World Refugees day

World Refugees and the Plight of Internal Migrants
The Department of Humanities, St. Joseph’s Evening College (Autonomous), organised a seminar on World Refugees and the Plight of Internal Migrants. Mr. Prashanth Kumar, HOD, Department of Economics, welcomed the students, the Chief Guest Fr. Martin Puthussery, SJ, Head, Labour and Migration Unit, Indian Social Institute, Bengaluru, Dr. Albert Smith, Principal, Dr. Priya, Vice Principal, Dr. Christopher Hoskins, Co-ordinator of the Seminar, and the staff.
The Principal, Dr. Albert Smith, greeted the gathering and gave a short explanation on the topic. After his speech, there was a mime presentation by the members of AICUF about refugees in India. This was followed by a presentation by the resource person, Fr. Martin Puthussery. He gave the students a brief outline of his life and experiences working with refugees and migrants. He left his village at the age of 17, studied in metropolitan cities like Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore, worked in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Kolkata and Kerala, and is presently working for the Indian Social Institute, Bengaluru. He screened some videos on refugees and farmers suicide in India which were very sad and heart touching. The Seminar came to an end with a vote of thanks by Mr. Ashlon Noronha, Department of Psychology.

Thanking you
Yours faithfully
Harshith. R