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The Principles that have been outlined are fairly broad in the Charter of Human Responsibilities.

We hope to use these as a kernel to create the Charter that intimately speaks to us when we enter our homes and again intimately speak to us when we step into the world outside.

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

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


Voices from the Waters 2009: 4th International Water Film Festival - 15 January 2010

Bangalore Film Society in association with Alliance Francaise de Bangalore, Svaraj, Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, Ithaca College, USA (FLEFF), Charter of Human Responsibilities, Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy, Suchitra Film Society, Federation of film societies of India (Southern Region) and YWCA presented the fourth edition of Bangalore’s biggest environmental Film Festival and the biggest water film festival in the world: Voices from the Waters 2009: 4th International Water (...)

Tibetan Film Festival 2009, Bangalore (4th &5th July 2009) - 2 July 2009

’And I openly pledged my heart to the grave and suffering land, and often in the consecrated night, I promised to love her faithfully until death, unafraid, with her heavy burden of fatality, and never to despise a single one of her enigmas. Thus did I join myself to her with a mortal cord.’ Houlderlin, The Death of Empedocles The image is Tibet but the story is universal. The story is of lost souls, of yearning, of time, of home, of hope. The story takes place not within boundaries but in (...)

China-India-Japan Forum: Responsible Youth working towards peace and cooperation in Asia - 1 December 2008

Pacific Asia-Research Center (Tokyo, Japan), Global Citizens for Sustainable Development (Bangalore, India) and Center for Cross-Cultural Studies, Beijing University (Beijing, China) organized the China-India-Japan Forum from 11th July to 21st July 2008 in Japan.

New Horizons of Human Development: Art, Spirituality and Social Transformations - 24 November 2008

(July 5, 2008 - Indian Business Academy, Bangalore) The discourse and practice of development are at cross roads now and contemporary processes of transformations challenge us to find new ways of understanding and nurturing development as manifold processes of human flourishing, well-being of all and planetary realizations. In the workshop, “New Horizons of Human Development: Art, Spirituality and Social Transformations,”, organized by Indian Business Academy, Bangalore and Dr. Ananta Kumar (...)

“Uniting in Responsibilities in a Culture of Rights: Locating Possibilities” - 25 July 2008

Introduction Workshop Proceedings Theme I – Philosophical Underpinnings of the Concept of Responsibility THEME II – ‘Cultural and Professional Experiences’ Principle 1 Principle 2 & 10 Principle 3 Principle 4 Principle 5 Principle 6 Principle 7 Principle 8 Principle 9 Concluding Remarks [introduction -] Introduction Humankind now confronts new challenges; in particular, the imperative to safeguard the environment for future generations has come into view. It is clear that (...)

Jeeva jaala comprises all animate and inanimate objects - 5 June 2008, by Ramjan Darga

This article is philosophical and at the same time related to present practical times. Inspired by the Charter of Human Responsibilities, Ramjan Darga has explored how ‘Basava’ in 12th Century itself emphasized on Responsibility & its practice, which are closely blend with the principles of CHR. This article was published in well known magazine & collection of essays, brought out by Gulbarga University, Karnataka.

What’s New in the Indian Charter Lands? - 26 March 2008

In 2007, “WIZ kids” competition involving 133,300 8 to 16 year-olds resulted in children’s own writing of the Indian Children’s Charter of Social and Environmental Responsibilities. Winners made a cultural-exchange trip to Philippines, then wrote to the President of India about the CHR. An awareness campaign was organized by 433 students and teachers. The Activ8 Foundation will use the CHR as guidelines for its Eradicate Poverty campaign. In association with the Activ8 Foundation, the CHR was (...)

Non-violence as a Responsible Message for Peace and Harmony - 23 November 2006, by Sudha REDDY

reflection

Translating the Charter to allow discussions - 6 July 2005

Seminar at the World Social Forum in India, January 2004

An offshoot - 4 January 2005, by Sudha REDDY

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, condemned vehemently several superstitions and animal sacrifice, and taught that the path of devotion (...)

Challenges - 1 April 2005, by Sudha REDDY

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 language transaction and therefore conveying the exact sense of the principles to people of varying (...)

Objectives - 4 January 2005, by Sudha REDDY

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 create a process of community and family based social conversations triggered around the Principles (...)

Methodology and strategies - 4 January 2005, by Sudha REDDY

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 languages. As a proverb has it, "Every two miles the water changes, every four miles the speech." Spoken (...)

Regional Charter Facilitation Committee, India - 6 April 2005, by Sudha REDDY

In India we have initiated the programme in June 2004. Our working team consists of : South Asia Coordinator : SUDHA SREENIVASA REDDY Email: sudha_gss 9CL yahoo.com or sudha179 9CL gmail.com Dr. JEEVAN KUMAR Chairman, The Center for Gandhian Studies, Bangalore University Email: jeeves0607 9CL yahoo.com Mr. RAMJAN DARGA Journalist, scholar in inter religious / interfaith subject, Deccan Herald (Daily Newspaper) Email: ramjandarga 9CL deccanherald.co.in (...)


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