PIDT encourages integration of activists within the community to facilitate genuine understanding and investment in the work, and to build trust and mutual respect with the villagers. This process further serves to model a collaborative relationship between groups with disparate life experiences and social standing within the established order, and to recognize explicitly the stake we have in each other’s lives.
The strength drawn from solidarity is leveraged for intervention in mundane forms of exploitation that the people have suffered for ages, unleashing the symbolic power of small timely acts of resistance to rupture the status quo and catalyze social change.
A century ago, in the year 1901, Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore founded a school in a wilderness near a small town ninety miles away from the bustling city of Calcutta. The school became famous as 'Patha Bhavan'. The inculcation of ancient values in those troubled years in Bengal reflected in the teaching in this school. The small school, in later years, was transformed into an important centre of learning which produced many illustrious students.read more >>
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