Thursday, January 28, 2010

Dr. JP taking part in Indo-German symposium

Lok Satta Party President Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan is taking part in a symposium on ‘Constitutions for Freedom: German and Indian Democracies turn 60’ in New Delhi on Friday, January 29, 2010.

Dr. JP will be making a presentation on ‘Political Parties in India: Representation of People's Will?’

Friedrich Naumann Foundation of Germany and the Centre for European Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, are jointly organizing the symposium.

Dr. Irmgard Schwaetzer, former German Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Deputy Chairperson, Free Democratic Party, and Prof. Shashikant Jha of the Centre for European Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, are among the other participants. Dr. Rene Klaff, Regional Director, South Asia, of Friedrich Naumann Foundation, will chair the session.

Experts from India and Germany will focus on similarities and peculiarities of the 60-year-old democratic systems in India and Germany with special focus on political parties and federalism, and the challenges they face.

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