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kanthari Fest - SPREAD THE SPICE

TryVanDrum - International festival for social change makers

kanthari participants on balcony of the auditorium

ONE DAY EXPO OF IDEAS AND ACTIONS FOR SOCIAL CHANGE

In a world that is bombarded with negative news every day, the future seems to look bleak. However there are some people that don't accept the status quo. They ask why? or why not? They go against the stream, have overcome adversity and because of that developed a sense of ownership, motivation, creativity and passion to make the world a better place and they have the strength to be forces of good rather than victims of circumstance.

A Kanthari is a small but extremely spicy chili with numerous medicinal values. A kanthari is also a symbol for those who have the guts to challenge harmful traditions, who have fire in their belly and a lot of innovative ideas to make a positive difference. For us a kanthari is the name of a new type of leader – a leader who is positioned at the margins of society.

kanthari is also the name of our international training institute that offers a 12 month leadership program for those who have overcome adversity and who are keen to drive ethical social change. kanthari fosters participants from all over the world. Some have university degrees while others have little to no formal education. Some are blind or physically disabled, others have no disabilities at all.

2019 kanthari - Spread The Spice - TryVanDrum

TRY, to create a movement …
VAN, a vehicle to spread awareness and
DRUM to wake up society!

20 CHANGEMAKERS
9 COUNTRIES
20 PLANS TO ADDRESS SOCIAL ISSUES

FOUR THEMES:
ENVIRONMENT
DISABILITY
ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION
GENDER AND HUMAN RIGHTS

 

 PROGRAM

10.30 -  Inauguration by Chief Guest

10.45 to 11.30  -  Environment theme presentation

11.45  to 12.30  - Gender and Human Rights theme presentation

13.30  to 14.15 - Disability theme presentation

14.30 to 15.15  -  Alternative Education theme presentation

15:15 to 17:00 -  Interactive time with participants at their stall

17:00 to 18:00 -  Save Vellayani Lake Rally

18:00 to 20:30 - Live Music Fest by Manaveeyam Therovurkootam and kanthari participants

 

Spread the Spice highlights social issues from different regions of the world combined with possible solutions that are creative and relevant.
It seeks the participation of the public through dialogues, interactive sessions and games.

Don't miss this opportunity to explore, meet and interact!

GRAND MUSIC FINALE WITH BAND

OCTOBER 06, 2019
Time: 09:00 AM to 09:00 PM
MANAVEEYAM STREET, TRIVANDRUM