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Two-Day International Conference

on

The Soul in Symphony: Spiritual and Pragmatic Aspects of Happiness

29-30 January 2018

Organized by

Mehr Chand Mahajan

DAV College for Women

Sector 36-A, Chandigarh
Email: goldenhappiness2018mcm@gmail.com Website : http://www.mcmdavcw-chd.edu

COLLEGE AT A GLANCE

MCM DAV College for Women, a premier multi-faculty post graduate institution, was established in 1968 to commemorate the exemplary contribution of Justice Mehr Chand Mahajan in spearheading the DAV Movement. The college has been re-accredited with Grade ‘A’ by NAAC and ranks among top 50 colleges at the national level, as per the surveys conducted by India Today and The Week magazine. It has been awarded Star Status by Department of Biotechnology, Government of India. In National Institute Ranking Framework by MHRD, Government of India, the college has figured among the top 75 educational institutions of India. Along with the numerous academic achievements to its credit, the institution also has the distinction of winning the Panjab University Women’s General Efficiency Sports Shield 37 times. MCM DAV College continues to explore new vistas of growth and learning—both for the students and the faculty.

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

The year 2018 is being celebrated as the Golden Jubilee Year of the institution. As part of the celebrations, the college is organizing a two-day International Conference on The Soul in Symphony: Spiritual and Pragmatic Aspects of Happiness on 29-30 January 2018. Eminent speakers from diverse areas would be sharing their learned views on the topic. Faculty members, research scholars and post graduate students are invited to present papers at this event.

The pursuit of happiness is an eternal endeavour, partially because it has defied definition despite persistent efforts to do so across ages. What is happiness? Is it in doing one’s duty or inbeingfreeofallworldlyburdens? Isitintreadingthemoralandethicalpathunflinchinglyor in breaking all shackles and societal injunctions? Further, a person’s happiness may be another’s misery, and one’s commonplace might be the other’s ecstasy.

It seems that every age brings with it a further depletion of episodes of happiness in the general drama of life. In the present day, however, the pressures have attained the level of near explosion. And we find ourselves asking—Are we really happy? Is success/money equal to happiness? Conversely, is it possible to remain happy without money and success? Is there something called ‘real happiness’? And by the same logic then, does the concept of ‘falsehappiness’exist? Clearly,thequestforthemeaningofhappinessisasmaddeningas its pursuit.

In this scenario, the need to de-stress, vent-out, channelize and occupy oneself constructivelyisoverpoweringandalso,absolutelyessential. TheInternationalConference on Happiness aims at arriving at a better understanding of our own selves, our aspirations and expectations. Hopefully, the deliberations can lead to optimization of our abilities and potential, and thereby, to the creation of a joyful environment at home, workplace and abroad.

Themes

The following themes are the suggested focal points of discussion. An effort has been made to include both the philosophical and pragmatic aspects of the topic under separate headings. The paper presenters /participants can also choose topics that could relate to the general ambit of the projected concerns for oral / poster presentation.

a) Looking for Happiness

Ÿ What is happiness?
Ÿ Happiness and Spirituality
Ÿ Can we practice happiness? – Enquiries into the power of Meditation and Yoga Ÿ Asceticism Vs Indulgence
Ÿ The Quantum of Happiness–Feelings in the cage of cultural constructs
Ÿ Is Happiness a Science or an Art? — Relativity of Happiness
Ÿ Social Structures—Foundations of Happiness?
Ÿ Does the spring of joy dry up in the autumn of life?—The Geriatric Dimension
Ÿ I think, therefore I am [happy]? — The Power of Positive Thinking
Ÿ Advertising Happiness: Materialism as an end in itself
Ÿ Cinematic/Literary/Artistic Representations of Happiness
Ÿ Social Media and Changing Expressions of Happiness

b) Exploring the Possible Road to Joy

  • Ÿ  Happiness, Creativity and Arts (including Performing Arts)
  • Ÿ  Happiness and Socio-economic Policy
  • Ÿ  Ecological Efficiency Index
  • Ÿ  Happiness in Global Perspective: Need for New Paradigms
  • Ÿ  Gross National Happiness Index
  • Ÿ  Happiness and Mental Health Care/ Neuroscience / Health care
  • Ÿ  Happiness, Workplace Values and Ethics
  • Ÿ  Happiness, Gender Diversity and Gender Equity
  • Ÿ  Happiness and Sustainable Practices.

    Please mail your abstracts at goldenhappiness2018mcm@gmail.com (Word Limit: 300 words) Last Date for Abstract Submission: 15 December 2017
    Intimation of Acceptance: 20 December 2017
    Last Date for Registration: 12 January 2018

    Last Date for Paper Submission: 20 January 2018
    Please note that a selected few papers will be published in New Horizons (ISSN No. 2277-5218), our peer reviewed and UGC approved journal.

The Soul in Symphony: Spiritual and Pragmatic Aspects of Happiness

Patron:

Convener:

Coordinators:

Organizing Secretaries:

Steering Committee:

Dr. Punam Suri, Padma Shree Awardee Hon’ble President
DAV College Managing Committee, New Delhi

Dr. Nisha Bhargava (Principal)

Ms. Madhvi Bajaj Dr. Mridula Sharma

Ms. Archana Bakshi Dr. Vandana Sharma Dr. Nitasha Khehra Dr. Bindu Dogra

Dr. Anju Lata
Dr. Komil Tyagi
Dr. Bhavna Sood Dr. Neetu
Dr. Shefali Dhiman Dr. Sagarika Dev Dr. Sarabjeet Kaur Ms. Vandita Kapoor

(98720 03719) (94652 18615)

(9872971489) (9914084438) (9872068658) (9872663614)

For registration form, details of registration fee and any other query, pleasevisitourwebsitewww.mcmdavcw-chd.eduor call at any of the above mentioned phone numbers.

