Happy Mahrishi Valmiki Jayanti -2013
Mahrishi Valmiki was a great Sanskrit poet and wrote the famous Hindu epic – the Ramayana. Valmiki Jayanti is celebrated to mark the birthday of the poet who is considered the Ai Kavi or the first poet and contributed a lot in the social life of India through his social philosophy. The festival falls on the day of the full moon in the month of Ashwina, between September and October. This year it is celebrated on 18th October, 2013. On this occasion we are releasing the IIIrd online lecture of our Lecture -Series.
The 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda (12 January, 2013) was celebrated all over India and in different countries of the world. Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports of India decided to observe 2013 as the year of 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. Year-long events and programs were organised by different branches of Ramakrishna Math, Ramakrishna Mission, central government and different state governments of India, education institutions, youth groups etc. In this continuation several initiatives were taken by the Centre for Positive Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies (CPPIS) Pehowa (Kurushetra). First we published a book “Philosophy of Swami Vivekananda” in 2012 and then created its online version in January, 2013. One part of our book “Contemporary Indian Philosophy” published in 2013 was dedicated on Swami Vivekananda. A special issue of Value-Education of Milestone Education Review released this year. This lecture adds another volume in CPPIS’s contributed to this great occasion.
“Swami Vivekananda and Value-Education” delivered by Swami Vivekanandaji (Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Chandigarh) is the third lecture in our online lecture series. This lecture delivered at Celebration 150th Birth Anniveersary of Swami Vivekananda by the Department of Philosophy, P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh held on 11th October, 2013.This is a very important and useful lecture delivered by Swamiji to motivate the students particularly and inspire Indian youth generally. You can download this lecture from the following link:
Hope this initiative of the Centre welcome by our scholars and a kind response we will hear from them. We are thankful to our teachers and scholars who are continually motivating us for this kind of initiatives. We seek their blessings all time to do CPPIS’s work better.
Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal