Update: January 18, 2021 3:15 PM STI
New Delhi [India]Jan. 18 (ANI): The Parliamentary Research and Training Institute for Democracies (PRIDE) of the Lok Sabha Secretariat is hosting “presentations by eminent social workers for the benefit of Members of Parliament” from January 18-22, a Lok Sabha President Om Birla said here on Monday.
Twenty Padma Fellows will be making online presentations in their respective areas of expertise over the next five days. Each day, four Padma Awardees will give a 45-minute presentation each from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm.
Lok Sabha has taken a unique initiative to provide a platform for Members of Parliament where best practices from various areas of social and development work will be shared by prominent social workers from various states across the country who have been awarded the prestigious Padma award for their immense contribution to their field of work ”, can be read in the official press release.
Accredited persons, recognized by the Indian government for their distinguished contribution in social services and other related fields and awarded with the prestigious Padma Awards, will make a presentation on the subject of their expertise.
The aim of the presentation is to make MPs aware of the best practices available in various fields across the country which, if deemed appropriate and adaptable, could adopt the same model for the development work of their respective constituencies.
“All the distinguished personalities of the country who have received the Padma Prizes of the Pride Institution from the secretariat of Lok Sabha, the members of the Indian Parliament share their experiences via a virtual medium. They have done remarkable and commendable work in different areas of society through social service, through human well-being, through science, through agriculture, ”said Om Birla.
“The experience of their work should be given to specific people in society, elected public representatives. Members can share their experiences and views with each other. Because it is the responsibility of the deputies to bring about a global change in the society, the experiences, the reflections, the specific important work done by the people who received our Padma Awards, which caused a massive change in the society , certainly the deputy and the Padma Award. We will share our experiences and assimilate their ideas on how we can make changes in social life, ”he added.
The Padma laureates will provide their advice and support to Members of Parliament in implementing such initiatives in their constituencies. The presentations of the Padma laureates cover various topics ranging from agriculture, animal husbandry and biogas, conservation of agro-bio diversity to divyang rehabilitation and microfinance and self-help group.
The platform will be an opportunity for the eminent social workers winning the Padma Awards to highlight their hard work and contribution to their respective areas of expertise and to share their experiences which can then be adopted across the country. The platform will be invaluable for Members of Parliament in enhancing their development work in their respective constituencies where they can adapt to the country’s best practices for the well-being of their constituencies.
All presentations made by the Padma laureates will be recorded and made available on the Members’ Portal which can be accessed by Members at any time. The contact details of the Padma Fellows will also be shared on the Member Portal with the members so that the Padma Fellows can be contacted by them for their advice and support regarding their areas of expertise.
The Padma Laureates who will give the presentations are – Sundaram Verma (Padma Shri 2020); Trinity Saioo (Padma Shri 2020); Radhamohan and Sabarmatee (Padma Shri 2020); Venkateswara Rao Yadlapalli (Padma Shri 2019); Bharat Bhushan Tyagi (Padma Shri 2019); Genabahi Dargabhai Patel (Padma Shri 2017); Ramesh Babaji Maharaj (Padma Shri 2019); Rahibai Soma Popere (Padma Shri 2020); Dr Rajani Kant (Padma Shri 2019); Bimal Kumar Jain (Padma Shri 2020); S Ramakrishnan (Padma Shri 2020); Javed Ahmad Tak Padma Shri 2020; Dr Anil Prakash Joshi (Padma Bhushan 2020); Himmata Ram Bhambhu (Padma Shri 2020); Kalyan Singh Rawat (Padma Shri 2020); Romulus Whitaker (Padma Shri 2018); Pawar Popatrao Bhaguji (Padma Shri 2020); Sant Balbir Singh Seechewal (Padma Shri 2017); Madurai Chinna Pillai (Padma Shri 2019); Mahesh Sharma (Padma Shri 2019). (ANI)