About Samvaad

Samvaad, a platform for exchanging ideas and thoughts on tribalism in India, will complete its fifth year. Tribal communities from the length and breadth of the country and overseas have converged on this platform and taken the lead in initiating discourse on issues that govern them. Each edition of Samvaad has been a meeting ground for over 1,200 tribal artists, development practitioners, social activists and experts from different walks of life. Samvaad commemorates the birth anniversary of tribal freedom fighter Birsa Munda and Jharkhand’s statehood day, on Nov 15.

Cognizant of the need to work on developing our tribal youth for leadership roles, this year, the theme for Samvaad is: 'Coming Together for Social Change'. We realise that our communities have an innate flair of self-sustenance, which traditionally stems from their proximity to natural surroundings. One only needs to ignite the passion of introspection among them and 'enable' a sense of direction to their thoughts.

Did you know?

  • The single largest platform backed by any corporate house, Samvaad draws over 1,200 tribal artists, scholars, thinkers, development practitioners and experts from other walks of life, annually.

  • Samvaad is fast growing as an eco-system for tribes’ dialogue, discussions, celebration and dissent.

  • Aspiring tribal youth leaders have been handpicked and nurtured at Tribal Leadership Programme (TLP), a crucial initiative in the Samvaad universe.

  • Samvaad has emerged as a platform where tribal thoughts and voices manifest in various forms –panel discussions, paper presentations, cultural performances and film screening.

  • Regional Samvaads organised in different parts of the country make Samvaad more participatory and broad-based.