Tuesday, September 23, 2014

SPPIS Newsletter, 23rd September, 2014

Dear Scholar

Greetings from SPPIS Haryana

Here are some upadates from our online pages and from the Centre:




Updates from the Centre:



Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal

Monday, September 22, 2014

An Interactive-Meeting on “Educational Ideas of Guru Rabindranath Tagore and Shaheed Bhagat Singh.

“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
Bhagat Singh
Date : 27th September, 20...14 (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.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

CPPIS Essay Competition -2014

CPPIS Essay Competition-2014

World Philosophy Day was proclaimed by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) to be celebrated in every third Thursday of November. It was first celebrated on 21 November 2002. It is celebrated to honor the philosophical reflections and works of philosophy by people around the world. Philosophy is the stepping stone for innovations and creative ideas. It has been the foundation of progress through many centuries, acros...s cultures. On this day people get together to exchange problems, ideas and solutions to make this world a better place to live. In these strife-ridden times, philosophy is the only hope towards world peace. It brings democracy, justice, human rights and equality into the forefront. Reflection of world issues and solutions to problems of the humanity are the focal point of philosophical analysis.
This year World Philosophy Day is being celebrated on November 20, 2014. The Centre for Positive Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies (CPPIS) in association with the Department of Philosophy, P.G. Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh is going to celebrates the World Philosophy Day through an essay-cum-presentation competition for students. The details are given below:
Theme: Youth and Indian Education System
Subthemes: Students can choose any topic reflecting on the theme.
Eligibility: Undergraduate student from any stream.

Last Date of Submission: 30th October, 2014.
Procedure: Participants have to submit an essay about 1000 words, neatly written or typed in Hindi or English languages and should reached us till 30th October, 2014 or email to cppiskkr@gmail.com or philgcg11chd@gmail.com along with registration form. In the second stage selected essays will be presented on the scheduled date.
Benefits of Participation:
Selected candidate will be provided a merit certificate with a prize and essay will be published in an online publication of the Centre.
For further details contact:
Dr Desh Raj Sirswal
Department of Philosophy,
P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh (India)
Email:cppiskkr@gmail.com, philgcg11chd@gmail.com
Contact Number-09896848775, 08288883993


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Short Report on the Lecture on “Ideals of Sarada Ma in Modern Age”


The Departments of Hindi  & Philosophy in collaboration with NSS Unit of  P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh organized a lecture on “Ideals of Sarada Ma in Modern Age” on 9th  September, 2014. Smt. Soma Sinha (President, All India Sarada Sangh) was the chief-guest of this program. The details of the progrmme is given below:

Dr. Anita Khosla (Head, Department of Hindi, PGGCG-11, Chandigarh) coordinated the function and introduced Chief-Guest and gave a detail account of her spiritual career.  Dr. Anita Kausal (Dean, PGGCG-11) welcomed the guests by presenting them a bunch of flowers.

The programme was stated with the prayers and bhajans sung by the members of Ramakrishna Ashram, Chandigarh i.e. Dr. Saroj Jindal and Mrs.  Purnima  Chanda. Mrs. Shubra Chattopadhyaya (Secretary, All India Sarada Sangh, Chandigarh Branch) discussed about the various activities of the Sangha related to education, women empowerment and spiritual offerings.  Mrs. Manju Mukherjee (Secretary, All India Sarada Sangh)  gave a detailed account of the activities done by the Sangh and she beautifully discussed the activities held under the presidentship of Smt. Soma Sinha.

