Welcome to Lokmanthan 2022 to be held at Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra, Guwahati   Welcome to Lokmanthan 2022 to be held at Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra, Guwahati



22-24 September, 2022

About Us

Bharat has a heritage of knowledge sharing, public discourse, and intellectual brainstorming. For the last few centuries, India was in a state of insularity facing political and social precariousness which not only had an impact on its social and religious values but also on knowledge and economic prosperity. However, the essence of our Rashtriyata lay not in religious, political or administrative apparatus but on an immutable culture binding masses across the country. In the present time, Indian thinkers and leaders have invested to ready ourselves as a great nation exuding with confidence. Lokmanthan, a Colloquium of ‘Nation First’ Thinkers and Practitioners created a significant impact in public discourse in 2016 and 2018. It became one of the largest platforms to share, brainstorm and perorate on contemporary issues of the country that not only influences home but also the world. ‘Confluence of evolving nationalism, aspirations, social justice and harmony through empathy and sensitization culminating into social mobility using development as an instrument’ is the moving Mantra of the national convention.

Art, Literature, Media and Films have lead in shaping the society opinion about a country. Academic and economic prosperity and global footprint reflect credentials in the opinion. The new and young thinkers’ and practitioners’ generation has built present Bharat with deep philosophy and national context. Lokmanthan 2022 will unite the common wisdom of these national ambassadors and present the national character of its very own, with its very own heritage of past and confidence of present for Future of Bharat.

The first edition of the Lokmanthan which focused on Desh-Kal-Sthithi was held in 2016. It reoriented the discourse of Nation under the rubrics of ‘Decolonising Indian Mind’, ‘Identity, Aspirations and National Integration’, ‘Role of Art, Culture, History and Media in Nation Building’. In a short span of two months, five publications took place. There was an astounding participation in the colloquium.

Lokmanthan 2018, (Bharat Bodh: Jan Gan Man) was mainly intended to provide an ideological platform for multi-layered discussions on topics from arts to environment. The four days colloquium observed representatives from all strata of the society. Hon. Vice President of India, Sh. M. Venkaiah Naidu and the then Hon. Speaker of Lok Sabha, Smt. Sumitra Mahajan graced the event. With multiple publications and involvement of grassroot change makers the message of Lokmanthan was disseminated not only amongst intellectuals but also to common masses of India as along with discussions the manifestation of ideas were presented by various practitioners.

Session Details

21st - 24th September , 2022 Guwahati

Day 1: 21st Sept 2022, Wednesday

Time Topic Speakers
5.00 PM Inauguration of Exhibition 1. Chief Guest Bimal Bora, Minister of Industries & Commerce and Public Enterprises, and Cultural Affairs; Government of Assam.
2. Guest of honor Maharaja Sanajaoba leishemba, Manipur Hon’ble member of Rajya Sabha.
3. Tirthanka Das Kalita, Boudhik Pramukh, RSS Assam Kshetra.
6.00 PM Cultural Program Cultural Performance of North Eastern Communities
8.30 PM Cultural Program Performance of Neel Akash & Mangka Laihui

Day 2: 22nd Sept 2022, Thursday

Time Topic Speakers
07.30 AM - 8.15 AM Registration Participants & Delegates
08.30 AM – 09.30 AM Visit to Exhibition
10.00 AM – 11.45 AM Inaugural Session Chief Guest : Shri Jagdeep Dhankar, Honb'le Vice-President of India
Welcome Address and About Lokmanthan: Mananiya Akhil Bhartiya Sanyojak, Prajna Pravah Shri J. Nandakumar
Special Guest : Shri Himanta Biswa Sarma Chief Minister, Assam
12.00 PM - 01.00 PM Keynote Address : Lok Traditions of Bharat Dr. Kapil Tiwari
02.15 PM – 03.45 PM Faith and Science in Lok Traditions of Bharat Prof. Abhiraj Rajendra Mishra,
Prof. Neerja Gupta,
Shri Jishnu Dev Varma.
04.15 PM – 05.45 PM Lok Tradition and Importance of Genealogy Writing in Bharat Dr. Sukhdev Rao
Dr. Sunil Asopa
Dr. Bhanwar Singh Rao
Dr. Ranoj Pegu
06.30 PM – 07.15 PM Cultural Program Yakshagana by Yaksha Sinchana Trust
07.15 PM - 07.30 PM Cultural Program Jogati Dance, led by Manjamma Jogati
07.30 PM - 08.00 PM Cultural Program Cultural Presentations by NE States
8.30 PM - 10.00 PM Cultural Program Tetseo Sisters & Dikshu Sharma

