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Delegates should reach Legislative Complex. In case of difficulty they may contact helpline numbers.

FoD Control Room nos. – 91-471-2512594/ 2512613/ and 2512611/12


Students speakers, those who wish to express their opinion in English about the topic are requested to contact

Mr. Hemanth Joshi on 9028494689 or Mrs.Pradnya Nene on 7720061611 on or before 21st February 2019.

Selection will be held on 22nd February at Room No. 717, Legislative Assembly Hall, Thiruvananthapuram from 02.00 pm to 04.00pm.

KERALA LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY

FESTIVAL on DEMOCRACY

06 August - November 2018, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

FESTIVAL ON DEMOCRACY

Aimed at fostering, inculcating, sensitising, reiterating and thereby strengthening the values and ethos of democracy

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National Students' Parliament, Kerala - 2019

Power and Possibilities of Democracy and Politics (23/02/2019 to 25/02/2019)

The National Students’ Parliament, Kerala – 2019 aims to inculcate in youth a love for democratic values and the democratic way of life, and to instil a craving for democracy as a system, thought and vision. The focal points of discussion will cover faith and affinity towards politics and parliamentary democracy, plurality of thought, the essence and spirit of the Constitution, the need for ethics in public life, the vision of sustainable development and the emergence of an enlightened new world, through information gateways. This will be a mega-three day event with the participation of about 2000 students from various Universities within India. The National Students’ Parliament is proposed to be held from 23rd to 25th February 2019. The discussions will center around democracy, politics and the Constitution of India, and the Students’ Parliament aims to direct the power and possibilities of democracy and politics towards world peace and sustainable development.

The Six National Conclaves

Six National Level seminars are scheduled to be conducted as part of the “Festival on Democracy” by the Kerala Legislative Assembly.  The first one in the series named National Legislators Conference on the challenges in the empowerment of Scheduled castes and Scheduled Tribes in Independent India was conducted by the Kerala Legislative Assembly on 2018 August 6th and 7th the second named National Students’parliament, Kerala -2019 will held from 23rd to 25th February 2019 Kerala Legislature Complex.  The details of the series of conferences and key organizing committee is available here.

The Thought Leaders

SHRI JUSTICE (Retd) P.SATHASIVAM

Hon’ble Governor of Kerala

SHRI PINARAYI VIJAYAN

Hon’ble Chief Minister of Kerala

SHRI P SREERAMAKRISHNAN

Hon’ble Speaker, Kerala Legislature

SHRI A K BALAN

Hon’ble Minister for SC/ST Development & Parliamentary Affairs

SHRI V.SASI

Hon’ble Deputy Speaker, Kerala Legislature

SHRI RAMESH CHENNITHALA

Hon’ble Leader of Opposition, Kerala

SHRI JUSTICE (Retd) P.SATHASIVAM
The Hon’ble Governor of Kerala

SHRI A K BALAN
Hon’ble Minister for Welfare of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Backward Classes, Law, Culture and Parliamentary Affairs

SHRI. PINARAYI VIJAYAN
Hon’ble Chief Minister of Kerala

SHRI. RAMESH CHENNITHALA
Hon’ble Leader of Opposition, Kerala

SHRI. P SREERAMAKRISHNAN
Hon’ble Speaker, Kerala Legislature

SHRI. V.SASI,
Hon’ble Deputy Speaker, Kerala Legislature

Programme Chart

Conference on various issues will be the highlight

Time

:09.57 am.

:10.00 am.

Theme Song

National Anthem

Welcome Speech

:10.01am.

Shri. V. Sasi,
Hon’ble Deputy Speaker,
Kerala Legislative Assembly

Speeches

:10.06am.

Shri Rahul V. Karad,
Executive President, MIT WPU. Pune,

 

:10.11 am.

Dr. Yasmin Ali Haque,
Representative of UNICEF in India.

 

:10.16 am

Shri. Ramesh Chennithala,
Hon’ble Leader of Opposition,
Kerala Legislative Assembly.

 

:10.22 am

Shri. A.K. Balan,
Hon. Minister for Welfare of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Backward Classes, Law, Culture and Parliamentary Affairs.

Keynote Address

:10.28 am

Shri. P. Sreeramakrishnan,
Hon’ble Speaker,
Kerala Legislative Assembly

Presidential Address

:10.34 am

Shri. Thomas Isaac
Hon’ble Minister of Finance

Inauguration

:10.40 am

Shri. Justice (Retd.) P. Sathasivam,
Hon’ble Governor of Kerala.

Vote of Thanks

:10.56 am

Shri. T.V. Rajesh, MLA.,
Chairman,
Sub Committee, National Students’ Parliament,
Kerala-2019.

