National workshop on Social Security and Good Governance- Realizing Entitlements: Vimukti Pothnal

Vimukti Charitable trust® Pothnal Director Fr. Sathish Fernandes along with the staff attending the training on Social Security and Good Governance- Realizing Entitlements at Indian Social institute New Delhi from 23rd to 25th July, 2019. Hundred and eighty NGO Representatives from 12 states attended this Seminar. The participants who belonged to the religious minority communities were eager to know about their rights that are enshrined in the constitution of the country. The focus of the seminar was to make participants aware of their rights that are enshrined in part three of the constitution and various other statutes of our country. Article 30 of the constitution gives to the minorities the right “to establish and administer educational institutions of their choice”. The honorable Supreme Court of India has interpreted and elaborated these two rights in its various judgments’. The resource persons have taken participants through these various judgments’ and made them understand the deeper meanings of their fundamental rights as given in our constitution. Besides the constitutional provisions, the topics dealt with in this seminar were on various pensions and social security, health insurance, Ayushman Bharat, Jan Swasthaya Abhiyan, various health facilities, factors that affect social security and RTI as a tool to enhance the effective implementation of social security, Gram Sabhas: leveraging Gram Panchyaths in Ensuring social Security, etc. Prof. Shiv Visvanathan, Dr. Tripurari Sharma, Mr. Shankar Singh, Shri. Mani Shankar Aiyar, former minister of Panchayath Raj, Ms. Anjali Bhardwaj, Mr. Dilip Kumar Ms. Dipa Sinha the right food campaigner, were the main resource persons who enlightened the participants. The participants greatly benefitted from this seminar and enlightened by the various acts and Schemes.

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