UILS, Panjab University, Chandigarh is conducting a National Seminar on Social, Economic and Political Justice: Vision of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar under Living Constitution of India on March 14.
About the Seminar
Dr. B. R. Ambedkar has been an outstanding contributor in the drafting of the Constitution of India. The Constitution has never been a frozen document, rather has remained a living reality. Notwithstanding the sterling role played by the Drafting Committee and Babasaheb Ambedkar, the Constitution as it exists today is a product of interactions among three elements: the text, the court and the people.
Being the Chairman of Drafting Committee, Ambedkar after completing his work, stated: “I feel the Constitution is workable; it is flexible and it is strong enough to hold the country together both in peace time and in war time”. He was the first man who understood the necessity for a democratic system in India and analyzed the social, economic and political system of India in relation to other countries. His contribution to the evolution of free India lies in his striving for ensuring justice – social, economic and political – for one and all. He dedicated his whole life for socio-economic upliftment.
While addressing the Constituent Assembly, Dr. Ambedkar remarked that our political democracy cannot last unless there lies at the base of it social democracy. The concept of social justice emerged out of the process of evolution of social norms, order, law and morality. It laid emphasis upon just action and created space for intervention in the society by enforcing rules and regulations based on the principles of social equality.
Dr. Ambedkar also made great contribution towards economic reforms and his thoughts about Indian economy applies to agriculture, land reforms, Indian currency problems, labour problem, economic upliftment of women, economics of caste system, human capital, water resource policy, opposition to hindu economy, strategy of hindu development, taxation policy, democratic state socialism, free enterprise economy, population control- family planning, nationalization of industries and many more.
Furthermore, the political philosophy of Ambedkar assisted in renegotiating the crisis of western political theory in particular and leading the fights of the people in general. What ails a sensible citizen today is the lack of interest for the effective understanding of the Constitution. The need of the hour is to interpret and implement the provisions of the Constitution in its true spirit. Hence, it will enable the Indian society to overcome all social, economic and political issues that the Nation is facing.
Call for Papers
Research Papers are invited from the academicians, practitioners, research scholars and students on the issues related to the theme. Authors of the selected abstracts will be given an opportunity to present their papers during the seminar. Full papers submitted on or before the last date of submission shall be considered for publication. The quality based selected papers will be published in the form of a Book bearing ISBN.
Relevance of Ambedkar’s concept of Living Constitution
Ambedkar’s Idea of Socio-Economic and Political Transformation
Constitution Morality and Social Order
Ambedkar’s Vision for Reconstruction of Indian Society
Ambedkar’s Views of a Secular Constitution
Ambedkar and his philosophy on Health and Education
Ambedkar’s Thought on Distributive Justice
B.R. Ambedkar and the Future of Indian Democracy
Ambedkar’s Approach towards Economic Reform
Ambedkar’s Vision for Empowerment of Women
Modernisation and Equality
Registration Fee for the Delegates:
Faculty Members, Academicians and Professionals: Rs.1000/-
Research Scholars/Co-Authors/Students: Rs.500/-
Abstract Submission: February 29, 2020
Submission of Full Paper: March 8, 2020
Registration Fee: March 13, 2020 (Through Demand Draft)