LOKAYAT PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES: Second lecture
INVITATION to talk by Dr. SURENDRA GADEKAR
Lokayat is organising the second of its public lectures on the topic:
Nuclear Energy for whose benefit: People or America?
Speaker: Dr. Surendra GadekarDate: Saturday, August 23, 2008Time: 6 pmVenue: Lokayat Hall, 3rd Floor, Opp. Syndicate Bank, Near Nal Stop, Law College Road, Pune-4The talk would be followed by an interaction with Dr. Surendra Gadekar.About Dr. Surendra GadekarSurendra Gadekar is a renowned Gandhian anti-nuclear activist from Vedchhi, Surat. He did his Ph.D from IIT-Kanpur and then was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Iowa State University, USA from 1979 to 1981. Subsequently, he joined the faculty of Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Dr. Gadekar left his job in 1986 to work with the famed Gandhian Institute, Sampoorna Kranti Vidyalaya, in Vedchhi, Surat. The institute was started by the renowned Gandhian activist Narayan Desai. Here the emphasis is to live a life commensurate with one's beliefs. The activists here have been trying to attain self-sufficiency in food, clothing and shelter through manual work. They have also done immense work on renewable energy, including work on various kinds of solar cookers, biogas and micro-hydro systems. Dr. Surendra Gadekar is best known for his anti-nuclear work. He is famed as the editor of South Asia's most reputed anti-nuclear magazine, ANUMUKTI.Do join us for this talk on a very important subject, considering the hype that is being built around nuclear energy.
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