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International Conference on Buddhism: Phenomenology, Culture and Society

Date of Programme: 15, 16, 17 February 2018
Department/Institute: Department of Philosophy, University of Mumbai
Contact person with Address:

For Further Information Contact:

Dr. Archana Malik-Goure, (Coordinator )or Mr. Mahesh Ursekar, (Research Assistant) at Email: buddhiststudiesudp@gmail.com
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AMBEDKAR UNIVERSITY DELHI

Young Researchers’ Conference

Beyond the icon: Ambedkar’s legacy for our times

Date: 23rd February 2018
Venue: Ambedkar University Delhi (Kashmere Gate Campus)

Call for Papers

Research scholars at the School of Letters, AUD, are organizing an interdisciplinary conference titled ‘Beyond the Icon: Ambedkar’s legacy for our times’, for young researchers to explore diverse facets of the inspirational legacy of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar in terms of its relevance to contemporary society and culture. This will be a curtain-raiser to the 10thAnnual Ambedkar Memorial Lecture, to be organized by the

University in April 2018. We invite participation from MPhil and PhD scholars registered in AUD and other recognized universities, postdoctoral fellows and young career academics, from Delhi and the NCR region.

Concept: Dr. B. R. Ambedkar is a deeply revered and resonant figure. The brahmanical hegemony and oppression he stood against is an issue that still confronts our unequal, hierarchical and increasingly divided society. The receptiveness to the icon and an underlying resistance or imperviousness to what he embodied seems to come between the cherished leader and his true legacy. On the brighter side, we have witnessed the emergence of grass-roots, localised, youth-driven movements, which allow for a wider dissemination and adoption of Ambedkar’s ideas. Such mobilisations can be a counterweight to the forces of intolerance. A reflective and critical engagement can offer ways of negotiating our own contemporary existence. Through paper presentations, creative entries and readings, the participants can explore his ideas across a spectrum of disciplines, including law, literature, history, religion, politics, economics, development studies, gender studies, social sciences, education and the arts.

The conference hopes to address a range of questions and issues such as:

  1. 1)  What does it take to understand marginality? What is the place of minorities in our society?
  2. 2)  How can we merge theory and praxis so that enlightened thought informs our daily choices?
  3. 3)  Faith, knowledge and society: implications of Ambedkar’s conversation with Buddhism.
  4. 4)  Creative and intellectual endeavour as activism: Dalit writing, media and society, alternative aesthetics
  5. 5)  Ways to tackle social prejudice without mythologizing or appropriating Ambedkar.
  6. 6)  Education and social transformation.
  7. 7)  Law and democracy.
  8. 8)  Economics, development and social justice: labour rights, women’s empowerment, etc.

Abstracts for papers in English or Hindi of

up to 200 words in MLA format should be submitted by 15th January 2018 with a short bio note mentioning your name, affiliation, contact details, research interests,

etc. Candidates whose abstracts are selected will be informed by 22nd Jan.

participants, we won’t be able to offer remuneration for travel and accommodation.

Brief entries (not more than 10 minutes each) for a session comprising readings, performative

As this is a conference for local

presentations and creative work will also be considered.

Please mail your entries at radha@aud.ac.in and prema@aud.ac.in.
For queries, contact veeksha.17@stu.aud.ac.in, irfan.17@stu.aud.ac.in or ankita.chauhan55@gmail.com. We look forward to your participation.

Link:

https://alumniapu.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/yrc-call-for-papers.pdf

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World Congress On Recent Trends in Humanities Social Sciences, Education, Arts, Culture, Languages, Literature(WC-2018)

Conference

24th to 24th February 2018
New Delhi, India

Website: http://krishisanskriti.org/wc18.html
Contact person: Dr. G.C. Mishra

Invites research papers for International Conference in JNU Delhi. All Selected papers will be published as conference proceeding/edited book/abstract book with ISBN or in International Journals having ISSN

Organized by: Krishi Sanskriti Publications
Deadline for abstracts/proposals: 19th February 2018

Link:

https://conferencealerts.com/show-event?id=195432

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5th International Conference on STRESS MANAGEMENT (ICSM 2018)

10th to 11th November 2018
HYDERABAD, TELANGANA, India

Website: http://www.isma.org.in/icsm2018
Contact person: Dr. B. Udaya Kumar Reddy

ISMA organizing 5th International Conference on Stress Management on 10th and 11th Nov.2018 at The Manohar Hotel, Hyderabad, India. The overall theme of the ICSM 2018 conference is Stress:Assessments–Interventions–Technologies-Professionalism

Organized by: International Stress Management Association (ISMA-IND)
Deadline for abstracts/proposals: 30th June 2018

Link:

https://conferencealerts.com/show-event?id=195285

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International Conference on Human Rights, Media and IT

22nd to 22nd April 2018
New Delhi, Delhi, India

Website: https://yir.co.in/index.php/conference/
Contact person: Secretary

This is international conference on the topic human rights, Media and IT

Organized by: Yadam Institute of Research
Deadline for abstracts/proposals: 15th April 2018
\Link:

https://conferencealerts.com/show-event?id=194808

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2nd National Teachers Congress
An Initiative of MIT World Peace University

9-12 January, 2018

Link:to downaload details

 

 

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