11th International Congress of Social Philosophy (ICSP)
4th International Congress of Yoga and Spiritual Sciences (ICYS)
28th to 30th May,2012, Dharwad (Karnataka)
Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal represented Society for Positive Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies (SPPIS) Haryana in 11th International Congress of Social Philosophy (ICSP) & 4th International Congress of Yoga and Spiritual Sciences (ICYS) held on 28th to 30th May, 2012 at Dharwad (Karnataka).
On the First Day of the conference he presented new book "Philosophy of Swami Vivekananda" to General President of ICSP & ICYS 2012 and General Secretary of ICYS Prof. B.Krishna. And also he presented this book to various scholars like Prof. Ramji Singh (Former Philosophy professor and Parliamentary), Dr. Sirajul Islam (Associate Professor, Visva-Bharati), Professor Sohan Raj Tater (former V.C. Singhania University, Rajasthan) etc. He also communicated various scholars from Indian states from West Bengal, Bihar, U.P., Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Madras, Maharashtra etc. He met several scholars who are regularly taking benefits of SPPIS online work.
On the second day he presented his paper entitled. "Re-Visiting Philosophy of Social Change in Indian Context" in Social Philosophy section. In this paper an attempt is made to draw an outline of Indian theories of social change available in contemporary time. He said, "To transform the Indian society into one where there is genuine development and respect for human rights, five approaches we have dealt with would be of immense value. Dr B.R. Ambedkar, the architect of the Indian Constitution, had immense faith in democracy and peoples’ capacity to create not only political but also social and economic democracy and he provided the tools for it in the Constitution. Mahatama Gandhi’s conception of Satyagarha can play an important role in present time. For Saheed Bhagat Singh and Marx the very aim of philosophy was to change the world and create a classless society rather than interpret it. What India needs today is not merely economic growth but inclusive growth and ever widening choices for all that is envisioned and advocated by Amartya Sen. In conclusion, only a people's movement involving the masses with the abovesaid ideologies can bring the cure to the ills of this country." Paper also published in conference volume entitled, Satyam, Shivam, Sundram.
On last day in Valedictory Session, ICSP & ICYS Founder President Professor B. Siddharsharma honored Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal as a representative of Society for Positive Philosophy and Interdisciplinary (SPPIS) Haryana, for online positive philosophy work and a 10 minute description was made to highlights SPPIS works and they promised to be with SPPIS this mission. Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal thanks ICSP & ICYS and congratulated members of organizing committee for the success of the conference. He also visited P.G. Department of Philosophy, Karnataka University, Dharwad alongwith senior professors.