One should shun violence and not destruct the public property. This was the consensus view of the representatives of the political parties in a Public Colloquium organized by the Himachal Pradesh State Legal Authority, Art, Language and Culture Department, Public Relations Society of India, Shimla chapter and SEWA Trust on ”Fundamental Duties-Protection of Public Property and Adjure Violence” in Himachal Pradesh University here today.

Justice Korien Joseph, Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh High Court who presided over the Public Colloquium pressed the need to create awareness amongst the masses towards their duties and added that organizing of the public colloquium was a step in this direction. He said this was the ninth public colloquium in the series on fundamental duties.

Justice Korien Joseph said that to have public representatives to express their views on this vital subject concerning all was a unique endeavore. He urged them to express their stand on destruction of public property and almost everyone was not in favor of destruction of public property.

Justice R.B.Mishra Judge of High Court and Executive Chairman of State Legal Authority welcoming the participants, detailed about the legal aid being provided by the authority for various sections especially the poor.

Justice V.K.Sharma, Judge of High Court in his keynote address, dwelt upon various aspects of ” Fundamental Duties-Protection of Public Property and Adjure Violence” by citing various decisions of the judiciary. He also stressed upon abiding by the duties towards the Nation.

Dr. Prem Sharma, Director Art, Language and Culture also spoke. He was also honored by the Chief Justice on behalf of the organizers for his services rendered for the success of the event.

Shri Kaul Singh Thakur, MLA and President HPCC, Shri Suresh Bhardwaj, MLA BJP, Shri Tikender Panwar, State Secretary CPM, Shri Vijay Nayyar, State Present BSP, Dr. Vikram, State Secretary SFI, Shri Sanjeev Walia, State General Secretary NSUI, Shri Naveen Sharma, State Organising Secretary ABVP also spoke on the occasion and expressed their views on the subject.

An inter-active session was also organized in which Chief Justice and other members of the panel replied to the questions raised on the subject.

Shri Vepa Rao from Sewa Trust and Shri B.D.Sharma,Director Public Relations and Chairman PRSI Shimla Chapter were also present among others on the occasion.


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