Recent Programs

संवाद- on ‘Reservation Practices: Concepts and Arguments’ with MANISHI JANI

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संवाद- on ‘Reservation Practices: Concepts and Arguments’ with MANISHI JANI

Manishi Jani a Dalit movement activist  spoke on the topic of ‘Student movements and reservation in Indians educational system’. The reservation in India was design with the intention that it help provide Indians  vulnerable citizen a helping hand. It was a intense discussion, participant brought many questions after question to the attention of the room. Manishi Jani feild most questions, but often the participants addressed each other as well. Even after the event they had a officially that night.

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संवाद on “Roles of State & Market in Democracy” with Hemantkumar Shah.

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संवाद on “Roles of State & Market in Democracy” with Hemantkumar Shah.

    Dr. Hemantkumar Shah is a Professor at H.K. Arts College in Ahmedabad.Spoke to an attentive crowd about the role of democracy and state governance on the “free” market. His talk covered a wide array of topics, from wealth distribution and inequality to basic human rights, to Indian patriotism, to the concepts of religion and culture. All the while, his central theme revolved around the ‘state’ as a construction of society but also as a thing with power and influence, impacting the daily lives of every citizen within its borders.

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संवाद on “Alternative Education” with Rewa Dandage

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संवाद on “Alternative Education” with Rewa Dandage

संवाद   started to engage interested young minds to open dialogue and create community of vibrant thinkers. In July of 2016, it officially began as a  bimonthly event. The first of these smaller ” संवाद” hosted Reva Dandage of Swaraj University as a speaker on 9th July, 2016. She spoke an ‘Alternative Education as a solution for some of the extreme inadequacies of the current educational system and the extreme pressure faced  by student in that same system.

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Visit of Marie Claire Kuja

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On Wednesday, 21st July 2016 Marie Claire Kuja, a sanitary pad campaigner and empowerment and menstrual hygiene activist from Cameroon visited Olakh. In a small circle of Olakh volunteers, the Olakh team and members of Vatsalya Foundation, she shared her experiences and motivations.  

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Talk on the Women’s Movement and Social Activism on 17th July 2016

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Talk on the Women’s Movement and Social Activism on 17th July 2016

On Sunday, 17th July 2016 our board members and speaker Dr. Vibhuti Patel (Feminist Activist and Economist) and Abha Bhaiya (Feminist Activist, Co-Founder of Jagori) shared their personal experiences of a life dedicated to social activism and the women’s movement. Partaking in the incredible stories about their own roots, their beginnings as activists as well as feeling. A group of 30 Olakh volunteers and associates took part in their unique spirit motivated and inspired all of us to continue walking towards a humane and equal...

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संवाद on Alternative Education, by Rewa Dandage.

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संवाद on Alternative Education, by Rewa Dandage.

On Saturday, 9th July 2016 Olakh launched ‘Samvad’, a series of intense dialogues with inspirational people who are marching towards transforming their vision of a humane society into reality. Our guest speaker Reva Dandage (Co-Founder of Swaraj University, Udaipur) shared her vision of challenging the mainstream education and co-founding Swaraj University to translate this idea into practice. Her talk was extremely inspirational and has given all of us an opportunity for mutual learning. It was very encouraging to hear how personal experiences, achievements and struggles have...

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