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Sudha REDDY

9 May 2010
A Brief Review of various Initiatives on Charter of Human Responsibilities in Nepal - 2010

7 May 2010
Symposium on "CHR to Promote the Culture of Responsibilities in Nepal"

India, Japan and South Corea - 4 December 2008

Networking and promoting the Charter process

International Consultation on "Youth Responsibility for Environment, Peace and Sustainable Development” in New Delhi, India -1st April 08 - 24 July 2008

Motivated by Charter of Human Responsibilities (CHR), Youth Activ8 Foundation, a national youth development organization and Indian facilitation Committee of CHR had jointly organized an international consultation on, "Youth Responsibility for Environment, Peace and Sustainable development” On April, 1st, 2008 in Delhi. Delegates from Colleges, Professional Institutes, and Grassroots (...)

Climate Change, Sustainability & Equity: a Civil Society approach - 23 July 2008

CHR in National Symposium The National Symposium on “Climate Change, Sustainability & Equity: a Civil Society approach” was collectively organized by Shanti Foundation, Passion for Global Peace S.E.E.D.S., Cerana Foundation, Engineers without Borders, India and Ecological Literacy Foundation in Hyderabad from 7th to 8th March 08. Sudha, coordinator of CHR, being one of the steering (...)

2007 – A step Beyond the Indian Soil - Journey of Charter - 26 March 2008

I. Indian Schools and the CHR Children’s Charter and cultural exchanges The Indian Charter team, in collaboration with The Activity, an edutainment company, successfully facilitated over a six-month-long process the drafting, by children, of the Indian Children’s Charter of Social and Environmental Responsibilities. The process included 133,300 students 8 to 16 years old at the start of a (...)

2007: Indian Schools, Academics, Universities, and the CHR - 13 March 2008

I. Indian Schools and the CHR: 1. Charter of Human Responsibilities and Mainstream Education, CSR of Edutainment Company, The Activity: India-Philippines cultural exchange of Youth program: The Indian Charter team, in collaboration with The Activity, an edutainment company, in a six-month-long process, has successfully facilitated to draft the Indian Children’s Charter of Social and (...)

2007 - The Media, Eminent Personalities, and the CHR - 13 March 2008

1. Regional Media Workshop on Nonviolent Transformation: While participating in Regional Media Workshop on Nonviolent Transformation, I shared views on Responsible media and CHR was distributed among about 40 journalists from South Asian countries. The Group Editor of “Dainik Bhaskar”, India’s fastest growing Newspaper and group of publications in Hindi and Gujarati, with more than a million (...)

2007 - The CHR beyond India: International Conferences - 13 March 2008

Networking and Linkages: 1. Sri Lanka: Sudha’s Sri Lankan trip along with John Stewart in February 07 was very meaningful and appropriate for raising ‘responsibility” though it was a very short trip. Dr. Nalin Swaris in Colombo was instrumental in contacting the right persons and institutions and taking us to all these people within such a short intimation of our plan. It was our participatory (...)

2007: The CHR in Environmental Education, India - 13 March 2008

1. Environmental Education and responsibility of teachers –one day training in Andhra Pradesh: A Day long training on ‘Environmental education in the schools’ was held for 85 teachers from 35 schools in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh in collaboration with ‘Sahajeevan’, an NGO on 15th Dec 07. The teachers were enthusiastically discussed about the adverse impact of climate change and global (...)

2007: NGOs, Movements, and the CHR - 13 March 2008

IV. NGOs, Movements and CHR: 1. CHR in Environmental Action in addressing Climate Change and global warming: Greenpeace, India and CHR in the one million signatures to support campaign on ‘Ban the Bulb’. Greenpeace India has found the relevance of CHR in its objectives and actions. The Charter principles pamphlets are being distributed along with Green Peace campaign documents in educational (...)

2007: Indian Legal Professionals and the CHR - 13 March 2008

It is both a challenging and eye-opening experience to penetrate into a legal profession and Judiciary space with the CHR. The ethical practices of advocates and judiciaries have been in question in the present Indian context, where the poor and marginalized sections remain victims of injustice and corruption. As a result of networking with the initiative of Mr. Ramjan Darga, one of the (...)

