Social Action Seminar on Constitution and Its Principles, held by JPIC Commission at DITH, Kengeri, Bengaluru on 18th & 19th August. Fr. Alwyn Dias, Provincial Minister and President of JPIC Commission, Fr. Richard Pais, Director of KROSS, Bengaluru, Fr. Vijay Kumar, Chairperson of JPIC, Fr. Naveen D'Souza, Vice-Rector of DITH, Fr. Vinod Mascarenhas, Secretary of JPIC and Sr. Jane were dignitaries for the inaugural session. The First Session was the interaction on the Preamble –the basic structure and its values by Ms. Poorna Ravishankar Researcher & Lawyer Alternative Law Forum. Second Session was on Fundamental Rights (principles) and duties by Venkatesh Nayak, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI). The third session was “The Judiciary: the ultimate protector and interpreter of fundamental rights of the citizens. “The writs enforce the rights of the people & compel the authorities to fulfil their duties” by Ms. Shilpa Prasad Advocate, Manthan Law.

On 19th August the session was taken by Mr. S. Balan Advocate &Trade Unionist on Constitution at cross Roads (communal agenda & hatred) and how can we address communal agenda & hatred. After the session, Fr. Arun Lobo briefed about the JPIC interventions in different parts of Karnataka. Participating in the group discussion the participants shared with each other about the various threats faced by Christian community and how we can spread the values and principles of constitution to others. It was followed by the quiz by Fr. Arun and the concluding remarks by Fr. Anil Sequeira. Finally Br. Vijay concluded the seminar with his words of gratitude to all who have been instrument for the success of this two days seminar at Deena Seva Ashram.

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