Theme: Using rural technologies & practices for rural development
In a land full of natural resources, Indian population grew along the banks of rivers in the laps of mountains and among the shades of forests. Their home grown technology, practices and rituals taught them ways to use, nurture and protect these resources, while living off them. Their social practices developed a culture of compassion, giving, dignity of labour and satisfaction. But modern education uprooted all that to speak the language of machines and chemicals that destroyed all natural resources. Modern ways of living introduced a divide and rule approach, bringing in a culture of competition, selfishness, jealousy and greed.
While industrial technologies resulted in great environmental hazards and modern ways of living resulted in broken families, India’s indigenous rural technology and social practices have for long led to a healthy environment friendly living and a strongly knit society. In the race of rural development, modern technologies and modern ways of living are being thrusted upon rural areas, as that is the only way urban people understand development. The glamour of urbanisation is leading rural population to the same environmental and social hazards, that urban population is now experiencing.
Our once rich rural technologies and practices have been shelved as antiques and being forgotten by the next generation. At a time when the ‘Make In India’ campaign has started taking wings and the youth in our country have to be educated and trained to fly with it, these rural technologies and practices need to be revived. They need to be taught the application and virtues of indigenous technologies and practices that are preserved and still practiced in rural India.
PEHAL-2015 is giving a platform to all youth to identify such rural technologies and practices that can be revived and converted into Business models. How can rural products be sold to urban population, and can Tribal fashion be brought into urban fashion wear? All the solutions and suggestions will ultimately, lead to proper rural development and improving rural economy.
Let the creativity in you flow by participating in all the events. The best ones will be presented at the event, recognised and awarded too.
Hope to see you in PEHAL-2015.
Who are we?
SWANS is a group of students and professionals from various streams, volunteering in their free time, to share their knowledge and expertise to bring the poor and underprivileged to the same levels of development.
To know more about us click here
The Registration is FREE of cost.
What is Pehal?
Pehal is an initiative, by SWANS, to find solutions to problems which our society faces today. The event lays special emphasis on social issues pertaining to the underprivileged of our society and tries to find solutions with the help of college students who compete with each other in four competitions viz. Technical Presentation, B-Plan, Ad Madz and Tribal Fashion Show which are based on a central theme.
The first such event took place in the year 2009.
ATTRACTIVE PRIZES TO BE WON
National Institute of Technical Teachers' Training and Research (NITTTR), Shamla Hills, Bhopal