Over 35 civil society groups are organising a day long convention on May 10, 2017 from 10am till 7pm at Gandhi Bhawan, Residency Road, Qaiser Bagh, Lucknow . The convention ‘ In Defense of the Constitution – for Rights and Justice is being attended by groups  from across UP and some from outside.

I am writing to request you to kindly inform the local Lucknow correspondents to cover it.


Shabnam Hashmi


9:00 to 10:00 am: Registration and Tea



10:00 to 11:00 am: Cultural program

(A) 16-minute ‘Jung e Azadi- documentary

(B) Presentation of a song by Saajhi Duniya

(C) Poem recitation by Roma Malik

(D) Song by Daulat Bibi


11:00 am to 1:30 pm: First session


Moderation: Rakesh (National General Secretary, IPTA) and Rajesh Singh


Speakers: Anne Raja, Chauthi Ram Yadav,  Deepak Malik, Harsh Mandar, Hashim Pasamanda, Richa Singh, S. R. Darapuri, Rooprekha Verma, Sanjay Garg, Shabnam Hashmi, Shreut Baudh, Teesta Setalvad


Lunch: 1:30 to 2:30: Lunch


2:30 pm to 4:30 pm: second session


Presided by: Ramesh Dixit


Speaker: D. Raja (CPI), D.P. Tripathi (NCP), Javed Raza (JDU), Com SPKashyap (CPM), Manoj Jha (RJD), Raj Babbar (Congress), Lal Bahadur Singh (UP Jan Manch), Arvind Singh (Samajwadi Party), Bahujan Samaj Party representative


4:30 am to 6:30 pm: Open session


Moderation: Leena Dabiru and Muniza Khan


Presidium: Arundhati Dhuru, Ashok Chaudhary, Madhavi Kukreja, Teesta Setalvad, Vandana Mishra


Representatives of various organizations will keep share ideas in this session and prepare the future strategy

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