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One-Day National Seminar on
“Aristotle and the Good Life”
29th March 2017
Sponsored by ICSSR North-Western Regional Centre, Chandigarh
Organisers: Department of Philosophy and Post Graduate Department of Public Administration, Post Graduate Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh
UNESCO has declared 2016 the Aristotle Anniversary Year to mark the philosopher’s 2,400th birthday. The 38th session of the UNESCO General Conference held in Paris, was declared Jubilee year 2016 year of Aristotle. Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC) was a Greek philosopher, a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. His writings cover many subjects, including physics, metaphysics, poetry, theater, music, logic, rhetoric, linguistics, politics, government, ethics, biology, and zoology. Together with Plato and Socrates (Plato’s teacher), Aristotle is one of the most important founding figures in Western philosophy. Aristotle’s writings were the first to create a comprehensive system of Western philosophy, encompassing morality, aesthetics, logic, science, politics, and metaphysics. In the Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle argues that what we seek is eudaimonia, a term translated in this reading as “happiness.” Eudaimonia is better expressed as “well-being” or “excellence of performing the proper function.” When Aristotle explains human virtue, he is not discussing what we now refer to as (Victorian) virtue. He is clarifying the peculiar excellence of human beings in the same manner as we often speak of the peculiar excellence attributable to the nature of a thing. For example, a tool is useful in virtue of the fact that it performs its function well. Aristotle’s purpose in the Nicomachean Ethics is not just to explain the philosophy of the excellence for human beings but also to demonstrate specifically how human beings can lead lives of excellence as activity in accordance with practical and theoretical reason. Mankind will commemorate the anniversary of the famous philosopher activities worldwide. In this continuation, the Post Graduate Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh proposed one-day seminar on this great philosopher.
The following sub-themes are selected for paper presentation for the seminar:
Aristotle’s Idea of Good Life
Aristotle’s Idea of Happiness
The Highest Human Good
Aristotle’s Notion of Virtues
Aristotle’s Ideas of Justice
Intellectual Virtues and Ethical Virtues
Aristotle’s The Concept of Golden Mean
Aristotle’s Concept of Pleasure
Aristotle on Friendship
Relation of Ethics and Politics
Relation of Ethics and Society
Educational Implications of Aristotle’s Ethics
Relation between Reason and the Virtues
Practical applications of Aristotle’s ethics
Aristotle and Modern Ethical Thoughts
Any other relevant theme.
Call for Papers:
Research papers are invited from faculty members and research scholars on the thrust area of the seminar with an abstract of 200 words and full paper about 2500-3000 words by post or email to [email protected] latest by 25th March, 2017.
Patron: Prof. Anita Kaushal, Principal, P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh
Convener: Ms. Shashi Joshi, Associate Professor, Deptt. of Public Administration, P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh.
Co-ordinator: Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal, Assistant Professor, Deptt. of Philosophy, P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh.
Dr. Indu Kalia, Head & Associate Professor, Deptt. of Public Administration, P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh.
Dr. Pundrik Ojha, Associate Professor, Deptt. of Public Administration, P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh.
Mr. Ajay Kumar Sharma, Associate Professor, Deptt. of P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh.
Dr. S.K. Singh, Associate Professor, Deptt. of Public Administration, P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh.
Dr. Cheena Gambhir, Assistant Professor, Deptt. of Public Administration, P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh.
Dr. Anoop Singh Kataria, Assistant Professor, Deptt. of Public Administration, P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh.
Dr. Ritesh Nagpal, Assistant Professor, Deptt. of Public Administration, P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh.
Address for Correspondence:
Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy,
Post Graduate Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh-160011,
Mobile No. 08288883993, E-mail: [email protected]
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Continuing to its tradition of “Celebrating World Philosophy Day” every year, the Department of Philosophy and Department of Hindi of P. G. Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh organised an event on 17th November, 2016. Dr. Anita Kaushal, the Principal of Post Graduate Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh facilitated the Guest -speaker, Dr. Sudhir Kumar Baweja, Coordinator, Department of Philosophy and Vivekananda Studies, USOL, Panjab University, Chandigarh.
Dr. Anita Khosla, Head, Department of Hindi introduced audience about the distinguished speaker. She mentioned that the present year being celebrated as 2400 Birth Anniversary of Aristotle and this lecture is a dedication to Aristotle and his philosophy.
