Friday, October 22, 2010

Kisan Swaraj Yatra in Chennai

The Kisan Swaraj Yatra is a nation-wide mobilization drawing fresh attention to the continuing agricultural crisis in India, and calling for a comprehensive new path for Indian agriculture – that will provide livelihood and food security for small farmers, keep our soils alive, and our food and water poison-free. The bus-Yatra started at the Sabarmati Gandhi Ashram on Oct 2nd, and pass through 20 states to reach Rajghat, New Delhi on Dec 11th (  As a part of the yatra, the yatri’s are arriving at Chennai on 25th of October an will travel through the state for the next 4 days from their arrival.  Agriculture , the back bone of India, today has been threatened by GM foods, land acquisition through SEZ and many more. To emphasize the threat of all these and to make people aware on safe food and consumption, Safe Food Alliance, Chennai invites you all to Welcome the yatri’s coming to Tamil Nadu.

VENUE: C D Nayagam School, Venkatanarayana Road T Nagar.

TIME & DATE: 4 to 6 PM, Monday October 25th 2010.

Program Schedule

3.30 – 4.15 –     Press conference

4.30 – 6.30 –     Welcome Ceremony                               Chief Guest 
Dr. V. Duraimanickam, Gen.Secy. Tamil Nadu Farmers Association

Special Speech

Dr. G. Nammalvar, Organic Farming Expert

Problems and Chellenges in Agriculture          - Yatri’s from the bus tour

Talk on the issue

 Dr. Vasanthi Devi, Former Vice Chancellor

Dr. C. N. Deivanayagam, President, Health India Association

Prof. Sultan Ismail, Soil Biologist.

Mrs. Revathi, Actress & Social Activist

Organizers: Safe Food Alliance - Tamil Nadu coalition for anti GM crops -  Poovulagin Nanbargal, reStore, Tamil Nadu Women’s collective, Tamil Nadu Natural Farmer’s Association and Alliance for Sustainable & Holistic Agriculture.

Contact person: R. Selva Ganapathy - 9790951652