Mangaluru: According to a press release issued by the Principal, School of Social Work, Roshni Nilaya, Mangaluru, Prof Juliet CJ and the Organizing Secretary, Prof Asha Lobo, Roshni Nilaya, Mangaluru is organizing Spandana -2019, "Responding to Realities", a National Level Student Social WorkersÂ conference on the theme ÂRevisiting and Contextualising Social Work Profession in contemporary India on 14th and 15th February, 2019.
SPANDANA is a platform for the convergence of student Social Workers to share thoughts, ideas and knowledge and to work together for serving society in a better way. The need for a platform for interaction among students was actuated during the year 2002 and the result is SPANDANA-RESPONDING TO REALITIES, an annual conference for student social workers. The success of the event has motivated the college and Spandana has become the most awaited annual feature.
The theme, “Revisiting and Contextualising Social Work Profession in contemporary India is the need of the hour as effective practice of the profession requires contextualising it as per the changing times. This conference aims to explore some of the existing knowledge and theories of professional social work and how these notions relate to the difficulties encountered in contemporary social work practice. It also deliberates the knowledge framework that is conceptualized in terms of three important features such as theoretical knowledge, factual knowledge (including research) and practical knowledge.
Prof. Y.S Siddegowda Vice Chancellor, Tumkur University will be the Chief Guest for the inaugural function of -2019 on 14th February 2019, at 10:00 am. Prof. Juliet C J, Principal, School of Social work, Roshni Nilaya, will preside over the inaugural function. The inaugural function will be followed by the Key note address by Dr. P. Ilango, Dean, Faculty of Arts & Syndicate Member, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli on the topic ‘upcoming trends in social work
The following renowned speakers are lined up to discuss and deliberate on the theme and sub themes of the conference
Students/ Academicians and professionals from different states and international universities will be participating in the conference.
The cultural programs will be held on 14th February, 2019 at 5.00 PM at the college auditorium.
The Valedictory of the meet will be held on 15th February 2019 at 3:30 pm. Ms. Smitha Sathish, Co-Founder, Rang De, Bangaluru will be the Chief Guest. Dr. P Jenis Mary, Vice Principal, School of Social Work, Roshni Nilaya, will preside
Scientific paper presentations are also scheduled for the participants on the following themes
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