Maati Maa: the Festival of The Living Soil
Ist, October, 2015; India International Centre,
Lunch * on prior registration
Dinner* On contributory registration
Navdanya in collaboration with India International Centre, invite you the join us in Navdanya's annual festival Bhoomi. In this Year of Soil, our annual festival Bhoomi is dedicated to Maati Maa, the ever nurturing Living Soil so as to renew our commitment to her. In a day long festival, featuring panel discussions and the Culture of Soil then theater, film, music and an exhibition.
We are made up of the same five elements- earth, water, fire, air and space- that constitute the universe. We are the soil. We are the earth. What we do to the soil, we do to ourselves. And it is no accident that the words “humus” and “humans” have the same root. This ecological truth is forgotten in the dominant paradigm because it is based on eco-apartheid, the false idea that we are separate an independent of the earth and also because it defines soil as dead matter. However, Living Seed and Living Soil are the foundation of living and lasting societies.
Please do join us..
Phone - 011-26968077
Bhoomi - 2015: Maati Maa - The Festival of The Living Soil
All day Art Exhibits on The Living Soil in Gandhi King Plaza
|10:00 - 10:15am||Welcome Address by Ms. Maya Goburdhun, Trustee, Navdanya
Book release of Bhoomi : The Living Soil
|10:15 - 10:30am||Lighting of the Lamp|
|10:40-01:30pm||Session 1: The Living Soil Film on The Living Soil by The Tadpole Artists Collective
Panel on The Science of the Living Soil
Theatrical performance on "HRM Lumbricus Terrestris - The Earthworm, King of Edaphon"
|01:30pm - 02:30pm||Lunch|
|02:30pm - 03:30pm||Theatre performance by Space Theatre Ensemble|
|03:30 - 04:30pm||Session 2: The Culture of The Living Soil|
|04:30 - 05:30pm||Session 3: The Living Soil & Earth Democracy Book Release of Hindi Translation of Terra Viva|
|05:30pm - 06:00pm||Tea|
|06:00 - 08:00pm||Cultural Evening: Music from teh Soil Gede Robi Supriyanto Indonesian roack musician, activist, writer and farmer.
Songs celebrating the Living Soil by Ms. Vidya Rao, renowned Thrumri, Classical Singer Tenzin Choegyal, Tibetan Australian musician
|08:30pm||Dinner: Navarasa- The Diverse Colours, Aromas & Tastes of Food (On prior registration only)|