Socio-cultural activities held at GoRurban camp

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 04 Jan 2018 11:29:55


Staff Reporte,

On Wednesday, GoRurban camp focused on culture and traditions of rural sector .The camp also organised interactive sessions with exerts to know about the challenges and issues faced by the villagers.
The rural culture to the interns who have come from metro cities to participate is very new and basic idea to imbibe the Atithi Devo Bhava concept in youth.

The villagers not only shared their challenges and issues they are facing with the young participants at youth camp but also explained them about importance of traditions in society . Atithi Devo Bhava  stands for ‘The guest is equivalent to God’ is taken from an ancient Hindu scripture which became part of the “code of conduct” for Hindu society.

Atithi Devo Bhava prescribes a dynamic of the host-guest relationship. Modern generation is witnessing evolution in terms of technology but at the same time moral conduct and other importance of our social culture which becomes foundation of our society is lacking .There is also need to imbibe Gandhian values among youth said Aneesh , one of the organizer of the national level youth camp .
In today’s world where there is a huge difference between Urban and Rural societies, ‘GoRurban’ aims to bridge the gap between the two lifestyles.

The aim of this camp is to strengthen the roots by exploring more about village.This time about
90 participants from twelve different states applied for the camp and out of which 22 participants from nine different states were selected.’ Go RURBAN’ is also a medium where youth can learn about Peace and Non Violence through self exploring and learning from the near surroundings, which is usually avoided in our far based education system.
This camp is also a start for all the participants for volunteering at least for two and half hours a week for the ‘Go RURBAN’ concept itself.

This camp is being held at Basant Guwan village of Tikamgarh district, Bundelkhand Madhya Pradesh f rom December 30 2017 and will conclude by January 4 2018. It is organised by the collaboration of Ekta Parishad and ANSH Happiness society.
Ekta Parishad has been working for the last 27 years for the rights on livelihood and land of marginalized and indigenous communities.

ANSH Happiness society is a youth based organization, which works for youth development through volunteerism.This collaboration is based on the strong rural base of Ekta parishad and the Urban participation of ANSH Happiness society.