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An Interactive Meeting on ???Educational Ideas of Guru Rabindranath Tagore and Shaheed Bhagat Singh

Posted by Dr Desh Raj Sirswal on November 10, 2014 at 1:10 AM Comments comments (0)

“The Positive Philosophy Society” of the Department of Philosophy is going to organise an interactive-meeting on “Educational Ideas of Guru Rabindranath Tagore and Shaheed Bhagat Singh. Interested students can share their views through an oral presentation. The schedule is given below:

 

 

 

Event Name: An Interactive Meeting on “Educational Ideas of Guru Rabindranath Tagore and Shaheed

Bhagat Singh

Date : 27th September, 2014 (9.30 am)

Venue : Department of Philosophy, P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh.

Student Requirements: Students have to submit 500 words write-up in Hindi, English or Punjabi language and present it in the said event.


For further details contact:

Dr Desh Raj Sirswal

Department of Philosophy,

P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh (India)

Email:[email protected], [email protected]

Contact Number-09896848775, 08288883993

http://philgcg11chd.webs.com/

CPPIS Essay Competition-2014

Posted by Dr Desh Raj Sirswal on September 20, 2014 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

 

 

Essay Competition-2014

World Philosophy Day was proclaimed by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) to be celebrated in every third Thursday of November. It was first celebrated on 21 November 2002. It is celebrated to honor the philosophical reflections and works of philosophy by people around the world. Philosophy is the stepping stone for innovations and creative ideas. It has been the foundation of progress through many centuries, across cultures. On this day people get together to exchange problems, ideas and solutions to make this world a better place to live. In these strife-ridden times, philosophy is the only hope towards world peace. It brings democracy, justice, human rights and equality into the forefront. Reflection of world issues and solutions to problems of the humanity are the focal point of philosophical analysis.

This year World Philosophy Day is being celebrated on November 20, 2014. The Centre for Positive Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies (CPPIS) in association with the Department of Philosophy, P.G. Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh is going to celebrates the World Philosophy Day through an essay-cum-presentation competition for students. The details are given below:

Theme: Youth and Indian Education System

Subthemes: Students can choose any topic reflecting on the theme.

Eligibility: Undergraduate student from any stream.

 

 

Last Date of Submission: 30th October, 2014.

 

Procedure: Participants have to submit an essay about 1000 words, neatly written or typed in Hindi or English languages and should reached us till 30th October, 2014 or email to [email protected] or [email protected] along with registration form. In the second stage selected essays will be presented on the scheduled date.

 

Benefits of Participation:

Selected candidate will be provided a merit certificate with a prize and essay will be published in an online publication of the Centre.

 

For further details contact:

Dr Desh Raj Sirswal

Department of Philosophy,

P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh (India)

Email:[email protected], [email protected]

Contact Number-09896848775, 08288883993

http://cppisevents.webs.com/

 

 

 

 

Proceedings of Second Online Session of SPPIS Haryana

Posted by Dr Desh Raj Sirswal on June 24, 2014 at 1:45 AM Comments comments (0)

PROCEEDINGS

Society for Positive Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies (SPPIS), Haryana

Second Online Session

on the theme

Development of Philosophy in India

24th June, 2014

Table of Content

Preface to the Second Session

Spirituality Some Philosophical trends : PROF. D.N.TIWARI

ROLE OF YOGA AND NATUROPATHY IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN IDEAL LIFE STYLE: PROF. SOHAN RAJ TATER

THE DEVELOPMENT OF EARLY MUSLIM PHILOSOPHY: DR MERINA ISLAM

THE RELEVANCE OF PHILOSOPHY IN THE 21ST CENTURY: DR. K.VICTOR BABU

Public Service Values and Ethics in Public Administration: DR. DESH RAJ SIRSWAL

Dharma Philosophy in the Epic Period-with Special Reference to Mahabharata: DR ADITI PATRA (NEE RAY)

