Theme: Ecology from the Perspective of the Marginalized-Dalits, Adivasis and other backward classes.
Introduction: SAPI National workshop held at Bagaicha, Ranchi, Jharkhand from August 17-19, 2012, had 79 men and women from 8 States. It was participatory in nature, based on the theme: “Ecology from the perspective of the marginalized – Dalits, Adivasis and other backward classes. It called for taking more proactive responsibility to preserve and save Mother Earth (Ecology). The interactions and discussions during the workshop enabled the participants to come up with practical suggestions in response to certain challenges before SAPI; most importantly, making it independent and secular platform for lay leadership.