Public Colloquium on 'Fundamental Duties, is the need of an hour;Justice Kurian Joseph

May 01, 2011 10:04 | Poltics

Public Colloquium on 'Fundamental Duties

Justice Kurian Joseph, Chief Justice has given a clarion call to adopt the motto of 'Live and Help Live' which would be real duty of the citizens towards society. He was speaking  in  Public Colloquium on 'Fundamental Duties organized by the H.P. State Legal Services Authority in association with Sewa Trust,  Public Relations Society of India, Shimla Chapter and Language and Art Department here today. This is the second colloquium in the series organized by the organization.


Justice Kurian  Joseph announced that the next colloquium would be organized on To Uphold the Sovereignty, Integrity  and Unity of the Country and Role of Parents and Teachers. He stressed that parents  and teachers should participate in  large number in this colloquium to be organized in Shimla.


Chief Justice said that all should cherish for the noble ideas of National Freedom Struggle and must adopt the duties towards this. He also stressed for protecting the sovereignty and integrity of the country.  


Justice R.B. Mishra, Judge of H.P. High Court and Executive Chairman of H.P. State Legal Service Authority said despite the supreme sacrifices of the heroes of freedom movement for  independence of the country and making it a Great in the comity of  Nations it was unfortunate that the country was facing challenges of corruption, unemployment etc. etc. He said that youth should respect and follow the ideals of the heroes of Indian Freedom Struggle who always believed in theory of Karma.


Prof. Peter D'souza, Director, Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, while delivering his keynote address underlined the need to make the relationship between rights and duties. He said that Indian freedom struggle was full of glorious stories of fundamental duties and sacrifices which were today missing.


Dr. D.S. Manhas, Director General of Police, Shri B.D. Sharma, Chairman, Shimla Chapter of PRSI, Prof. Vepa Rao, a veteran journalist, Smt. Meenakshi Chaudhary, Chairman, Sewa Trust, Judges and former Judges, Members of legal and education fraternity, senior officers of the State Government and members of voluntary organizations participated in the colloquium.