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With the critical problems facing our world today, it is increasingly important to prepare our young for deep engagement in their communities; to support them to be effective and reflective agents of positive social change; to give them a sound understanding of Governance, Law, Politics beyond textbook exposure; to equip them to confront ethical dilemmas with value based decisions.

In keeping with the urgent need of our times, History for Peace explored The Idea of Democracy at the annual conference for teaching history in Calcutta in August this year. Over a period of three days close to a hundred participants from across the country comprising of school teachers, university students, civil society actors got the opportunity to engage and discuss issues of relevance with scholars and public intellectuals such as Romila Thapar, Krishna Kumar, Apoorvanand, Sundar Sarukkai, Sudipta Sen, TM Krishna, Arvind Narrain, to name just a few.

The conference now travels to Ludhiana with the support of Takshila Education Society. Speakers/ workshop facilitators confirmed so far include: Krishna Kumar, Apoorvanand, Neha Pradhan, Gautam Bhatia, Asmita Prabhakar, Rohit Sharma (YLAC) and Arghya Sengupta (Vidhi Legal Centre).

The Idea of Democracy – chapter 2

10–13 November 2022

Delhi Public School, Ludhiana

We are excited to share that for the first time, this chapter of the History for Peace conference will cater to teachers as well as high school students!

  • The students' chapter of the conference will be conducted on 10 and 11 November 2022, and open to students of classes 9 to 12.

  • The teachers' conference will be held on 12 and 13 November 2022.

About Takshila Education Society: Takshila Educational Society is driven by the desire to influence and shape culture through its liberal knowledge platforms. These platforms have grown over 25 years of dedicated work in education through Delhi Public School at Patna, Pune, Ludhiana and Coimbatore, in social development through Parivartan, in art and culture through Arthshila, and in children’s literature and publishing through Ektara. Takshila serves to be an expression of knowledge through the diverse and liberal learning spaces it owns and the multi-faceted initiatives it supports across India.

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