Rivers of Life is an initiative by Azim Premji University, the first of a series that aims to depict nature in all its forms depicting the splendor of our rivers through the vivid imaginations of young interns. Their work, intermeshed with generous contributions from civil society groups, come together to form a multi-layered narrative of the river.
School and college students from different corners of Bengaluru city are invited to explore different sections within the photo exhibition as well as interact with activists, researchers, folk artists, academics, and storytellers including engaging young students in creating river stories.
Seeds of environmental awareness and sustainable lifestyle choices are effective when sown at a young age. They contribute to the development of responsible individuals. Yet, the disconnect that exists between the younger generation and rivers is real. How many students in urban cities are lucky enough to be residing or regularly visiting beautiful rivers? How many get a chance to observe and learn about riverine ecosystems, their interconnections, and the impact of human interventions on these rivers?
Rivers of Life was conceptualised with high school children and college youth as the focus audience. Using knowledge-sharing exercises on rivers amongst urban children, we hope to create more awareness amongst the next generation of citizens.
Each day of the Rivers of Life exhibition will reach out to more than 300 school and college students. In addition, we will reach out to teachers through our Teacher Interaction workshops and encourage families to attend as well.
There are 4 online events, which can be viewed online (YouTube) using the links below. All can be attended by students as well as anyone else interested. There is no requirement for pre-registration.
|Session||Date and Time||Host|
|Future of Water & Youth||2 November 2022, 5 – 6 PM||Mansee Lal Bhargava|
|Cauvery Biodiversity and Landscape Day||4 November 2022, 2 – 6 PM||Seema Mundoli|
|Ganga-An Integral Part of India’s Towering River Basins||7 November 2022, 2 – 5 PM||Harini Nagendra|
|Bringing Rivers Back into our Collective Consciousness||16 November 2022, 2 – 4 PM||Harini Nagendra|
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