Sunday, February 27, 2022

Presentation: Value Education: An Overview of Educational Initiatives taken in India





Abstract

The most effective strategy for building societal harmony and cohesion is education. India's national goals include internalizing secularism, supporting democracy, ensuring equality, pursuing national unity, revitalizing fraternity, and delivering social justice and liberty. The educational system must consider human needs, viewpoints, and desires. It must raise awareness of and respect for human rights and human values. The essential obligations outlined in Article 51(A) of the Constitution must be internalized by every child. The 42nd Amendment incorporated compassion, scientific temper, humanism, abjuring violence, and other fundamental duties into the Indian Constitution, including India's unity and integrity, harmony, spirit of common brotherhood, preservation of our composite culture's rich cultural heritage, compassion, scientific temper, humanism, and abjuring violence. These also highlight the need to improve and develop. In this paper an attempt is made to overview the educational initiatives taken for propagation of value education in Indian educational curriculum. 

Key-words: Value Education, Indian Education Policies, Constitutional Values, Indian Culture.

Note: Presented in Online Refresher Course on Indian Philosophy by CPDHE, UGC-HRDC, University of Delhi on 28th February, 2022.

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Print: An Integrated Approach to the Study of Mind


An Integrated Approach to the Study of Mind

(Rene Descartes, David Hume and Gilbert Ryle)

Author : Desh Raj Sirswal

ISBN:  9798408029549 (Paperback)

ISBN:  9798408065691 (Hardcover)

First Edition: January, 2022

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

Link to purchase:

https://www.amazon.com/Integrated-Approach-Study-Mind-Descartes/dp/B09R3GHW4C/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1643986966&sr=8-1

Thursday, December 30, 2021

My Academic Report-2021



Dear Scholars/Friends,

I am submitting my academic report for the year 2021 as a part of my regular practice every year.  It helps me to evaluate my academic contribution per year and it motivates me to do more…


Award: 01

  • “Dr. Ambedkar Fellowship National Award-2021” by Bharatiya Dalit Sahitya Akademi in 37th National Conference of Dalit Writers, Delhi on December, 11-12, 2021.


Paper/Article Published: 02

  • भारत में नैतिक नेतृत्व: वर्तमान परिदृश्य एवं भविष्य , चिन्तन , सम्पादक  डॉ सुरेश कुमार, शब्दश्री प्रकाशन, रोहतक , वर्ष 2021, पृष्ठ 78-88 (ISBN: 978-81-951797-8-7).
  • “Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s Vision of a Just Society” in Philosophical Reflections edited by K. Om Narayana Rao, Kailash Chandra Moharana, Pramod Kumar Das, Philosophy Family, Puri 2021, pp.84-88. (ISBN:978-93-5493-645-6).

Paper  Presented: 02

  • Delivered Lecture on “Why to Study Philosophy at UG Level?” in One-Day Webinar organized by Department of Philosophy, Govt. MAM PG College, Jammu held on 2nd April, 2021.
  • Delivered Lecture on “Philosophy and the Search of Wisdom” in the World Philosophy Day Celebration by Department of Philosophy , Institute of Integrated and Honours Studies (HISS), Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra held on 28th December, 2021.

