India Lies in You -Is what is good for the society good for the self?
India Lies in You is a celebration of individual achievements as also an appreciation of what an individual can achieve for the uplift-ment of the society to which he or she belongs. It is an acknowledgement of the fact that Indi-ans should move ahead together, not by leaving one behind. We are intrinsically linked to the society we belong to, to its progress or decay. Truly every one of us is a part of everyone else
This was a one day event conducted on 30th January, 2010 at RavindraBhavan, Margao. The core of the event was the screening of the movie “MANTHAN” followed by a panel discus-sion on the topic –“Is what is good for the soci-ety good for the self? It is possibly the only film ever to be sponsored by Indian farmers. The movie is about how a milk co-operative society was formed in Gujarat. It is story of courage and sheer dedication to reach their goal of setting up the co-operative society. A typical example which explains the core theme of the event. The movie revolves around a veterinary surgeon (a character based on the now famous Dr Kurian) who comes to a village to set up a milk co-operative society for the local herdsmen and their families who were over the decades tor-tured by heartless zamindars. The society was an ultimate solution to generate income for these poor farmers/herdsmen and to outdo with the zamindari pressures. The challenge faced by him to educate the villagers about the advantage of having this in their village and finally even after him leaving the village the movement continues till date and is now known as the famous Amul Co-operative Movement.
The screening of the movie was fol-lowed by a panel discussion. The moderator for the discussion was Ms. Yogita Limaye, (senior correspondent – Anchor CNN IBN.) There were several eminent personalities for the discussion, Mr. G Muralidharan, (Chief Mentor, Akshara Net-work) , Mr. Venkat Krishnan N (Director, GIVE INDIA Foundation and Co-Founder, Eklavya Educa-tion Foundation), Mr. Sachin Tendulkar( Sr. Pro-gram Manager at Mineral Foundation of Goa), Mr. Ramesh Kulkarni (Author of 2 films "The American Way...","The Purpose of Life").
The next programme was social entre-preneurship plan competition. The main focus of the business plan was its benefit to society. After that was Oorja, a creative dance competi-tion. Then was community video competition followed by Poster competition and last but not the least kids drawing competition. The pro-gramme was concluded with prize distribution.