Mangalore Sociology Association and St. Aloysius College are jointly organising a three-day seminar starting from February 24 titled “Mangalore: Yesterday, today and tomorrow”, covering a wide range of issues concerning the city.

Academics from dozens of colleges throughout the State will present papers on 12 subjects. The seminar has been divided into 13 sessions consisting of three papers each. Registration fees for students are Rs. 100 and Rs. 300 for others.

Papers to be presented on the opening day between 1.30 p.m. and 3 p.m. include pre-British period, Mangalore and colonial trade and Mangalore and urban experience. The session on political perspective follows at 3.15 p.m. with papers on pioneers in political leadership, political processes and pressure groups and religion and caste in politics.

On the second day, papers will be presented simultaneously at two venues. The first session from 9 a.m. to 10.30 p.m. in the IT auditorium deals with economics and includes papers on trade and commerce, industrial development in the city and the SEZ and modern trends in growth. The next session from 10.45 a.m. to 12.15 p.m. focuses on economic problems of urbanisation, development induced displacement and labour perspectives.

The two morning sessions on February 25 to be held in the Xavier auditorium will focus on social problems — crime, drug and alcohol addiction, sex workers, problems of the old aged people , problems of the family and women, and problems of youth.

A seminar is being organised on human rights and unorganised labour at St. Aloysius College on February 28 and March 1.

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