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Sarva Bhasha Samvad

by , 30 Dec 2015
The origin of the Sarva Bhasha Samvad lay in understanding the situation of the country and an attempt to reaffirm faith in the principles of diversity, plurality and integrity. Writers, Artists and Activists from Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Goa undertook a Dakshinayan sojourn in the last week of November 2015. They visited the bereaved families of the Late Dr. Narendra Dabholkar, Comrade Govind Pansare and Dr. M. M. Kalburgi, respectively, at Pune, Kolhapur and Dharwad.  Together with them, the writers and artists addressed large public meetings of intellectuals, activists, scientists, writers, artists and film-makers in these three cities. At the end of the journey, they decided to reconvene at Dandi on the 30 January 2016 so as to create an on-going ‘Sarva--Bhasha–Samvad’ and to re-affirm their commitment to diversity, plurality, amity and integrity.

The Sarva-Bhasha-Samvad is set to be convened at Dandi  on 30 January 2016 and is an entirely voluntary expression of creative and sensitive minds. It is not sponsored or funded by any organisation. Furthermore, it is not initiated, promoted or supported by any political party or party affiliate, nor is it directed against any particular political party. It is an attempt to reflect on many larger issues facing our time and is, metaphorically speaking, ‘a collective prayer’ by a large number of individuals who believe in the ideals of non-violence, fearlessness and love.  The Dandi meeting is not a protest meeting. It is a meeting of minds for initiating constructive work and dialogue necessary for out time.

Following the Dandi meet, Sarva Bhasha Samvad will continue to convene meetings involving reflection, introspection and discussion in many towns and villages of several states from the 12th March to the 6th April – the duration of Mahatma Gandhi’s Dandi march—in order to create a better understanding of the challenges facing us in the areas of creative expression and social harmony.

Sarva Bhasha Samvad

The origin of the Sarva Bhasha Samvad lay in understanding the situation of the country and an attempt to reaffirm faith in the principles of diversity, plurality and integrity. Writers, Artists and Activists from Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Goa undertook a Dakshinayan sojourn in the last week of November 2015. They visited the bereaved families of the Late Dr. Narendra Dabholkar, Comrade Govind Pansare and Dr. M. M. Kalburgi, respectively, at Pune, Kolhapur and Dharwad.  Together with them, the writers and artists addressed large public meetings of intellectuals, activists, scientists, writers, artists and film-makers in these three cities. At the end of the journey, they decided to reconvene at Dandi on the 30 January 2016 so as to create an on-going ‘Sarva--Bhasha–Samvad’ and to re-affirm their commitment to diversity, plurality, amity and integrity.

The Sarva-Bhasha-Samvad is set to be convened at Dandi  on 30 January 2016 and is an entirely voluntary expression of creative and sensitive minds. It is not sponsored or funded by any organisation. Furthermore, it is not initiated, promoted or supported by any political party or party affiliate, nor is it directed against any particular political party. It is an attempt to reflect on many larger issues facing our time and is, metaphorically speaking, ‘a collective prayer’ by a large number of individuals who believe in the ideals of non-violence, fearlessness and love.  The Dandi meeting is not a protest meeting. It is a meeting of minds for initiating constructive work and dialogue necessary for out time.

Following the Dandi meet, Sarva Bhasha Samvad will continue to convene meetings involving reflection, introspection and discussion in many towns and villages of several states from the 12th March to the 6th April – the duration of Mahatma Gandhi’s Dandi march—in order to create a better understanding of the challenges facing us in the areas of creative expression and social harmony.

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