Bhoomi 2016

Healing Our Planet,

Healing Our Body

Navdanya in collaboration with the India International Centre, Institut Français India* & SOL invite you to a day-long festival, featuring panels, theatre, films, songs and dinner.**

Main Auditorium
India International Centre
40 Maxmueller Marg, Lodhi Road
New Delhi - 110 003

Date: Saturday, October 1, 2016

Time: 9.30 am – 8.00 pm

*In the framework of The Other Thought: French-Indian Encounters on Creativity and Innovation.
**on prior booking only

Bhoomi 2016 Navdanya,
IIC, French Embassy & SOL
Healing Our Planet, Healing Our Body

09:30-10:30 am

10:00-10:30 am
Inaugural Session
Invocation by Children: A Tribute to the Earth; A Tribute to the Mahatma
Welcome address by Navdanya
Lighting of the Lamp
Address by Dr. Bertrand de Hartingh, Counsellor for Cooperation & Cultural Affairs French Institute in India- Country Director

10:30-11:00 am
Ministerial Address: Honourable Shri. Anil Madhav Dave, Minister of State (Independent Charge) Environment,
Forest & Climate Change, Government of India.
Book Release of Krishi Sutram: Vedic Roots of Agro-ecology by Honourable Shri. Anil Madhav Dave.
Healing Our Planet

11:00-12:30 am
Session 1:
Climate Change, Biodiversity, Agro-ecology
Screening of The Soil Story
Opening Address: Dr. Vandana Shiva, Founder, Navdanya
Nicolas Hulot, Former Special Envoy for the protection of the planet, appointed by the President of France, & Head of the Nicolas Hulot Foundation
Andre Leu, Farmer; President of IFOAM – Organics International; & author of The Myths of Safe Pesticides

12:30- 01:00 am
Film on Living Food by Tadpole Artists Repertory

01:00-02:00 pm

02:00-02:15 pm
A French Indian collaboration for Farmer's Autonomy: SOL and Navdanya
Healing Our Body

02:15-03:00 pm
Session 2: Food & Health Panel
Dr. G G Gangadharan, Ayurvedacharya, Director of M S Ramaiah Indic Centre for Ayurveda & Integrative Medicine
Dr. Bhushan Patwardhan, Director of Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences, University of Pune

03:00-04:30 pm
Book Release by Dr. Vandana Shiva, Navdanya & Dr. Bertrand de Hartingh of The Great Health Scam: Shocking Revelations from a Chef and a Scientist
Followed by a dialogue between the authors, a Scientist and a Chef: Dr. Gilles- Eric Seralini & Jérôme Douzelet.  

04:30-05:00 pm
Cultural Evening

05:00-06:00 pm
Performance by Tadpole Artists Repertory

06:30-07:30 pm
A Harmony Recital, Songs by Vidya Rao, renowned Thumri, Classical Singer

08:00 pm
A culinary experience in wholesomeness



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