InDEC-ChalShiksha 2024

The India Democratic Education Conference (InDEC) aims to create a space for all stakeholders (children, educators, parents, and policy makers) to come together and interact and share ideas with respect to education in India.  Chal | chitra - is a name for films, literally moving pictures. Shiksha means education. So 'MoveEducation' or ChalShiksha, under Education Film Festival India (EFFI),  aims to create an event around films on all pedagogies but especially focused on new and innovative education practices

In 2024, we are organising the 5th InDEC and the 2nd ChalShiksha together for the first time.  

In line with democratic practices, the conference is inclusive and safe for children. We welcome anyone with an interest in education and films on education to be a part of the conference. The aim of the conference is not to promote any specific pedagogy but to explore practices that are humane, to enrich the democratic culture of both the worlds of education and films.

The conference will host film screenings, talks, workshops, open discussion forums, art, music, games and much more. A participant in the conference can choose to attend formal sessions, interact with other participants over a cup of tea or learn a skill through workshops.

A unique conference & festival where Presenters are participants; Participants are presenters.

Click below to view the InDEC-ChalShiksha 2024 Schedule

As participants confirm their session, the details will be regularly updated.
Some of the sessions have been structured and some kept open for participants to choose their venue and time slot depending on the nature of their presentation.

The InDEC-ChalShiksha event is intergenerational, so adults, youth & children may be part of every session.

Send us your films

The objective of the film festival is to showcase films on education. There is no festival so far with a focus on education. This is also to encourage filmmakers to make films around education and see it as an arena for exploration.

Categories for appreciation are as follows

Film submission is open from Dec 15, 2023 - Jan 15, 2024

InDEC-ChalShiksha 2024 Location Details

Location: Asia Plateau

Asia Plateau is located in the beautiful, lush green environment in Panchgani, a hill station in the Sahayadri Hills, 1300 metres above sea level.

Address : Asia Plateau

Panchgani 412 805

Maharashtra India

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Book your stall at InDEC-ChalShiksha 2024

Type of stalls available for registrations:

Contact: Rajitha +91  99871 93382

Residential Participant Terms & Conditions

Anyone and everyone who is interested in the worlds of education and films, and all that is in between, can join the Chalshiksha Film festival as a participant. Presenters are participants, participants are presenters. Individuals, families, filmmakers and young people from all over India and other countries are welcome.

The culture of Chalshiksha is created with respect for each being. 

Participants are expected to be mindful of the needs of those around them, to accept and respect one another as they agree, disagree, see each other’s points of view, as they exchange ideas and listen to one another…

How to travel to the location?

Panchgani is about 100 kms from Pune, and the nearest international airport, Mumbai, is 248 kms away. Direct luxury buses and taxis are available from Pune and Mumbai. Travel by road is the only way to reach Panchgani from these cities.

From Pune Railway Station, take a cab or auto to Swargate to board a bus. Both private and state operated buses can be accessed from Swargate. Inform the bus conductor that you need to get down at Asia Plateau (MRA Centre) on the Wai-Panchgani Road. 

For booking taxi from Pune airport or railway station or bus stand, please call Sanjay Kamble at +91 98602 66995.

InDEC - ChalShiksha 2024 - Travel and Stay Advisory

The conference will be informal, so please dress accordingly.

ChalShiksha 2022

Over 200 participants across all age groups came together in Bangalore for ChalShiksha 2022. Witness the event through photographs captured during the festival.

Official Press Release ChalShiksha 2022. Click here 

Press coverage by The Hindu. Click here

Press coverage by Deccan Herald. Click here 

Blog by Dr. Poorva Bhave.  Click here 

Google album ChalShiksha 2022. Click here