We are feeling immense pleasure to inform you that this year the 4th Indian Social Work Congress (ISCW) is being hosted by Department of Social Work, Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh on 22nd -24th October 2016. In the previous consecutive years, three grand ISWCs were organised at Delhi (2013), Pune (2014) and Ladnun (2015) respectively and the success of these three forums gives us the inspiration and the zeal to organize the next in the series. As we are all aware the primary intent of the Indian Social Work Congress is to introspect within, reflect upon and strive to overcome the various social concerns and challenges confronting the social work profession. It is in this context that we surmised that the desirable theme for the 4th ISWC 2016 should be Social Development and Social Work Profession: Issues and Challenges.
We are confident that the 4th ISWC shall provide an excellent confluence to all social work educators, researchers, activists, development practitioners and practicing professionals to share their views and experiences on a common platform. Being the hosts of the 4th Indian Social Work Congress, we also believe that this shall be a personally enriching and professionally productive engagement for each one of us. We wish to express our deepest gratitude to NAPSWI for granting us yet another opportunity to host this notable event.
We look forward to welcoming you in Varanasi. Let us make this endeavor the most meaningful occasion for the social work profession in the country. Details of the congress about themes, sub-themes and registration process is enclosed in the attachment section of this mail.
Dr. Banshi Dhar Pandey
Local Organising Committee