Events - Workshops, Seminars and Lectures

Workshops on environment, education, development, gender and other socio- economic issues are organised for CBOs, shikshikas, coordinators/supervisors, women, adolescent girls and youth. State and national level seminars and lectures have been organised in Almora.

Since 2010 the B. D. Pande Memorial Lectures have been organized inviting distinguished persons as follows:
• Dr. Karan Singh, scholar, former Governor and Union Minister, 2010 PDF | VIDEO
• Smt. Margaret Alva, H.E. the Governor of Uttarakhand, 2011 PDF
• Shri M. Hamid Ansari, the Vice President of India, 2011 PDF | VIDEO
• Shri Gopalkrishna Gandhi, former civil servant and Governor, 2012 PDF | VIDEO
• Sir Mark Tully, former BBC journalist in India, 2013 PDF | VIDEO
• Shri Javed Akhtar, lyricist, script writer and member Rajya Sabha, 2014 VIDEO
• Prof. CNR Rao, Bharat Ratna, eminent scientist, 2015 AUDIO
Sunita Narain, Noted environmentalist and Director General of Centre for Science and Environment, 2016 VIDEO
Admiral D K Joshi (retd.) VIDEO
Shri Muktesh Pant VIDEO
Shri Ramchandra Guha VIDEO

State level interactive workshops (Samvad) have been held since 2009 to promote discussions among the citizens of Almora town, CBOs from Uttarakhand, officials, scientists, lawyers, elected representatives and ministers in the union and the state government. Recommendations of these workshops are published and sent to the state government for incorporation in government policies.

At the request of some residents of Almora town, the “Sangoshthi” programme was started in September 2018 to enable people to meet and discuss a topical issue led by a keynote speaker. This is a monthly programme which usually lasts about an hour and a half.