Citation Received: 04

  1. Yurt, Engin. (2021)  “East – West Dialogues in Philosophy, Studies of Art, Aesthetics and Phenomenology  ”. 1st Edition: Sentez Publishing  Bursa March 2021: Sirswal, D. R. 2005. “Hume’s Ideas on the Problem of Personal Identity”. Journal of Bihar Philosophical Research (Combined Edition): 189- 197. Sirswal, D. R. 2008. “Humans Beings Have No Identical Self”. Proceedings of the 20th Conference of All Orissa Philosophy Association, p. 198-210. Sirswal, D. R. 2010. “The Concept of the Self in David Hume and the Buddha”. Satya Nilayam: Chennai Journal of Intercultural Philosophy, 17: 23-36.) 
  2. Ni KadekSurpi (2021) Hindu Literacy: The Basic Concept of Education and the Literacy Patter in Upanisads, Academic International Conference on Literacy and Novelty Volume 2021 (Conference Paper), Published: 8 July 2021 (Sirswal DR. Methods of philosophical inquiry in Upanishads. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Educational Research. 2012;1(2):57–62.)    
  3. Lata Narayan, Hegde, & Shailashri, V. T., (2021). A Study on Transformation of Higher Education System: Present Scenario and Future Outlook. International Journal of Management, Technology, and Social Sciences (IJMTS), 6(1), 1-11. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5145600.   ( Desh Raj Sirswal. (2016). Higher Education and Research in India: An overview. Intellectual Quest, 5(2), 26-38. )        
  4. Sourav Chandra Garaian, Dr. Subir Sen (2021)    SAVITRIBAI PHULE THE FIRST LADY TEACHER AND SOCIAL REFORMER IN NINETEENTH CENTURY OF INDIA ,ISSN (Online): 2455-3662     EPRA International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research (IJMR) - Peer Reviewed Journal, Volume: 7, Issue: 6, June 2021,Article DOI: https://doi.org/10.36713/epra7439  DOI No: 10.36713/epra7439 (  Sirswal, D. R. (2013). Mahatma Jyotiba Phule : A Modern Indian Philosopher. pp 1-12.)   

Programme Organised:02

  1. Online Essay Writing Competition (Intra-college) on “Life, Writings and Teachings of Guru Teg Bahadur Ji” organized by Preservation, Promotion of Culture and Heritage Society, PGGC-46, Chandigarh on 10th February, 2021. 
  2. “Indian Philosopher’s Day Celerbration-2021 sponsored by ICPR New Delhi organized by Department of Philosophy and Department of Sanskrit, PGGC-46 Chandigarh held on 9th October, 2021.

Membership of Society: 04

  • Member of Board of Studies (Alumni/Industry Professional Representative) in U.G.B.O.S. in Philosophy at  Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra for two years (8/11/2021). 
  • Approved Supervisor for Ph.D. students in the subject of Philosophy in the Faculty of Arts by Panjab University, Chandigarh ( 28/09/2021)
  • Life-Member, Kurukshetra University Kurukshetra Alumni Association (KIKAA) in 2021.
  • Member, The Global Forum for Young Philosophers (GFYP) on 25th November 2021.
  • Participations in Webinars: 05
  1. Participated in National Webinar on “Revamping Education Sector Digitally” organized by the Department of Management, PGGC-46, Chandigarh held on April 30, 2021.
  2. National Webinar on the topic, “Decoding Drug Issues Amidst the Pandemic and Youth Outreach” organized by Drug De-Addiction Society, PGGC-46 Chandigarh held on  June 11,  2021.
  3. Participated in One-Day National Webinar on “Environmental Ethics” organized by Department of Philosophy and Department of Zoology, Baring Union Christian College, Batala (Punjab) held on June 18, 2021.
  4. Participated in Virtual Talk on “How Yoga Can Help Us Prevent COVID-19” organized by Cachar College in collaboration with Aarogyam Yoga and Wellness Studio, Silchar (Assam) held on June 21, 2021.
  5. National Webinar on “Relevance of  Marxism in Contemporary Indian Society” organized by Department of Sociology, Gandhi Memorial National College, Ambala Cantt. held on July 5, 2021. 

Journal Issues:01

  • Lokayata Vol. XII , No.01 & 02 ( September 2021) 


New Courses enrolled:01

  • Critical Thinker Academy: Learn to Think Like a Philosopher (Udemy).


Reviews on My work: 02

  • डॉ प्रवीण ठाकुर “समकालीनता की विशेषताओं को समेटता काव्य संग्रह : मैं तुम्हारे नाम लिखता हूँ ” , समर्पण, सम्पादक दीपक कुमार ,  मार्च 2021, pp.30-32.
  • डॉ प्रवीण ठाकुर “डॉ देशराज सिरसवाल के काव्य संग्रह  ‘मैं तुम्हारे नाम लिखता हूँ ‘ में सामाजिक संवेदना”, हिन्दी साहित्य में विविध विमर्श , सम्पादक डॉ सुरेन्द्र शर्मा , मनीष पब्लिकेशन्स, दिल्ली, 2021, pp.147-154.


