Sunday, December 30, 2018

MY ACADEMIC REPORT- 2018


MY ACADEMIC REPORT- 2018
Dear Scholars/Friends,
I am submitting my academic report for the year 2018 as a part of my regular practice every year.  This helps me to evaluate my academic contribution per year and motivate me to do more…
New Job:
  • Assistant Professor (Philosophy), Smt. Aruna Asaf Ali Govt. P.G.College, Kalka (Panchkula) from 17th April, 2018.
Papers Published: 05
  • “Relevance of Substance Theory of Charvaka in Present Times ” in Lokāyata: Journal of Positive Philosophy, Volume VIII, No. 01 , March, 2018, pp.52-55. (ISSN: 2249-8389).
  • “Dr. B.R. Ambedkar: A Modern Indian Philosopher” in Milestone Education Review (The Journal of Ideas on Educational & Social Transformation), Year 09, No.01, April, 2018, pp.19-31 (ISSN: 2278-2168).
  • “Philosophy of Life of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji” in  Lokāyata: Journal of Positive Philosophy, Volume VIII, No. 02 , September, 2018, pp.61-66. (ISSN: 2249-8389).
  • “Principles of Good Governance Advocated by Ancient Greek Thinkers” by Ajay Kumar Sharma and Desh Raj Sirswal in Good Governance: Some Ethical Issues edited by Mrinal Kanti Basak & Riki Chakraborty, Progressive Publishers, Kolkata in 2018 ,pp.66-78.(ISBN: 978-81-8064-273-9).
  • पुस्तक-समीक्षा :आधुनिक युवा-मानसिकता एवम् उसके नैतिक पतन की कहानियाँ, 06 दिसम्बर 2018   |  डॉ. देशराज सिरसवाल Link: https://shabd.in/post/106316/pustak-samiksha-aadhunik-yuva-mansikta-avam-uske-naitik-patan-ki-kahaniyan
Book/E-book/Manual: 01
  • CPPIS Manual for Contributors and Reviewers, Editor: Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal, , Centre for Positive Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies (CPPIS), Pehowa (Kurukshetra), 31st October , 2018.
Papers  Presented: 05
  • “Dr. B. R. Ambedkar : A Modern Indian Philosopher” in 92nd Session of Indian Philosophical Congress on “Holistic Ways of Life and Living” at at Holistic Science Research Centre (HSRC) ,VVCRF,  Surat on 5th-7th January, 2018.
  • “Principles of Good Governance Advocated by Ancient Greek Thinkers” in 92nd Session of Indian Philosophical Congress on “Holistic Ways of Life and Living” at at Holistic Science Research Centre (HSRC), VVCRF,  Surat on 5th-7th January, 2018.
  • “Epicureanism, Charvaka and Consumerism: A Search for Philosophy of Happiness” in National Seminar on Consumerism and Consumer Protection in the Era of Open Markets in India, sponsored by CDC, Panjab University, Chandigarh and organized by P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh held on 30th January, 2018.
  • “Mahatma Gandhi on Modern Indian Civilization: An Overview” in ICSSR Sponsored Two-Days International Seminar on Sustainable Development, Gandhian Legacy & 21st Century Challenges organized by Department of Gandhian & Peace Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh held on March 9-10, 2018.
  • ”Shrimad Bhagvad Geeta: 18 Chapters for Human Excellence)” in National Seminar on Bhagvad Gita for Human Excellence organized by  Department of Psychology(USOL), Department of Philosophy (USOL) & Interdisciplinary Centre for Swami Vivekananda Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh on 21st December, 2018.

