Saturday, January 12, 2013

Short Report on Celebration of 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda

Short Report on Celebration of 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda

150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda Celebrated in P.G. Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh on Saturday, January 12, 2013. The followings were the main highlights of this gracious event:

·        A short film “Swami Vivekananda: A Documentary” showed to the students and faculty of the college. Several student activities were held including dance and patriotic songs.

·        Dr. Anita Khosla (Head, Hindi Deptt.) and Dr. Renu Somal (Psychology Deptt.) were stage secretaries and introduced the dignitaries and Mrs. Achila Dogra (Principal) welcomed the guests.

·        A panel discussion on “Relevance of Swami Vivkenanda’s Philosophy in 21st Century” held and the Adviser to the Administrator, UT, Chandigarh, Mr. K.K. Sharma presided the session. Other panelists included Dr. Sudhir Baweja (Programme Coordinator, Philosophy and Vivekananda Studies, USOL, P.U., Chandigarh), Swami Ramrupanda ji (Ramakrishna Ashram , Sector-15, Chandigarh) , Mr. V.K. Singh (Finance Secretary, Chandigarh Admn. and Mr. Ajoy Sharma (DHE, Chandigarh). In the whole session an insightful and informative discussion held and participants enjoyed the session and learned a lot about Swami Vivekananda’s life and thoughts.

·        Following Competitions were held: Essay Writing (PGGC-11, Chandigarh), Declamation Contest (PGGC-46, Chandigarh) and Slogan Writing Competition (PGGCG-11, Chandigarh)

·        An interactive session was also a part of this occasion. Students as well as faculty member asked questions and panelists answered the same and programme got a huge success.

 Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal

Friday, January 11, 2013

A Tribute to Swami Vivekananda

A Tribute to Swami Vivekananda

Dear Friends,

Best Wishes on 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda

The Society for Positive Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies (SPPIS) Haryana and Centre for Positive Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies (CPPIS), Pehowa (Kurukshetra) convey best wishes on the occasion of 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda Swami Vivekananda and his birthday also considered as National Youth Day.

Swami Vivekananda (January 12, 1863 - July 4, 1902) is considered as one of the most influential spiritual educationist and thinker of India. He was disciple of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa and was the founder of Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission. He is considered by many as an icon for his fearless courage, his positive exhortations to the youth, his broad outlook to social problems, and countless lectures and discourses on Vedanta philosophy. For him, “Education is not the amount of information that is put into your brain and runs riots there, undigested all your life. We must have life-building, man-making, character-making, assimilation of ideas.” It is rightly said that, “The Swami's mission was both national and international. A lover of mankind, he strove to promote peace and human brotherhood on the spiritual foundation of the Vedantic Oneness of existence. A mystic of the highest order, Vivekananda had a direct and intuitive experience of Reality. He derived his ideas from that unfailing source of wisdom and often presented them in the soul stirring language of poetry.” For example:

“All love is expansion, all selfishness is contraction.

Love is therefore the only law of life.

He who loves lives, he who is selfish is dying.

Therefore love for love's sake,

because it is law of life, just as you breathe to live.”

By Swami Vivekananda:

“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success, that is way great spiritual giants are produced.”

       “We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in future can be produced by our present actions; so we have to know how to act.”

Vivekananda’s personality was notable for its comprehensiveness and deep sensitiveness to the evils prevalent in the socio-economic and moral structure of the country. He preached both monistic asceticism and social service. His intellectual vision was immensely clear and he could easily penetrate into the currents and cross-currents that were manifested in the history of India. We made  online version  of our published book “Philosophy of Swami Vivekananda” which  prepared for wide circulation and to propagate Swami Vivekananda’s teachings. Kindly download the same from below link:

Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal

Chief-Functionary, SPPIS (Haryana)

Programme Co-ordinator, CPPIS (Pehowa)

12th January, 2013


Friday, January 4, 2013

SPPIS Newsletter 5th January,2013

SPPIS Newsletter 5th January,2013

Dear Friends

Greetings of Peace and Harmony from SPPIS,Haryana.

Kindly find here some updates:

For more visit:

Updates from CPPIS

PETITION: Save Indian Society from the Evil of Eve-teasing

Petition: The Evil of Casteim is a Biggest Threat to Indian Society

Updated list of Journals

With Regards,

Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal