India - ISI Bangalore celebrates golden jubilee
Indian Social Institute, Bangalore, India celebrated its Golden Jubilee on 12th July 2013. The day was marked with a special lecture delivered by Ms. Teesta Setalvad, a noted human rights activist on "A Republic's dilemma: Constitutional Principles versus Majoritarianism". The institute, initiated under the inspiring leadership of Fr. Henry Volken SJ, was begun in 1963 as a training centre of the Indian Social Institute Delhi. Today, the institute is involved in Training, Research, publication and advocacy on behalf of the most marginalized. Our ideological base, analytical skills and involvement with the most marginalized across the country along with our thrust areas of human rights, gender equity, livelihood issues, secularism and ecological issues make us unique. Our priority groups are the Dalits, indigenous people, lower castes and economically poor, constituting almost 30 per cent of India's population. Read more...