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Audio - V.T. Jayadevan  

Audio abstract: A farmer today helps bring the strayed humanity back to track, to live a life of mutual fecundity with Earth. They live among us as herbs that can heal the wound of humanity. As we beat a Drum at the temple of Lord Siva, singing, “You are the eye of the world, open your eyes - the fire of life, open your eyes - let this world be the light”, we need to do the same and sing to awaken and strengthen the wisdom of the farmers. The role of the artist here is to beat the drum and to sing to awaken the dormant wisdom that the farmers hold. 
The soil becomes complete only when the seeds sprouts, the seed sprouts only when it is touched by water. 
The water does not have colour, form, fragrance and taste, but when it touches the seed it sprouts all these. 
The role of Art is that. To touch. 
It is not the art that should assume 
the colour, form and fragrance 
but that which it tries to touch.
The remaining four pillars speak on why we have come to the farmers
Solutions to environmentally and socially damaging human practices today requires re-establishing the connection with agriculture and other earth-caring practices. Agriculture is not a technical activity of applying science to food production but rather a socio-cultural practice, rich with deep rooted meanings for the people involved. Agriculture is farming and farming is responsible keeping, breeding, and rearing. It is soil, seed, moisture, warmth, air, vulnerability, and also pests, weeds, and affection. It is observation and staying alert, it is people and relationships. Industrial agriculture is the antonym of it
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