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6th Rabindranath Tagore Memorial Lecture on “Vision for New India”

Date(s) – 17/12/2019

To pay a tribute to the man of letters, Nobel Laureate, Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, on his 150th birth anniversary, the Ministry of HRD, Government of India has set up a ‘Tagore Centre for the Study of Culture and Civilization’ (TCSCC) at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS), Shimla. The objectives of the Centre include: to encourage the study of Tagore’s work; support translations of Tagore’s work into other Indian languages; promote comparative study of his work with poets, artists and writers in other parts of India and the world; study the elements of his Humanist philosophy and his cosmopolitanism; and explore his concerns regarding the relationship between science and society.
The Centre, as its name indicates, is not a Tagore Study Centre which aim at studying just Tagore’s works and thoughts though such a study is one of its important activities. Since the Centre is dedicated to celebrating the ecumenism of Tagore, it allow reflective and creative engagement with the human condition by exploring new idioms of art, poetry, and music. Thus, the Centre provides space to scholars as well as the practicing artists to signal Tagore’s deep engagement with culture and civilization founded on his belief in the oneness of our world. That is what enthused him to explore creatively the different sources that have gone into the making of many layers and facets of Indian culture and civilization. Tagore’s intellectual evolution and sensibility enabled him to assert the humanistic, moral, universal, liberal, and progressive tendencies and discard the narrow, obsolete, obscurantist and retrograde from within his own and from other traditions of thought.
The Tagore Centre seeks to advance the study of the elements of Tagore’s Humanist philosophy and his cosmopolitanism. The Centre was inaugurated by Shri Pranab Mukherjee the President of India on 24 May 2013 at Shimla. On this occasion he also delivered the First Rabindranath Tagore Lecture. It was an auspicious beginning that established the Tagore Centre on firm foundations.
The Second, Third, Fourth and Fifith Rabindranath Tagore Memorial Lectures were delivered at the Institute by Shri Gulzar Sahib, Shri Ratan Thiyam, Professor B.N. Goswamy and Professor Ramesh Chandra Shah respectively.

S No Speaker
1. Shri Pranab Mukherjee
2. Shri Gulzar Sahib
3. Shri RatanThiyam
4. Professor B N Goswamy
5. Professor Ramesh Chandra Shah

The last Tagore Memorial Lecture was delivered by Padma Shri Ramesh Chandra Shah on “Rehabilitation of the Sacred.

Activities of the Centre:
· There will be four fellows in residence at the Centre every year. None of the fellows will be permanent and their term will be for a minimum of six months to a maximum of two years. They will enjoy facilities similar to those enjoyed by the fellows of IIAS. One of the fellows will be either a poet, or a writer, or an artist-in-residence as a tribute to Tagore’s multifaceted personality. Another will be a scholar from outside India. The fellows will be known as Tagore Fellows.
· There will be an annual International Seminar on some aspect of Tagore’s concerns. This will preferably not be of an exegetical nature but more an engagement with his substantial concerns as stated in the vision document.
· A study week on Tagore’s works would be organized every alternate year.
· An artist camp could perhaps be organized every alternate year.
· An annual Tagore Lecture would be organized.

Indian Institute of Advance study is organizing their Sixth Rabindranath Tagore Memorial Lecture on “Vision for New India” Tuesday, 17th December 2019 at IGNCA Auditorium, 11, Man Singh Road, Central Secretariat, New Delhi in the presence of Prof. Kapil Kapoor, Chairman, IIAS, Professor M Paranjape, Director, IIAS, Guest of Honour Shri Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog, Col. (Dr) V K Tiwari, Secretary, IIAS.


6th Rabindranath Tagore Memorial Lecture on “Vision for New India”

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Sixth Daya krishana Memorial Lecture
Love, Law and Language: Continuing to think with Daya-ji
to be delivered by
Professor Jay L Garfield
Abstract of the lecture
In one of the last essays that he brought to completion, Eros, Nomos,
and Logos, Daya-ji revisits many of the themes that animate his
philosophical thought, drawing them together iAn a stunning
philosophical farewell. He focuses on what he calls time and again
“the prison-house of I-centricity,” and the need for escape; on the
tension between apparent human freedom and the determinism we imbibe
with the scientific image; on the nature of creativity and our
essentially social nature, but also on the consequences of human
embodiment and the role of the puruṣārthas in human life.

I often find myself returning to this beautiful essay in part because
it draws so many of these themes together, but also because it
reflects both Daya-ji’s greatest insights and some of the obstacles to
bringing those insights to complete fruition in his philosophical
project. As always when I read Daya-ji, I imagine his voice behind the
words, and then the argument that would ensue over drinks, and the joy
in philosophical discourse.  Today, I would like to respond to this
essay, engaging in just that dialogue with the Daya I remember and
imagine before me.


