Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Health and Hygiene Awareness Camp

Awareness camp for promoting health and hygiene at Lucknow on 17th April 2017





An awareness camp for promoting health and hygiene was organized by SSRE's Project Manager, Dr. Safiya Zameer at a slum in Vinaikpuram, Vikasnagar, Lucknow on 17th April 2017. The camp was attended by people from different communities. A brief of the participants is given herein below,

Name
Age
Education
Cast/Religion
Profession of the bread
earner of the family
Nazam
22
8th
Muslim
E -Rickshaw
Naziya
23
5th
Muslim
Saloon
Gulshan Jahan
26
Only Quran
Muslim
Labour-Aara Machine
Maya
45
No education
Kahar
Construction Labour
Suman
40
No education
Kahar
Band Baja
Alimun
50
No education
Muslim
Domestic Worker (F)
Hina
23
5th
Muslim
Domestic Worker (F)
Nagma
23
4th
Muslim
Electricity work
Rohini
20
7th
Kahar
Driver
Md.Jaleel
60
No education
Muslim
No source of income
Shahnaz
22
No education
Muslim
Mutton shop
Vineeta
30
No education
Kahar
Catering
Akeela bano
45
Only Quran
Muslim
Domestic Worker (F)
Shahnaz
30
No education
Muslim
Mutton shop
Sahara Bano
32
No education
Muslim
Domestic Worker (F)

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Musical Evening Dedicated to World Peace









On 22ndOctober, 2016, Society for Social Regeneration & Equity (SSRE) in association with the Kolkata Chapter of the Euphrates Institute, USA, organised an evening of RabindraSangeet (music composed by Tagore) dedicated to World Peace in memory of Daniel Pearl (who besides being a journalist was also a gifted musician), as part of the series of events called Daniel Pearl World Music Days (held annually during his month of birth; he was born on 10th October). The evening had performances by a couple of vocalists from Presidency University, Kolkata and a dramatic presentation from a student theatre group called Stage 8 Theatre Productions.

The vocalists were Dr Niladri Roy, Assistant Professor, Department of Performing Arts and NilanjanChatterjee, Student of MA (History), both from Presidency University, Kolkata, where the Honorary Executive Director of the Youth Outreach Programme of SSRE, Dr Navras J Aafreedi teaches as Assistant Professor in its Department of History, who spoke for a few a minutes at the start of the programme along with Sohini Jana, the Leader of the Kolkata Chapter of the Euphrates Institute, USA. Also present on the occasion was Shuma Talukdar, General Secretary, SSRE. 

Saturday, 19 December 2015

Conf on Mass Violence & Memory under SSRE Holocaust Awareness Campaign

Society for Social Regeneration & Equity (SSRE) in collaboration with Jindal Global University and the Middle East Institute New Delhi and in association with the US Holocaust Memorial Museum organised a two-day-multidisciplinary-international Conference on Mass Violence and Memory as part of its Holocaust awareness campaign with the objective of generating Indian scholarly interest in Holocaust (Shoah) studies. The conference was held at the Jindal Global University in Sonipat, Haryana, near Delhi, on 18th and 19th May 2016 and was jointly convened by:
The conference attracted participants from thirteen countries. 

Mass Violence is an ineluctable truth of world history, in fact there has never been a time without it. While the international community continues its efforts to prevent it till today, its deterrence has varied immensely from one decade to another and from one geographical region to the other. What causes mass violence and how it can be prevented are questions that continue to trouble us. The varying scales and magnitudes of mass violence have attracted a range of definitions and nomenclatures, like genocide, ethnic cleansing, pogrom, etc., and triggered debates about their usage. The aftermath of mass violence is just as troubling as mass violence itself for it raises the questions of acknowledgement of the event, rehabilitation of the survivors, reconciliation between the perpetrator and the victim, and coming to terms with the harsh reality of memory politics.  Papers from different academic disciplines were presented at the conference to help us comprehend mass violence and memory with reference to the sub-themes listed below, but certainly not limited to them. Papers that underscore the need for Holocaust and Genocide Education in India were in sharp focus. The sub-themes covered at the conference were the following:

Causes
Warning Signs
Propaganda
State’s connivance or inaction
State’s response
Complicity
Hateful or Inflammatory Speech
Role of the Press and Mass Media
Memorialization
Conflicting Narratives
International Response
Role of the Academia
Cinematic Responses
Literary Responses
Judicial Response
Justification of Violence

Comparative Studies
Denial or Minimization
Trauma
Reconciliation
Genocide Education/Mass Violence Studies
Resistance to Genocide Education/Mass Violence Studies
Displacement
Rehabilitation
Holocaust/Shoah as point of reference
Mass Atrocities
Challenges of Definition and Nomenclature
 
One can read more about the conference on its blog.

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Holocaust Memorial Day commemorated by SSRE



International Holocaust Memorial Day (as declared by the United Nations) was commemorated by an intern of the Society for Social Regeneration & Equity (SSRE), Akshay Saroha, a First Year Student of MA (Political Science & International Relations), by screening the documentary film, I'm Still Here on 27th January, 2015 at his institution Gautam Buddha University, to make his fellow students aware of the Holocaust and stimulate a discussion on what can be done to prevent the occurrence of mass violence.

Friday, 23 January 2015

Call for Applications for SSRE Internships under its Campaign for the Promotion of Cross-Cultural Understanding





Society for Social Regeneration & Equity (SSRE) invites applications from postgraduate students for unpaid non-residential internships as part of its campaign to promote cross-cultural understanding. Interns would be expected to rope in foreign students enrolled at institutions in India to volunteer to speak about their culture, values, family life and their experiences in India, at campuses across the country, and entertain questions, with the aim of breaking the stereotypes and dispelling the misconceptions Indians often have of foreigners, which sometimes lead to violent clashes. Each intern would be expected to organize at least two or four such events involving foreign students every month at their campus.

Every intern will be expected to submit a detailed report at the end of each month and a six-month report at the end of the fellowship tenure. At the completion of the six-month internship, the intern would be awarded a certificate and a testimonial.
 
Application should include the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A scanned image of the Student Identity Card
  • Essay explaining why the applicant is interested in promoting cross-cultural understanding and what they intend to achieve by it and how. The applicant should explain their plan of action clearly with a tentative schedule.

The shortlisted applicants would be asked to come with their original documents for a round of interviews. Following which the selected candidates will be informed through email.

Applications should be emailed to social.regeneration.and.equity@gmail.com with the subject heading “SSRE Internship Application”.