Jairam Ramesh to open Devaraj Urs Centre for Development Studies

In line with its guiding principles of the Triple Bottom Line (Profits, People, Planet), MYRA School of Business is establishing a dedicated centre named after former chief minister D Devaraj Urs called the Devaraj Urs Centre for Development Studies (DCDS) to study the development agenda and continue the development dialogue.

The Devaraj Urs Centre for Development Studies would be inaugurated by Jairam Ramesh, Member of the Parliament, Rajya Sabha and former Union Minister of Environment on July 30 at 3 pm.

This is a befitting tribute to Devaraj Urs, who served as the Chief Minister of Karnataka for nearly 8 years (1972 to 1977 and 1978 to 1980) and is remembered as the champion of backward classes and the man who brought about silent social revolution in Karnataka during his centenary celebrations.

As a precursor to the Centre inauguration, the Symposium on “Development: What it means to the excluded” is organised and this symposium would be inaugurated by Prof B K Chandrasekhar, former Chairman, Karnataka Legislative Council, and former Minister, Government of Karnataka. The inauguration of the Symposium is at 10:30 am.

Dr Tarun Chhabra, a practicing dentist and Founder and Managing Trustee, Edhkwehlynawd Botanical Refuge (EBR) – a unique ethno-ecological centre – who is working towards the economic empowerment of indigenous and impoverished people and collaborating with large research institutions to re-establish native plant species, Dr Abdul Aziz, Former Head, Department of Economics, Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore and Dr P K Misra, Former Director, Anthropological Survey of India, Mysuru would speak at the symposium.

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