Day 3: 23rd Sept 2022, Friday

Time Topic Speakers
07.45 AM – 08.30 AM Theme based art & cultural presentation Tribal Traditions for Environment & Nature Protection (Chhattisgarh )
09.15 AM – 10.45 AM Concept of Shakti in Lok Tradition Dr. Sonal Mansingh
Mata Pavitranand
Shri Manoj Shrivastava
11.15 AM – 12.45 PM Lok Tradition of Dharmik Yatrayen & Annadan in Bharat Dr. Pankaj Saxena
Dr. Mukund Datar
Prof. Banbina Brahma
Shri Mukesh Meshram
02.15 PM – 03.45 PM Parallel Session: Agriculture and Food in Lok Tradition Shri Parthasarathi Thapliyal
Shri Vishnu Manohar
Dr. B.R. Kamboj
Sushree Rahibai Soma Popere
Sushree Mamata bai Bhangare
02.15 PM – 03.45 PM Parallel Session: Education and Storytelling in Lok Tradition Prof Sujat Miri
Shri Girish Prabhune
Prof. Archana Barua
04.15 PM – 05.45 PM Culture of Instrument in Lok Tradition Prof. SA Krishnaiah
Shri Santosh Kumar
Shri Ashwin Mahesh Dalvi
06.00 PM – 07.10 PM Cultural Program Lok Mein Shakti Ki Aradhna By Sanskar Bharti
07.10 PM - 07.30 PM Cultural Program Bassant
07.30 PM - 08.00 PM Cultural Program Cultural Presentations by NE States
8.30 PM - 10.00 PM Cultural Program Mayuri Dutta & Kalpana Patowary

Day 4: 24th Sept 2022, Saturday

Time Topic Speakers
07.45 AM - 08.30 AM Theme based art & cultural presentation Common Marriage Traditions of Tamilnadu / Kerala , Rajasthan & Manipur & NE States
09.15 AM - 10.45 AM Sanskar and Sense of Kartavya in Lok Tradition: With Reference to Industrial Castes in Bharatiya Society Prof. Bhagwati Prakash
Shri Banwari
Shri TemJen Imna
11.15 AM – 12.45 PM Parallel Session: Environment & Biodiversity in Lok Tradition Shri Anantha Hegde Ashisar
Prof. Parimal Bhattacharya
11.15 AM – 12.45 PM Parallel Session: Environment & Water Conservation in Lok Tradition Shri Chandra Shekhar Singh
Shri Sachidanand Bharti
Shri Harsh Chouhan
2.00 PM - 4.30 PM Valedictory Function Chief Guest : Shri Arif Mohammad Khan Hon'ble Governor of Kerala
Shri Dattatreya Hosabale Hon'ble General Secretary Rastriya Swayamsewak Sangh.


Shri. Jagdeep Dhankar

Shri Arif Mohammad Khan Hon'ble Governor of Kerala

Ma. Dattatreya Hosabale

Shree J Nandakumar

Shree Himanta Biswa Sarma

Sonal Mansingh Ji

Padma Shri Dr. Kapil Tiwari

Prof Abhiraj Rajendra Mishra

Shree Jishnu Debbarma

Mata Pavitranand

Begam Batool

Shree Chandrashekhar Singh

Harsh Chauhan Ji

Sachidanand Bharti

Tem Jem Imna

Prof. Bhagwati Prakash Sharma

Manjamma Jogati

SA Krishaniah

Ashwin Dalvi

Banwari Ji

Girish Y. Prabhune

Prof. Sujata Miri

Prof. Archana Baruah

Vishnu Manohar

Dr. B R Kamboj

Parthasarthi Thapliyal

Pankaj Saxena

Prof. Mukund Raghunath Datar ji

Sh. Mukesh Meshram

Dr. Neerja A Gupta

Manoj Kumar Shrivastava

Anant Hegde Ashisar

Dr. Santosh Kumar

Bhanvar Singh Rao

Dr. Sukhdev Rao

Ranoj Pegu

Rahi Bai Popere

Mamata bai Bhangare

Pre Events

Ishan Manthan

Past Events

Lokmanthan 2016

Lokmanthan 2018

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