The main attraction of the programme was an impressive address by Dr. Sudhir Kumar Baweja on “The Philosophy of Aristotle”. Dr. Baweja opened his address to an attentive audience constituting students, faculty members and general audience by appraising the philosophy behind to celebrating the World Philosophy Day. Before coming to the life and philosophy of Aristotle Dr. Baweja took the audience to the streets of Athens where Socratic dialogues and Plato’s Academy Discussion still seemed to reverberate. He divided his lecture in two parts- History of Greek Philosophy and the philosophy of Aristotle. He started with beginning of the basic questions posed by ancient Greeks: What is the world made of?, What is man?, What is knowledge? and counted all important figures including Thales to Sophists. Where earlier Greek philosophers had been interested in the universe, in unity and difference, in the big questions, the Sophists were more interested in the mechanics of how man could do things for himself. For Socrates philosophy wasn’t a profession, as with the sophists, but a way of life. He said knowledge is virtue. The aim of Socrates’s dialectic was to expose false claims to wisdom and to move towards knowledge of man’s own nature. Plato was a prolific writer, not a textbook, but of elegant and lively dialogues in the style of thrillers with truth as query. Plato’s aim was to train man’ minds to enable them to think for themselves in the light of reason. The method seems to have been research under supervision. Education required a joint effort on the part of teacher and pupil- a truly dialogue process. Star pupil was Aristotle-who studied at the Academy for about 20 years.
Engaging his young audiences in the same Socratic spirit, Dr. Baweja went on to unfold the nuances of Greek Philosophical traditions and Aristotle’s significant contributions to the intellectual world. In his engaging style he exported the young audiences to appreciate a very simple moral injection-Do good and he happy.’ Towards the end of his address he reminded that it was Aristotle who taught the world that Excellence is not just an act but it is a habit and also our happiness depends on our self, our own wise choices, sincere efforts and intelligent excursions. Dr. Baweja concluded that on this World Philosophy Day young students of philosophy should overcome their prejudices, sectarian outlooks and involve the spirit of critical inquiry and reasoned dialogue so, that durable peace and universal brotherhood prevail in the deeply fragmented world.
A Poster to commemorate the World Philosophy Day-2016, which showcased the contributions of the celebrated Trinity of Philosophy-Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, released on this occasion. This programme had an interactive session in the end and students discussed on various concepts like virtues, justice, morality etc. and got clarification from the speaker. After the lecture, prizes of Declamation Contest held on the theme on “The Role of Youth in National Integration held on 4th November, 2016 distributed among the winners of the competition.
Dr. Rama Arora (Dean) and Dr. Kanwar Iqbal (Vice-Principal) graced the function. In the end of the program Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal, Head, Department of Philosophy thanked the speaker and the audience and pointed out that the present lecture is a significant step to teach and acquaint students with the key concepts of the philosophy of Aristotle. Dr. About 80 students and faculty-members of the college have attended this lecture.
Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal
November 19, 2016
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The Positive Philosophy Society of P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh organised a “Declamation Contest” on “The Role of Youth in National Integration” held on 4th November, 2016. The competition started with an address from Ms. Nidhi Semwal, President of the Society. She said that the “National Unity Day” is celebrated every year on 31st October throughout India. It is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. This celebration helps youth to be aware of and provides an opportunity to everyone to maintain the integral strength of the nation. It makes Indian citizens to realize that how a national integrity helps in defeating the actual and potential threats for unity, integrity and security of the nation. She said the present programme is a part of weeklong celebration of “National Unity Week” being held in the college from 31st October to 6th November, 2016.
Ms. Bhanu Priya coordinated the presentations. Total 33 students participated in it. The students declaimed on various topics like national security, casteism, religious tolerance, youth problems, corruption, women issues, educational issues and quotes thinkers of eminence in their presentations. Results are as follows:
· First Prize: Ms. Nidhi Semwal (B.A.Final Year)
· Second Prize: Ms. Bhanu Priya (B.A. Second Year)
· Third Prize: Ms. Purandhi Gupta (B.A. First Year)
The students were given the topics on which they were asked to present their views within the given time limit. They displayed confidence, enthusiasm and alertness while participating in the competition. Judges appreciated the efforts of the students and expressed that such competitions lead to free flow of ideas and help in sensitizing towards the issues that need attention. The participants and teachers were provided with refreshments. Overall it was a knowledgeable and enthralling experience.
Date: 4th November, 2016
(Dr.Desh Raj Sirswal)
Short Report on One-Day Faculty Development Programme on ???Dr, B.R. Ambedkar, Indian Constitution and Indian Society???.
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Department of Philosophy and Post Graduate Department of Public Administration of PGGCG-11,Chandigarh organised an One-Day Faculty Development Programme under RUSA on the theme “Dr, B.R. Ambedkar, Indian Constitution and Indian Society” on 20th January, 2016. Several aspects of the philosophy of Dr. Ambedkar were discussed in the three sessions. More than 100 participants from Chandigarh and nearby states participated in the seminar. Dr. Ganga Sahay Meena from JNU, New Delhi was the key-note speaker. Dr. Lallan Singh Baghel, Chairperson, Deptt. of Philosophy, Panjab University, Chandigarh was the Chairperson for the inaugural session. The first session on “Socio-Political Philosophy of Dr. Ambedkar” chaired by Dr. Ashutosh Angiras from S.D. college ,Ambala Cantt. The second session under the theme “Dr, B.R. Ambedkar and Women Empowerment “was chaired by Dr. Emannuel Nahar, from Ambedkar Study Centre, Panjab University. Professor Binoo Dogra, Dean and Dr. Rama Arora, Vice Principal were also present on the occasion. Ms. Shashi Joshi proposed a vote of thanks. The programme was successful due to its vastness of content and deliberations by the resource persons and participants.
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Greetings from CPPIS, Pehowa (Kurukshetra)
Happy New Year-2016 (In Advance)
Here is our annual report for the year 2015:
· The Religious-Philosophical Dimensions edited by Merina Islam, CPPIS, Pehowa in 2015 (ISBN: 978-81-922377-5-6).
· 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
· दलित संत बनाम हिन्दुवाद (संत रविदास जी के जन्मदिवस पर विशेष)
· गांधी बनाम गोडसे बनाम लोकतंत्र
The above short articles available at: http://msesaim.wordpress.com/
· 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).
ü “शैक्षिक ज्योति सावित्रीबाई फुले जन्मदिन समारोह” भगवान वाल्मीकि छात्रावास, कुरुक्षेत्र, जनवरी 03, 2015.
ü “महात्मा ज्योतिबा फुले और डॉ आंबेडकर का जन्मदिवस”, वाल्मीकि आंबेडकर शिक्षा प्रसार समिति, मांडी April 11, 2015.
Online Pages Developed:01
· Dr. B.R. Ambedkar:The Maker of Modern India
· Happy Teachers’ Day 2015 -The Positive Philosophy Society
· Happy Teachers’ Day- CPPIS, Pehowa
· Word Philosophy Day-2015
· 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
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24th December, 2015
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The Departments of Philosophy and Hindi, P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh celebrated World Philosophy Day on 19th November, 2015. Dr. Anita Kaushal, the Principal of Post Graduate Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh gave a floral welcome to the speaker. Dr. Anita Khosla, Head, Department of Hindi introduced the distinguished speaker. She mentioned that the present year being celebrated as 125th Birth Anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and such kind of lecture is a valuable step towards introducing students about the life and philosophy of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. Prof. Subhash Chander (Department of Hindi, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra) delivered his lecture on “Social Philosophy of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar.”
In his lecture he said that Dr. B. R. Ambedkar is one of the most eminent intellectual figures of modern India. He remained in the forefront of all social, economic, political and religious efforts for upliftment of the lowest stratum of the Indian society known as untouchables, women and other backward classes. He was a great scholar who made outstanding contributions as an economist, sociologist, legal luminary, educationist, journalist, parliamentarian and above all, as a social reformer and champion of human rights. He developed a socio-ethical philosophy and steadfastly stood for human dignity and freedom, socio-economic justice, material prosperity and spiritual discipline. Dr. Ambedkar had also given lot of emphasis on getting education. He said that, “Educate, Organize and Agitate”. Here he had given prime importance to education. He further added that the backward classes have come to realize that after all education is the greatest material benefit for which they can fight. We may forego material benefits of civilization but we cannot forego our rights and opportunities to reap the benefits of the highest education to the fullest extent. That the importance of this questions from the point of view of the dalits and backward classes who have just realized that without education their existence is not safe. Dr. Ambedkar suffered a lot due to this caste system. Still in that system of discrimination, he succeeded to well educate himself. He showed the enlightening path for Indian society via his ideals of freedom, equality and fraternity and made India a democratic country. The role Dr. B.R. Ambedkar played has left its imprint on the Indian society and is still shaping the social, educational, political affairs and motivating our lives. Perhaps none of this would have been possible if it was not for the constant struggle Dr. Ambedkar waged and the vision he embedded in the Constitution of India. We should try to read, think and work according to the noble ideas of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s ideas.
In this program, a poster published by the “The Positive Philosophy Society” of the college and following three lectures published by the Centre for Positive Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies (CPPIS) Pehowa (Kurukshetra) were released by the Principal and distinguish guests: 1. “Values and Society: Value and Society: Re-discovering the Primacy of Cultural Context” by Prof. Geeta Manaktala 2. “Values with reference to Sikhism” by Dr. Paramvir Singh 3. “Our Environment, Our Responsibility” by Dr. Sudhir Baweja All the above-mentioned lectures were delivered in ICPR “Periodical Lectures” organized by Departments of Philosophy and Hindi held on 11th February 2015.