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, Philosophical Mind Studies, A Class-Room Introduction to Logic, Elements of Philosophy, Interdisciplinary Studies, Philpapers, Scribd.com, ResearchGate, Academia.edu, Issuu.com, Linkedin, YourQoute and Shabdnagri etc.  


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, 2021

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Lecture on “Philosophy and the Search of Wisdom”




Delivered Lecture on “Philosophy and the Search of Wisdom” in the World Philosophy Day Celebration by Department of Philosophy , Institute of Integrated and Honours Studies (HISS), Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra held on 28th December, 2021.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Lecture on "Why to Study Philosophy at UG Level ?"

 


 Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems, such as those connected with existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language. “The unexamined life is not worth living,” said Socrates, one of our most enduring philosophers and thinkers. Being able to think critically and independently is an important skill that is often taken for granted. The serious study of philosophy as a major can prepare you to excel in any number of distinct, rewarding, and challenging careers. Philosophy is a multifaceted subject that has endless depth and potential to study and learn from for years to come. 


Note: Presented in One-Day Webinar on “Why to Study Philosophy at UG Level ?” at Department of Philosophy, Govt. MAM P.G.College, Jammu on 2nd April, 2021.


Link for full presentation:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/350579455_Why_to_Study_Philosophy_at_UG_Level

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

My Academic Report -2020



Dear Scholars/Friends,

I am submitting my academic report for the year 2020 as a part of my regular practice every year.  It helps me to evaluate my academic contribution per year and it motivates me to do more…


Paper/Article Published: 01

  • Epicureanism, Charvaka and Consumerism: A Search for Philosophy of Happiness, Interdisciplinary Studies, 7 जून 2020, https://niyamakreference.blogspot.com/2020/06/epicureanism-charvaka-and-consumerism.html

Book/E-book: 06

  • दार्शनिक निबन्ध (Philosophical Essays), Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal, Publisher: Centre for Positive Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies (CPPIS), Pehowa (Kurukshetra), First Edition, March 2020, http://cppispublications.wordpress.com 
  • An Integrated Approach to the Study of Mind (Rene Descartes, David Hume and Gilbert Ryle), Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal, Publisher: Centre for Positive Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies (CPPIS), Pehowa (Kurukshetra), First Edition, May 24, 2020.
  • A Class-Room Introduction to Logic by  Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal, CPPIS, Pehowa (Kurukshetra) First Edition: 24th May, 2020 (ISBN: 979-86-478761-0-2).
  • The Stunning Beauty  – The Positive Philosopher, Independently published (May 31, 2020) (ISBN : 979-8648774995)
  • "Mai Tum hare Naam Likhha hoon"  OnlineGatha – The Endless Tale (August, 2020) (ISBN: 978-81-947598-7-4)
  • Philosophy: An Indian Point of View  Editor :Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal, Centre for Positive Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies (CPPIS),  Pehowa (Kurukshetra), First Edition: November, 2020, http://cppispublications.wordpress.com

Paper  Presented: 01

  • “Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s Vision of Just Society” in Webinar Series of Philosophy Family held on 27th December, 2020.

E-Courses : 03

  • Buddhism and Modern Psychology, Princeton University, Coursera, June, 2020.
  • Competency-Based Learning: Introduction, Health Emergencies Programme, OpenWHO, June 10, 2020.
  • Philosophy : How to Be Happy in the Modern World, Greg Vanderford & Udemy, June 12, 2020.

