The Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) and the School of Tribal Legal Studies and Legal Rights, KISS-DU organized Distinguished Invited Lecture on “Social Healing” on 8th February 2024. Professor Ananta Kumar Giri, Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai was invited as the esteemed speaker.

Professor Deepak Kumar Behera, Vice Chancellor, KISS-DU in his Welcome Address briefed about the university, major milestones achieved by it and some of the innovative practices adopt by KISS-DU.

The speaker was introduced by Dr. Krupasindhu Nayak, Assistant Professor, Sociology, School of Tribal Legal Studies and Tribal Rights, KISS-DU shared some of the major milestones achieved by the revered speaker.

In his deliberation, Professor Giri touched upon how Covid-19 reminded us about the core of our beings as a relational species and relationship makes us human. Social healing like any other healing processes calls for acknowledgment that the web of life of which we are a part is broken. He stressed on the fact that no healing is possible if there is no recognition of the extent of the disharmony that permeates every aspect of our way of being in the world disconnecting us from what really matters in life, namely the web of life itself. This is followed by transformative action to make good what has been destroyed by colonial conquest, undermining cultural and spiritual heritages of those conquered, he added. Professor Giri concluded by talking about healing and the challenges of self and social transformations and health as a journey of wholeness.

Dr. Disha Bhatt, Deputy Director, IQAC proposed Word of Thanks to one and all present.