Sansad Ratna Awards 2013 – Panel discussion on politics, democracy and governance

May 1, 2013
Sansad Ratna Awards 2013 - Panel discussion in Tamil on politics, democracy and governance
Panel discussion in Tamil on politics, democracy and governance
In our earlier posting, we write briefly about the Sansad Ratna Awards 2013 function and the National Seminar on politics, democracy and governance held at IIT Madras on 20th April 2013. The Awards were instituted by Prime Point Foundation, Chennai for the top performing Lok Sabha MPs. The national seminar was organised jointly with Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT, Madras.  

In the post lunch session, a panel discussion was held on the same theme.  Mr Thol Thirumavalavan MP (VCK), Ms Vijayadarani MLA (Congress), Mr CH Sekar MLA (DMDK), Mr H Raja (BJP), Ms Vasuki (CPIM), Mr Prem Shankar (Puthiyathalaimurai TV), Ms Josephine (Academician), Mr P K Saravanan (Student) and Mr V Ponraj (Advisor to Dr Abdul Kalam) were the expert panelists.  Ms Bhanu Gomes, anchored the discussions.

Youth participation in politics, electoral reforms, role of voters in democracy, better governance and many other topics were discussed.  The leaders from different political parties and opposite ideologies showed the highest level of maturity and decency in their conversations.   We embed below the discussions in three parts.  Please watch them.  The proceedings are in Tamil.

Part – One
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Part – Two
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Part – Three

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