10-day FDP-cum-textual workshop organized at SMVDU

Excelsior Correspondent

KATRA, May 31: Ten-day long FDP-cum-textual workshop on Samkara Vedanta (Level-1), organized by the School of Philosophy & Culture (SoPC) of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU), concluded, here yesterday.
Valedictory session of the workshop, funded by Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi, was chaired by the chief patron Prof D Mukhopadhyay, Vice-Chancellor of SMVDU. The chief guest of the event was Prof Shiv Nirmohi and Prof E Muthusamy, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and officiating Registrar was the guest of honor. The dais was shared by the renowned scholars Prof V N Jha and Prof Ujjwala Jha, the Resource Persons of the workshop and Dr Anil K Tewari, Head, SoPC.
Report on the workshop was presented by Dr Anil K Tewari. In his report, Dr Tewari informed that there were 30 participants from ten different States of India. Prof Nirmohi, in his address, spoke about the confluence of culture and philosophy of the people who migrated from various parts of India to different parts of the country.
Prof Jha emphasized the need to develop short-term programs for the first year Engineering students to expose them to the vast treasure of traditional Indian wisdom. “Most importantly, they should be able to see that various schools of Indian philosophy are different models of understanding human consciousness, which is the most neglected dimension of the technology-centric civilization, he added.
Vice-Chancellor, Prof D Mukhopadhyay alerted that the ignorance of any sort is harmful for the holistic growth of personality. Therefore, he added, the intellectual traditions of India must be part of the curriculum of professional education.
The valedictory session ended with the vote of thanks by Dr Madhu Mangal Chaturvedi, Assistant Professor, SoPC after the certification distribution and felicitation of the participants.