About the Event:

The Indian Constitution with its privilege of being the largest ever legal document in the world has been interpreted at various fronts and at various times both by the Indian judiciary and the constitutional academia. From upholding the rights of underprivileged to solving the conflicts between the paramount democratic institutions of the country, the constitution has served its purpose amid all kinds of political, social and economic disruptions. History cites enough examples that it was only deliberate jurisprudential enquiries, reassessments and re-interpretations of the constitution that have aligned the constitutional values with the social and political demands of the country. Certainly, amid changing circumstances, it is pivotal to encourage dialogues, debates and discourses on certain legal and political intricacies of the constitution in order to make sure that the constitution serves its purpose by meeting with the demands of changing social order. In order to encourage such dialogue, Birla School of Law, Birla Global University in collaboration with Centre for Civil Society (CCS) is initiating a webinar on “Assessing Indian Constitution @ 70” on the eve of Samvidhan Diwas.

About Birla School of Law, Birla Global University:

Located in Bhubaneshwar, Odisha, Birla School of Law, Birla Global University is one of the pioneering law schools in India. With its robust academic structure, renowned faculty, active student community, Birla School of law envisages to create, enhance and influence legal practice, academia and advocacy that meets the requirements of the 21st Century. Constituted under Birla Global University, Odisha Act 2015, and founded by Basant Kumar Birla and Sarala Birla, the university is equipped with diverse academicians, International collaborations, multicultural student environment and best of education.


To commemorate the Constitution day and promote the enriched values and vision of the Indian Constitution by encouraging dialogue on certain pivotal and contemporary issues to assess the constitutional dynamics and to influence young advocates and academia of the Indian Constitution for upholding the principles of values of the same.

Speaker’s Profile

Mr. Prashant Narang is an advocate and a senior public policy analyst with vast experience in law and public policy domain both in public and private sector. He is currently working as the Associate Research Director at Centre for Civil Society (CCS). Mr. Prashant has co-conceptualized the Street Vendor Compliance Index that tracks the implementation of the Street Vendor Act across India. He recently proposed amendments to the central law governing street vendors and submitted a draft amendment to the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India. A lawyer by training, Prashant secured a favourable judgment from the Supreme Court leading to the implementation of the Street Vendor law in Rajasthan and successfully challenged the arbitrary and excessive penalties imposed on the street vendors in Delhi before the lower courts.

Prashant recently completed his doctorate from Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Having written journal papers and short pieces on the legal sector reforms, the Right to Education Act and the Street Vendors Act, his current interest areas are the Rule of Law and the constitutional right to carry on business and trade in India.


Speaker  Mr. Prashant Narang
 Date  26th November, 2020
Time   12 :00 PM – 12: 45 PM
Theme Assessing Indian Constitution @ 70
 Mode of Session   Online, through Google Meet
Moderator  Rohith Sai Stambamkadi, Student Coordinator

Timeline –

5 minutes Introduction
20 minutes Speakers lecture
20 mins Queries directed from audience

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