 

:10.59 am

National Anthem

 

:11.00 am

Inaugural function concludes

 

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Location: R. Sankaranarayanan Thampi Members’Lounge Legislature Complex, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

Topic : The Idea of India

 

 

1. Political Economy of Development and The Idea of India

Shri. Prakash Karat
Member, Politburo, CPI (M)

2. The Idea of India : A Historical Narrative

Shri M.R. Raghava Warrier
Director General, Centre for Heritage Studies

3. Constitution & The Idea of India

Shri.Binoy Viswam
MP

4. Political Unity & the Idea of India

Shri Abdusamad Samadani
Ex-MP

 

Presence :

1. Shri E.P. Jayarajan
Hon’ble Minister for Industries, Sports & Youth Affairs

2. Shri. E. Chandrasekharan
Hon’ble Minister for Revenue & Housing

3. Dr. M.K. Muneer MLA.
Deputy Leader of Opposition

 

Co-ordinators :

Dr. J. Prabhash,
Former Pro- Vice Chancellor,
University of Kerala

01.00 pm to 02.30 pm – Lunch Break

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Location: Legislature Complex, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

Session 1

Secularism and Nationalism

Speakers :

 

3. Swami Agnivesh

 

 

4. Shri. Sanjay Sehgal
Heartfulness Organisation

 

Presence :

 

1. Shri. Kadakampally Surendran
Hon’ble Minister for Co-operation,Tourism and Devaswoms

2. Shri. P. Thilothaman
Hon’ble Minister for Food & Civil Supplies

3. Shri K.C. Joseph MLA.

 

Co-ordinators :

1. DR. Achuthshankar S. Nair,
HOD, Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, University of Kerala

2. Dr. P.J. Vincent,
Press Secretary to Hon’ble Speaker

 

Panel of Chair :

Shri. Roji M John, MLA
Shri. K Rajan,
MLA
Shri. Anoop Jacob,
MLA
Smt. U Prathibha,
MLA

Session 2
Caste and its Discontents

Speakers

1. Shri. K. Somaprasad, MP

2. Smt. Kavitha Kalvakuntle, MP

3. Shri C.P. John,
Former Member, Planning Board

 

Presence :

  1. Smt. K.K. Shailaja Teacher
    Hon’ble Minister for Health, Social Justice, Women and Child Development
  2. Shri. K. Raju,
    Minister for Forest, Animal Husbandry and Zoos
  3. Shri. Ramachandran Kadannappally
    Minister for Ports, Museums, Archaeology and Archives

 

Co-ordinators :

  1. DR. P.S. Sreekala,
    Director, Kerala State Literacy Mission Authority
  2. Prof. V. Karthikeyan Nair, Director, State Institute of Languages

 

Panel of Chair :

Shri. I.C Balakrishnan, MLA
Shri. Shafi Parambil,
MLA
Shri. Antony John,
MLA
Shri. A.N. Shamseer, MLA

Session-3
Cultural Symbiosis in Indian Context

Speakers :

DR. Rajan Gurukkal
Former Vice Chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi University

 

Shri. John Brittas,
Media Advisor to Hon’ble Chief Minister

Shri. K.P. Mohanan
Eminent Media Person

 

Presence :

  1. Shri. V.S. Sunil Kumar
    Hon’ble Minister for Agriculture
  2. Shri G. Sudhakaran
    Hon’ble Minister for Public Works & Registration
  3. Shri K.M. Mani MLA.

 

Co-ordinator :

Prof. K.U. Arunan, MLA

 

Prof. Suja Susan George
Director, Malayalam Mission

 

Panel of Chair :

Shri. V.T. Balram, MLA
Shri. M. Swaraj, MLA
Shri. Eldho Abraham,
MLA
Smt. C.K. Asha,
MLA

04.15 pm

 

Members Lounge – A short Introduction on the Idea and Conduct of ‘Rings of Fire’ programme by Smt. Veena George, MLA.

5.00 pm to 6.00 pm

‘Rings of Fire

Ínformal gatherings and discussions of delegates on selected topics

Venue :

North Court, Legislature Complex

06.30pm

Cultural Programme

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Location: Legislature Complex, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

REPORTING PLENARY

10.00am to 11.00 am

 

REGIONAL SESSIONS

11.00 am to 12.30 pm

 

Session-1
New World-New Education

 

Speakers :

  1. Dr. Andrew Turner,
    Associate Pro-vice Chancellor, Coventry University,
    U.K.
  2. Dr. Achuthshankar S Nair
    HOD, Computational Biology and Bio-informatics, University of Kerala
  3. DR. Saji Gopinath
    CEO, Kerala Startup Mission
  4. DR. Kiran G.R.,
    Dean, Middle East College,
    Sultanate of Oman

 

Presence :

  1. Prof. C. Raveendranath
    Hon’ble Minister for General Education
  2. DR. K.T. Jaleel
    Hon’ble Minister for Higher Education and Minority Welfare

 

Co-ordinators :

  1. Shri. M. Sivasankar IAS,
    Secretary to Hon. Chief Minister
  2. Shri. V.K. Babu Prakash,
    Secretary, Kerala Legislative Assembly

 

Panel of Chair :

Shri. Muhammed Muhassin M.L.A.
Shri. Hibi Eden M.L.A.
Shri. Anwar Sadath M.L.A.
Shri. U.R. Pradeep M.L.A.

