100 people from 14 countries gathered in Delhi from 19th -22nd November to reflect on 100 years of Gandhi's Hind Swaraj, the Freedom Manifesto and to understand and examine what freedom means in our times. A declaration on Swaraj for indigenous people was also issued.

A course on Gandhi and Globalization started at Bija Vidyapeeth /Navdanya, Dehradun from 24th November. 39 students from 9 countries from different parts of the world are attending the course.

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About Navdanya

Navdanya means “nine seeds” (symbolizing protection of biological and cultural diversity) and also the “new gift” (for seed as commons, based on the right to save and share seeds In today’s context of biological and ecological destruction, seed savers are the true givers of seed. This gift or “dana” of Navadhanyas (nine seeds) is the ultimate gift – it is a gift of life, of heritage and continuity. Conserving seed is conserving biodiversity, conserving knowledge of the seed and its utilization, conserving culture, conserving sustainability.

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