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Theme 2017: Pune, a Confluence of Cultures

The Pune Heritage Festival 2017 brings to you an imagination of Pune’s future through a different perspective of Pune’s past. Our Festival Theme for this year – ‘Pune, a Confluence of Cultures’, is influenced by the fact that Pune, as we know, is growing exponentially. So many people from different parts of the country and nationalities are living in this city.
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Festival Inauguration Ceremony -Symposium on Urban Heritage

Symposium on Urban Heritage as a part of the Inaugural function of Sixth Pune Heritage Festival focuses on the present development scenario and the conservation dilemma in cities as well as the scope and benefits of heritage conservation. Jointly organised with Sustainability Initiatives, the symposium is structured around some case studies, presentations on heritage bylaws and panel discussions. We have invited different stakeholders to share … Continue reading Festival Inauguration Ceremony -Symposium on Urban Heritage

Profile #9: Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth

As per the directions given by Mahatma Gandhi during the Indian National Congress session held at Nagpur in 1920, Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth was established in 1921, as an educational memorial of Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak, ‘the Father of Indian Unrest’ and an advocate of National Education. The establishment of the Vidyapeeth was aimed towards imparting National Education conceived by Lokmanya Tilak. Shri Balmukund Lohia Centre … Continue reading Profile #9: Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth

Profile #8 : Bhavatal

Bhavatal started as the only Marathi language Magazine dedicated to improving environment literacy and awareness about issues on water and environment in the State. Bhavatal is not just a magazine! through lecture series and other activities the organization urges people to engage in dialogue on water and environment issues. This festival Bhavatal brings for you interesting lectures and free for all bus tour to know … Continue reading Profile #8 : Bhavatal

Profile #7: Maharashtra Vruksha Samvardhini (MVS) – Mission Devrai

Nature conservation is very much a way of life in India, deep rooted in our ancient culture. Our forefathers, in a unique way, have ensured biodiversity conservation with people’s participation. Sacred groves and forests are examples of such traditional wisdom. Sacred Groves are forest patches dedicated to the local deity, and faith and taboo play a very effective forest guarding mechanism restricting human interventions in … Continue reading Profile #7: Maharashtra Vruksha Samvardhini (MVS) – Mission Devrai

Profile #6: Film and Television Institute of India (Prabhat Film Studios)

Over the last century, cinema has been a way of life for Indians. The lush green campus of the FTII doubly stands for this way of life. It is the land of erstwhile Prabhat Film Company and currently houses the Film and Television Institute of India, the country’s top cinema school. Prabhat Film Company was founded in 1929 in Kolhapur and shifted here in 1933. … Continue reading Profile #6: Film and Television Institute of India (Prabhat Film Studios)

Profile #5: The Botanical Survey of India

The Botanical Survey of India established on 13th February 1890 is the apex research organization under the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change with the mandate of Survey, Collection, Identification, Documentation (including the traditional knowledge associated with plants) and ex-situ conservation of wild plant resources of the country. The Western Regional Centre in Pune is one of the oldest centres established. In the earlier days … Continue reading Profile #5: The Botanical Survey of India

Profile #2 : Ayurveda Rasashala

In Sanskrit, Ayurveda means “The Science of Life.” Join us for an insightful tour of the Ayurved Rasashala. Ayurveda Rasashala was established in 1935 to impart practical knowledge of manufacturing Ayurvedic drugs to Ayurveda Graduate students. During the visit, learn about the benefits of Ayurveda and get a chance to tour their facility and see how Ayurvedic medicines are manufactured from raw materials to the … Continue reading Profile #2 : Ayurveda Rasashala

Profile #4: Bharat Itihas Sanshodhak Mandal

“A single piece of authentic historical document can take us leaps and bounds in understanding our past”. This was a firm belief and a working principle of V.K.Rajwade, Maharashtra’s prodigious historian. It is to his and Khanderao Mehendale’s credit that study of history developed as a scientific branch of knowledge. Bharat Itihas Sanshodhak Mandal (BISM), the institute they both founded in Pune, has become a … Continue reading Profile #4: Bharat Itihas Sanshodhak Mandal