Session 2
Neo Liberalism and the Future of Democracy

 

Speakers :

Shri. M.A. Baby,
Former Minister, Kerala

Shri. K. S. Sabarinathan, M.L.A.

Shri. Jignesh Mevani, M.L.A. Gujarat

Shri. K. Jayakumar,

Chief Secretary (Retd.)

 

Presence :

  1. Smt. J. Mercykutty Amma
    (Hon’ble Minister for Fisheries, Harbour Engineering and Cashew Industry)
  2. Shri. T.P. Ramakrishnan
    (Hon’ble Minister for Labour and Excise)
  3. Shri A.K. Saseendran
    (Hon’ble Minister for Transport)

 

Co-ordinators :

  1. Shri. C.P. Nair,
    (Chief Secretary, (Retd.), Member, Administrative Reforms Commission)
  2. DR. N.K. Harilal,
    (Member, Planning Board)

Panel of Chair :

Shri. T.V. Rajesh M.L.A
Shri. K.M. Shaji, M.L.A.
Shri. Roshi Augustin, M.L.A.
Shri. Eldose P.
Kunnapillil M.L.A.

 

Session 3

Development and Well being And the Role of Youth In Achieving Sustainable Development Goals

 

Speakers :

DR. T.M. Thomas Isaac,
(Honble. Minister for Finance and Coir)

Dr. Vijoo Krishnan,
(Joint Secretary, All India Kissan Sabha)

DR. Mridul Eapen,
(Member, Planning Board)

Shri. Job Zachariah
(Chief, UNICEF Office for Tamil Nadu & Kerala)

Presence :

  1. Shri. M.M. Mani
    (Hon’ble Minister for Eectricity)
  2. Shri. A.C. Moideen
    (Hon.ble Minister for Local Self Governments)

Co-ordinator :

Shri. G. Vijayaraghavan,
(Former Member, Planning Board)

 

Panel of Chair :

Shri. R. Rajesh M.L.A.
Smt. Geetha Gopi, M.L.A.
Shri. N. Samsudheen M.L.A.

Lunch break - 12.30 to 2.00 pm

REPORTING PLENARY

02.00 pm – 03.00 pm

PLENARY SESSION

03.00 pm – 04.30 pm

Topic

Youth and Politics – The Way Ahead

Welcome Speech:

Smt. Chintha Jerome,
(Chairperson, Kerala State Youth Commission)

 

Speakers :

Shri. K.K. Ragesh, MP

Shri. K. Muraleedharan, MLA

Shri. Kanhaiya Kumar,
Social Activist

 

Presence

Shri.T.V. Rajesh, MLA

Shri.Roji M. John, MLA

Shri. N.Samsudheen, MLA

Smt. C.K. Asha, MLA

 

Co-ordin ator :

Dr. Biju Lekshmanan,
Associate Professor, Mahatma Gandhi University

5.00 pm to 6.00 pm

‘Rings of Fire

Ínformal gatherings and discussions of delegates on selected topics

Venue:

North Court, Legislature Comple

06.30pm

Cultural Programme

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Location: Main Venue: R Sankaranarayanan Thampi Member’s Lounge, ,Assembly Building Thiruvananthapuram

09.00 am
Flagging off March of Democracy

Shri. V. Sasi,

Hon’ble Deputy Speaker

Procession of 5000+ students from Legislature Complex to Nishagandhi Auditorium

10.00 am to 11.00 am
Nishagandhi Auditorium

Symphony for Harmony

National music and dance Programme directed by Soorya Krishnamoorthy

11.00 am to 12.00 noon

Valedictory Conference & Concluding Ceremony
Indian Democracy – Feel, Focus and Future

Welcome Speech

Shri. P. Biju,
Vice Chairman,
Kerala StateYouth Welfare Board

Presided by

Shri. P. Sreeramakrishnan.,
Hon’ble Speaker,
Kerala Legislative Assembly

Key note Address

Shri. Pinarayi Vijayan,
Hon’ble Chief Minister of Kerala

Address

Shri Sitaram Yechury,
(General Secretary, CPI(M) and Ex-MP)

Shri. V.M. Sudheeran
(Former Speaker, Kerala Legislative Assembly)

Shri Sashi Tharoor, MP.

Shri. M.B. Rajesh, M.P.

Shri. Jignesh Mevani, M.L.A., Gujarat

Shri. Rahul V Karad
Executive President, MIT WPU, Pune

Presentation of ‘National Students’ Parliament, Kerala-2019 Declaration’

Vote of Thanks

Shri V.K. Babu Prakash,
Secretary, Kerala Legislative Assembly

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Location: Legislative Complex

Conference info

National Students Parliament @ Festival on Democracy,

23rd, 24th and 25th Feb 2019

Kerala Legislature Complex- Thiruvanathpuram, Kerala-India

For Enquiry : Call – 91-471-2512594/2512613/ and 2512611/12 or

Write to cpst@festivalondemocracy.in / nsp@festivalondemocracy.in

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Legislature Complex, Kerala Legislative Assembly, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

Location Info

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