Thiruvananthapuram: The Renaissance Values Protection Council will organise a Renaissance Collective at the Gandhi Park here on November 1 with the objective of strengthening the secular fabric of the state.
The meeting is the first in the series of such gatherings planned in all districts. After the huge success of Women's Wall programme, the Navothana Samithi had decided to organise renaissance meets across the state. However, the plan was put on hold because of Lok Sabha polls and the bypoll to six assembly constituencies.
Moreover, all activities of the Navothana samithi soon after it came into being were in the backdrop of Sabarimala issue. Subsequently the Samithi was expanded with the inclusion of religious leaders giving it an inclusive secular character.
The proposed event is aimed at showcasing the secular face of the committee. The event to be inaugurated by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will also be attended by prominent Christian and Muslim religious leaders.
In his inaugural address, the Chief Minister is expected to outline the activities of the government and the Samithi for strengthening the secular fabric of the state.
Earlier this month, the committee was converted into a permanent organisation with SNDP general secretary Vellapally Natesan being appointed as president and KPMS leader Punnala Sreekumar as general secretary. The council will be an officially-registered body with 18-member organisational structure and a head office in Thiruvananthapuram. Similar committees will be constituted in the district level....