The Government of Kerala and the Kerala Legislative Assembly have initiated a number of activities to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of both the founding of the State and that of Kerala Legislative Assembly. The Diamond Jubilee celebrations of Kerala state was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Kerala Shri. Pinarayi Vijayan on 1st November 2016 at the Legislature Complex, Thiruvananthapuram. The year long celebrations are scheduled to come to a close in November, 2018, to coincide with the anniversary of the founding of the State.
The Secretariat of the Kerala Legislature is organizing a series of national level conferences, titled ‘Festival on Democracy’ in connection with the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations of the Kerala Legislature Assembly. The programme is a sincere effort to add momentum to the process of strengthening the values and ethos of democracy as envisaged in the Constitution Of India. ‘Festival on Democracy’ was inaugurated by Hon’ble the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind on 6th August 2018 at the Legislature Complex, Kerala Legislative Assembly, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
Post Independence, various Governments and law making bodies of the country have come from forward with several welfare measures and progressive legislations which have been instrumental in the empowerment of the under privileged and vulnerable sections in particular and the civil society at large . But the Governments and the law making bodies of the nation are obliged to address the challenges and explore the limitless capabilities of maintaining the status of a democratic nation as such. Hence the democratic processes are to be kept alive by ensuring sufficient room for interactions and deliberations within each, as well as among various societies of the nation.
It is in this context that the idea of ‘Festival on Democracy’ was conceived, setting up an ambience conductive to the exploration of diverse array of topics with democracy as the pivotal axis. This is also a significant step taken by the Kerala Legislative Assembly towards making the democratic processes more familiar and accessible to the people.
The six national level seminars will be conducted as part of the “Festival on Democracy” by Kerala Legislative Assembly.
- National Legislators Conference
- National Women Legislators Conference
- National Student’ Parliament
- National Media Conclave on Democracy
- Concensus Conclave on Kerala Develpoment
- Special conference on Assembly Proceedings