Tuesday, November 17, 2015

World Philosophy Day Celebration-2015

"Wise men think alike" यह कहावत चरितार्थ हो रही है। चंडीगढ़ में दो दर्शन विभाग 19 नवम्बर 2015 को "विश्व दर्शन दिवस" पर डॉ. आंबेडकर पर लेक्चर आयोजित कर रहे हैं। यह इस समय में सार्थक भी हैं क्योंकि इस वर्ष बाबा साहेब का 125वीं जन्मदिवस मनाया जा रहा है। इस उपलक्ष में निम्नलिखित कार्य होंगे:
1. राष्ट्रिय स्तर की निबन्ध लेखन प्रतियोगिता
2. विश्व दर्शन दिवस पर लेक्चर और इसका प्रकाशन
3. डॉ आंबेडकर सम्बन्धी 2 पोस्टर का प्रकाशन
4. शोध पत्रिका का अगला अंक डॉ. अम्बेडकर सम्बंधित लेखों पर
5. डॉ. अम्बेडकर पर एक पुस्तक का प्रकाशन
आप सब का सहयोग अपेक्षित है।

Friday, November 6, 2015

Positive Philosophy, Innovative Method and Present Education System

Philosophy is an important relation with education as it gives theoretical ground for its development. Principles and values of life learnt through education and experience gives birth to philosophy. Philosophy lays the foundation of leading one’s life based on principles. Education is the source of learning and philosophy it’s applications in human life. While discussing about the real nature of philosophy in present time, we should have a single criteria as if it to be acceptable to all reasonable people of the world. In defining Positive Philosophy it may be said, The Positive Philosophy is an attempt to achieve an intellectual detachment from all philosophical systems, and not to solve specific philosophical problems, but to become sensitively aware of what it is we do when we philosophize. It is an attitude as well as a methodology for both academician and common person. It make education process positive so that it can make something useful for societal growth and in working process it also make the person sensitive about the societal problems and make them ready to  be a part of social change. I am not negating something, here “positive” word is not an antonym but it is an adjective. Where there are merely religious, metaphysical and passive ideologies in our education system, we are not able to have a good and creative education. Positive Philosophy is working on that issues which have some worth for human. It is a process to do something creative.  We are using innovative method. An innovator could be rebellion because he breaks the established method, norms and redefines the layer of thought. Innovation not simply implies questioning, reshaping, restricting but also developing through transformation.  A teacher can play an important role in promoting this discussion because a teacher has the capacity to influence students with their thoughts and personality and engages them to creative activities. Innovativeness needs to be included in the curriculum. Once one becomes habitual to this attitude he/she will be ready to do some positive or creative. In this paper it is an attempt being made to apply positive philosophy though innovative method in our present education system.


ü  Positive Philosophy, Innovative Method and Present Education System” in Intellection: A Bi-annual Interdisciplinary Research Journal, July- December 2015, pp.01-13 (ISSN:2319-8192).

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

The Role of Religious and Spiritual Values in Shaping Humanity (A Study of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s Religious Philosophy)

Values are an important part of human existence, his society and human relations. All social, economic, political, and religious problems are in one sense is reflection of this special abstraction of human knowledge. We are living in a globalized village and thinking much about values rather than practice of it. If we define religion and spirituality we can say that religion is a set of beliefs and rituals that claim to get a person in a right relationship with God, and spirituality is a focus on spiritual things and the spiritual world instead of physical/earthly things. If we think rationally we can find the major evils related to religion exiting in present society are due to lack of proper understanding of religion and spirituality. If we really know our own religions and values associated with it, we can create a beautiful world, full or love and respect for each and every human being. The proper knowledge and practice of any religion’s values can make an integrated man. In the book, The Buddha and His Dhamma, Dr. Ambedkar elucidated the significance and importance of Dhamma in human life. The Dhamma maintained purity of life, which meant abstains from lustful, evil practices. The Dhamma is a perfection of life and giving up craving. Dhamma’s righteousness means right relation of man to man in all sphere of life. The basic idea underlying religion is to create an atmosphere for the spiritual development of the individual. He said that Knowing the proper ways and means is more important than knowing the ideal. The major objective of this paper is to the study the religious philosophy of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and to study how he established that religious and spiritual values enables religious people in particular and humanity at large to solve contemporary problems.
Note: Paper to be presented at 3rd International Dharma-Dhamma Conference on “Harmony of Religions: Welfare of Humankind” held on 24-26 October, 2015 at Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India.

