20161201_114918The Canada-India Centre hosted an event to mark the occasion of the Constitution Day of India. The theme of the event was “India’s Constitution and Parliamentary Democracies”.

The event featured talks from two distinguished speakers: Dr. Stephen Azzi, Associate Professor, Carleton University and Dr. Chinnaiah Jangam, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Carleton University.

India’s Acting High Commissioner, High Excellency Mr. Arun Kumar Sahu, delivered the opening remarks.  In his brief remarks, Mr. Sahu thanked the Centre for organizing an event to mark India’s Constitution Day the first time in Canada.

Dr. Stephen Azzi, compared the values of both the Presidential form and the Parliamentary form of governance in the world. He also touched upon the Parliamentary democracy at work in the context of India and its evolution.

Dr. Chinnaiah Jangam spoke about the deliberations at the Constituent Assembly and how the framers of the Constitution had discussed and debated diversity of India.

About 50 participants, including students, academics and representatives of both Canadian and Indo-Canadian organizations  attended the function.