Thursday, December 31, 2015


Dear Scholars/Friends,
I am submitting my academic report for the year 2015 as an regular practice every year. This helps me to evaluate my academic contribution per year and motivate me to do more………..
Papers Published: 05
§  “The Philosopher King: An Indian Point of View” in Sucharitha: A Journal of Philosophy and Religion, Volume 03, Issue 01, 2015, pp.12-19.  (ISSN: 2319-4235).a
§  Positive Philosophy, Innovative Method and Present Education System” in Intellection: A Bi-annual Interdisciplinary Research Journal, Vol.III, No.II, July- December 2015, pp.01-13 (ISSN:2319-8192).
§  “Place of Logic in Indian Philosophy” in Lokāyata: Journal of Positive Philosophy, Volume V, No. 02 , September, 2015, pp.39-49 (ISSN: 2249-8389).
§  “Positive Philosophy of Swami Brahmananda Saraswati” in Darshan Jyoti: Refereed Annual Philosophical Research Journal, Year 05, No.01, September, 2015-August-2016, pp. 124-130 (ISSN: 2249-1196).
§  “Public Service Values and Ethics in Public Administration” in The Religious-Philosophical Dimensions edited by Merina Islam, CPPIS, Pehowa in 2015, pp. 109-122 (ISBN: 978-81-922377-5-6).
Papers Presented: 04
·      “Crime against Dalits and Indigenous Peoples as an International Human Rights Issue” in One-Day National Seminar on "Human rights for the marginalized groups: Understanding & Rethinking Strategies" held on February 5, 2015 at P.G. Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh.
·      “Dr. B.R.Ambedkar’s Contribution in the Democratic Rights Struggle” in National Seminar on Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s Views on Social Justice, Caste based Discrimination and Dalit Identity held on March 27-28, 2015 at Dr. Ambedkar Centre of Socio-Economic Studies for the Weaker Sections of Society and CSSEIP, Panjab University, Chandigarh.
·      “Philosophy, Creativity and Human Relations”  in  60th Annual Session of All India Philosophy Association held on  3rd – 5th June 2015 at School of Philosophy & Culture, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, Jammu & Kashmir.
·      “The Role of Religious and Spiritual Values in Shaping Humanity ( A Study of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s Religious Philosophy) in 3rd International Dharma-Dhamma Conference on Harmony of Religions: Welfare of Humankind, held on 24-26 October, 2015 at Indore (MP).
o   RUSA Sponsored Seven Days Training Workshop on “Research Methodology: Emerging Trends”  held on November 28 to 04 December, 2015 at P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-42, Chandigarh.
o   Three-Day Philosophy Teachers' Meet of North-Western Zone sponsored by ICPR, New Delhi, Department of Guru Nanak Studies, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar on 29th to 31st Dec. 2015
Citation Received: 01
·      Dr. Laxmikant Sharma (2015)  “Dr. Ambedkar’s Vision on Indian Farming” in International Journal of Research in Commerce & Management, Volume No. 6 (2015), Issue No. 01 (January) (ISSN 0976-2183), p.27. (Sirswal Desh Raj(2010): Dr. Ambedkar's Views on Humanism and Buddhism" in Dr. R. B. Langayan(ed.) Relevance of Thoughts of Dr. Ambedkar in Present Times, Vishal Kaushik Printers, Delhi. ISBN-978-81-89495-41-1.) Link: download.php? name= ijrcm -1-IJRCM-1_vol-6_2015_issue-01-art-06.pdf&path=uploaddata/ijrcm-1-IJRCM-1_vol-6_2015_issue-01-art-06.pdf
Online Article: 05
·      69वें भारतीय स्वतन्त्रता दिवस-2015 की हार्दिक शुभकामनायें
·      भारत रत्न डॉ भीमराव अम्बेडकर जी के जन्मदिवस पर विशेष-2015
·      अंतर्राष्ट्रीय महिला दिवस पर हार्दिक बधाई
·      गांधी बनाम गोडसे बनाम लोकतंत्र
The above short articles available at:
Programme Organised:03
  • ICPR Sponsored Periodical Lectures at Department of Philosophy in academic collaboration with Department of Hindi, P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh held on 11-02- 2015.
·      “World Philosophy Day-2015” at Departments of Philosophy & Hindi, P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh held on 19-11-2015.
·      An Online National Level Essay Competition for Students on the theme “Dr. B.R. Ambedkar: The Maker of Modern India” at Centre for Positive Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies (CPPIS), MSES (Regd.), Pehowa (Kurukshetra) held on 19-11-2015 (World Philosophy Day).
Membership: 01
·      Life-Member, All India Philosophy Association (Akhil Bhartiya Darshan Parishad): 03/06/2015.
Online Pages Developed: 01
·      Dr. B.R. Ambedkar: The Maker of Modern India (Celebrating 125th Birth Anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar):
Posters: 03
·      Happy Teachers’ Day 2015 -The Positive Philosophy Society
·      Happy Teachers’ Day- CPPIS, Pehowa
·      Word Philosophy Day-2015
Journal Issues:03
·      Lokayata Vol.IV,No.01 (March  2015) edited by Desh Raj Sirswal
·      Lokayata Vol.IV,No.02 (Sept  2015) edited by Desh Raj Sirswal
·      Milestone Education Review Year 06, No. 01 edited by Desh Raj Sirswal
Videos uploaded: 05
·      Birth Anniversary Celebration of Savitribai Phule: Jan 07, 2015
·      Academic  Programmes (2010-2014) Department of Philosophy, PGGCG-11, Chd: Jan 08,2015
·      Student Activities (2010-2014) Department of Philosophy, PGGCG-11, Chandigarh: Jan 09,2015
·      Sweet Memories of Milestone Education Society (2006-2011): Jan 14,2015
·      Nomination of Prof. Sohan Raj Tater for “Padam Shri Award”: Jan 17,2015
Videos can be watch at:                                            
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,, Research Gate,, etc.  Some assignments are pending for the next year:
·      Essay in Positive Philosophy (Book)
·      Dr. B.R.Ambedkar :The Maker of Modern India (Edited Book)
·      Two issues of Milestone Education Review will be on Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.
·      Philosophy of Sufism and Islam (Research Paper)