A PERSPECTIVE IN INDIAN BUSINESS ETHICS : C.V.JAYANTHI

Examining Nationality as a taken-for-granted Frame of Reference: SHWETA SINGH

Is It Justified to Approve Euthanasia based on the Right to Life with Dignity an Examination: MALAY DAS

Meaning Holism as a Semantics Theory: RAJIBA LOCHAN BEHERA

DEVELOPMENT OF SIKHISM: RAJNI BALA & MANJU CHAUHAN

Life is Philosophy and Philosophy is Life : DR MAYA MAINKAR

DEVELOPMENT OF PHILOSOPHY IN INDIA SOME SUGGESSIONS: DR JAYADEV SAHOO

Visit the Link:

http://sppish2session.wordpress.com/2014/06/24/proceedings-of-second-online-session/

 

 

Second Online Session of SPPIS

Posted by Dr Desh Raj Sirswal on January 31, 2014 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (1)

Society for Positive Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies (SPPIS), Haryana

 

Second Online Session

 

on the theme

 

Development of Philosophy in India

 

24th June, 2014

Centre for Positive Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies (CPPIS), Milestone Education Society (Regd.), Pehowa (Kurukshetra)-136128

 

 

http://sppish2session.wordpress.com/

Short Report on the 150th Birth Anniversary Celebration of Swami Vivekanandaji

Posted by Dr Desh Raj Sirswal on October 11, 2013 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Short Report on the 150th Birth Anniversary Celebration of Swami Vivekanandaji

The Departments of Hindi and Philosophy, P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh organized a lecture on “Life and Teachings of Swami Vivekananda”on 11th October, 2013. Swami Anupamananda ji (Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Chandigarh) was the chief-guest of this program. The details of the progrmme is given below:

Dr. Anita Khosla (Head, Department of Hindi) first introduced Chief-Guest and gave a detail account of his activities. She mentioned in her speech that Swami Anupamanandaji served as the Director of Vivekananda Institute of Languages, which offers Indian and Foreign language courses to 7,000 students. He used to regularly interact and motivate the students. In June 2012 Swami Anupamanandaji took Charge as the Head of Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Chandigarh. Since then he has been visiting and conduction programmes. He directs the activities of the Ashrama, which include service activities in medical field, educational field, cultural and spiritual programmes. Dr. Beenu Dogra (Vice-Principal, PGGCG-11, Chandigarh) presented in the programme with her kind and motivational presence.

 

Swami Anupamananda ji delivered his lecture concentrating on Swami Vivekananda and Value Education. He added that remembering Swami Vivekananda’s unique contribution for the regeneration of modern India, the nation is celebrating his 150th birth anniversary. He has left an indelible mark on great thinkers of modern world. ‘Man’ was central to his philosophy. Since education plays major role in developing human personality, he has propounded a philosophy of education which has found universal acceptance. An important message of Swami Vivekananda, which was very relevant to the Indian condition, was that man is the maker of his own future. Man has the power to make him-self what he wishes to be. Man has immense possibilities. In spite of this if someone remains an ordinary person, he alone is to be blamed for this. Once a person decides the goal of his life he needs to labour under correct knowledge. This will take him to the goal. Swamiji’s this message brought change in the attitude of Indian people who had lost the capacity to take initiative. The ultimate goal of education is to acquire knowledge of one’s own real nature. “Each soul is potentially divine.” said Swami Vivekananda. We have forgotten our real nature. Hence we think ourselves weak and helpless. If we realise our nature we develop faith in ourselves. Swamiji wanted personality development through moral and spiritual education. “The very essence of education is concentration of mind.”, said Swamiji. The training of the mind is very important for Swamijis scheme of education. Comprehension and retention play an important role in education, which is not possible with an untrained mind. With a trained mind alone it is possible. So concentration becomes paramount to education. There are three dimensions to our personality, i.e. physical, mental and spiritual. A harmonious development of these three dimensions is essential for balanced development of personality. Swami Vivekananda repeatedly stressed the immediate need of mass education. He wanted education to reach backward, downtrodden rural Indians. Swami Vivekananda pointed out that spirit of service must be part of our life. Swami Vivekananda’s life and message have the power to empower our thought process, which will help us to inculcate self-respect, moral courage, social responsibility, creativity and patriotism. Thus Swami Vivekananda’s philosophy of education can help the younger generation to overcome the deficiency in the system of education and produce men and women of character, which is the need of the hour.

