Workshop on Indian Constitution & Human Rights

The Constitution of our country is the Holy Scripture for the Citizens, which is the supreme law of India. It is a living document, an instrument which makes the government system work. It lays down the framework defining fundamental political principles, establishes the structure, procedures, powers and duties of government institutions and sets out fundamental rights, directive principles and the duties of citizens. We as development workers need to know what are our fundamental rights, the rights of the socially outcast, the disabled and the people discriminated against so that we can make them aware of their rights and the ways and means to claim justice said Rev. Fr. Peter Brank in his keynote address.

Fundamental rights is a charter of rights contained in the Constitution of India. It guarantees civil liberties such that all Indians can lead their lives in peace and harmony as citizens of India said Rev. Fr. Sebastian Fernandes in his address.

The two days’ Workshop conducted on 12th & 13th February 2015 was facilitated by Dr. Ambrose Pinto, Principal, St. Aloysius Degree College, Advocate Manohar Hosea, South India Cell for Human Rights Education & Monitoring and Advocates Clifton D’rosario and Robin Christopher, Practicing High Court Lawyers.

Rev. Fr. Peter Brank welcomed the dignitaries, Ms Joyce Pereira proposed the vote of thanks and Clement Fernandes moderated the workshop.