Other Presentations:02
  • Ethics and Values in Public Governance” in lecture organised by IQAC, Smt. Aruna Asaf Ali Govt. P.G.College, Kalka on 15th September, 2018.
  • “Development of Philosophy and Folk Religion in Haryana” presented as participant in 82nd 82nd Orientation Programme, HRDC-KUK from 21st November, 2018 to 18 December, 2018.
Citation Received: 09
  1. 1. S. Chandra - 2017 [BOOK] SOCIAL WELFARE ADMINISTRATION IN INDIA -books.google.com (Religious Practices and Democratic Values in India: A Search for Interreligious Dialogue) “ -Sirswal, Desh Raj (2010). DR. AMBEDKAR’S VIEWS ON HUMANISM  AND BUDDHISM. In B.R. Langayan (ed.),_Relevance of Thoughts of Dr. Ambedkar in the Present Times_. Sahitya Sansthan, Gajiabad.  – Sirswal, Desh Raj (2011). Philosophy of Social Change: Need of an Indian Model. In_The Positive Philsophy_ .Link: https://books.google.co.in/books?hl=en&lr=&id=LnRlDwAAQBAJ&oi=fnd&pg=PR1&ots=X1Ar1Yh8h7&sig=bVsSasfwP0Bw96khdtsvPwtaScA#v=onepage&q&f=false
  2. 2. K Paul - Anish Kumar Verma, 2018 (PDF) Philosophical Inquiry: A Method to Investigate a Problem in Interpretive, Critical and Analytical Manner- researchdiscourse.org 2. Sirswal, Dr Desh Raj (2012). Methods of Philosophical Inquiry in Upanishads. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Educational Research,1,57-62) Link: http://researchdiscourse.org/images/books/January-March_2018.pdf#page=37
  3. 3. TS Reddy [PDF] (2018) Ambedkar’s Views on Social Philosophy and Education - joell.in (Sirswal,R. D. (2011). Dr.Ambedkar’s Ideas on Education and social change. Weslyan Journal of Research. 4 (1), 180­183.) Link: http://joell.in/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/22-25-Dr.-T.-Sasikanth-Reddy.pdf
  4. 4. BN Ghosh, D Ghosh (2018) ATINER's Conference Paper Proceedings Series (PDF) - atiner.gr (Sirswal, Desh Raj (2011) Philosophy, Education and Indian Value System, IDEAINDIA.COM, pp.22-24. Anupamananda, Swami (2013) Swami Vivekananda and Value Education, Milestone Education Review, Year 04, No.1, April 2013, pp.14-15.  Merina Islam & Desh Raj Sirswal (2013) Philosophy of Swami Vivekananda, CPPIS, Pehowa.)Link: https://www.atiner.gr/presentations/ECO2018-0066.pdf
  5. 5. References  Ph.D. Thesis– Shodhganga: Sirswal, Desh Raj. 2011. ―Dr. Ambedkar's Ideas on Education and Social Change, Wesleyan Journal of Research 4 (1): 180-183.Link: shodhganga.inflibnet.ac.in/jspui/bitstream/10603/125002/12/12_references.pdf
  6. 6. Ramandeep Kaur and Vibha Jain (2018) “ The Pioneers of Women Empowerment During British India: Their Views and Its Relevance in the Contemporary Scenario, KAAV International Journal of Economics, Commerce & Business Management (Special Issue of National Seminar Khalsa College for Women, January 25,2018, Ludhiana, KIJECBM/JAN-25,(2018)/VOL-5/ISS-1/SINSKCW30 P.NO.129-132 (Desh Raj Sirswal ― Mahatma Jotiba Phule: A Modern Indian Philosopher (article Dec 2013)) Link: http://www.kaavpublications.org/special-issues/data/special-issue-10-0.pdf
  7. 7. R. B. More, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (20 April 2018): "WOMEN LIBERATION IN THE VISION OF DR. B.R. AMBEDKAR in Proceedings of the One-Day Faculty Development Programme on "Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, Indian Constitution and Indian Society"; Compiler: Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal". philarchive.org. 20 January 2016. Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R._B._More
  8. 8. Course Recommendation (2017): Desh Raj Sirswal; Value Education and Philosophy (A tribute issue to Swami Vivekananda); Milestone Education Review, 2014  for “HIST - Swami Vivekananda: Life and Teachings”  at B.TECH-PETROLEUM ENGG (UPSTREAM) COURSE STRUCTURE (In line with Oklahoma University) First Year, I Semester. ) Link: http://spt.pdpu.ac.in/downloads/Semester%20I-2017.pdf