Monday, January 5, 2015

दर्शन, सृजनात्मकता और मानवीय सम्बन्ध (Philosophy, Creativity and Human Relations)

मानवीय-सम्बन्ध सदियों से दर्शन और साहित्य के अध्ययन का मुख्य विषय रहा है.  जब भी हम मानवीय सम्बन्धों के विवेचन पर जाते है तब हम इनकी प्रकृति, व्यक्तिगत और सामाजिक सम्बन्धों की प्रमाणिकता के सम्बन्ध में बात करते हैं और हम केवल दार्शनिक विचारों तक ही  सीमित नहीं रहते बल्कि हमें मनोविज्ञानिकों, समाजशास्त्रियों, राजनीतिक विचारकों के साथ-साथ साहित्यकारों द्वारा दी गयी व्याख्याओं का भी अध्ययन करना पड़ता है क्यूंकि यह अन्तर्रविषयी अध्ययन का विषय है.  जब भी  मानवीय सम्बन्धों का दार्शनिक अध्ययन करते हैं  तो हमें   मानवीय प्रकृति, नैतिक मूल्यों, ज्ञान का क्षेत्र, राजनीतिक-स्वतन्त्रता और अनिवार्यता इत्यादि दर्शन के विभिन्न पहलुओं को भी समझना पड़ता है. प्रेम की प्रकृति (the nature of love), मित्रता (friendship), आत्माभिरुचि एवम अन्य (self-interest and others) , दूसरों से सम्बन्ध (relationships with strangers) और सामाजिक-सहभागिता  (social participation) इत्यादि इस अध्ययन की विषयवस्तु में सम्मिलित है. इस शोध-पत्र का मुख्य उद्देश्य दर्शन और सृजनात्मकता में सम्बन्ध और मानवीय सम्बन्धों  में इनकी उपयोगिता का अध्ययन करना है. 

This  paper  will  be  presented  at  the National Seminar on  “Moral Commitments, Responsibility and Human Relations" Society for Philosophical Praxis, Counselling and Spiritual Healing, Jaipur  to be  held on  21- 22 February, 2015, .

Wednesday, December 31, 2014



Like every year, I am submitting here my academic report for the year 2014. This helps me to evaluate my academic contribution per year and motivate me to do more………..
Papers Published: 04
  • “Women Empowerment in Present Times” in Gender Mainstreaming : Problems and Prospects edited by R.B.S. Verma, Veena Diwivedi and Sita Gurjar, Rapid Book Service, Lucknow, 2014, pp.110-114 (ISBN:978-93-82462-29-3) co-authored with Dr. Dinesh Chahal.
  • “The Development of Morality in Human Life: An Overview” in Milestone Education Review (The Journal of Ideas on Educational & Social Transformation), Year 05, No.01, April, 2014, pp. 25-35(ISSN: 2278-2168).
  • समाज में मूल्यों एवं मानवाधिकार शिक्षा की उपयोगिता” in Lokayata: Journal of Positive Philosophy, Vol.IV, No.02, September, 2014, pp. 41-48 (ISSN 2249-8389) co-writer Mr. Ishwar Singh.
  • “Laws and Rights for Indian Women” in Shikshan Anveshika, , Volume  04, Issue 02, 2014, pp.65-67.  (Print ISSN : 2231-1386, Online ISSN : 2348-7534) co-authored with Dr. Dinesh Chahal.

Papers Presented: 05
  • “Philosophy and Values in Public Affairs: An Appraisal” in National Seminar on PHILOSOPHY IN PRACTICE :  MAKING SENSE OF HUMAN EXISTENCE by Society for Philosophical Praxis Counselling and Spiritual Healing  held at Department of Philosophy, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur held on 23rd Feb, 2014.
  • “Development of Morality in Human Life: An Overview (Poster)” presented at Three Day National Conference on Holistic Human Development: Contribution of multidisciplinary Research held at Department of Home Science, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur held on 24-26 Feb, 2014.
  • समाज में मूल्यों एवं मानवाधिकार शिक्षा की उपयोगिता” in ICSSR Sponsored National Seminar on Education and World Peace: The Best Investment for Future Generation by Budha College of Education, Ramba, Karnal (Haryana) held on 7-8 June, 2014.
  • “Public Service Values and Ethics in Public Administration” in Second Online Session of Society for Positive Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies (SPPIS) Haryana  organized by CPPIS, Pehowa (Kurukshetra) held on 24th June, 2014.
  • “Higher Education and Research in India: An Overview” in 28th National Conference of Council for Teacher Education on the theme “Emerging Perspectives in Indian Teacher Education: Search for Identity and Building Humane Society”   organized by CTE (HSC) at Kurukshetra held on  1st and2nd November, 2014.

