Reserved Area
BIS National News (713)

International (158 Items)

BIS Regional News

Bangalore (649 items)
Chennai (1159 items)
Dimapur (470 items)
Guwahati (900 items)
Hyderabad (686 items)
Kolkata (690 items)
Mumbai (1159 items)
New Delhi (296 items)
Tiruchy (579 items)
Sri Lanka (38 items)
Panjim (312 items)
International (158 items)
Silchar (196 items)

BIS Archives

2018 News
2017 News
2016 News
2015 News
2014 News
2013 News
2012 News
2011 News
2010 News
2009 News
2008 News
2007 News
2006 News
2005 News
2004 News
2003 News
2002 News
2001 News
1900 News

Spain - Approx 2,000 young people to participate in Easter meetings organized by Salesians
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100

Malawi – Don Bosco Youth Center provides youth a safe space for sports and technical education
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100

Spain - Farewell to Severiano Sanz, Salesian Brother and missionary, the personification of goodness
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100

Venezuela - Mons. Biord Castillo: “Support the priests, accompany the People who suffer!”
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100

RMG – Intermediate Plenary Council
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100

Australia – Archbishop Costelloe SDB appointed President of 2020 Australia Plenary Council
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100

Italy – Day of the Salesian Pontifical University
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100

Chile - Fr David Albornoz, SDB, new member of National Council for Prevention of Abuse
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100

Indonesia – At the new frontier of the Salesian Congregation
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100

United States – Don Bosco Workers, Inc. protects immigrant workers’ rights in Port Chester, N.Y.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100

Join 360° view forum
Join 360° view forum
Previous  |  Next
Printable View Print News   Mail to Friend Mail to Friend  Comment on News Mail to CASTILINO Vincent
SJRS, Kondadaba annual debate focuses on ''Lokpal Bill - Solution to Corruption in India?''
By Vincent Castilino
Hyderabad, Dec. 14. The annual debate at St John's Regional Seminary, Kondadaba (the Philosophate of the Andhra Pradesh Bishop's Conference) was held on December 14, 2011.  The theme was 'Lokpal bill is the solution to Corruption in India'. Somehow, as in the last four years, the team 'against the motion' won the debate with just 10 points more than their worthy opponents (the total being 277). Fr Joseph Anithottam the Parish Priest of Kondadaba, moderated the debate. Srs Prasanna and Abilasha, Fr C. Thomas, the present spiritual director and Fr Devadas, our former spiritual director were the evaluators for the debate.   Fr Wilson, the Principal, was the facilitator.
The eight speakers (four on each side) did their best in presenting their arguments which were well supported and interspersed by the informative videos and presentations prepared by Fr Wilson, the Principal. Thanks to his zealous efforts, the debate had a particular quality of its own. The floor discussion which followed the talks was vibrant with each group trying to get the better of the other. Of course, given the nature of the theme, Anna Hazare was the focus of the whole discussion.  Finally not going by the numerical result of the debate, the fact that corruption needs to be uprooted was the unanimous voice. The Rainbow group, under the guidance of Fr Wilson, organised and prepared this annual feature of the Seminary.

The speakers for the motion highlighted the following issues: Lokpal being an effective and transparent tool in modern administration, an additional help for the wearied middle class man, the advantages of speedy justice and accountability that Lokpal promises and so on. Those arguing against the motion pushed forward their arguments to prove that through Lokpal bill, Anna Hazare and his team, are trying to form a parallel government or an unconstitutional body, that the hidden agenda behind this so-called 'second freedom struggle' is to topple the government, that what is needed is not a new body but a reformation within existing structures...
Previous  |  Next


Post a Comment

More News in EDUCATION

Students, faculty reach rural youth by radio
Striving towards Child-Directed Management of Young at Risk Services
Study fare helps hill students make up lost days
NGO, students team up to create environmental awareness
Sonada Parish Bags Bosco Utsav Trophy
Rate this
Current Rating
Contact via Email
Write Your email text message below.
Your email id:
Subject: Comments on 'SJRS, Kondadaba annual debate focuses on ``Lokpal Bill - Solution to Corruption in India?``' - Source: BIS South Asia
Security Code:
Enter Security Code:  

BIS is the information service of the Salesians of Don Bosco in South Asia.
The information available on the site is posted by the online registered Salesians in the South Asia Region and are approved by their respective Province BIS Coordinators.

This site is best viewed with Mozilla Firefox and/or Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 + at a minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768


News Subscription
RSS Feeds RSS Feeds

Don Bosco Day by Day - AUGUST 16 : A MAN SENT BY GOD
Sat, 15 Aug 2015 23:30:00 +0000

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 23:30:00 +0000

Don Bosco Day by Day - AUGUST 14 : THE HARVEST IS GREAT (5)
Thu, 13 Aug 2015 23:30:00 +0000

Don Bosco Day by Day - AUGUST 13 : THE HARVEST IS GREAT (4)
Wed, 12 Aug 2015 23:30:00 +0000

Don Bosco Day by Day - AUGUST 12 : THE HARVEST IS GREAT (3)
Tue, 11 Aug 2015 23:30:00 +0000

Don Bosco Day by Day - AUGUST 11 : THE HARVEST IS GREAT (2)
Mon, 10 Aug 2015 23:30:00 +0000

Don Bosco Day by Day - AUGUST 10: THE HARVEST IS GREAT (1)
Sun, 09 Aug 2015 23:30:00 +0000

Don Bosco Day by Day - AUGUST 09: DO NOT TURN BACK
Sun, 09 Aug 2015 11:30:00 +0000

Sat, 08 Aug 2015 11:09:11 +0000

Don Bosco Day by Day - AUGUST 05 : PATIENT OBEDIENCE
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 23:30:00 +0000