OPEN TO OPINION
“You can have the greatest idea in the world, but if you can’t communicate, it doesn’t matter” (Steve Jobs).
Indeed, ideas and opinions Matter! Need to be Expressed! Can spark Change!
NAGLS PLATFORM: OPEN TO OPINION is a platform devoted to exchange of ideas thoughts and opinions via discussions, debates, conferences and symposiums on contemporary issues of social concern. The platform brings together young students and experienced experts from different walks of life for candid discussions on some of the broader issues that we believe require our attention. Discussions lead to ideas and ideas lead to solutions. NAGLS passionately believes in the power of thoughts and ideas. Ideas harbour the power to give birth to the most powerful Actions. NAGLS PLATFORM is a platform that serves as an open space for free expression of thoughts and ideas that can lead to making a difference. This purpose and intent of: NAGLS PLATFORM: is aptly expressed in the poetic lines of Rabindranath Tagore-
Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high
Where knowledge is free
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
By narrow domestic walls
Where words come out from the depth of truth
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way
Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit
Where the mind is led forward by thee
Into ever-widening thought and action
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.
NAGLS PLATFORM: OPEN TO OPINION - January 9, 2016
Rape, Murder, or even Terror, Bengaluru is the New Sin City.
Is the “Garden City” of India emerging and the “Crime Capital” of the Country?
NAGLS PLATFORM: OPEN TO OPINION was first held on January 9, 2016 at NAGLS campus. The topic of the discussion was the burning issue of crime and safety in Bengaluru. The eminent panelists at the symposium were:
Hon’ble Justice N.Santosh Hegde
Former Judge, Supreme Court of India
Former Lokayukta, Karnataka State
Member, Karnataka State Commission for Women
The National Co-operative Bank Pvt. Ltd
Mr. Abdul Azeem
Former MLC & ACP , Govt. of Karnataka
These experts from the fields of Law, Police and Administration engaged in a thought provoking interaction with students of fifteen different schools and PU colleges of Bengaluru. The discussion ensued with fervour and enthusiasm in which variegated aspects, perspectives and experiences were shared. The discussion concluded with innovative thoughts and ideas for the resolution of the issues and steps that need to be taken to protect the identity of Bengaluru as a safe city. The best performing institutions were awarded at the symposium.
Class IX and X
The Frank Anthony Public School
Best College/ High School
Rastriya Military School