Online Books: 02

Online Article: 06
  • “Philosophy of Social Change: Need of an Indian Model” , A Point of View: Philosophy Insights in Philosophy Cosmos Newsletters 2015, http://philosophycosmosnewsletter.philosophycosmos.co.uk/16.html
  • डॉ अम्बेडकर महात्मा क्यों नहीं बन पाये ?
  • सामाजिक न्याय और धर्म (डॉ. भीमराव आंबेडकर जयन्ती पर विशेष- 2014)
  • भारतीय राजनीति और दलित समस्याएँ
  • शहीद भगत सिंह का भारतीय युवाओं को सन्देश (शहीद भगतसिंह जयंती विशेष-२०१४)
  • ज्ञान के प्रतीक डॉ भीमराव अम्बेडकर जी (6 दिसम्बर: महापरिनिर्वाण दिवस पर विशेष)
    The above short articles available at: http://msesaim.wordpress.com/

Programme Organised:04
  • Second Session of SPPIS, Haryana on the theme “Development of Philosophy in India” organised by CPPIS, Pehowa  (Kurukshetra) held on 30-06-2014 (online).
  • A Lecture on “Ideals of Sarada Ma in Modern Age” organised by Departments of Hindi and Philosophy, P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh held on 9th  September, 2014.
  • An Interactive Meeting on “Educational Ideas of Guru Rabindranath Tagore and Shaheed Bhagat Singh at Department of Philosophy, P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh held on 27th September, 2014.
  • “World Philosophy Day-2014” at Departments of Philosophy, P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh in association with CPPIS, Pehowa (Kurukshetra) held on 19-11-2014.

Participations: 03
  • “महात्मा ज्योतिबा फुले और डॉ आंबेडकर का जन्मदिवस”, वाल्मीकि आंबेडकर शिक्षा प्रसार समिति, मांडी April 12, 2014.
  • "हमारा समाज और सामाजिक न्याय: संघर्ष के आयाम", हरियाणा लोक पहल (डॉ भीमराव आंबेडकर जी  जन्मदिवस कार्यक्रम)  कैथल (हरियाणा)  April 14, 2014.
  • डॉ. भीमराव अम्बेडकर महापरिनिर्वाण श्रद्धांजली समारोह”,  भगवान वाल्मीकि छात्रावास, कुरुक्षेत्र, 06 दिसम्बर, 2014.

Course Enrollment/ Membership/Fellowship/Committee Member/Proposal Recommended: 05
  • P.G. Diploma in Higher Education, IGNOU, January, 2014.
  • Society for Philosophical Praxis, Counselling and Spiritual Healing (SPPCSH), Jaipur: 23/02/2014.
  • ICPR-General Research Fellowship, July 2014 (Not availed).
  • Member- Publication & Publicity Committee of 28th National Conference of Council for Teacher Education organized by CTE (HSC) at Kurukshetra held on  1st and2nd November, 2014.
  • ICPR Sponsored Periodical Lecture Scheme-2014 (To be organized).

Online Pages Developed: 03

Posters: 04
  • Development of Morality in Human Life
  • Philosophy and Values in Public Affairs
  • The Positive Philosophy
  • Poster: What is Positive Philosophy?

Journal Issues: 04
  • Lokayata Vol.IV,No.01 (March  2014) edited by Desh Raj Sirswal
  • Lokayata Vol.IV,No.02 (Sept  2014) edited by Desh Raj Sirswal
  • Milestone Education Review Year 05, No. 01: Value Education & Philosophy edited by Desh Raj Sirswal
  • Milestone Education Review Year 05, No. 02 : Higher Education in India  edited by Manoj Kumar

Videos uploaded: 07
  • Prof. R.S.Bhatnagar: National Seminar on PHILOSOPHY IN PRACTICE : MAKING SENSE OF HUMAN EXISTENCE, March 2014. 
  • डॉ. भीमराव अम्बेडकर जी का महापरिनिर्वाण दिवस श्रद्धांजली समारोह :December 6, 2014 
  • 28th National Conference of Council for Teacher Education, December 2014.
  • Prof. Himmat Singh Sinha on Swami Brahmanand , December 2014.
  • A History of Western Philosophy by the Students  , November 2014.
  • Indian Philosophy by Students of Dept of Philosophy , November 2014.

Additional Work:
In addition to the abovesaid, I submitted several reports of the programmes, prepared new online profiles regular updated all our philosophy pages including Philosophy News in India, The Positive Philosophy, Indian Psychology, Interdisciplinary Studies, Scribd.com, Academia.edu etc.   Some papers also communicated for publication and a few are in writing mode. I also prepared and uploaded  the following book:

  • Proceedings of the Symposia of Philosophy- Late Prof. A.K.Sinha

Hope in the next year 2015, I will contribute more to my academic life. Hope your blessings, motivation and good wishes guide me in my academic career and social life.

Thanks for being with me.

Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal

December 31, 2014