This programme had an interactive session in the end and students discussed on various concepts related to the lecture like casteism, reservation, Indian society and got clarification from the speaker. In the end of the program Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy has expressed the vote of thanks and pointed out that the present lecture is a significant step to teach and acquaint students with the key concepts of the social philosophy of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. About 60 students and faculty-members of the college have attended this lecture.
Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal November 23, 2015
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CELEBRATING WORLD PHILOSOPHY DAY-2015
A Lecture on “Social Philosophy of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar”
19th November, 2015
Time: 11.00 am
Venue: Conference Hall
Speaker: Prof. Subhash Chander (Professor,
Department of Hindi, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra)
Organised by Departments of Philosophy and Hindi,
Post Graduate Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh-160011.
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The Centre for Positive Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies (CPPIS) Pehowa (Kurukshetra) on the occasion of the 125th Birth Anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar & World Philosophy Day-2015, going to organize a National Level Essay Writing Competition on the theme “Dr. B.R. Ambedkar: The Maker of Modern India”. The competition aims at giving an opportunity to the youth of country to come across various aspects of the philosophy of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and focused on generating new ideas especially from young mind and see how they perceive Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s contribution to modern India.
Theme of Essay Competition :
Dr. B. R. Ambedkar: The Maker of Modern India
19th November, 2015
- The Philosophy of Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar
- B.R. Ambedkar and Indian Society
- B.R. Ambedkar and His Political Philosophy
- B.R. Ambedkar and His Social Philosophy
- B.R. Ambedkar on Indian Religions
- B.R. Ambedkar on Buddhism
- B.R. Ambedkar and His Moral Philosophy
- B.R. Ambedkar and Untouchables
- B.R. Ambedkar and His Educational Philosophy
- B.R. Ambedkar and Women Empowerment
- B.R. Ambedkar’s Message to Indian Youth
- B.R. Ambedkar and Indian Constitution
- B.R. Ambedkar’s Critique of Hinduism
- B.R. Ambedkar on Indian Democracy
- B.R. Ambedkar on Social Justice
- B.R. Ambedkar on Freedom, Equality and Fraternity
- B.R. Ambedkar and Spirituality
- B.R. Ambedkar and Indian Economy
- B.R.Ambedkar’s Views on Nationalism
- B.R. Ambedkar and His Legal Philosophy`
- B.R. Ambedkar and India’s Freedom Struggle
- Any other relevant topic related to main theme.
Eligibility: All students pursuing any Undergraduate or Post Graduate courses from recognised college/institute/university. Age limit is 25 years or below for this competition.
Prizes: Prizes will be given to top 5 entries and a certificate also provided to those who follow proper guidelines. Best essays will be published in our journal “Milestone Education Review, October, 2015” issue.
- The essays submitted by the participants must be in ‘English and Hindi’ language only.
- The essay must be typed in Microsoft Word with Times New Roman, Font size 12, 1.5 linear spacing.
- Co-authorship is allowed.
- Word Limit: 2000 Maximum words including footnotes.
- The participants submitting an entry in this essay contest need to affirm that the entry is his/her own work. Plagiarism can lead to outright rejection of submission.
Criteria of Evaluation:
The criteria to be applied in evaluating the entries are:
- Originality of the content
- Creativity and Rationality
- Style and Presentation of content
- Clarity and proper citations
Registration and Submission:
There is no registration fee for this essay competition. Participants should submit their essay with 10th class certificate and institutional ID proof along with registration form till 20th October 2015 on the given address. An advance copy of all documents should be submitted before last date via email id [email protected] or [email protected].
For any details, Contact:
Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal,
Department of Philosophy,
P.G.Govt. College for Girls,
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May you stand up for your own rights this New Year and also for the rights of fellow human beings. Nothing stop you from championing a cause that you hold close to your heart.
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“The Positive Philosophy Society” of the Department of Philosophy is going to organise an interactive-meeting on “Educational Ideas of Guru Rabindranath Tagore and Shaheed Bhagat Singh. Interested students can share their views through an oral presentation. The schedule is given below:
Event Name: An Interactive Meeting on “Educational Ideas of Guru Rabindranath Tagore and Shaheed
Date : 27th September, 2014 (9.30 am)
Venue : Department of Philosophy, P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh.
Student Requirements: Students have to submit 500 words write-up in Hindi, English or Punjabi language and present it in the said event.
For further details contact:
Dr Desh Raj Sirswal
Department of Philosophy,
P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh (India)
Contact Number-09896848775, 08288883993