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One-Day National Seminar on â??Aristotle and the Good Lifeâ?� 29th March 2017

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One-Day National Seminar on

 

“Aristotle and the Good Life”

 

29th March 2017

 

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

 

Introduction

 

UNESCO has declared 2016 the Aristotle Anniversary Year to mark the philosopher’s 2,400th birthday. The 38th session of the UNESCO General Conference held in Paris, was declared Jubilee year 2016 year of Aristotle. Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC) was a Greek philosopher, a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. His writings cover many subjects, including physics, metaphysics, poetry, theater, music, logic, rhetoric, linguistics, politics, government, ethics, biology, and zoology. Together with Plato and Socrates (Plato’s teacher), Aristotle is one of the most important founding figures in Western philosophy. Aristotle’s writings were the first to create a comprehensive system of Western philosophy, encompassing morality, aesthetics, logic, science, politics, and metaphysics. In the Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle argues that what we seek is eudaimonia, a term translated in this reading as “happiness.” Eudaimonia is better expressed as “well-being” or “excellence of performing the proper function.” When Aristotle explains human virtue, he is not discussing what we now refer to as (Victorian) virtue. He is clarifying the peculiar excellence of human beings in the same manner as we often speak of the peculiar excellence attributable to the nature of a thing. For example, a tool is useful in virtue of the fact that it performs its function well. Aristotle’s purpose in the Nicomachean Ethics is not just to explain the philosophy of the excellence for human beings but also to demonstrate specifically how human beings can lead lives of excellence as activity in accordance with practical and theoretical reason. Mankind will commemorate the anniversary of the famous philosopher activities worldwide. In this continuation, the Post Graduate Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh proposed one-day seminar on this great philosopher.

 

Sub-themes:

 

The following sub-themes are selected for paper presentation for the seminar:

 

Aristotle’s Idea of Good Life

Aristotle’s Idea of Happiness

The Highest Human Good

Aristotle’s Notion of Virtues

Aristotle’s Ideas of Justice

Intellectual Virtues and Ethical Virtues

Aristotle’s The Concept of Golden Mean

Aristotle’s Concept of Pleasure

Aristotle on Friendship

Relation of Ethics and Politics

Relation of Ethics and Society

Educational Implications of Aristotle’s Ethics

Relation between Reason and the Virtues

Practical applications of Aristotle’s ethics

Aristotle and Modern Ethical Thoughts

Any other relevant theme.

Call for Papers:

 

Research papers are invited from faculty members and research scholars on the thrust area of the seminar with an abstract of 200 words and full paper about 2500-3000 words by post or email to ph[email protected] latest by 25th March, 2017.

 

Organizing Committee:

 

Patron: Prof. Anita Kaushal, Principal, P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh

 

Convener: Ms. Shashi Joshi, Associate Professor, Deptt. of Public Administration, P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh.

 

Co-ordinator: Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal, Assistant Professor, Deptt. of Philosophy, P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh.

 

Advisory Committee:

 

Dr. Indu Kalia, Head & Associate Professor, Deptt. of Public Administration, P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh.

 

Dr. Pundrik Ojha, Associate Professor, Deptt. of Public Administration, P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh.

 

Mr. Ajay Kumar Sharma, Associate Professor, Deptt. of P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh.

 

Dr. S.K. Singh, Associate Professor, Deptt. of Public Administration, P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh.

 

Dr. Cheena Gambhir, Assistant Professor, Deptt. of Public Administration, P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh.

 

Dr. Anoop Singh Kataria, Assistant Professor, Deptt. of Public Administration, P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh.

 

Dr. Ritesh Nagpal, Assistant Professor, Deptt. of Public Administration, P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh.

 

Address for Correspondence:

 

Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy,

 

Post Graduate Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh-160011,

 

Mobile No. 08288883993, E-mail: [email protected]

 

Web Link: https://aristotle2400.wordpress.com/2017/02/11/one-day-national-seminar-on-aristotle-and-the-good-life/

 

 

One-Day FDP on Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, Indian Constitution and Indian Society

Posted by [email protected] on November 25, 2015 at 5:25 AM Comments comments (0)

One-Day Faculty Development Programme on 

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, Indian Constitution and Indian Society

(Celebrating the 125th Birth Anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar)

20th January 2016

Organised by

Departments of Philosophy and 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. The present year educationist and humanist from all over the world are celebrating 125th Birth Anniversary of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar by organizing various events and programmes. In this regard the college took an initiative to be a part of this mega event by organizing this seminar. It has relevance for academicians and students from their academic part and also as an event to propagate Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s philosophy. 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 Seminar:

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 to strengthen the society and Indian national spirit.

Sub-themes:

Research papers are invited on the below listed sub-themes or any other related topics:

B. R. Ambedkar’s Philosophy and its Future Vision

B. R. Ambedkar’s thoughts on Indian National Spirit

B.R. Ambedkar and Indian Society

B.R. Ambedkar and His Political Philosophy

B.R. Ambedkar and His Social Philosophy

B.R. Ambedkar and His Moral Philosophy

B.R. Ambedkar and His Educational Philosophy

B. R. Ambedkar’s thoughts on Social Reforms & Justice

B.R. Ambedkar on Freedom, Equality and Fraternity in Present Context

B.R. Ambedkar and Indian Economy

B.R. Ambedkar and Women Empowerment

B.R. Ambedkar on Indian Democracy

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.

Time Line:

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:

www.citcochandigarh.com

Organising Committee:

Patron: Dr. Anita Kaushal, Principal, P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh.

Convener: Ms. Shashi Joshi, Associate Professor, Deptt. of Public Administration, P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh.

