Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Short Report on the Lecture on “Ideals of Sarada Ma in Modern Age”



The Departments of Hindi  & Philosophy in collaboration with NSS Unit of  P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh organized a lecture on “Ideals of Sarada Ma in Modern Age” on 9th  September, 2014. Smt. Soma Sinha (President, All India Sarada Sangh) was the chief-guest of this program. The details of the progrmme is given below:

Dr. Anita Khosla (Head, Department of Hindi, PGGCG-11, Chandigarh) coordinated the function and introduced Chief-Guest and gave a detail account of her spiritual career.  Dr. Anita Kausal (Dean, PGGCG-11) welcomed the guests by presenting them a bunch of flowers.

The programme was stated with the prayers and bhajans sung by the members of Ramakrishna Ashram, Chandigarh i.e. Dr. Saroj Jindal and Mrs.  Purnima  Chanda. Mrs. Shubra Chattopadhyaya (Secretary, All India Sarada Sangh, Chandigarh Branch) discussed about the various activities of the Sangha related to education, women empowerment and spiritual offerings.  Mrs. Manju Mukherjee (Secretary, All India Sarada Sangh)  gave a detailed account of the activities done by the Sangh and she beautifully discussed the activities held under the presidentship of Smt. Soma Sinha.

Smt. Soma Sinha discussed in her lecture about the personality of Sri Ma Sarada Devi and her holy presence in the work for the upliftment of women and children. Sarada Devi did not write any books; her utterances and reminiscences have been recorded by her disciples including Swami Nikhilananda, Swami Tapasyananda. Though her spiritual insight and utterances are highly regarded by scholars like Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, who writes, “We have bits and pieces of her exquisite remarks as testimony.”  She said that Ma Sarada was the embodiment of all wisdom, as Sri Ramakrishna used to say, and this wisdom, both worldly and spiritual, was the guiding force behind the establishment of the Ramakrishna Mission in 1897. Hers was a universal motherhood, characterized by unconditional love, unruffled spirituality, extreme simplicity blended with dignity and a loving temperament that accepted all irrespective of nationality, religious affiliation or social position. Even after she left her mortal coil in 1920, she remains the soothing solace for millions of afflicted hearts longing for her nonpareil, eternal bliss. Devi played an important role as the advisory head of a nascent organization that became a monastic order devoted to social work—the Ramakrishna Mission. She also used quotations of Ma Sarada like, “Learn to make the whole world Our own. No one is a stranger, my child; the whole world is Our own.”  “When one realizes God, He grants knowledge and illumination from within; one knows it oneself.”, “In the fullness of one’s spiritual realization one will find that He who resides in one’s heart, resides in the hearts of others as well – the oppressed, the persecuted, the untouchable, and the outcast.” Smt Soma Sinha also interacted with students and asked questions about the life of Swami Vivekananda, Sri Ma Sarada Devi and Sri Ramakrishna Dev.

 

A book entitled, “Development of Personality” by Swami Vivekananda distributed among 300 students. A feedback from students also made the event successful. Several students shared their thoughts after the lecture. “Viveka-Vahini” also arranged for this occasion and several students read and purchase books .


In the end of the programme, Dr. Beenu Dogra (Vice-Principal, PGGCG-11, Chandigarh) presented a thanking note. She beautifully presented her words of wisdom. Several faculty members from various departments of the college and  about 300 students participated in this event and enjoyed the programme peacefully and thoughtfully.



Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal

9th September, 2014.

                                                         

 

 










Monday, September 8, 2014

Why Study Philosophy ?


 
The chief practical reason to study philosophy is to acquire a very valuable set of skills. In philosophy the student becomes the active inquirer, thinker, and solver of problems and not just a passive learner who memorizes ideas only. Philosophy develops skills of critical and moral thinking, argumentation, information management, research, communication, abstract reasoning, and analytic and synthetic thinking. Students of philosophy also learn to identify important fundamental questions about themselves and their world through the process of clear, critical thinking and argumentation. Philosophy is about watching, interpreting, and understanding the world and the people living in it. Recent scandals and problems in business and government have highlighted the important role of ethics in corporate and public life. Advances in medical practice and research have created a growing need for medical and research ethicists who might work directly with genetic researchers, or assist patients and care-givers in morally difficult situations. Philosophy could make significant contribution, particularly in relation to children's moral development, because the Indian curriculum currently neglects this aim. Philosophy needs to be included in the curriculum because it has demonstrated cognitive and social gains in students who were exposed to philosophy in their academics.
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Saturday, September 6, 2014

CPPIS Manual for Contributors and Reviewers


 
CPPIS Manual for Contributors and Reviewers

Editor: Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal

6th September, 2014

No. CPPIS/2014/02

Centre for Positive Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies (CPPIS), Pehowa (Kurukshetra)

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Sophia: Student Magazine, Year 03, No.01, September, 2014


Released on Teacher's Day Function at PGGCG-11 Chandigarh on 3rd September, 2014
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Monday, June 23, 2014

PROCEEDINGS Second Online Session of SPPIS Haryana


PROCEEDINGS

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

Second Online Session

on the theme

Development of Philosophy in India

24th June, 2014

 
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DEVELOPMENT OF SIKHISM: RAJNI BALA & MANJU CHAUHAN



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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Special Issue on Value Education and Philosophy

Milestone Education Review
(The Journal of Ideas on Educational & Social Transformation)
ISSN:2278-2168 Year 05, No.01, April 2014
(Indexed in Philpapers.org, Scribd.com,Academia.edu, Issuu.com, Researchbib.com and DRJI.org)

Special Issue on Value Education and Philosophy
Chief Editor: Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal
In this issue………..
Title & Author
Page No.
FEW WORDS
4-5
EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY OF RABINDRANATH TAGORE AND PAULO FREIRE: AN EXPOSITION- N. B. Biswas & Mouchumi Deka
6-15
VALUE ORIENTED EDUCATION: M.K.GANDHI- Koppula Victor Babu
16-24
DEVELOPMENT OF MORALITY IN HUMAN LIFE- Desh Raj Sirswal
25-35
A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF VALUES OF ANCIENT AND MODERN EDUCATION IN INDIA- Reena Kushwaha
36-43
VALUE EDUCATION IN THE 21ST CENTURY- Kamna Kakkar & Sapna Rani
44-49
Moral Values as related to Culture based Value Education: A Comparative Study- Shailendra Pratap
50-56
essay : “IT IS MY LIFE, MY PROBLEMS AND I WILL GIVE MY SOLUTIONS” – INDIAN WOMAN TAKE CHARGE - Manju Chauhan
57-62
Short Report on the 150th Birth Anniversary Celebration of Swami Vivekanandaji
63-64
NEW PUBLICATIONS
65-67
CALL FOR PAPERS
68-70
PROGRAMMES & PARTICIPATIONS
71-72
CONTRIBUTORS OF THIS ISSUE
73
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Friday, January 31, 2014

Second Online Session of SPPIS Haryana


 
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