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The development of the concept of lokavidya and generally the focus on vidya in socially and politically significant aspects of life dates back to 1995. It owes its genesis to the thought and work of three organisations in the preceeding period, namely Mazdoor Kisan Niti group (Kanpur), PPST Foundation (Chennai) and Nari Hastakala Udyoga Samiti (Varanasi) and specifically to the concrete context of the Congresses of Traditional Sciences & Technologies of India (1993 Mumbai, 1995 Chennai, 1998 Varanasi).

Lokavidya Mahadhiveshan (Third Congress of Traditional Sciences & Technologies of India) and the simultaneous beginning of the publication of the Lokavidya Samvad gave some shape to the social pursuit focussed on vidya. The workshop Dialogues on Knowledge in Society organised by Indigen Research Foundation, Pune, and Lokavidya Samvad, Varanasi, at World Social Forum 2004 in Mumbai gave this pursuit a further impetus.

In August 2004 the Vidya Ashram got off to a start at Sarnath.


Photo: Ram Sundar, Ram Saputtar and Shri Ram , Agaria men from Pendari in Wadruff Nagar, Balrampur district in Chhattisgarh smelting iron as a demonstration in Varanasi in 1993

Recent Activities:

किसान कारीगर महापंचायत, 16 अक्टूबर 2016, वाराणसी

लोकविद्या जन आंदोलन (लोजआ ) राष्ट्रीय बैठक, 17 अक्टूबर 2016, वाराणसी

Vidya Ashram National Meet 27-28 Feb. 2016this is a pdf file

Kisan-Karigar Panchayat in Varanasi 15-16 Nov. 2015


Lokavidya Prapancham March 25,2018this is a pdf file

Struggles for Living Learning: Lina Dukuzovic, Transversal.AT, Viennathis is a pdf file

Sabhi Ki Aay Pakki...(booklet in Hindi, English, Bangla, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, Urdu)this is a pdf file

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Kisan Karigar MahaPanchayat Parcha -4this is a pdf file

Kisan Karigar MahaPanchayat Parcha -3this is a pdf file

Kisan Karigar MahaPanchayat Parcha -2this is a pdf file

Kisan Karigar MahaPanchayat Parcha -1this is a pdf file