  9. 9. COURSEWORK FOR DOCTORAL DEGREE, HISTORY 2018, MANONMANIAM, TIRUNELVELI, TAMILNADU – 627 012., PART – B (4) GREAT THINKERS OF MODERN INDIA, P.16  (Desh Raj Sirswal, Dr B.R.Ambedkar – The Maker of Modern India, CPPIS Publication , 2016, Desh Raj Sirswal, Jyotiba Phule, A Modern Indian Philosopher, Darshan Journal, 2013) Link: https://www.msuniv.ac.in/images/academic/PhD/History.pdf
Programme Organised:03
  • RUSA sponsored Capacity Building Workshop on “Ethics in Public Life” organized by the Department of Philosophy and P.G. Department of Public Administration, Post Graduate Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh under the aegis of State Higher Education Council Chandigarh, held on 19th March, 2018.
  • “Declamation Contest” on “Living Issues in Indian Society” (Celebrating Birth Anniversaries of Mahatma Jyotiba Phule and Dr.B.R. Ambedkar) sponsored by Centre for Positive Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies (CPPIS), Pehowa (Kurukshetra) organized by The Positive Philosophy Society, P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh held on 11th April, 2018.
  • NSS Activities in Smt. Aruna Asaf Ali Govt. P.G.College, Kalka (Panchkula).
Membership/Board Member: 02
  • Life-Member, Indian Philosophical Congress (IPC) : T2018/L/0010 (T2018/ L/A/S/): 07-01-2018 
  • Special Invitee of the Under Graduate Board of Studies in the subject of Philosophy at Panjab University, Chandigarh (2018-2019).
Professional Training:02
  • Short Term Three Days Training Course on “Ethics and Values in Public Governance” Sponsored by Department of Personnel and Training, Govt. of India and organised by  Haryana Institute of Public Administration, Gurugram from September 5-7, 2018.
  • 82nd Orientation Course, HRDC-KUK from 21st November, 2018 to 18 December, 2018.
Participation:02
  • Participated in Asian Philosophy Conference on “Asian Perspectives on Holistic Modes of Thinking and Ways of Living” at Holistic Science Research Centre (HSRC) ,VVCRF,  Surat on 3rd-4th January, 2018.
  • Participated in “Swasth Bharat Yatra”, a Pan-India cyclothon at Kalka (Panchkula) on 30th December, 2018 led by FSSAI under Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. 
Journal Issues:04
  • Lokayata Vol. VIII , No.1 (March 2018): Special Issue on “Materialism in Indian Philosophy”
  • Lokayata Vol. VIII , No.2 ( September 2018)
  • Milestone Education Review, Year 9, No.01
  • Milestone Education Review, Year 9, No.02: Special Issue on Consumerism
New Courses enrolled:
  • Certificate Course in Human Rights, IGNOU, New Delhi.
  • Urdu Course from Haryana Urdu Academy, Panchkula.
  • Philosophy and the Sciences: Introduction to the Philosophy of Cognitive Sciences, Coursera.
  • Buddhism and Modern Psychology, Coursera.
Additional Work:
In addition to the above said, I submitted several reports of the programs,  regularly updated all our philosophy pages including Philosophy News in India, The Positive Philosophy, Indian Psychology, Interdisciplinary Studies, Scribd.com, Research Gate, Academia.edu, Issuu.com etc.  Some assignments are pending for the next year:
  • Lokāyata: Journal of Positive Philosophy (ISSN 2249-8389), Vol.XI (01-02), September, 2019 : Theme- The Philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi
  • Milestone Education Review (The Journal of Ideas on Educational & Social Transformation) (ISSN: 2278-2168), Year 10 (01-02), October 2019 :  Theme- Socio-Political Philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. B.R. Ambedkar 
Hope your blessings, motivation and good wishes guide me in my academic career and social life in future also.
Thanks for being with me.
Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal

