WORLD PHILOSOPHY DAY CELEBRATIONS IN PGGCG-11, CHANDIGARH

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Chandigarh

21 November 2019

DIVYA AZAD

The Philosophy Department of Post Graduate Government College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh celebrated World Philosophy Day in collaboration with Departments of Sanskrit, French and Sociology today. Dr. Lallan S. Baghel, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Panjab University, Chandigarh delivered the key-note address. Presenting his views on “Relevance of Socrates’ and Gandhi’s Public Philosophy”, Dr. Baghel stressed on their discourse on “truth” and the critical thinking they were attributed with. He observed that though these two were from different socio-cultural backgrounds, their stream of thinking and logic was aimed at public welfare. This was followed by an Interactive Session wherein the faculty members, research scholars and students raised issues of pertinence in the contemporary context.

A Poster-making Contest on the theme “Women Philosophers in History and Present” was a kaleidoscope of the creative potential of the students. A Paper-writing Competition on “Gandhi and his ideas: Contemporary Relevance” displayed the imaginative talent of the students and the deep thinking they have about Gandhi’s ideals. A Declamation Competition on the theme “What is Education” was a showcase of the vivid imagination and perception of today’s generation.

Prof. Anita Kaushal Principal of the college who was the Chief-guest for the Valedictory Session launched the blog-page of the Department of Philosophy of the college philpggcg11.blogspot.com. Addressing the audience on the occasion, she observed that Gandhian philosophy was extremely relevant today as the society was in dire need of values and ethics. She congratulated the faculty and students of the Department of Philosophy for a thoughtful observance of the day. She also gave away prizes to the winners:

Poster-making Contest
1st: Shivani-B.A.-II;
2nd Vrinda- B.A.-II
3rd: Rakhi Antil- B.A.-III
Paper-writing Competition
1st: Chuskit-B.A.-I
2nd: Vishnavi Sharma- B.A.-I
3rd: Sheereen- B.A.-I
Declamation Competition
1st: Anusha-B.A.-III
2nd: Sheereen- B.A.-I
3rd: Eashani Bhargava- B.A.-III

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