CHANDIGARH, March 17, 2008: The Department of Sociology, PU, Chandigarh organized a three-day (17th to 19th March) workshop of Participatory
Development. It is a first workshop of its own kind in which efforts are made to involve different students and employee of the University Campus to explore their potential in the process of development. The main purpose of organizing this workshop is to imbibe the spirit of participation among students and employees of the University Campus, said Dr. Kiranpreet Kaur. Dr. Virender Kumar, Former Professor of Law was the key speaker. He in his inaugural address highlighted that the India society and the Indian village in particular is the best example of participation and organic unity. Further, he added that the adoption of the constitution of India is based on the idealogy of social justice and empowerment of people. In the second session, Mr. S.K. Setia, DPI School highlighted the significance of imbibing moral values and accountability in our system of education. Prof. S.L. Sharma inspired students and asked them to be agents of social change. He further added that we need to transform Indian State to civil society for which participation, involvement and engagement of people is essential. Dr. Kiranpreet Kaur, Organizer of the Workshop.