The Government of Kerala had issued a circular dated 21/11/2018 directing all educational institutions to observe Constitutional Day on 26th November 2018.In tune with these directives, the Department of Economics conducted a seminar for UG and PG students on 4th December 2018, titled ‘Influence Of Indian Constitution In Formulating Economic Policy Over the Years’.
Dr Sebastian Paul (ex – MP) was the chief speaker of the day and he discussed with the students how the constitution plays a vital role in shaping and formulating our nation’s economic policies. The historical background of evolution of our Constitution was laid out. The implications of the recent Supreme Court verdicts in upholding the constitutional values in the society was stressed. The talk was ensued by an interactive session wherein the students and faculty raised many concerns about the emerging unrests in society while implementing the Court verdicts. Concern over LGBTQ community and the fear of single largest political party trying to pervert the spirit of the Indian Constitution was expressed.
The seminar was followed by Essay writing Competition, Debate and Quiz in connection with the Constitution day celebrations.
The Topic for the Debate Competition was : “Are Constituitional interpretations and safeguard mechanisms effective enough to preserve the spirit of constitution in India”.The 1st prize was bagged by Ms Risha Ahmed and Ms ZoyaKhadeeja (3rd DC Communicative English). Ms MourishyaSimon(2nd DC Economics) bagged 1st Prize in the Quiz Competition. The topic for the essay writing competition was: “The role of Constitution in maintaining India as a sovereign, socialist, secular, democratic, republic”. Ms Anu Maria Thomas (3rd DC Economics) won the first prize.
The Seminar played a vital role instilling the real constitutional spirit in the minds of students and proved to be very fruitful in serving its purpose.