As a part of its week long activities to commemorate Quit India Day and recreate the spirit of Independence, Lokayat is organising a series of programs:


Lokayat is organising the following programs between Aug 9-15:

Program 1: August 9, Friday, QUIT INDIA DAY

Public Meeting and Poster Exhibition

Venue: Shaniwar Wada, Pune.
Time: 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm

Program 2: August 10, Saturday

    Film Festival – ‘In Defence of Our Dreams’            

Venue: Lokayat Hall, Opp. Syndicate Bank, Law College Road, Near Nal Stop, Pune

Time: 2 pm to 8 pm

Films to be screened:

1) Food Inc. 

Director: Robert Kenner 90 mins

Documentary on how corporations are seeking to take control of the global food supply

2) Baphlimali 173 

Dir. Amar Kanwar – 26 mins

Resistance movement of Kashipur tribals of South Orissa against bauxite mining and aluminium cos.

3) For the sake of development 

 Dir. Nahanyate 30 mins

On the Nandigram genocide

4) TATA Landmines Adivasis 

Dir. A. K. Pankaj 20 mins

Firing on fighting adivasis by Tatas on Jan 2, 2006

5) Source of Life for Sale 

Dir. K. P. Sasi 70 mins

On water privatisation and peoples struggles

6) Walmart – The High Cost of Low Price 

Dir. Robert Greenwald 20 mins

On Wal-Mart’s assault on everyday lives of families and struggle of communities against it

7) The New Rulers of the World 

Dir. John Pilger 50 mins

On the impact of globalisation on Indonesia

Program 3:  August 11, Sunday (after Lokayat meeting)

Film Screening:   At the Crossroads

Director: Deba Ranjan (The director will be present to lead the discussion)

Time: 6 pm – 8 pm

Venue: Lokayat Hall, 3rd Floor, Opp. Syndicate Bank, Law College Road, Near Nal Stop, Pune.

Synopsis of film:

On the huge projects coming up in Orissa in the name of development, and the massive displacement of the local people. 


Program 4: August 15, 2013 INDEPENDENCE DAY

Seminar: Globalisation and its Impact on India’s Sovereignty

Speaker: Prof. Rahul Varman

Professor, Dept. of Management and Industrial Engineering, IIT – Kanpur

Time: 6 pm to 8 pm

Venue: Lokayat Hall, 3rd Floor, Opp. Syndicate Bank, Law College Road, Near Nal Stop, Pune. 


In solidarity

Neeraj Jain

Convenor Lokayat

Neeraj Jain, Lokayat
Flat No. 20, Building No. A-3,
Ishanya Nagari, Warje,
Pune – 411 058
Ph. Mobile 094222 20311
Landline: 020-25231251