya. On this occasion, Dr. Mukherji praised this initiative and reflected that Deshkal has been moving forward in a true sense the philosophical tradition of Buddhism which is derived from the four noble truths of disease, the cause, the care and the medicine in order to mitigate the suffering of humankind. He pointed out that it is a unique program through which women belonging to the most marginalised communities like Musahar will not only get economically empowered but also will participate in a decision-making body within the family and public institutions. This programme has begun in one village but certainly has potential to scale up to the villages connected with the Buddhist circuits.
Deshkal Society is pleased to share that the report of the 3rd Edition of the Bodhgaya Global Dialogues was released by Hon'ble Shri Ram Bahadur Rai, President, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts on 29th May,2022 at Conference Hall of Deshkal Society, Noida.
The gracious presence of Rai Saheb along with Shri Arvind Mohan, Vice President of Deshkal Society, Shri Uday Shay, Author and Director, SAUV Communication, Delhi, Dr. Arvind Mishra, Associate Professor, JNU expressed their reflective remarks on the report and shared that Bodh Gaya need to be developed at knowledge best centre within India and the World. They appreciated the strengthening of collaboration between IGNCA and Deshkal Society which will give a new zenith to the programme on Bodh Gaya.
Deshkal Society organized a panel discussion on the book titled Marginalized Self: Tales of Resistance of a Community. The discussion was moderated by Prof. Salil Mishra (Pro-VC, Ambedkar University, Delhi). The panel included eminent personalities like Prof. Gyan Prakash (Princeton University), Prof. Rajkumar (University of Delhi), Mr. Manish Sinha (DG, NICF, New Delhi), Sri Arvind Mohan (Journalist and author) and Dr. Arvind Kumar Mishra (Jawaharlal Nehru University).
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Internet Saathi – Digital Literacy Programme: collaboration with Tata Trusts, PMG and PHIA Foundation implemented by Deshkal Society
Project on Impact of Community-Driven Accountability on Land Rights Governance Awarded by IGC which directed by LSE and Oxford University