National Webinar “Celebrating Democracy”, will be held on the eve of the 80th Birth Anniversary of Sri S. Jaipal Reddy Former Union Minister and an “Outstanding Parliamentarian” on January 16th.
Justice Sri Permod Kohli, Former Chief Justice of Sikkim High Court and Former Chairman of Central Administrative Tribunal will be the chief guest and speak in the Webinar.
Memorial Landscape Design Competition winning design will be unveiled on the occasion
The 80th Birth Anniversary of Former and “Outstanding Parliamentarian” Shri Jaipal Reddy will be held in the city on 16th January 2022 from 9 am to 12noon. Floral Tributes will be paid to Late Sri S. Jaipal Reddy on the Occasion in the city at “Spoorthi Sthal”, Jaipal Reddy Memorial Place, PVR Marg (Necklace Road), near Sanjeevaiah Park, Hyderabad
The family members, followers and well-wishers of Jaipal Reddy and others are expected to grace the occasion.
To mark the occasion, a National Webinar “Celebrating Democracy” will be organized later in the evening at 5 pm. Hon’ble Justice Permod Kohli, Former Chief Justice of Sikkim High Court will be the Chief Guest and address the It will be held live on YouTube Channel of S. Jaipal Reddy Memorial Foundation.
The other distinguished guests, who will grace the webinar include: Human Rights Expert and Vice-Chancellor RV University Benguluru Prof (Dr.) YSR Murthy; Shri Pankaj Vohra, Managing Editor, The Sunday Guardian and former Political Editor, Hindustan Times and Prof. K. Purushotham Reddy, Former Head of Department of Political Science, Osmania University.
The Memorial Landscape Design Competition winning design will be unveiled on the occasion. The Indian Society of Landscape Architects, on behalf of the S Jaipal Reddy Memorial Foundation, organized a Memorial Landscape Design Competition. It sought designs through the contest from Landscape Architect-led design teams and sought proposals that demonstrate excellence in the role of landscape features and their interrelation in the design of the Memorial named Spoorthi Sthal. The Indian Society of Landscape Architects has already announced the landscape designer winner, whose Memorial design will be unveiled on the occasion.
Indian Society of Landscape Architects (ISOLA) is a professional body of Landscape Architects, with over 360 members.
Jaipal Reddy is widely regarded for his Liberal, progressive and democratic values. He has been an ardent proponent of Democracy and a Representative Form of Government. His thoughts and ideas were penned in his book “Ten Ideologies: The Great Asymmetry between Agrarianism and Industrialism”. Democracy is included in it as a separate chapter.
Democracy is a system of government where power is held by citizens. They can impact important decisions, either directly or through the people they elect. Democracy is based on freedom and equality between all people. Jaipal Reddy dedicated his life to upholding the democratic values in the Indian Political System.
A politician par excellence, Sri Reddy was Member of Legislative Assembly for four consecutive times, he was Member of Parliament seven times and Union Cabinet Minister for more than 10 years. He had a political career spanning over 50 years. He was a brilliant parliamentarian known for his oratorical skills and political acumen. His speeches were packed with knowledge, information, criticism and wit. He passed away on July 28th in 2019 at the age of 77 years, who despite his physical disability carried on his journey with grit, determination and stood as an inspiration to many.
Reddy was an elected representative for nearly 45 years and his contribution to the discussions in Parliament earned him, “The Outstanding Parliamentarian Award, 1998”.