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Invitation for Participation

Speaker: Prof. Nirmalangshu Mukherji

Date: 31st March Friday

Time: 11 AM

Place: Lecture Hall 2,

Indian Institute of Technology Ropar,

Rupnagar, Punjab.

All interested are welcome!

Title of the talk: Human Reality

Abstract: Our knowledge of the external world is central to our lives as rational agents as we engage with the world in every step we take. How can there be an external world if the knowledge we have of it is determined by how we are designed as epistemic agents? The problem affects the advanced sciences the most due to the referential norm: science aims to discover basic joints of nature. If the world itself is a construction of science, what is there to discover? However, there is also the striking fact that the human mind can find mathematical forms all over nature. These joints suggest a strong notion of reality grasped by humans. The scientific mode of inquiry is not available in common life. Does that mean that our lives are mostly lived in phenomenal fiction? In the Tagore-Einstein conversation, Tagore makes the obvious point that physics itself is a human enterprise as with any other human creation such as music, poetry, painting and sculpture. A range of Tagore’s poetry is analyzed at this point to show that one way to grasp the world is simply to live in the world in terms of the rich experiences furnished thereof. But then such a conception of the world is grounded in a very different form of inquiry.

About the speaker: NirmalangshuMukherji was a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Delhi where he taught for nearly two decades. Currently, he is the national visiting professor of the Indian Council of Philosophical Research. Originally focusing on the philosophy of science, he was drawn to the fields of epistemology, classical philosophy of language and, subsequently, cognitive science. His interests now lie with biolinguistics, the nature of a musical organization, and the general properties of the human mind. He has pursued this research through a number of publications, culminating in his book, The Primacy of Grammar (MIT Press, 2010). His other publications in this area include Cartesian Mind: Reflections on Language and Music (Indian Institute of Advanced Study, 2000) and a co-edited volume with Noam Chomsky, The Architecture of Language(OUP, 2000). Currently, he is working on two books: Reflections on Human Inquiry (Forthcoming); Merge and Mind (In Prep.)

For information on how to reach Ropar and contact information of HSS at IIT Ropar, visit: iitrpr.ac.in/humanities facebook.com/hssiitropar

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Fourth Daya Krishna Memorial Lecture on Justice, Punishment and Conscience

2nd October, 2015

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ICPR Periodic Lecture Programme 2015 – Applications are invited by 31-07-2015.

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Dear Sir/Madam ,

            Dr.Moonje Institute of Management and Computer Studies(DMI) is organizing Speech on “Budget 2015” on 4th March,2015 at 5 pm at Auditorium ,DMI .You are cordially invited along  with your friends and colleagues.The details are as follows:

Speaker : Mr.Chandrashekhar Tilak ,Executive Vice-President,NSDL,e-Governance Infrastructure Limited ,Mumbai

Date & Time : Wednesday,4th March 2015

Venue    : Auditorium ,DMI

This Program is Sponsored by Bon
anza Portfolio Ltd.

Thanks & Regards

Director ,DMI


Dr. Moonje Institute, Nashik

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‘Ragukul Reet Sada Chalee Aayee

Pran Jaye Per Vachan Na Jayee’

Ramayana is an epic story of love, sacrifice, courage, morality, determination and respect and MaryadaPurushotam has multiple shades in Him as a Son, Brother, Husband, Warrior, King and Rishi.

       An effort has been made to explore and bring forth seven different traits of Rama in the forthcoming book titled “Seven Shades of Rama”(to be released shortly). These seven traits of Rama are in every human being as a Son, Brother, Husband, Warrior, a bit of ruler (in limited domain) and a Rishi.

As a prelude to the forthcoming book,

Maj Gen AK Shori, Addl DG APS requests the pleasure of to attend a Power point presentation

on 29 Sep 2014 at 1630 hrs


Confrence Hall, SandeshBhawan

O/o CPMG Punjab Circle,Chandigarh Sec-17

Near Shivalik Hotel


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(Under the ICSSR Special Lecture Series)
“The role of judiciary in bringing about
‘a systemic change’ through NOTA in our body politic

(A juristic critique of constitutional developments)”
Professor Virendra Kumar
Advisor (Honorary),
J & K State Judicial Academy



VENUE : Lecture Theatre, ICSSR COMPLEX,
Panjab University Campus, Sector 14, Chandigarh
DATE & TIME : April 5, 2014 at 10.45 A.M.


Professor Ronki Ram
HONY. DIRECTOR, ICSSR N.W.R. CENTRE [Kindly take your seat before 10.45 a.m.]
2541027 / 2541491

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