Citation Received: 04


  1. Ivana Septia Rahaya, Slamet Subiyantoro, Budhi Setiawan (2020), “PERTAHANAN NILAI RELIGIUS MASYARAKAT MODERN DALAM NOVEL IMPIAN AMERIKA KARYA KUNTOWIJOYO” MAGISTRA ANDALUSIA  Jurnal Ilmu Sastra, Vol 2, No 1 (2020)  eISSN 2656-6230, pp.17-22, http://magistraandalusia.fib.unand.ac.id/index.php/majis/article/view/17%20-%2022 (Sirswal, D. R. (2016).The Role of Religious and Spiritual Values in Shaping Humanity (A Study of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s Religious Philosopy).Journal of Ideas on Education & Social Transformation), 7 (1), 1—17.)
  2. ULRICH DE BALBIAN, (META-PHILOSOPHY) PHILOSOPHY’S GHOST Dead Discipline Walking, Meta-Philosophy Research Center,2007 (I let him speak for himself. “My objective is 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 when we philosophize.” Copyright© Desh Raj Sirswal .)
  3. Yurt, Engin. “Deconstruction of Hume-Buddhism Relation: A Final Note on Anatta Debate”. Temaşa Felsefe Dergisi 13 (2020): 47-72 (Sirswal, D. R. “Humans Beings Have No Identical Self”. Proceedings of the 20th Conference of All Orissa Philos- ophy Association, (2008): 198-210. Sirswal, D. R. “Hume’s Ideas on the Problem of Personal Identity”. Journal of Bihar Philosophical Research (Combined Edition), (2005): 189-197. Sirswal, D. R. “The Concept of the Self in David Hume and the Buddha”. Satya Nilayam: Chennai Journal of Intercultural Philosophy, Vol: 17, (2010): 23-36.) 
  4. TRISTAN KAPP, SPIRITUAL SEXUALITY: TOWARDS A HOLISTIC AND A- ECCLESIAL SEXUAL ETHIC  Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree Magister Divinitatis, Department of Systematic and Historical Theology at the Faculty of Theology and Religion, University of Pretoria ,SUPERVISOR: Dr. Tanya van Wyk ,September 2020 (Sirswal, R.R., 2016, The Role Of Religious and Spiritual Values in Shaping Humanity (A Study of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar's Religious Thoughts). Journal of Ideas on Educational & Social Transformation 7(1):7-8.)

Programme Organised:02

  1. Debate on “Education System”, The Positive Philosophy Society, Post Graduate Govt. College, Sector-46, Chandigarh on 24th February, 2020.
  2. “Online Philosophy Quiz-Contest  on “World Philosophy Day Celebration -2020”, The Positive Philosophy Society, Post Graduate Govt. College, Sector-46, Chandigarh on 19th November, 2020.

Membership of Society:02

  • Adjunct Member, American Philosophical Practitioners Association since June 2020.
  • Member, Joint Forum for Academic and Social Justice (JFASJ) since June 04/06/2020.

Professional Trainings :03

  • Seven Days Faculty Development Programme on “Education and Pedagogy in the Times of Digital Humanities” Post Graduate Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh in association with Human Resource Development Centre, Panjab University, Chandigarh under the Aegis of RUSA held from 9-01-2020 to 15-01-2020.
  • Three days Capacity Development Programme  (Online/ Webinar) on “ Dialogue with Baba Saheb : Critical Reections on Social Science Discourse” Organised by Teaching Learning Centre For Social Science , Dr Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar (MP). Under the Aegis of Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching (PMMMNMTT), Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, New Delhi held on April 12-14, 2020.
  • Information and Communication Training Course (ICT Training) by Directorate of Technical Education U.T., Chandigarh Administration from 01/07/2020 to  13/08/2020.