A Feminine approach to individual/society interactions - 12 December 2006

An economy at the service of the society. What relationships between Individual and Society? V International Conference PEKEA (Political and Ethical Knowledge on Economic Activities), Dakar, 1 - 3 Dec. 2006. Session on The Woman approach to Individual-Society Interactions

Spirituality as a Bridge Between the Secular and the Religious - 23 November 2006

A holistic answer to social harmony and dignity

Non-violence as a Responsible Message for Peace and Harmony - 23 November 2006

reflection

Workshops on Religion, Dialog, and Commitment - Bangalore, July 2006 - 18 September 2006

Several workshops were organised at Fireflies (Bangalore, India) on the theme Inter-religious dialogue and conflict resolution and Socially Engaged Hinduism, end July 2006. The Charter was disseminated to all the participants of the workshop. There were more than 40 participants including scholars, religious leaders and activists from all over India, Sri Lanka, USA and other countries. At (...)

India’s largest literary and cultural inter school festival - 5 September 2006

Short synopsis of the programme The Regional team for the Charter in India had a lot of discussions and interactions since May 2006 with an “edutainment” company, The Activity, based in Bangalore, initiating a programme incorporating the Charter of Human Responsibilities in its Horlicks Wizkids 2006 event. The Activity as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) agreed to promote and (...)

Regional Charter Facilitation Committee, India - 6 April 2005

In India we have initiated the programme in June 2004. Our working team consists of : South Asia Coordinator : SUDHA SREENIVASA REDDY Email: sudha_gss ECR yahoo.com or sudha179 ECR gmail.com Dr. JEEVAN KUMAR Chairman, The Center for Gandhian Studies, Bangalore University Email: jeeves0607 ECR yahoo.com Mr. RAMJAN DARGA Journalist, scholar in inter religious / interfaith subject, (...)

Women empowerment - 6 April 2005

The Women workshop Based on the methodology and strategies we had defined, in September we initiated leadership training workshops for women, keeping the principles of the Charter as the core values of a democratic leadership. To begin with, we held workshops for 250 literate and illiterate women belonging to various castes, religious and linguistic communities. It was an edifying (...)

2005: New Fields of Activities for the Charter in India - 6 April 2005

In 2005, we have been stepping up our activities. 1. Printing and electronic communication Website: Continuation of our website with updates of fresh inputs e- group: For constant interaction with all IT-enabled people the e-group is being strengthened. On-line workshop: An on-line workshop, derived from the informal forum, is being taken up further. From the experience gathered from (...)

Challenges - 1 April 2005

Languages, cultures and understanding As the process of translations of the Charter texts began, the translators had difficulty in finding one-to-one equations in words and expressions that can effectively convey the sense of the Principles to the lowest common denominator among the public. Language being culture specific, connotative meanings take precedence over denotative meanings in any (...)

Village Women Exercise their Understanding of the Charter Principles in the Local Self-government (Panchayat) Election - 19 March 2005

Disseminating the principles of the Charter of Human Responsibilities has indeed been a challenging task, especially in the Indian context where the term ‘responsibility’ takes on different connotations. Our first hurdle was to rework the language and even modify it after discussion with groups of people. Here I am going to talk about how this was done with one group. That of democratic (...)

Sudha SREENIVASA REDDY - 7 January 2005

My name is Sudha. I live in Bangalore, South India. Motivated by an attitude of service to humanity my higher studies began with an attempt in medical school for 2 years, but then turned to social service. I eventually stepped out of university with Masters in Sociology. At the university History and Public Administration were my other subjects. In addition, I studied Development (...)

An offshoot - 4 January 2005

One of the leading writers and journalists in Karnataka, Ramjan Darga, (part of facilitation team and the translator of the Charter of Human Responsibilities in Kannada) has been so inspired to start writing a book on the great Indian reformist Basavanna of the 12th century. Basavanna stood for equality for all and dreamt of a casteless society. He criticized all forms of social injustice, (...)

Methodology and strategies - 4 January 2005

How do we make the Charter known to a wide section of people? Translating the text of the Charter: the Indian subcontinent consists of a number of separate linguistic communities each of which shares a common language and culture. Contemporary languages and dialects, as they figure in the lives of most Indians, are a far cry from the stylised literary forms of Indo-Aryan or Dravidian (...)

Objectives - 4 January 2005

Our objective is to manage to put into debate and help understanding the text of the Charter of Human Responsibilities in the context of the women rehabilitation and the youth, the farmers, tribal communities, NGOs, writers, journalists, professionals (data-processing engineers and managers) and any other socially active person. For an Appropriation of the Charter Attempt here is to first (...)

2004: A Diversified approach to diffuse the Charter in India - 4 January 2005

Activities in 2004 - Translating the Charter texts: We have printed 1,000 copies each in Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, the four south Indian regional languages, and distributed 300 to 500 copies in these four languages as well as in Hindi and Marathi (...)
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