Module 2, Post 4 – National Adivasi Children’s Traditional Knowledge and Science Congress

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) helped organize a Traditional Knowledge and Science Congress for Adivasi (Indigenous) Children in 2010 in India. The aim was to make the adivasi children conscious of their traditional knowledge and practices in their own communities as well as in other communities,  make them aware of the importance and relevance of these practices and instill a sense of pride and confidence,  encourage them to seek solutions for addressing present day problems using traditional knowledge and improving on it,  foster a sense of solidarity amongst children from various adivasi communities regions and strengthen awareness of the scientific traditions and wisdom of adivasi communities among mainstream students and the public.

The detailed report of the Science Congress can be found at –

http://www.dhaatri.org/dhaatri/publications/nscsmall.pdf

The topics ranged from traditional agriculture, medicine, diet to music, art and sports.

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