Time: 11:00 am
IGNCA, RC Ranchi is organizing a Special Lecture (hybrid mode) in collaboration with Vikas Bharti, Bishunpur as a part of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ at Vikas Bharti, Bariatu Campus, Ranchi. The lecture would aim to elucidate the movement’s journey from inception to all the challenges that were laid by the British to crush the movement.
Safa Hor (Safa meaning clean and Hor meaning man) is a movement which began in the year 1868 by the Santhals of Santhal Pargana. The movement has been representing a self-disciplined fight for the protection of the traditional life values and cultural dignity of the Santhal society for nearly 150 years. The men of the community have long hair, empty bodied with white dhoti, rosary of Tulsi and Rudraksh around the neck. The women wear their hair open, their attire is white sari and tulsi rosary is tied around their head. The choruses of expressive songs and the chanting of ‘Ramo Naam’ are integral part of their culture.
Chief Guest – Padma Shri (Dr.) Ashok Bhagat, Secretary, Vikas Bharti Bishunpur
Guest of Honour – Prof. D.N. Verma, Retd. Professor, Department of History, Ranchi University
Speaker – Dr. R.K. Nirad, Senior Journalist, Ranchi
Welcome and Coordination – Dr. Kumar Sanjay Jha, Regional Director, Ranchi
Vote of Thanks – Ms. Bolo Kumari Oraon, Project Assistant, RCR
The lecture will be streamed live on IGNCA Facebook page.