 

On this occasion a special issue on Value-Education of Milestone Education Review released in CD-ROM by Swamiji and it is also mentioned that the online version of this issue will be made available soon. This issue edited by Prof Nandita ( Chairperson, Deptt. of Education, P.U, Chandigarh & Coordinator, Centre for Swami Vivekananda Studies), Dr. Latika Sharma (Deptt. of Education, P.U. Chandigarh), Dr. Sudhir Baweja (Coordinator , Philosophy, Vivekananda Studies, USOL, P.U Chandigarh). Dr. Sudhir Baweja gave an overview of content included in this volume. He also emphasized on the importance of value-education in present times and contribution of Swami Vivekananda through his philosophy of education. Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal gave a report of events organised by the philosophy department to celebrate the Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda and other student activities. He also informed students that being a part of this celebration Vivek-Vahini (a mobile-van for Swami Vivekananda’s literature) visit college campus in November and December too. Students can read and purchase literature from there.

In the end of the programme, Dr. Madhu Gosain (Department of Hindi) presented a thanking note. She beautifully presented her words of wisdom. Several faculty members from various departments of the college and students participated in this event and enjoyed the programme peacefully and thoughtfully.

 

Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal

11th October,2013

 

World Philosophy Day-2013

Posted by Dr Desh Raj Sirswal on October 11, 2013 at 3:35 AM Comments comments (0)

World Philosophy Day-2013

 

World Philosophy Day was proclaimed by UNESCO to be celebrated every third Thursday of November. It was first celebrated on 21 November 2002. World Philosophy Day is celebrated by the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) to honor the philosophical reflections and works of philosophy by people around the world, through ages. On this day people are to share thoughts, discuss and explore new ideas and focus on the challenges that our society is facing today. This year World Philosophy Day is being celebrated on November 21, 2013. The Centre for Positive Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies (CPPIS) in association with the Department of Philosophy going to celebrates the World Philosophy Day through an essay-cum-presentation competition for students. The details are given below:

Theme: Indian Society and Ideological Crisis

Subthemes: Students can choose any topic reflecting on the theme.

Eligibility: Undergraduate student from any stream.

Last Date of Submission: 15th November, 2013.

Presentation: 21st November, 2013.

 

Procedure: First students have to submit an essay about 1000 words, neatly written or typed in Hindi or English language, reached us till 15th November, 2013 or email to [email protected] In the second stage selected essays will be presented on the event date.

 

Benefits of Participation:

Selected candidate will be provided a merit certificate with a prize and essay will be published in an online publication of the Centre.

 

For further details contact:

Dr Desh Raj Sirswal

Department of Philosophy,

P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh (India)

Email:[email protected]

Contact Number-09896848775, 08288883993

http://positivephilosophy.webs.com

 

150th Birth Anniversary Celeberation of Swami Vivekananda

Posted by Dr Desh Raj Sirswal on September 25, 2013 at 4:30 AM Comments comments (0)

 

The Departments of Hindi and Philosophy, P. G. Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh proposed to celebrate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. The programme will be as follows:

i) A lecture on "Life and Teaching of Swami Vivekananda" on 11th October, 2013 at 10.30 am by Swami Anupananda ji (Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Chandigarh).

ii)Viveka-Vahini (a mobile book stall on the literature of Swami Vivekananda ji) visited on Second Wednesday of each month i.e. October, November and December, 2013 in the college timing (10.00 am to 2.00 pm).

