IPF National Seminar series on Philosophy, Idea and Action of Swami Vivekananda

Source: IPF      Date: 30 Apr 2013 11:43:02

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National Seminar

In celebrating 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda in the year 2013 in a befitting manner, the IPF in first seminar organized discussion on two important dimension viz “Indian Tradition and Swami Vivekananda” and “Swami Vivekananda and the Indian Left” on April 27, 2013.


Main Speaker
Shri Jaharlal Saha
Noted Educationist & Social activist from Guwahati, Assam


Other Speaker
Prof. Subrata Mukherjee
Former Head of the Department Political Science, Delhi University

Chairperson
 Prof Rajvir Sharma
Delhi University

Interventionist
Dr. Harsh Vardhan
Former Health & Education Minister Delhi Government

Swami Vishalanand
Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan

Prof. R.N. Pal
Former Pro-VC, Patiala University

Shri Manash Bhattacharjee
Vivekananda International Foundation

Brigadier R P Singh
Brigadier (Retd.), Indian Army 

Col. Ved Prakash
Col. Retd. Indian Army

Shri Onkareshwar Pandey
Managing Editor, The Sunday Indian


Col. Shanti Swarup Chawla
Wing Commander (Retd.), Air Force

Prof. Deoraj
Delhi University

Ms. Jay Saha
PhD Researcher in Sanskrit, JNU

Prof. Sushila Ramaswamy,
Jesus Mary College, Delhi

Prof. Rakesh Sinha
Hony. Director, IPF

 

Shri. Jaharlal Saha
Shri. Jaharlal Saha
Prof. Subrata Mukherjee
Prof. Subrata Mukherjee
Dr. Harsh Vardhan
Dr. Harsh Vardhan
Prof. Rajvir Sharma
Prof. Rajvir Sharma
Swami Vishalanand
Swami Vishalanand
Prof. R. N. Pal
Prof. R. N. Pal
Shri Manash Bhattacharjee
Shri Manash Bhattacharjee
Brigadier R P Singh
Brigadier R P Singh
Shri Onkareshwar Pandey
Shri Onkareshwar Pandey
Col. Ved Prakash
Col. Ved Prakash
Col. Shanti Swarup Chawla
Col. Shanti Swarup Chawla
Prof. Sushila Ramaswamy
Prof. Sushila Ramaswamy
Prof. Deoraj
Prof. Deoraj
Ms. Jay Saha
Ms. Jay Saha
Prof. Rakesh Sinha introducing the topic
Prof. Rakesh Sinha introducing the topic

Swami Vivekananda was one of the pioneers of the great Indian Renaissance which led to the evolution of the Indian civilization. He was the first and foremost religious leader in India to understand and openly pronounce that the real cause of India's downfall was the neglect of the masses. Swamiji's significance was based on principle of the Atman, the doctrine of the potential divinity of the soul, taught in Vedanta, the ancient system of religious philosophy of India. His whole life was striving for disseminating the idea of cultural integration and nationalism in India and since time immemorial the contribution towards religion, culture, knowledge to the rest of the world was insurmountable. His legendary speeches at the World's Parliament of Religions held in September 1893 made him famous as an 'orator by divine right' and as a 'Messenger of Indian wisdom to the Western world'.

His keen desire for meaningful dialogue between the Orient (east) and the Occident (west) based on their mutual pillars of strength, not negotiating for any undignified surrender. Swamiji's relentless struggle was towards restoring Mother India back to its lost glory of the past in a dignified way. Yet he remained unattached, for he could foresee that India's future is to be more glorious. His ageless ideas stand for the progressive unfoldment of the enlightenment ushered by enjoining both science and spirituality to unite the entire mankind for peace and prosperity.

He was deeply committed towards building a strong, prosperous and resurgent India and pinned his hope in his lions – the youth of this Nation. He died at an early age but dyed the entire Nation in fierce love towards motherland India. Hence, it calls for a vigilant observation of Swamiji's thoughts, ideas as well as Indian customs and traditions.

Apparently, Swamiji's works have evoked rare reviews, even critical appreciations from our leftist politicians and scholars who used to detest and discard his thoughts as 'retrogressive' and 'revisionist'. But who explains their sudden love towards the 'Cyclonic Hindoo Monk'? This entails a critical appraisal of Swamiji's world view and the relevance of the Indian Left.