11th and 12th August, 2018 at Prashanti Nilayam
Watch webcast of the Jurist conference on 11th & 12th August, 2018 live from Prashanti Nilayam.
~: Inauguration Ceremony Of Jurist Conference :~
CONCEPT NOTE ON HUMAN VALUES AND THE LEGAL WORLD
Sri Sathya Sai Baba has emphasised that the proper study of Mankind is Man. He was emphatic that the human being is the supreme creation and that human values are the essence of every human being. The core of His message is based on five pillars i.e. Satya, Dharma, Prema, Shanti and Ahimsa. He envisaged a society based on these human values so that every human being will have an opportunity not only to realize the inherent divinity, but also the blossoming of human excellence.
The Preamble to the Constitution of India guarantees an ideal ambience for such blossoming of Human Excellence wherein, Indian citizens are dedicating themselves to the universal values of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity. Therefore, it is a boon to every citizen of India. In fact the Preamble enshrines all the ingredients required for a just and spiritual society beyond caste colour, creed, denomination and religion.
Judiciary has been the custodian of human values and has played an important role in sustaining and upholding not only the Constitutional rights of the citizens of India but also expanding the rights of its citizens. Sixty eight years of constitutional law scholarship, and tensions have evolved a plethora of judicial pronouncements protecting the inherent values and rights of its citizens.
With passage of time and the changing social mores it is necessary to re-emphasise the role of judiciary in upholding human values, and its core responsibility to strengthen the principles and values enshrined in the Constitution of India.
The responsibility of upholding the human rights rests vastly on the shoulders of the Judiciary. Since 1947, it has performed reasonably well in independent India, despite all constitutional tensions. The expanding scope of the role of judiciary merits some reflection on the higher purpose which it expects to achieve to further the eternal human values.
During the sojourn of Sri Sathya Sai Baba on earth, many judicial stalwarts have been blessed by Him. Apart from the Judges, many eminent lawyers have had the benefit of personal guidance from Baba.
Therefore, we have proposed to invite a cross section of Bar, Bench and academia from across India to Prashanthi Nilayam on the 11th (Saturday) and 12th (Sunday) August, 2018 for a symposium on the theme Human Values and the Legal World.
The Symposium aims to generate views, ideas and suggest steps to strengthen the Judiciary in discharging its important role and further, how to entrench the values in legal curriculum and legal practice in order to produce lawyers of great calibre and character in equal measure.
~ Jai Sairam ~