Smt. Soma Sinha discussed in her lecture about the personality of Sri Ma Sarada Devi and her holy presence in the work for the upliftment of women and children. Sarada Devi did not write any books; her utterances and reminiscences have been recorded by her disciples including Swami Nikhilananda, Swami Tapasyananda. Though her spiritual insight and utterances are highly regarded by scholars like Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, who writes, “We have bits and pieces of her exquisite remarks as testimony.”  She said that Ma Sarada was the embodiment of all wisdom, as Sri Ramakrishna used to say, and this wisdom, both worldly and spiritual, was the guiding force behind the establishment of the Ramakrishna Mission in 1897. Hers was a universal motherhood, characterized by unconditional love, unruffled spirituality, extreme simplicity blended with dignity and a loving temperament that accepted all irrespective of nationality, religious affiliation or social position. Even after she left her mortal coil in 1920, she remains the soothing solace for millions of afflicted hearts longing for her nonpareil, eternal bliss. Devi played an important role as the advisory head of a nascent organization that became a monastic order devoted to social work—the Ramakrishna Mission. She also used quotations of Ma Sarada like, “Learn to make the whole world Our own. No one is a stranger, my child; the whole world is Our own.”  “When one realizes God, He grants knowledge and illumination from within; one knows it oneself.”, “In the fullness of one’s spiritual realization one will find that He who resides in one’s heart, resides in the hearts of others as well – the oppressed, the persecuted, the untouchable, and the outcast.” Smt Soma Sinha also interacted with students and asked questions about the life of Swami Vivekananda, Sri Ma Sarada Devi and Sri Ramakrishna Dev.


A book entitled, “Development of Personality” by Swami Vivekananda distributed among 300 students. A feedback from students also made the event successful. Several students shared their thoughts after the lecture. “Viveka-Vahini” also arranged for this occasion and several students read and purchase books .

In the end of the programme, Dr. Beenu Dogra (Vice-Principal, PGGCG-11, Chandigarh) presented a thanking note. She beautifully presented her words of wisdom. Several faculty members from various departments of the college and  about 300 students participated in this event and enjoyed the programme peacefully and thoughtfully.

Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal

9th September, 2014.




Saturday, September 6, 2014

CPPIS Manual for Contributors and Reviewers

CPPIS Manual for Contributors and Reviewers

Editor: Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal

6th September, 2014

No. CPPIS/2014/02

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

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Report on Teachers’ Day Celebration-2014

The Positive Philosophy Society of P. G. Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh organized an event on “Teacher’s Day” on 3rd September, 2014. The details of the function are  given below:

·        Ms. Kanchan  coordinated the function and discussed the importance of the programme. The programme started with an address by Ms. Shavnam Khan, she introduced students about the objectives of the society.

·        Ms. Nidhi (Editor) introduced the objectives and content of student-magazine “SOPHIA”. She also informed students that the magazine will be issued on two special occasion’s viz., Teacher’s Day (5th September) and World Philosophy Day (Third Thursday of November of every year). Ms. Nidhi inaugurated it with other associate members and distributed the same to all students of philosophy. Ex-students of philosophy Ms. Manju Chauhan, Ms. Rajni Bala and Ms. Neha Choudhary interacted with new students.

·        The following students were  selected for the working committee for the session 2014-15 and the ID Cards were distributed to them by Ex-students of the philosophy departments: President: SHAVNAM (BA-III, 1150), Vice-President: ARNIKA YUMNAM (BA-II, 10144),   Secretary :  MANISHA JOSHI (BA-I, 266/14). Associate Members: SRISHTI SHARMA (BA-III, 1704), SANDEEP KAUR (BA-II, 10023), ROSHNI (BA-I, 429/14), NIDHI SEMWAL (BA-I, 158/14), Editor (Sophia: Student Magazine): NIDHI (BA-III,1234), Class Representatives: Jasveer Kaur (BA-III, 1087). Sharandeep Kaur (BA-II, 10039), Kanika Mehta (BA-I, 602/14), Neha (BA-I, 776/14).

·        Ms. Neha Choudhary, Ms. Shavnam and Ms. Arnika Yumnam honoured for their excellent score in BA.Final, BA Second and BA First Year examinations (2013-2014) respectively.

·        Teacher-Incarge, Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal also inaugurated a new student study material page  : Elements of Philosophy (http://philgcg11chd.wordpress.com) ,  which is developed according to the new syllabus of semester system  and he also motivated students to do best in their academics and to create an attitude to learn more. He encouraged students to write and explore their thinking through creative initiatives.

·        On this, occasion a welcome party too  given to B.A. First year students by senior students.  They also participated in several activities organized by senior students. All the C.R.s of all classes and students enjoyed the function.  A special thanks to Ms. Rajni Bala, Ms. Manju Chauhan, Ms. Kanchan, Ms. Neha, Ms. Nidhi and other students for their valuable efforts and contributions to made this event successful.

Date: 4th September, 2013                                                          Dr.Desh Raj Sirswal

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