You are cordially invited to be a part of this function.

Report on Teachers' Day-2013

Posted by Dr Desh Raj Sirswal on September 11, 2013 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)

 

 

Dear Friends,

Happy Teachers' Day to All Friends

 

The Positive Philosophy Society of P. G. Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh organised an event on “Teacher’s Day” on 3rd September, 2013. The details are given below:

• Ms. Kanchan coordinated the function and discussed the importance of the programme. The programme started with an address by Teacher-Incharge, he introduced students about the objectives of the society as well as he encourgaed students to write and explore their thinking through creative initiatives. He also motivated students to do best in their academics and to create an attitude to learn more.

• Ms. Rajni Bala (Editor) introduced the objectives and content of student-magazine “SOPHIA”. She also informed student that the magazine will be issued on two special occasion’s viz., Teacher’s Day (5th September) and World Philosophy Day (Third Thursday of November of every year). Ms. Rajni Bala inaugurated it with other associate members and distributed the same to all students of philosophy and other faculty members.

• A student election held on this occasion. The following students were selected for the working committee for the session 2013-14:

President: Ms.Rajni Bala (B.A.IIIrd Year)

Vice-President: Ms. Kanchan (B.A.IInd Year)

Secretary: Ms. Himanshi (B.A.Ist Year)

Associate Members:

Ms. Kanchan (B.A.IInd Year)

Ms. Jasveer Kaur (B.A.IInd Year)

Ms. Sharandeep (B.A. Ist Year)

On this occasion a welcome party given to B.A. First year students and they introduced themselves with their experience in the present college. They also participated in several activities organized by senior students. All the C.R.s of all classes and students enjoyed the function. A special thanks to Ms. Rajni Bala, Ms. Kanchan, Ms. Neha Shyam, Ms. Neha, Ms. Babita, Ms. Aditi and Ms. Saravjeet for their valuable efforts and contributions to made this event successful.

 

 

Date: 5th September, 2013 (Dr.Desh Raj Sirswal)

Link to Sophia:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/165398475/Sophia-Student-Magazine-Year-02-Sept-13

 

 

 

One -Day Workshop (Advisory Board Meeting and Projects presentation of Philosophy and Harmony Chair)

Posted by Dr Desh Raj Sirswal on September 11, 2013 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)

One -Day Workshop (Advisory Board Meeting and Projects presentation of Philosophy and Harmony Chair) on “The Idea of Order and Harmony in Philosophical Reflections” 27th August,2013 organised by Philosophy-Harmony Chair (Existential Harmony Project) IASE Deemed University, Gandhi Vidya Mandir, Sardarshahar (Rajasthan).

 

 

This workshop presided over by Prof. K.K.Sharma, Chairman of Philosophy-Harmony Chair and a concept note of the Existential Harmony Project presented by Mr. Himnashu Duggar (Member of Central Coordination Committee).

 

 

More than 10 proposals presented by various researchers came from various parts of India including Haryana, Punjab, Nagaland, Pondicheryy, Vishakhapantnam, Bangalore, Rajasthan, Pune etc. A very insightful observations delivered by members of advisory board including Prof. R.K.Deswal, Prof.Mishra, Prof. Surender Pathak and other experts. Researchers are advised and guided for further improvement and clarifications of the contents.

 

 

Participants from various departments of the university and from other institutions actively participated in the discussion on various aspects of the existential harmony. Philosophical insights from active participants made this workshop successful.

 

 

Dr.Desh Raj Sirswal

Programme Coordinator

Book Release Function

Posted by Dr Desh Raj Sirswal on June 9, 2013 at 3:00 AM Comments comments (0)

 

Dear Friends

CPPIS going to release its 4th book CONTEMPORARY INDIAN PHILOSOPHY on 10th June, 2013 at Department of Philosophy, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra at 11.00 am. You are cordially invited to grace this function.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/143755738/Contemporary-Indian-Philosophy