Participations in Webinars:18

  1. Participated in Two Days National Level Webinar on “Thought Conflict in Indian Philosophy” orgnised by Shantarambhau Gholap Arts, Science and Gotirambhau Pawar College Shivle, Department of Philosophy And Paramarsh, S. P. Pune University  held on 21-22 May, 2020.
  2. Participated in Online National Webinar on “COVID-19 Pandemic: Impact and strategies for education sector in India” organised by Women Cell and Legal Cell, Vaish Arya Shikshan Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Bahadurgarh (Haryana)  held on  May 23, 2020.
  3. Participated in Webinar titled "Struggle for Discrimination Free Space: Issues of Representation, Exclusion and Inclusion in Contemporary India" organized by Dialogue for Academic Justice (DFAJ) on 30th May, 2020.
  4. Participated in  Webinar  on  “Use of Anti-Plagarism   Softwares in  Teaching &  Research” hosted by the  Chandigarh Government College Teachers Association   on  31st May 2020.
  5. Participated in Two Day National Webinar on "Fundamental Questions in Epistemology : Indian & Western Perspectives" organized by Department of Philosophy, New Arts, Commerce and Science College, Ahmednagar, Savitribai Phule Pune, University, Pune And Maharashtra Tattvadnyan Parishad held on 31st  May & 1st  June 2020.
  6. Participated in Two Day National Level Online Conference on “The Study of Anumana in Indian Logic  (in accordance with Nyaya Darshana, Buddha Darshana & Jain Darshana)” organized by Department of Philosophy, R.S. Mundle Dharampeth Arts & Commerce College Nagpur held on 8th & 9th June, 2020.
  7. Participated in State Level Webinar on “Challenges of Higher Education before Students and Teachers of Scheduled Castes in Haryana: Covid-19 Perspectives” organized by Ambedkar Professors Association of Haryana (Regd.) held on 14.06.2020.
  8. Participated in Webinar on “GENDER SAMANTA PE DR. AMBEDKAR KE VICHAR” organized by Dr. Ambedkar Chair, Patna University, Patna on Jun 20, 2020.
  9. Participated in Webinar on   “Publishing   Scholarly Articles  in Scopus Indexed Journals”   hosted  by  CGCTA, Chandigarh on  20th Jun 2020.
  10. Participated in International Webinar on “Philosophy of Yoga” organized by Department of Philosophy, Panjab University, Chandigarh sponsored by Indian Council of Philosophical Research, New Delhi held on 6/07/2020.
  11. Participated in Webinar on “Dr. Ambedkar: Everyone's Inspiration” organized by Centre for Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Studies, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra on July 17, 2020.
  12. Participated in National Level Webinar on “Personality Development” organized by P.G.Department of Commerce and IQAC, GNNCW Nakodar, Jalandhar(Punjab)  held on August 4, 2020;.
  13. Participated in National Webinar on "National Education Policy 2020: A New Era from School to Higher Education" organized by Department of Psychology in association with IQAC of Post Graduate Govt. College, Sector 46, Chandigarh on August 17, 2020.
  14. Participated in National Webinar on “Yoga for Health, Happiness and Harmony”, organized by the Department of Philosophy, St. Joseph University, Dimapur, Nagaland  held on 21st August 2020.
  15. Participated in International Webinar on Philosophical Counselling by Department of Philosophy, Panjab University, Chandigarh under Study Circle “Elenchus” sponsored by ICPR, New Delhi held on 26th August, 2020.
  16. Participated in National Webinar on Undertaking Qualitative Research: An Insight into Different Methods  held on 5th September, 2020.
  17. Participated in National Webinar on Mental Health and Virtual World                                                                                           organized by the Department of Psychology in association with Society for Psychological Assessment and Guidance (SPAG), Chandigarh held on October 10, 2020. 
  18. Participated in National Webinar on the topic, “COVID-19 Pandemic, Developmental Challenges and Rebooting Measures”, organized by RUSA Cell, PGGC-46, Chandigarh held on 21st October 2020. 

Journal Issues:01

  • Lokayata Vol. XI , No.01 & 02 ( September 2020):  Special issue on Problems in Analytical Philosophy


New Courses enrolled:01

  • Online Refresher Course In Philosophy, National Resource Center - Philosophy B.P.S. Mahila Vishwavidyalaya, Khanpur Kalan, Sonipat Haryana


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, Philosophical Mind Studies, A Class-Room Introduction to Logic, Elements of Philosophy, Interdisciplinary Studies, Philpapers, Scribd.com, ResearchGate, Academia.edu, Issuu.com, Linkedin, YourQoute and Shabdnagri etc.  

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, 2020


Sunday, December 27, 2020

Lecture on “Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s Vision of Just Society”



  • Delivered Lecture on “Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s Vision of Just Society” in Webinar Series of Philosophy Family held on 27th December, 2020.