Mr. Nagu, Regional Labour Commissioner (Rtd), Hyderabad.
Mr. Ajay Shanker Gupta, VP-QHS & BE, Abhijeet Group, Nagpur
Mr. P.K. Sahoo, Head-HR&IR, Tata Steel PDL, Kolkatta
Mr. Ramesh Sangare, CEO VC-HRD Consultants, Nagpur
Mr. Kishore Surya Raghupathi, IBM
Mr. K.J.A. Swarup, GM-HR, ITC Paperboards Ltd, Hyderabad
Two day National Seminar on “Contesting Tribal Subalternity: Social and Economic Challenges in India” from29th – 30thJuly, 2013Organized by Centre for Comparative Literature School of Humanities, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
Prof. Amitaba Dasgupta, Dean, School of Humanities chairing the inaugural session. Mr.Hariram Meena IPS tribal writer (first from right to left), Mr.Laxman Gaikwad, Tribal activist and writer (second from right), Prof. M.T.Ansari, Director, Centre for Comparative Literature (Extreme left) look on.
A two-day National Seminar on “Contesting Tribal Subalternity: Social and Economic Challenges in India” during 29-30 July, 2013 at Centre for Comparative Literature was organized. The entire programme was categorized into three parts viz Inaugural programme, paper presentations and valedictory programme. Prof. Ansari, Director, Centre for Comparative Literature, delivered welcome address. Prof. Hariram Meena IPS, a tribal writer and activist, addressed the session as a special guest while Prof. Laxman Gaikwad, a tribal writer and activist, gave a key-note address. Prof. Amitaba Dasgupta, Dean, School of Humanities chaired the session. Seminar coordinator spoke on the seminar concept. Guests appreciating the coordinator delivered their messages on the nation event. Ms. Salma Ashraf, a Ph.D scholar, CCL, proposed formal vote of thanks.
After a tea-break, paper presentations were made in the session titled, Tribal Folklore, chaired by Prof. Sudhkar Reddy, Centre for Folk Studies, University of Hyderabad. This session was devoted to discuss the tribal folklore and issues concerned.
Prof. Siva Prasad chaired the post-lunch session titled ‘Education and Tribal Politics’. This session included three papers for presentation and discussion. Interaction session followed. After tea-break, the next session titled, ‘Tribal Subalternity’ was conducted by Dr. Nagaraju as chairperson. Three papers were presented followed by discussions, queries, observations from the audience. The last session of the day titled ‘Tribal Subjectivity’ chaired by Dr. B. Nagarjuna, School of Economics, discussed issues related to the concept of tribal subjectivity. The day’s papers were successfully presented and discussed.
The second day comprised three sessions with three presentations each. Session V titled ‘ The Idea of Tribes’ under the chair of Gundimeda Sambaiah, Centre for Development Studies, Hyderabad. The chaired ensured three presentations followed by discussions and comments. Session VI, after tea break swung into action with Dr. Sowmya Dechamma as its chairperson. The session titled, Cinema and Media, opened for two presenters but the third presenter was absent. Very interesting discussions happened as many number of participants involved. The last session of the last day of the seminar, chaired by Prof. Sarraju, Department of Hindi, University of Hyderabad, with its sub-theme, Tribal Life in Literature’ ensured three presentations. This session exclusively focused on tribal literature and its relevance. A very interesting interaction happened with the speakers.
The third crucial session known as valedictory programme was conducted after tea break. Mr. Ashwini Kumar Pankaj, Editor, Ranchi was invited as Chief Guest for this programme. Mr. Bharatesh, a social activist, Hyderabad, came as a special guest for this session. The invited guests gave their message with a note of appreciation on the academic activities like organizing seminars and workshops at the university level. Some participants expressed their impressions and satisfaction over the arrangements such as guest-house accommodation in the university guest house and transport. Seminar coordinator Dr.J. Bheemaiah expressed his gratitude to the seminar delegates, guest-speakers, paper presenters and the audience for coming to the national event from different parts of the country. He thanked his colleagues and office staff at Centre for Comparative Literature for their cooperation. He placed on record thanks to ICHR, New Delhi and ICSSR, Hyderabad and UPE II, University of Hyderabad for funding the seminar. This session was chaired by Dr. Mohammed, Associate Professor, Centre for Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, Moulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad while Mr. Rathan Kumar Namtabad, a Ph.D scholar, proposed formal vote of thanks. The national seminar was successful and concluded on a happy note.
LIBRARIAN’S DAY CELERATION – 2013on 12th August, 2013 Organized by Osmania University Main Library in collaboration with ICSSR – SRC
The Osmania University Library in collaboration with the ICSSR-SRC has organized the Librarian’s day celebrations 2013 on the occasion of 121st birth anniversary of Padmasree Dr. S.R. Ranganathan father of Library Science in India on 12th August, 2013. The chief Guest of the programme was Prof. S. Satyanarayana, Vice-Chancellor, and Guest of Honor Dr. P. Diwakar, Head, Documentation, CCMB, Hyd. And President if the Function was Prof. V. Vishwa Mohan Head, Chairman, BOS & Information Science, OU.
On this occasion a book exhibition was also organised.
The Programme was started by a warm welcome to the gathering by Sri R.K. Pavan Kumar, Asst. Librarian, O.U. Library.
Lighting of the Lamp and Garlanding the Portrait of Dr. S.R. Ranganthan was done by chief Guest & other dignitaries.
Dr. S. Yadgiri, Librarian has highlighted the Programme with brief introduction of Dr S.R. Ranganathan.
Dr. P. Diwakar, delivered Talk on Future of Librarianship, and Prof. V. Vishwa Mohan, has delivered Presidential Remarks.
Prof. S. Satyanarayana, Vice-Chancellor, in his speech congratulated all the professionals and encouraged the staff to organise such programme in future.
On this occasion Former Librarian Dr. B. Sathaiah was felicitated by Prof. S. Satyanarayana, Vice-Chancellor, O.U.
The Programme was ended with vote of thanks proposed Dr. A.S. Chakravarthy, Asst. Librarian, Osmania University Library.