The organisation worked on a shoestring for many years up to 2007 and so there were no cameras to record the activities. Thus, there are not many photographs of the people who played a major part in its activities or the many mass actions that were undertaken in the early years. Somehow after considerable searching some vintage pictures have been found and they are shown below to commemorate the vibrant longevity of this people's organisation. The first picture shows the people on a hunger strike demanding forest rights in 1989. This strike culminated successfully and ended more than two decades of oppression by the Forest Department on the adivasis of Alirajpur.
The next picture shows a rally being taken out in Alirajpur in the early 1990s demanding that instead of big dams small tanks should be built for sustainable and equitable water resource management.
The next picture shows a few activists and adivasi members preparing to settle down for the night at the first ever office of the Sangathan in Attha village. There was no electricity at that time in the late 1980s and the radio held by the woman activist Chittaroopa Palit more popularly known as Silvy was the only way to keep abreast with the goings on in the rest of the world.
The next picture shows a few other activists in a rural setting. In the middle are Shankar Tadavla and his wife Veena with their daughter flanked by Amit Bhatnagar and his wife Jayashree and Revji Phulia.
The next picture shows some of the activists of the organisation in the office in Alirajpur in the early 1990s.
The organisation has always stressed the importance of the conservation of the environment and the adivasi culture. The organisation used to host a "Jungle Mela' every year from 1987 onwards well into the mid 1990s as a signature of its efforts in this regard. The next picture is of one of these fairs.
Today only the adivasi full timers remain in Alirajpur to carry on the work as all the non-adivasi activists, some have been shown above while others have not, have moved on. But the great work that was done in the initial decade up to the mid nineteen nineties provided such a solid base that even today the Sangathan continues to make sparks fly!!