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TAPMI celebrates 90th birth anniversary of Dr. T. A. Pai1 min read

January 17, 2013 2 min read

TAPMI celebrates 90th birth anniversary of Dr. T. A. Pai1 min read

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Manipal: The 90th Birth Anniversary of Dr. T. A. Pai was celebrated at the Syndicate Bank Golden Jubilee Hall on January 17 by the students and faculty of T. A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI).

The occasion was graced with the presence of Justice N. Santosh Hegde, former Justice of the Supreme Court of India, former Solicitor General of India and retired Lokayukta for Karnataka. As part of the Leadership lecture series of TAPMI, Justice Hegde was invited to throw light on the current status of the Indian political scenario.

Speaking on the topic ‘What is Left of Democracy in India,’ Justice Hegde said, “There has been a drastic change from the initial democratic setup to the present condition.” He described what the founding fathers had hoped the Indian democracy would look like and went on to show where our politicians are failing.

When asked about government officials, he added, “It is very disappointing to see that most members of the Parliament do not turn up for the sessions; and the question hour of the parliament is the most unruly one.” He also indicated that the legislature and executive are not performing their duties effectively and as evinced in the constitution. He felt that this is proving to be exceedingly harmful to the democratic machinery.

Talking about remedial steps towards a better future, Nikshep Apasangi, a student of TAPMI said, “It is the responsibility of the media to highlight loopholes in our system and make people aware of them.”

Speaking on the relevance of the topic, Prof. Chowdari Prasad, Dean of Branding and Promotions and Chairman of Admissions pointed out that the topic was particularly chosen in order to trigger a national debate and to help the youth in understanding the situation of the country.

 

Sub-edited by Shiv Nair