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, 2015

Wednesday, December 23, 2015


Ethics is an attempt to guide human conduct and it is also an attempt to help man in leading good life by applying moral principles. Ethics refers to well based standards of right and wrong that prescribe what humans ought to do, usually in terms of rights, obligations, benefits to society, fairness, or specific virtues. Ethics is related to issues of propriety, rightness and wrongness. What is right is ethical and what is wrong is unethical. Value is an important conception in ethical discussion. Values relate to the norms of a culture, but they are more global and abstract than norms. In certain cultures norms reflect the values of respect and support of friends and family. Different cultures reflect different values. Over the last three decades, traditional-age college students have shown an increased interest in personal well-being and a decreased interest in the welfare of others. Recently, the department of personnel and training has decided to change the pattern of the Civil Services Examination by stressing more on general studies and aptitude skills. A notification has been issued is this regard. From this year the Civil Services (Mains) will also have a separate paper on “ethics, integrity and aptitude”. The notification for the 2013 exam said the “paper (on ethics, integrity and aptitude) will include questions to test the candidate’s attitude and approach to issues relating to integrity, probity in public life and his problem-solving approach to various issues and conflicts in dealing with society”. There are six major sections (i) Ethics and Human Interfaith, (ii) Attitude, (iii) Emotional Intelligence, (iv) Contributions of Moral thinkers and philosophers of India and World, (v) Public/Civil Service Values and Ethics in Public Administration and (vi) Probity in Governance.   In this paper an attempt is made to describe the values needed in public service sector and ethical principles might use in public administration and related to the V section of this syllabus.

“Public Service Values and Ethics in Public Administration” in The Religious-Philosophical Dimensions edited by Merina Islam, CPPIS, Pehowa in 2015, pp. 109-122 (ISBN: 978-81-922377-5-6).

Identity Crises: Religious Identity, Identity Politics and Social Justice


Identity is a concept that evolves over the course of life. Identity develops over time and can evolve, sometimes drastically; depending on what directions we take in our life. In the age of globalization, a human being is more aware than old times regarding his community, social and national affairs. A person who identifies himself as part of a particular political party, of a particular faith, and who sees himself as upper-middle class, might discover that in later age, he's a very different person. Perhaps he's no longer interested in politics, he's changed his religion, and he's living on less money than when he was in his younghood. Any variation is possible during a person's life span.  

Religious Identity:
A person's religious identity is the name of the religion that they identify themselves with. In this society people want to know, "What religion are you?" Generally they expect a one-word answer with the name of a religion that expresses their religious identity. A person might say they are a Buddhist - or a Christian - or a Jew - or a Muslim - or a Hindu. These are examples of religious identities. Recent developments in the field of social sciences in general and sociology in particular suggest a gradual tendency towards revival of interest on the issue of religion and identity. It is plausible that religion and identity may be positively correlated. The link between religion and identity can be contextualized through the exploration of the self.

Identity Politics:
Identity politics is a political style that focuses on the issues relevant to various groups defined by a wide variety of shared characteristics, including, but not limited to, race, social classreligion, sex, gender, ethnicity, ideology, nationality, sexual orientation, gender expression, culture, currency, shared history, medical conditions, profession, and other of the many ways in which people differ from each other, and into which they may be classified or classify themselves. This concept played an important role in shaping social and national sphere.

Social Justice:
Social justice denotes the equal treatment of all citizens without any social distinction based on caste, colour, race, religion, sex and so on. It means absence of privileges being extended to any particular section of the society, and improvement in the conditions of backward classes (SCs, STs, and OBCs) and women. Social Justice is the foundation stone of Indian Constitution. Indian Constitution makers were well known to the use and minimality of various principles of justice. Social justice found useful for everyone in its kind and flexible form.

Although social justice is not defined anywhere in the constitution but it is an ideal element of feeling which is a goal of constitution. Feeling of social justice is a form of relative concept that is changeable by the time, circumstances, culture and ambitions of the people. Social inequalities of India expect solution equally. Under Indian Constitution the use of social justice is accepted in wider sense, which includes social and economical justice both.

The major objective of this paper is to critical analyze all the above mentioned conceptions and see their relation with reference to a national character building as the present scenario of India showed a identity crisis between individual’s religious identity and secular objectives of the constitutions. The negative effect of the identity politics ruin ideal nation’s character and negatively affects the concept of social justice too.  For a better nation we should a balanced state of affairs where every citizen has a space to develop him/her self and a motivation to contribute in development of India.

Note : This is submitted for a Three-Day Philosophy Teachers' Meet of North-Western Zone sponsored by ICPR, New Delhi to be organized by the Department of Guru Nanak Studies, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar on 29th to 31st Dec. 2015 with the theme "The Crisis of Multiple Identities in Contemporary World"