December 31, 2018

Saturday, December 29, 2018

श्रीमदभगवदगीता : मानव-उत्कर्ष के लिए 18 अध्याय (Shrimad Bhagvad Geeta: 18 Chapters for Human Excellence)

श्रीमदभगवदगीता : मानव-उत्कर्ष के लिए 18 अध्याय 
(Shrimad Bhagvad Geeta: 18 Chapters for Human Excellence)
डॉ. देशराज सिरसवाल

भारतीय दर्शन में श्रीमदभगवदगीता को महत्वपूर्ण स्थान प्राप्त है. इस दर्शन की व्याख्या विभिन्न विद्वानों ने अपने-अपने  जीवन उद्धेश्यों के अनुसार की है, जिसे कभी ज्ञानयोग, कभी कर्मयोग और कभी भक्तियोग के द्वारा प्रतिपादित किया जाता रहा है. श्रीमदभगवदगीता ही एकमात्र ऐसा ग्रन्थ है, जो हमें श्रीकृष्ण की वैचारिक परिपक्वता और विराट चरित्र से परिचित करवाती है तथा  योगेश्वर श्रीकृष्ण के रूप में हमारे समक्ष स्थापित करती है. जीवन के विभिन्न संघर्षो को देखते हुए, वर्तमान समय में मानव-उत्कर्ष शिक्षा का मुख्य बिंदु होना चाहिए. आज के मनुष्य को भौतिक विकास के साथ-साथ, मानसिक, शारीरिक, मनोवैज्ञानिक और आत्मिक स्तर पर भी सामान्तर विकास की जरूरत है. श्रीमदभगवदगीता के सभी 18 अध्यायों में एक उद्देश्य समाहित है और यह हमें मानव उत्कर्ष से सम्बन्धित सिद्धांतों का पूर्णरूपेण परिचय देती है. इस शोध-पत्र का मुख्य उद्देश्य इन्हीं सिद्धांतों को चिन्हित करना है. 

Presented at:

National Seminar on BHAGAVAD GITA FOR  HUMAN EXCELLENCE,  Organized by  
Department of Psychology(USOL), Department of Philosophy (USOL) & Interdisciplinary Centre for Swami Vivekananda Studies PANJAB UNIVERSITY, CHANDIGARH on 21st December, 2018.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

हरियाणा में दर्शन एवम् लोकधर्म का विकास (Development of Philosophy & Folk Religion in Haryana)

  
  
 भारतवर्ष को दर्शन और धर्म की दृष्टि से विश्वपटल पर बहुत ही महत्वपूर्ण स्थान प्राप्त है. भारतीय समाज में धार्मिक विविधता के साथ-साथ हमें लोकधर्म की क्षेत्रीय स्तर पर हमें बहुत सी धाराएँ देखने को मिलती है. हरियाणा प्रदेश की भूमि को वेद, उपनिषद, महाभारत, पुराण, गीता आदि की रचना-स्थली भी माना गया है. इसे महाराजा हर्ष, सूरदास और बाणभट्ट जैसे महान व्यक्तित्वों की भूमि के साथ-साथ लोकभाषा का साहित्य का सृजनस्थल भी रहा है. लेकिन वर्तमान में हम वैश्वीकरण, सांस्कृतिकरण, और ब्राह्मणीकरण के चलते हम उन वैचारिक, सामाजिक और राजनैतिक प्रभाव डालने वाली संस्थाओं के महत्व को भूलाकर देश के सांस्कृतिक और दार्शनिक मूल्यों से दूर होते जा रहे हैं. प्रस्तुत लेख में हरियाणा राज्य में दर्शन और लोकधर्म के विषय पर प्रकाश डालना मुख्य उद्देश्य है.
Link:
https://www.scribd.com/document/395548367/Development-of-Philosophy-Folk-Religion-in-Haryana

Monday, October 8, 2018

Ethics and Values in Public Governance


This presentation is based on Short Term Three Days Training Course on “Ethics and Values in Public Governance” Sponsored by Department of Personnel and Training, Govt. of India and organised by Haryana Institute of Public Administration, Gurugram from September 5-7, 2018. We used both course-content as well as our other open reading for this ppt. It was presented in the lecture organised by IQAC, Smt. Aruna Asaf Ali Govt. P.G.College, Kalka on 15th September, 2018.


Link:
https://www.scribd.com/document/390311423/Ethics-and-Values-in-Public-Governance

Philosophy of Life of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji

Philosophy of Life of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji

Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal


Abstract


Sikhism is a monotheistic religion founded during the 15th century in the Punjab region, by Guru Nanak Dev and continued to progress with ten successive Sikh gurus (the last teaching being the holy scripture Gurū Granth Sāhib Ji). It is the fifth-largest organized religion in the world, with over 30 million Sikhs and one of the most steadily growing. This system of religious philosophy and expression has been traditionally known as the Gurmat (literally 'of the gurus').  The Sikh Scriptures outline the ways in which one can bring their own thinking in line with the Hukam. If one engages in the service of God's creation, this is the best way of working in harmony with the Divine Will. Further, by remembering Waheguru one becomes aware of "God desires" and "Divine essence" within the person is realised. By following these "Divine Values" that benefit His Creation, one ends the cycle of Karma and Transmigration.  The objective of this paper is to study the basic life values taught by Sri Guru Gobind Singh ji.

