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PRESS RELEASE 29-3-2017: The Department of Philosophy and P.G. Department of Public Administration of P. G. Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh organised an ICSSR North-Western Regional Centre, Chandigarh sponsored One-day National Seminar on “Aristotle and the Good Life” today. Prof. Lallan S. Baghel, Chairperson, Department of Philosophy, PU, Chandigarh was the Key-note speaker on the occasion. Welcoming the chief-guest, Prof. Anita Kaushal, Principal of the college emphasised that the Seminar was being organised to commemorate the 2400th birth anniversary celebrations of Aristotle, and his philosophy is still relevant in contemporary times. Members of faculty and research scholars from various institutions of the country presented research papers on Aristotelian conceptualisation of themes of Ethical Philosophy, Happiness, Virtues, Justice, Pleasure, Friendship, Politics, Society etc.
In his key-note address, Prof. Baghel highlighted the significance of Aristotle and added that whatever is the question, we start off with Aristotle’s opinion and then start comparing that to Plato and then to other philosophers. He added that Aristotle’s philosophy cuts across the boundaries of all disciplines, may it be natural sciences or social sciences. He also chaired the 1st Technical session with theme ‘Ethical Philosophy of Aristotle’. He observed that the session was a kaleidoscope of research papers on varied aspects ranging from Education and Morality to Happiness, Intellectual Virtues and Justice.
The 2nd Technical Session was chaired by Dr. Shivani Sharma, Former Chairperson, Department of Philosophy, PU, Chandigarh. The theme of the session was ‘Aristotle on Arts, Aesthetics and Socio-political philosophy’. The delegates presented papers on aspects like Music, Metaphysics and religion, Aristotle and Gandhi, Ambiguities in Aristotle’s concepts, and Gender. Dr. Shivani Sharma commended the analysis of the delegates regarding their attempt to integrate contemporary notions with those of Aristotle’s narrative. Ms. Shashi Joshi, Convenor of the Seminar proposed a vote of thanks.
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One-Day National Seminar on
“Aristotle and the Good Life”
29th March 2017 (Revised Date)
Sponsored by ICSSR North-Western Regional Centre, Chandigarh
Organisers: Department of Philosophy and Post Graduate Department of Public Administration, Post Graduate Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh
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Report on World Philosophy Day Celeberation-2016
Continuing to its tradition of “Celebrating World Philosophy Day” every year, the Department of Philosophy and Department of Hindi of P. G. Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh organised an event on 17th November, 2016. Dr. Anita Kaushal, the Principal of Post Graduate Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh facilitated the Guest -speaker, Dr. Sudhir Kumar Baweja, Coordinator, Department of Philosophy and Vivekananda Studies, USOL, Panjab University, Chandigarh.
Dr. Anita Khosla, Head, Department of Hindi introduced audience about the distinguished speaker. She mentioned that the present year being celebrated as 2400 Birth Anniversary of Aristotle and this lecture is a dedication to Aristotle and his philosophy.
The main attraction of the programme was an impressive address by Dr. Sudhir Kumar Baweja on “The Philosophy of Aristotle”. Dr. Baweja opened his address to an attentive audience constituting students, faculty members and general audience by appraising the philosophy behind to celebrating the World Philosophy Day. Before coming to the life and philosophy of Aristotle Dr. Baweja took the audience to the streets of Athens where Socratic dialogues and Plato’s Academy Discussion still seemed to reverberate. He divided his lecture in two parts- History of Greek Philosophy and the philosophy of Aristotle. He started with beginning of the basic questions posed by ancient Greeks: What is the world made of?, What is man?, What is knowledge? and counted all important figures including Thales to Sophists. Where earlier Greek philosophers had been interested in the universe, in unity and difference, in the big questions, the Sophists were more interested in the mechanics of how man could do things for himself. For Socrates philosophy wasn’t a profession, as with the sophists, but a way of life. He said knowledge is virtue. The aim of Socrates’s dialectic was to expose false claims to wisdom and to move towards knowledge of man’s own nature. Plato was a prolific writer, not a textbook, but of elegant and lively dialogues in the style of thrillers with truth as query. Plato’s aim was to train man’ minds to enable them to think for themselves in the light of reason. The method seems to have been research under supervision. Education required a joint effort on the part of teacher and pupil- a truly dialogue process. Star pupil was Aristotle-who studied at the Academy for about 20 years.
