Anthropos India Foundation
Being a Teacher & Being a student: A Divine Relationship - A Talk Show Series
Anthropos India Foundation, in collaboration with DRTSPR Channel, has started a Talk Show Series to give a platform to young minds to discuss the challenges they face as youngsters. The aim is to bring the children and experts from different fields to have an Open house to understand the issues children face these days. 5th September, a day to celebrate the divine relationship of a student and a teacher, was thought to be the best day to start the series. The event started with the introductory speech by Dr Sunita Reddy, who underlined the value of a teacher in moulding the future generation. It was followed by the panel discussion that attracted a large audience from varied age groups to put forth their opinions and experiences. Children of different age groups, from class 8 to young adults from undergraduate courses in various universities across India, shared their experiences. They emphasized how their educator’s values of empathy, compassion, determination, and relentless effort are pivotal in shaping their young minds and preparing them for future exploration. Teachers and professors with remarkable expertise and contributions in the field of education covered a wide range of issues children face in a particular geographical and social milieu. They highlighted the need to develop an inclusive educational model to overcome pandemic-induced challenges.
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E- resource Centre launched
Anthropos India Foundation launched Anthropological E-resources on 27th October 2021 to mark the foundation's tenth anniversary. This new initiative taken up by the foundation makes published works of all the anthropologists from across the country available in one place (http://www.anthroposindiafoundation.com/e-resources.html). This unique resource centre will further promote the discipline of Anthropology by bringing diverse academic contributions to one place to facilitate research and broaden the existing knowledge base for students and researchers. The event began with the address of the founder member of AIF, Dr Sunita Reddy who shared the new website with the audience. This was followed by the inaugural talk on the visibility of the anthropology discipline by Professor Abhijit Guha. His experiences over the years were crucial to underline how anthropology could effectively provide analysis of both traditional concepts and contemporary problems. Other speakers, including Prof Shree Bhagwan Roy and Professor Shalini Mehta, highlighted the need to bring the work of anthropologists to public attention and promote their contributions. Through the active participation of eminent anthropologists, the interactive event was the first step towards the goal of permeating disciplinary boundaries and providing every individual with the resources to work towards a better future. Prof. Tanka Subba, Prof Gregory, Prof Deepak Behera and other notable senior anthropologists graced the online launch. This E-resource centre will serve as a hub for all the valuable contributions made by Indian anthropologists.
Event youtube link: https://youtu.be/EL9s8_kSdRU
“Childhood Matters” Digital Magazine Launched
On the eve of Children’s Day, Anthropos India Foundation launched a participatory, bilingual, quarterly Digital Magazine ‘Childhood Matters’- ‘Bolta Bachpan’ to build awareness about child protection and child rights among the masses. The digital magazine launch took place at Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA) and was graced by academicians, experts, child rights activists, members of child commissions, children and the NGO sector. The magazine was released by Ms. Rosy Taba, Hon. Member, National Commission of Protection of Child Rights; Dr Rajendra Dhar, Hon. Member, Consumer Courts Delhi; Mr Amitabh Srivastava, senior journalist; Ms Jyoti, Executive Director (Training and Capacity Building) from Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation; Mr Hiralal Wangnoo, from SOS Children’s Village and the editors of the magazine. The magazine was also launched digitally via Zoom Platform. The event was live telecasted by the DRTSPR Channel of Dr Siva Reddy. Given the increasing crimes against children, this magazine is a humble effort to reach out to all the members of society to do their bit to protect children and make their world safer.
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AIF and PRAYAS- Painting Competition
AIF and Prayas organized a painting activity with Children in Tuglakabad Prayas Home on the 29th November 2021. Many young children participated in the Painting Competition and also won prizes.
DILLI INDIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: 14-15 December 2021, IGNCA, New Delhi
Given the interest in visual anthropology and ethnographic films, Anthropos India Foundation collaborated with Faces Media House, to organize Dilli India International Film Festival on 14th and 15th Dec. 2021. Faces Media House organized this Film Festival in collaboration with JNU, (SAPHIRE), Jean Monnet Project strengthening and promoting EU Studies across India, cofounded by the European Union, Indira Gandhi National Center for Arts, Embassy of Hungary, New Delhi, Oxford Documentary Film Institute, Benhur’s Forum for Theatrical Arts (BFTA), JOKERTheatre Group and The Filmistaan. The event was one of the largest and most promising film festivals for filmmakers across countries. This festival provided a global platform for young amateur and professional filmmakers to showcase their Digital stories. The mission of the Film Festival was to promote cross-cultural productions and the mutual exchange of creative expressions classified into various kinds of films- Short films and Documentaries, Ethnographic Films, Films on Public health, Films on and for Children were screened. Films and filmmakers joined worldwide, and the Festival received over 70 films from more than 20 countries. These films were shot with different formats and cameras. These films showcased European Union and Indian culture, various aspects of education, the digital world, the environment and the lives of eminent people from different fields.