Note: Submitted for International Seminar on Life and Philosophy of Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji on 24th  of November, 2017 at Desh Bhagat University Campus Mandi Gobindgarh, Village Sounti Amloh District Fatehgarh Sahib.. 

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Epicureanism, Charvaka and Consumerism: A Search for Philosophy of Happiness

Epicureanism, Charvaka and Consumerism:  A Search for Philosophy of Happiness
Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal


Abstract:
Epicurus was a Greek philosopher and more interested in pleasure or its pursuit than other ideals. He said, “No pleasure is a bad thing in itself, but the things which produce certain pleasures entail disturbances many times greater than the pleasures themselves.” Epicurus tells us that wisdom is the knowledge of which pleasures are good for us. While at times this led to a negative view of his philosophy, the reality is his thinking was very advanced and developed, leading to his ideas becoming highly influential in modern thought in many regions of the world today. His simple philosophies of avoiding pain, leading a simple life, and attaining knowledge have made his philosophy both attractive and influential to many.  One important Indian Philosophy “Charvaka” take this world to be the only reality.  Out of the four human values - Dharma, artha, kama, and moksha - they advocate pursuit of kama only and artha merely as a facilitating means for the purpose. For Charvaka, the goal of human life to attain the maximum amount of pleasure in this life, avoiding pain as far as possible. A good life is a life of maximum enjoyment. A good action is one which leads to a balance of pleasure and a bad action is one which brings about more pain than pleasure. In present times, consumerism is all pervading, the real spirit for any developing economy is to develop products and marketing practices advocating consumerism and it is inevitable to safeguard the interest of consumers at large. Consumerism is the belief that personal wellbeing and happiness depends to a very large extent on the level of personal consumption, particularly on the purchase of material goods. The idea is not simply that wellbeing depends upon a standard of living above some threshold, but that at the center of happiness is consumption and material possessions. It is an attempt of this paper to see the relation between these philosophies and try to find common characteristics which lead man to lead a happy and satisfactorily life.

Key-Words: Epicurus, Charvaka, Pleasure, Happiness and Consumerism.
Presented at National Seminar on CONSUMERISM AND CONSUMER PROTECTION IN THE ERA OF OPEN MARKETS IN INDIA (Sponsored by Panjab University, Chandigarh) PG Govt. College for Girls, Sector 11, Chandigarh on 30th January, 2018.

Principles of Good Governance Advocated by Ancient Greek Thinkers

Principles of Good Governance Advocated by Ancient Greek Thinkers
Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal


ABSTRACT
Good governance, first appeared in the nineties within the United Nations, the World Bank and International Monetary Fund refers to describe how public organizations best conduct public affairs and deliver public goods and services. Today, about three decades later good governance seems to be still popular since there are still many challenges ahead for many governments especially in less-developed and developing countries.  Hence the notion of good governance was emerged as a normative commencement of the principles, values and ethics to realise the acts of governance. Some thoughts on good governance and related topics advocated by three great ancient philosophers, who appear to be relevant at the present time are considered herein. One of the said philosophers is Kautilya (also known as Chanakya and Vishnugupta), who lived in India around 150AD. The others are the two great Greek philosophers Plato (427- 347BC) and Aristotle (384-322 BC), who stand with Socrates as the shapers of the whole intellectual tradition of the West. The thoughts are extracted from that detailed manual of state-craft and the science of living known as the Arthashastra written by one of classical India’s greatest minds Kautilya, Plato’s great work known as ‘The Republic’ and Aristotle’s treatise titled ‘The Politics”.  The objective of this paper is to study the thoughts of ancient Greek philosophers who lived many centuries ago and their ideas are still relevant today. 

Key-Words: Good Governance, Democracy, Greek Philosophers, State.

Presented at:
92nd SESSION OF THE INDIAN PHILOSOPHICAL CONGRESS 5th to 7th January, 2018  Venue: Holistic Science Research Center,Vitrag Vignan Charitable Research Foundation, Near Dada Bhagawan Mahavideh Teerth Dham, Kamrej Xing, Dist. Surat, Gujarat (India) PIN-394185