One-Day Faculty Development Programme on “Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, Indian Constitution and Indian Society”

One-Day Faculty Development Programme on

“Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, Indian Constitution and Indian Society”

20th January 2016

Organisers:

Department of Philosophy and Department of Public Administration,

P.G. Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh

Sponsored By Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA)

 

Dr. B. R. Ambedkar is one of the most eminent intellectual figures of modern India. He appeared on the Indian socio-political scene in early 1920s and 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. We can see his vastness of his vision in the ‘preamble’ to the Constitution of India. It may be considered as the soul of Constitution. The preamble can be referred to as the preface which highlights the essence of the entire Constitution. It was adopted on 26 November, 1949 by the Constituent Assembly and came into effect from 26th January, 1950. These are the opening words of the preamble to the Indian Constitution.

“WE, THE PEOPLE OF INDIA, have solemnly resolved to constitute India into a SOVEREIGN SOCIALIST SECULAR DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC and to secure to all its citizens:

 JUSTICE, social, economic and political;

 LIBERTY of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship;

 EQUALITY of status and of opportunity and to promote among them all

FRATERNITY assuring the dignity of the individual and the unity and integrity of the Nation;

IN OUR CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY this twenty-sixth day of November, 1949, do

HEREBY ADOPT, ENACT AND GIVE TO OURSELVES THIS CONSTITUTION.”

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar emerged as a powerful jurist, political leader, Buddhist activist, philosopher, thinker, anthropologist, historian, orator, prolific writer, economist, scholar, editor, revolutionary and a revivalist for Buddhism in India. He was the chief architect of the Indian Constitution. Dr. B. R. Ambedkar was posthumously awarded the Bharatratna, India’s highest civilian award, in 1990. So, the present seminar is an attempt to critically evaluate the relevance of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s vision and mission in present scenario and to prepare an extensive vision and mission document for the times to come. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s ideas, writings and outlook could well be characterized as belonging to that trend of thought called Social Humanism. He developed a socio-ethical philosophy and steadfastly stood for human dignity and freedom, socio-economic justice, material prosperity and spiritual discipline. He showed the enlightening path for Indian society via his ideals of freedom, equality and fraternity and made India a democratic country.

Objectives of the Programme:

The objective of the programme as follows:

  • To promote the ideas on social, economic, political, religious, human rights & constitutional reforms by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar.
  • To make the new generation aware about Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s ideas on social justice/equity/national integration and women empowerment.
  • To explore the potentiality in Ambedkarism in Literature to strengthen the society and Indian national spirit.

Sub-themes:

  • Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s Philosophy and its Future Vision
  • Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s thoughts on Indian National Spirit
  • Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and Indian Society
  • Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and His Political Philosophy
  • Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and His Social Philosophy
  • Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and His Moral Philosophy
  • Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and His Educational Philosophy
  • Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s thoughts on Social Reforms & Justice
  • Dr. B.R. Ambedkar on Freedom, Equality and Fraternity in Present Context
  • Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and Indian Economy
  • Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and Women Empowerment
  • Dr. B.R. Ambedkar on Indian Democracy
  • Dr. B.R. Ambedkar       and India’s Freedom Struggle
  • Any other relevant topic related to main theme.

Call for Papers:

Research papers are invited from faculty members and research scholars on the thrust areas of the seminar or any other related topic as per the suggested format:

Format of Submission:

  • The paper should be typewritten preferably in Times New Roman in 12 font size (English) or Kruti Dev (10) in 14 font size (Hindi) single spacing in MS-Word format and between 2500 to 3000 words.
  • The abstract/summary of not more than 150-200 words, mentioning Title, Name, Designation and Contact details of the authors should be accompanied with the paper.
  • The authors should submit the hard copy along with a CD and a certificate of originality of the paper to be sent to the college address.

Time Line:

Abstract Submission: December 31, 2015.

Full Paper: January 10, 2016.

REGISTRATION AND ACCOMODATION

Participants can register him/her by filling the REGISTRATION FORM attached here. No TA/DA and accommodation will be provided to the participants. However, many budget hotels/guest houses options are available in Chandigarh. The following are some of them:

Panjab University Guest House, Sector-14, Chandigarh: Ph.:0172-2534950-51

Panjab University Golden Jubilee Guest House, Sector-14, Chandigarh: Ph.:0172-2534000

For more information regarding accommodation at Chandigarh log on to:

http://www.citcochandigarh.gov.in

CONTACT

Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal, Department of Philosophy, Post Graduate Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh-160011, Email: philgcg11chd@gmail.com , Mobile No. 08288883993

Link: https://drambedkar125.wordpress.com

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Details of FDP

Participation Form FDP

 

Dr. B.R.Ambedkar

Dr. B. R. Ambedkar is one of the most eminent intellectual figures of modern India. He appeared on the Indian socio-political scene in early 1920s and 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. Dr.Ambedkar’s ideas, writings and outlook could well be characterized as belonging to that trend of thought called Social Humanism. He developed a socio-ethical philosophy and steadfastly stood for human dignity and freedom, socio-economic justice, material prosperity and spiritual discipline. He showed the enlightening path for Indian society via his ideals of freedom, equality and fraternity and made India a democratic country.

National Level Essay Writing Competition

 

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

 Sub-Themes:

  • 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.

Submission Guidelines:

  • 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 cppiskkr@gmail.com or philgcg11chd@gmail.com.

For any details, Contact: 

Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal,

Department of Philosophy,

P.G.Govt. College for Girls,

Sector-11, Chandigarh-160011.

Mobile No.08288883993

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Registration Form Essay Cometition 2015

Essay Competition