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National Seminar On Means and Strategies for Livelihood of the Subalterns

About the Seminar
After air and water, livelihood is the most important thing for the survival of a human being. The topic of the seminar “Means and Strategies for livelihood of the subalterns” is most relevant by its nature and significance to all the walks of life. Hence, it is a topic of interest for the scholars of different streams of knowledge like Sociology, Social Work, Economics, Political Science, Public Administration, Home science, Textile Design, Management, Commerce, etc. The proposed seminar comprises of two plenary sessions of prominent significance for both established and young scholars.
Main Themes of the Seminar
• Different means of livelihood for subalterns.
• New horizons of Akola Dabu Print : More livelihood opportunities to Chippa caste.
• Opportunities for better quality of life for subalterns.
• Role of NGO’s for rural livelihood.
• Government and Non Government planning for the livelihood of the subalterns.
The place : Chittorgarh
Chittorgarh is synonymous with the chivalry of Rajputs, which is etched, in golden letters in Indian History. Chittorgarh proudly displays the remnants of its glorious past in the ruined forts and palaces, which have now become the tourist attractions in India. The history of Chittorgarh speaks of the bravery and self-sacrifice of Rajput men and women who bravely fought to the last the invaders who attacked the city of Chittorgarh three times in the medieval period. According to the legend, Ala-ud-din Khilji, the Sultan of Delhi, was just allowed to see the reflection of Queen Padmini in a mirror while she stood behind a pavilion in the palace. Ala-ud-din was so smitten by her beauty that he invaded Chittorgarh to possess her. Rajput women who preferred death to dishonour at the hands of the enemy performed jauhar or mass immolation on a huge pyre. Chittogarh has witnessed about three such jauhars.
The prime tourist attraction in Chittorgarh is the fort of Chittorgarh, which is located on a steep hill beside the main township. The chhatris or memorials of Jaimal and Kalla which mark the spots where they fell while bravely defending the fort during a siege in 1586 speaks for the valor of Rajputs. Rana Kumbha Palace is an important spot and it is believed that Queen Padmini had performed jauhar in one of its cellars. The Archeological Museum, the Singa Chowri Temple, and the Fateh Prakash Palace and Museum adjacent to Rana Kumbha Palace are worth visiting. The Victory Tower or Vijay Stambh is one of the main tourist attractions of the fort. The Tower of Fame or Kirti Stambh is another important monument, built in 12th century and is dedicated to Adinath, the first Jain Tirthankara (spiritual leader).
Currently a district headquarter of Rajasthan, Chittorgarh is an emerging industrial centre with Hindustan Zinc Ltd. and cement plants of Birla Group, Grasim Group and JK Group situated in nearby areas and the blooming marble stone industry. It is also well known for textile cluster situated at Akola in the district.
Travel
By Air:The nearest airport is Dabok Airport (Maharana Pratap Airport) at Udaipur, which is about 90 kms from Chittorgarh.
By Rail:Chittorgarh railway station is beautifully placed on the banks of River Gambheri. The Chittorgarh railway station is well connected with other major cities in India namely, Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Udaipur, Jaipur, Kota and Delhi. If you prefer luxury travel, then there is no better choice than the train, Palace on Wheels, which offers a truly regal experience.
By Road:There are regular bus services from Chittorgarh to other cities in India. The distance from Chittorgarh to major Indian cities are - Delhi (583kms), Mount Abu (297kms), Jaipur (325kms), Indore (325kms) and Ajmer (185kms).
Who Can Attend?
Academicians, Research Scholars, Consultants, Social Workers, Bureaucrats, Industry executives and Students.
Guidelines for Paper Submission
• Paper Abstracts (not exceeding 250 words), should reach us on or before 29 September 2009.
• Mention name of the author/s, organization name, e-mail-id, fax, telephone number, title of the paper.
• The length of the manuscript should not exceed 10-12 pages (between 1000 to 1200 words.), inclusive of tables, figures, illustrations and references. Font : New Times Roman, Size: 12 pt.
• Poster presentations by research scholars on relevant themes will also be held. Abstract of the poster (not more than 250 words) should reach the organizers on or before 29 September 2009.
• The researchers have to display their posters during an assigned time while other conference participants view the presentation and interact with the author.
• Abstract and full paper must be submitted by e-mail in Word document fomat and emailed to:
drhmkothari@yahoo.co.in OR kothari_designer@yahoo.com
• The decision of the reviewers would be final and binding.
Registration Fees:
Academician Rs. 500/-
Research Scholar Rs. 300/-
Registration fee includes conference material, refreshment, lunch, local transportation and accommodation on twin sharing basis. Besides this, other accommodations on payment basis, will also be made available in the town with a number of luxurious A/c, non A/c rooms at Hotel Panna, RTDC, Meera, Pratap Palace, Padmini etc. Kindly intimate us about your arrival well in advance so as to ensure a comfortable stay in the town.
Beyond the Seminar
Rajasthan is an area with abundant natural beauty and scenic landscapes with a number of scenic spots like Udaipur, Mount Abu, Kumbalgarh etc. Tours to the nearby places can be arranged at the request of delegates.


Chief Patron
Prof. M.C. Porwal
Principal, M.P. Govt. P.G. College, Chittorgarh (Raj.)

Patron
Dr. Adityendra Rao
Vice Principal, M.P. Govt. P.G. College, Chittorgarh (Raj.)

Convenor
Dr. H.M. Kothari
Head, Department of Sociology
M.P. Govt. P.G. College, Chittorgarh (Raj.)
Tel No. (O) 01472- 241041 (R) 240334
Mob. No. 094144 18711


Organising Committee
Dr. Piyush Sharma
Dr. Ashutosh Vyas
Smt. Hemlata Mahawar

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