Panel Discussion on Anthropology of Children
On the occasion of World Anthropology Day, on 17th February 2022, Anthropos India Foundation organized the Panel Discussion on the Anthropology of Children. The panelists were Dr. Satish Ranjan, Molecular Immunologist and Covid 19 Advisor to the Government of India; Mr. Amitabh Srivastava a senior journalist; Ms. Malvika Joshi, Storyteller and cultural expert; Dr. Garima Dalal, Assistant professor, JNU. We also had some guest speakers, Prof Shalina Mehta, Prof Amitabh Pande, Prof Rajni Lamba, Dr Nemmthian Guite and Prof A K Sinha, who shared their views and made the discussion more vibrant. We also released the second issue of our bilingual Digital Magazine on occasion to mark our commitment towards child rights and child protection. The Content Writing Creative Competition Results were also declared after the Panel Discussion.
Content Writing Competition
On the occasion of World Anthropology Day, Anthropos India Foundation organized the Creative Writing Competition on ‘Child Rights and Child Protection’ for young scholars. The winners were announced on world Anthropology Day and are as follows:
• First Position: Priyanka: Ph.D. Research scholar, Department of Anthropology, Ranchi University, Jharkhand
• Second Position: Dr. Swati: Assistant Professor at the Department of Anthropology, Karnatak College, Dharwad
• Third Position: Shweta Srivastava: Program Coordinator, USF Noida.
A Certificate of participation was given to all the young writers who had participated in the Competition.
International Conference on From the Partition to the Pandemic: Convergences in the Humanities, 16th -17th March 2022
An international conference on blended mode “From the Partition to the Pandemic: Convergences in the Humanities” was organized by the Department of English and IQAC, Chandrakona Vidyasagar Mahavidyalaya, VU, in collaboration with Anthropos India Foundation (AIF), New Delhi on 16th and 17th March 2022. With the enthusiastic participation of 13 paper presenters and nine eminent speakers in the panel, the conference was held both online and offline. Over 100 candidates registered for the conference and the same strength was maintained throughout. The session started on 16th morning with the lamp lighting ceremony followed by the technical sessions. On the second day of the conference, the students of Vidyasagar University sang the National Anthem of India and Bangladesh with the closing remark and vote of thanks by Dr. Madhuri. After the conference, a certificate of appreciation and participation was dispatched to all the participants.
Digital Magazine, “Childhood Matters” release of the Third Issue on 15th June 2022
Anthropos India Foundation released the third issue of the Bilingual Digital Magazine on 15th June 2022 through an online platform. The editors, contributors, teachers, senior members, and young students attended the release. Prof Geetika Ranjan contributed the Guest editorial for this issue and praised the effort of AIF. Other senior editors, Shri Amitabh Srivastav, Dr Garima Dalal, Dr Samana Madhuri, and Mrs Poonam Kudesiya, shared their thoughts about the Digital Magazine. We also had writers who had contributed their articles to this issue - Ms Mini, Ms Archana Yadav,Mumuksha Porwal, Habiba Haroon and Aviraj Arora, whose attendance made the event special.
Webinar on Digital Children: The Anthropology of Wellbeing
Anthropos India Foundation, in collaboration with United India Anthropology Forum (UIAF) and UIAF-CRD 11 Anthropology of Children, Youth and Childhood, conducted a webinar on Digital Children: The Anthropology of Wellbeing on 15th September 2022. Prof Deepak Behera, President UIAF chaired the session and Dr Sunita Reddy, Founder Chairperson AIF, moderated the three-hour-long deliberations. The expert panelists for the day were Dr Alison Kahn, Director of the Oxford Documentary Institute; Prof Eef Hogervorst, Professor of Biological Psychology at Loughborough University; and Dr Aditya Deshbandhu, Lecturer of Communication, Digital Media Sociology at the University of Exeter, UK. Three presentations discussed how anthropologists, psychologists and public health sector workers could help change the nature of childhood experiences due to emerging technologies. The webinar was attended by scholars, researchers and faculty members who actively participated in the discussion round. Prof S Gregory, Member Secretary, UIAF summarized the whole session and gave a Vote of Thanks towards the end.