Co-ordinator: Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal, Assistant Professor, Deptt. of Philosophy, P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh.

Advisory Committee:

Dr. Indu Sharma, Head & Associate Professor, Deptt. of P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh.

Dr. Pundrik Ojha, Associate Professor, Deptt. of Public Administration, P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh.

Dr. Ajay Kumar Sharma, Associate Professor, Deptt. of P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh.

Dr. S.K.Singh, Associate Professor, Deptt. of Public Administration, P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh.

Dr. Cheena Gambhir, Assistant Professor, Deptt. of Public Administration, P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh.

Dr. Anoop Singh Kataria, Assistant Professor, Deptt. of Public Administration, P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh.

Dr. Ritesh Kumar, Assistant Professor, Deptt. of Public Administration, P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh.

CONTACT

Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal, Department of Philosophy,

Post Graduate Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh,

Email: [email protected] , Mobile No. 08288883993

Website: https://drambedkar125.wordpress.com

 

CELEBRATING WORLD PHILOSOPHY DAY-2015

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CELEBRATING WORLD PHILOSOPHY DAY-2015

A Lecture on “Social Philosophy of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar”

19th November, 2015

Time: 11.00 am

Venue: Conference Hall

Speaker: Prof. Subhash Chander (Professor,

Department of Hindi, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra)

Organised by Departments of Philosophy and Hindi,

Post Graduate Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh-160011.

 

National Level Essay Competition

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The Centre for Positive Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies (CPPIS) Pehowa (Kurukshetra) on the occasion of the 125th Birth Anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar & World Philosophy Day-2015, going to organize a National Level Essay Writing Competition on the theme “Dr. B.R. Ambedkar: The Maker of Modern India”. The competition aims at giving an opportunity to the youth of country to come across various aspects of the philosophy of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and focused on generating new ideas especially from young mind and see how they perceive Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s contribution to modern India.

 

Theme of Essay Competition :

Dr. B. R. Ambedkar: The Maker of Modern India

19th November, 2015

Sub-Themes:

The Philosophy of Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar

B.R. Ambedkar and Indian Society

B.R. Ambedkar and His Political Philosophy

B.R. Ambedkar and His Social Philosophy

B.R. Ambedkar on Indian Religions

B.R. Ambedkar on Buddhism

B.R. Ambedkar and His Moral Philosophy

B.R. Ambedkar and Untouchables

B.R. Ambedkar and His Educational Philosophy

B.R. Ambedkar and Women Empowerment

B.R. Ambedkar’s Message to Indian Youth

B.R. Ambedkar and Indian Constitution

B.R. Ambedkar’s Critique of Hinduism

B.R. Ambedkar on Indian Democracy

B.R. Ambedkar on Social Justice

B.R. Ambedkar on Freedom, Equality and Fraternity

B.R. Ambedkar and Spirituality

B.R. Ambedkar and Indian Economy

B.R.Ambedkar’s Views on Nationalism

B.R. Ambedkar and His Legal Philosophy`

B.R. Ambedkar and India’s Freedom Struggle

Any other relevant topic related to main theme.

Eligibility: All students pursuing any Undergraduate or Post Graduate courses from recognised college/institute/university. Age limit is 25 years or below for this competition.

Prizes: Prizes will be given to top 5 entries and a certificate also provided to those who follow proper guidelines. Best essays will be published in our journal “Milestone Education Review, October, 2015” issue.

Submission Guidelines:

The essays submitted by the participants must be in ‘English and Hindi’ language only.

The essay must be typed in Microsoft Word with Times New Roman, Font size 12, 1.5 linear spacing.

Co-authorship is allowed.

Word Limit: 2000 Maximum words including footnotes.

The participants submitting an entry in this essay contest need to affirm that the entry is his/her own work. Plagiarism can lead to outright rejection of submission.

Criteria of Evaluation:

The criteria to be applied in evaluating the entries are:

Originality of the content

Creativity and Rationality

Style and Presentation of content

Clarity and proper citations

Registration and Submission:

There is no registration fee for this essay competition. Participants should submit their essay with 10th class certificate and institutional ID proof along with registration form till 20th October 2015 on the given address. An advance copy of all documents should be submitted before last date via email id [email protected] or [email protected]

For any details, Contact:

Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal,

Department of Philosophy,

P.G.Govt. College for Girls,

Sector-11, Chandigarh-160011.

Mobile No.08288883993

 

Link for details:

https://drambedkar125.wordpress.com/

 

ICPR Sponsored Periodical Lectures-2015

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ICPR Sponsored Periodical Lectures-2015

 

11th February, 2015

 

Timing: 10.30 am to 2.00 pm

 

Speakers & Themes:

 

Prof.Geeta Manaktala - Value and Society: Re-discovering the Primacy of Cultural Context

 

Dr. Paramvir Singh- Virtues in Sikhism

 

Dr. Sudhir Baweja- Our Environment: Our Responsibility

 

Organizer:

 

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

 

Academic Collaboration: Department of Hindi, P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh-160011

 

Website: http://philgcg11chd.webs.com

 

 

CPPIS Essay Competition-2014

Posted by [email protected] on November 10, 2014 at 1:05 AM Comments comments (0)

CPPIS 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://positivephilosophy.webs.com

http://philgcg11chd.webs.com

 

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

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“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.

http://philgcg11chd.webs.com/

Second Session of SPPIS Haryana

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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

Link:

http://sppish.blogspot.in/2014/01/second-session-of-sppis-haryana.html

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

Posted by [email protected] on October 12, 2013 at 2:20 AM Comments comments (0)

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. 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.

 

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

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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

 


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