“Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, Indian Constitution and Indian Society”
20th January 2016
Department of Philosophy and Department of Public Administration,
P.G. Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh
Sponsored By Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA)
Dr. B. R. Ambedkar is one of the most eminent intellectual figures of modern India. He appeared on the Indian socio-political scene in early 1920s and remained in the forefront of all social, economic, political and religious efforts for upliftment of the lowest stratum of the Indian society known as untouchables, women and other backward classes. He was a great scholar who made outstanding contributions as an economist, sociologist, legal luminary, educationist, journalist, parliamentarian and above all, as a social reformer and champion of human rights. We can see his vastness of his vision in the ‘preamble’ to the Constitution of India. It may be considered as the soul of Constitution. The preamble can be referred to as the preface which highlights the essence of the entire Constitution. It was adopted on 26 November, 1949 by the Constituent Assembly and came into effect from 26th January, 1950. These are the opening words of the preamble to the Indian Constitution.
“WE, THE PEOPLE OF INDIA, have solemnly resolved to constitute India into a SOVEREIGN SOCIALIST SECULAR DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC and to secure to all its citizens:
JUSTICE, social, economic and political;
LIBERTY of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship;
EQUALITY of status and of opportunity and to promote among them all
FRATERNITY assuring the dignity of the individual and the unity and integrity of the Nation;
IN OUR CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY this twenty-sixth day of November, 1949, do
HEREBY ADOPT, ENACT AND GIVE TO OURSELVES THIS CONSTITUTION.”
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar emerged as a powerful jurist, political leader, Buddhist activist, philosopher, thinker, anthropologist, historian, orator, prolific writer, economist, scholar, editor, revolutionary and a revivalist for Buddhism in India. He was the chief architect of the Indian Constitution. Dr. B. R. Ambedkar was posthumously awarded the Bharatratna, India’s highest civilian award, in 1990. So, the present seminar is an attempt to critically evaluate the relevance of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s vision and mission in present scenario and to prepare an extensive vision and mission document for the times to come. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s ideas, writings and outlook could well be characterized as belonging to that trend of thought called Social Humanism. He developed a socio-ethical philosophy and steadfastly stood for human dignity and freedom, socio-economic justice, material prosperity and spiritual discipline. He showed the enlightening path for Indian society via his ideals of freedom, equality and fraternity and made India a democratic country.
Objectives of the Programme:
The objective of the programme as follows:
To promote the ideas on social, economic, political, religious, human rights & constitutional reforms by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar.
To make the new generation aware about Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s ideas on social justice/equity/national integration and women empowerment.
To explore the potentiality in Ambedkarism in Literature to strengthen the society and Indian national spirit.
Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s Philosophy and its Future Vision
Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s thoughts on Indian National Spirit
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and Indian Society
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and His Political Philosophy
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and His Social Philosophy
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and His Moral Philosophy
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and His Educational Philosophy
Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s thoughts on Social Reforms & Justice
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar on Freedom, Equality and Fraternity in Present Context
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and Indian Economy
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and Women Empowerment
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar on Indian Democracy
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and India’s Freedom Struggle
Any other relevant topic related to main theme.
Call for Papers:
Research papers are invited from faculty members and research scholars on the thrust areas of the seminar or any other related topic as per the suggested format:
Format of Submission:
The paper should be typewritten preferably in Times New Roman in 12 font size (English) or Kruti Dev (10) in 14 font size (Hindi) single spacing in MS-Word format and between 2500 to 3000 words.
The abstract/summary of not more than 150-200 words, mentioning Title, Name, Designation and Contact details of the authors should be accompanied with the paper.
The authors should submit the hard copy along with a CD and a certificate of originality of the paper to be sent to the college address.
Abstract Submission: December 31, 2015.
Full Paper: January 10, 2016.
REGISTRATION AND ACCOMODATION
Participants can register him/her by filling the REGISTRATION FORM attached here. No TA/DA and accommodation will be provided to the participants. However, many budget hotels/guest houses options are available in Chandigarh. The following are some of them:
Panjab University Guest House, Sector-14, Chandigarh: Ph.:0172-2534950-51
Panjab University Golden Jubilee Guest House, Sector-14, Chandigarh: Ph.:0172-2534000
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