Engaging his young audiences in the same Socratic spirit, Dr. Baweja went on to unfold the nuances of Greek Philosophical traditions and Aristotle’s significant contributions to the intellectual world. In his engaging style he exported the young audiences to appreciate a very simple moral injection-Do good and he happy.’ Towards the end of his address he reminded that it was Aristotle who taught the world that Excellence is not just an act but it is a habit and also our happiness depends on our self, our own wise choices, sincere efforts and intelligent excursions. Dr. Baweja concluded that on this World Philosophy Day young students of philosophy should overcome their prejudices, sectarian outlooks and involve the spirit of critical inquiry and reasoned dialogue so, that durable peace and universal brotherhood prevail in the deeply fragmented world.
A Poster to commemorate the World Philosophy Day-2016, which showcased the contributions of the celebrated Trinity of Philosophy-Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, released on this occasion. This programme had an interactive session in the end and students discussed on various concepts like virtues, justice, morality etc. and got clarification from the speaker. After the lecture, prizes of Declamation Contest held on the theme on “The Role of Youth in National Integration held on 4th November, 2016 distributed among the winners of the competition.
Dr. Rama Arora (Dean) and Dr. Kanwar Iqbal (Vice-Principal) graced the function. In the end of the program Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal, Head, Department of Philosophy thanked the speaker and the audience and pointed out that the present lecture is a significant step to teach and acquaint students with the key concepts of the philosophy of Aristotle. Dr. About 80 students and faculty-members of the college have attended this lecture.
Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal
November 17, 2016
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Report on Teachers’ Day Celebration-2016
The Positive Philosophy Society of the Department of Philosophy, P. G. Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh organized an event “Teachers’ Day Celebration ” on 5th September, 2016. The details of the function are given below: • Ms. Nidhi Semwal and Ms. Bhanu Priya coordinated the function. Ms. Bhanu Priya welcomed all the new students. • Ms. Nidhi introduced The Positive Philosophy Society with its objectives and also about the importance of Teachers’ Day celebration and addressed new students by sharing her experience as well as guide them regarding the college life. • Ms. Roshni, Ms. Nidhi, Ms. Manisha, Ms. Jaskamal, Ms. Harshita, Ms. Bhanu Priya and Ms. Aanya Nain facilitated for their excellent scores in University Examinations as well as for extra-curricular activities. • An interactive session with new students also held. Students shared their views and performed some entertainment activities, as directed by senior students. Some senior students also performed singing and dancing activities. • The following students were selected for the working committee for the session 2015-16: President: Ms. Nidhi Semwal (BA-III), Vice-President: Ms. Aanya Nain (BA-II), Secretary: Ms. Purandhi Gupta (BA-I). C.R.s cum Associate Members: Ms. Lalita (BA III), Ms. Bhanu Priya (BA-II), Ms. Sherry (BA-I). • Teacher-Incharge, Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal encouraged students to write and explore their thinking through creative initiatives and also discussed about the objectives of education and role played by teachers and students to achieve it. • The programme ended with light refreshment served and arranged by BA II and BA III year students. A special thanks to Ms. Nidhi Semwal, Ms. Aanya, Ms. Bhanu Priya, Ms. Jaskamal and and Ms. Harshita for their valuable efforts and contributions to make this event successful. Date: 7th September, 2016 (Dr.Desh Raj Sirswal)
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Report on Declamation Contest 4th November, 2016
The Positive Philosophy Society of P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh organised a “Declamation Contest” on “The Role of Youth in National Integration” held on 4th November, 2016. The competition started with an address from Ms. Nidhi Semwal, President of the Society. She said that the “National Unity Day” is celebrated every year on 31st October throughout India. It is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. This celebration helps youth to be aware of and provides an opportunity to everyone to maintain the integral strength of the nation. It makes Indian citizens to realize that how a national integrity helps in defeating the actual and potential threats for unity, integrity and security of the nation. She said the present programme is a part of weeklong celebration of “National Unity Week” being held in the college from 31st October to 6th November, 2016. Ms. Bhanu Priya coordinated the presentations. Total 33 students participated in it. The students declaimed on various topics like national security, casteism, religious tolerance, youth problems, corruption, women issues, educational issues and quotes thinkers of eminence in their presentations. Results are as follows: • First Prize: Ms. Nidhi Semwal (B.A.Final Year) • Second Prize: Ms. Bhanu Priya (B.A. Second Year) • Third Prize: Ms. Purandhi Gupta (B.A. First Year) The students were given the topics on which they were asked to present their views within the given time limit. They displayed confidence, enthusiasm and alertness while participating in the competition. Judges appreciated the efforts of the students and expressed that such competitions lead to free flow of ideas and help in sensitizing towards the issues that need attention. The participants and teachers were provided with refreshments. Overall it was a knowledgeable and enthralling experience.
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The Proceeding of One Day FDP on “Dr.B.R. Ambedkar, Indian Constitution and Indian Society” released in “ICSSR Sponsored National Seminar on Challenges to Social Security and Social Inclusion for Inclusive Growth in India” at PGGCG -11, Chandigarh held on 5th August 2016. Thanks to P.G.Department of Public Administration, PGGCG 11,Chandigarh for their full time support. Thanks to the Principal and organisers of today’s programme who managed for this release from their busy schedule.
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Details of the Book:
Proceedings of the One-Day Faculty Development Programme on “Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, Indian Constitution and Indian Society”
Compiler: Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal
First Edition: July 2016
© Centre for Positive Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies (CPPIS), Pehowa (Kurukshetra)
Released on 5th August, 2016
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This profile presented to NAAC Pear Committee on the behalf the Department of Philosophy, PGGCG-11, Chandigarh on 8th February, 2016.
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Department of Philosophy and Post Graduate Department of Public Administration of PGGCG-11, Chandigarh organised an One-Day Faculty Development Programme under RUSA on the theme “Dr, B.R. Ambedkar, Indian Constitution and Indian Society”. Several aspects of the philosophy of Dr. Ambedkar were discussed in the three sessions. More than 100 participants from Chandigarh and nearby states participated in the seminar. Dr. Ganga Sahay Meena from JNU, New Delhi was the key-note speaker. Dr. Lallan Singh Baghel, Chairperson, Deptt. of Philosophy, Panjab University, Chandigarh was the Chairperson for the inaugural session. The first session on “Socio-Political Philosophy of Dr. Ambedkar” chaired by Dr. Ashutosh Angiras from S.D. college ,Ambala Cantt. The second session under the theme “Dr, B.R. Ambedkar and Women Empowerment “was chaired by Dr. Emannuel Nahar, from Ambedkar Study Centre, Panjab University. Professor Binoo Dogra, Dean and Dr. Rama Arora, Vice Principal were also present on the occasion. Ms. Shashi Joshi proposed a vote of thanks. The programme was successful due to its vastness of content and deliberations by the resource persons and participants.
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One-Day Faculty Development Programme on“Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, Indian Constitution and Indian Society”
20th January 2016
Department of Philosophy and Department of Public Administration,
P.G. Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh
Sponsored By Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA)
Dr. B. R. Ambedkar is one of the most eminent intellectual figures of modern India. He appeared on the Indian socio-political scene in early 1920s and remained in the forefront of all social, economic, political and religious efforts for upliftment of the lowest stratum of the Indian society known as untouchables, women and other backward classes. He was a great scholar who made outstanding contributions as an economist, sociologist, legal luminary, educationist, journalist, parliamentarian and above all, as a social reformer and champion of human rights. We can see his vastness of his vision in the ‘preamble’ to the Constitution of India. It may be considered as the soul of Constitution. The preamble can be referred to as the preface which highlights the essence of the entire Constitution. It was adopted on 26 November, 1949 by the Constituent Assembly and came into effect from 26th January, 1950. These are the opening words of the preamble to the Indian Constitution.
“WE, THE PEOPLE OF INDIA, have solemnly resolved to constitute India into a SOVEREIGN SOCIALIST SECULAR DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC and to secure to all its citizens:
JUSTICE, social, economic and political;
LIBERTY of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship;
EQUALITY of status and of opportunity and to promote among them all
FRATERNITY assuring the dignity of the individual and the unity and integrity of the Nation;
IN OUR CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY this twenty-sixth day of November, 1949, do
HEREBY ADOPT, ENACT AND GIVE TO OURSELVES THIS CONSTITUTION.”
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar emerged as a powerful jurist, political leader, Buddhist activist, philosopher, thinker, anthropologist, historian, orator, prolific writer, economist, scholar, editor, revolutionary and a revivalist for Buddhism in India. He was the chief architect of the Indian Constitution. Dr. B. R. Ambedkar was posthumously awarded the Bharatratna, India’s highest civilian award, in 1990. So, the present seminar is an attempt to critically evaluate the relevance of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s vision and mission in present scenario and to prepare an extensive vision and mission document for the times to come. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s ideas, writings and outlook could well be characterized as belonging to that trend of thought called Social Humanism. He developed a socio-ethical philosophy and steadfastly stood for human dignity and freedom, socio-economic justice, material prosperity and spiritual discipline. He showed the enlightening path for Indian society via his ideals of freedom, equality and fraternity and made India a democratic country.
Objectives of the Programme:
The objective of the programme as follows:
To promote the ideas on social, economic, political, religious, human rights & constitutional reforms by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar.
To make the new generation aware about Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s ideas on social justice/equity/national integration and women empowerment.
To explore the potentiality in Ambedkarism in Literature to strengthen the society and Indian national spirit.
Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s Philosophy and its Future Vision
Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s thoughts on Indian National Spirit
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and Indian Society
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and His Political Philosophy
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and His Social Philosophy
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and His Moral Philosophy
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and His Educational Philosophy
Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s thoughts on Social Reforms & Justice
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar on Freedom, Equality and Fraternity in Present Context
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and Indian Economy
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and Women Empowerment
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar on Indian Democracy
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and India’s Freedom Struggle
Any other relevant topic related to main theme.
Call for Papers:
Research papers are invited from faculty members and research scholars on the thrust areas of the seminar or any other related topic as per the suggested format:
Format of Submission:
The paper should be typewritten preferably in Times New Roman in 12 font size (English) or Kruti Dev (10) in 14 font size (Hindi) single spacing in MS-Word format and between 2500 to 3000 words.
The abstract/summary of not more than 150-200 words, mentioning Title, Name, Designation and Contact details of the authors should be accompanied with the paper.
The authors should submit the hard copy along with a CD and a certificate of originality of the paper to be sent to the college address.
Abstract Submission: December 31, 2015.
Full Paper: January 10, 2016.
REGISTRATION AND ACCOMODATION
Participants can register him/her by filling the REGISTRATION FORM attached here. No TA/DA and accommodation will be provided to the participants. However, many budget hotels/guest houses options are available in Chandigarh. The following are some of them:
Panjab University Guest House, Sector-14, Chandigarh: Ph.:0172-2534950-51
Panjab University Golden Jubilee Guest House, Sector-14, Chandigarh: Ph.:0172-2534000
For more information regarding accommodation at Chandigarh log on to:
Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal, Department of Philosophy, Post Graduate Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh-160011, Email: philgc[email protected] , Mobile No. 08288883993
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The Departments of Philosophy and Hindi, P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh celebrated World Philosophy Day on 19th November, 2015. Dr. Anita Kaushal, the Principal of Post Graduate Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh gave a floral welcome to the speaker. Dr. Anita Khosla, Head, Department of Hindi introduced the distinguished speaker. She mentioned that the present year being celebrated as 125th Birth Anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and such kind of lecture is a valuable step towards introducing students about the life and philosophy of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. Prof. Subhash Chander (Department of Hindi, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra) delivered his lecture on “Social Philosophy of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar.”
In his lecture he said that Dr. B. R. Ambedkar is one of the most eminent intellectual figures of modern India. He remained in the forefront of all social, economic, political and religious efforts for upliftment of the lowest stratum of the Indian society known as untouchables, women and other backward classes. He was a great scholar who made outstanding contributions as an economist, sociologist, legal luminary, educationist, journalist, parliamentarian and above all, as a social reformer and champion of human rights. He developed a socio-ethical philosophy and steadfastly stood for human dignity and freedom, socio-economic justice, material prosperity and spiritual discipline. Dr. Ambedkar had also given lot of emphasis on getting education. He said that, “Educate, Organize and Agitate”. Here he had given prime importance to education. He further added that the backward classes have come to realize that after all education is the greatest material benefit for which they can fight. We may forego material benefits of civilization but we cannot forego our rights and opportunities to reap the benefits of the highest education to the fullest extent. That the importance of this questions from the point of view of the dalits and backward classes who have just realized that without education their existence is not safe. Dr. Ambedkar suffered a lot due to this caste system. Still in that system of discrimination, he succeeded to well educate himself. He showed the enlightening path for Indian society via his ideals of freedom, equality and fraternity and made India a democratic country. The role Dr. B.R. Ambedkar played has left its imprint on the Indian society and is still shaping the social, educational, political affairs and motivating our lives. Perhaps none of this would have been possible if it was not for the constant struggle Dr. Ambedkar waged and the vision he embedded in the Constitution of India. We should try to read, think and work according to the noble ideas of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s ideas.
In this program, a poster published by the “The Positive Philosophy Society” of the college and following three lectures published by the Centre for Positive Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies (CPPIS) Pehowa (Kurukshetra) were released by the Principal and distinguish guests: 1. “Values and Society: Value and Society: Re-discovering the Primacy of Cultural Context” by Prof. Geeta Manaktala 2. “Values with reference to Sikhism” by Dr. Paramvir Singh 3. “Our Environment, Our Responsibility” by Dr. Sudhir Baweja All the above-mentioned lectures were delivered in ICPR “Periodical Lectures” organized by Departments of Philosophy and Hindi held on 11th February 2015.
This programme had an interactive session in the end and students discussed on various concepts related to the lecture like casteism, reservation, Indian society and got clarification from the speaker. In the end of the program Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy has expressed the vote of thanks and pointed out that the present lecture is a significant step to teach and acquaint students with the key concepts of the social philosophy of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. About 60 students and faculty-members of the college have attended this lecture. Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal November 23, 2015 Download publications from here: https://cppispublications.wordpress.com