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अक्टूबर 9, 2018

Special Issue on “Materialism in Indian Philosophy”

Filed under: Education,Higher Education in India,Philosophy — Milestone Education Society (Regd.) Pehowa @ 7:25 पूर्वाह्न

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Special Issue on Consumerism

Filed under: Education,Higher Education in India,Philosophy — Milestone Education Society (Regd.) Pehowa @ 7:22 पूर्वाह्न
Milestone Education Review, Year 9, No.02-page-001
Milestone Education Review, Year 9, No.02-page-003
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दिसम्बर 27, 2017

Special Issue on Philosophy, Man and His World

Filed under: Education,Higher Education in India — Milestone Education Society (Regd.) Pehowa @ 8:48 पूर्वाह्न
Milestone Education Review (The Journal of Ideas on Educational & Social Transformation)  ISSN:2278-2168   
( UGC Approved Journal List No.63783, Broad Category: Multidisciplinary)
                      Subjects: Arts and Humanities(all); Education; Social Sciences(all)
Year 08, No.02 ,October, 2017
Special Issue on Philosophy, Man and His World
(Released on 27th  December, 2017) 
 Chief-Editor: Desh Raj Sirswal
Guest Editor-Devdas Saket
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दिसम्बर 22, 2017

Essays on Dr. B. R. Ambedkar (CSESCD/2017/1) Kindle Edition

Filed under: Dalit Issues,Dr Ambedkar,Education,Essay Competition — Milestone Education Society (Regd.) Pehowa @ 9:23 पूर्वाह्न

Essays on Dr. B. R. Ambedkar (CSESCD/2017/1) Kindle Edition

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The present book, “Essays on Dr. B.R. Ambedkar “is the third e-book of the Centre which includes five essays of the students who participated in National Level Essay Writing Competition on “Dr. B. R. Ambedkar: The Maker of Modern India” organized by the Centre for Positive Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies (CPPIS) held on 19th November, 2015 to commemorate “World Philosophy Day-2015” and “125th Birth Anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar”. These essays highlight writers’ thinking and need further improvement on the basis of ideas but it is very pleasant to know that young generation can also think in the line of philosophy of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1280.0 KB
  • Print Length: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Centre for Studies in Educational, Social and Cultural Development (CSESCD), Pehowa (Kurukshetra); 1 edition (14 December 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0789P69K3

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दिसम्बर 7, 2017

Special Issue on “Marx and Ambedkar for Indian Social Change”

Filed under: Dalit Issues,Dr Ambedkar,Education,Karl Marx,Philosophy of Karl Marx — Milestone Education Society (Regd.) Pehowa @ 2:38 अपराह्न

Call for Papers

Milestone Education Review (The Journal of Ideas on Educational & Social Transformation) ISSN: 2278-2168

Special Issue on “Marx and Ambedkar for Indian Social Change”

Year 09, No. 01 (April, 2018)

Respected Faculty/Scholar/Professor,

Milestone Education Review (The Journal of Ideas on Educational & Social Transformation) is an online peer-reviewed bi-annual journal of Milestone Education Society (Regd.) Pehowa (Kurukshetra). For us education refers to any act or experience that has a formative effect on the mind, character, or physical ability of an individual. The role of education must be as an instrument of social change and social transformation. Social transformation refers to large scale of social change as in cultural reforms and transformations. The first occurs with the individual, the second with the social system. This journal offers an opportunity to all academicians including educationist, social-scientists, philosophers and social activities to share their views. Each issue contains about 100 pages.


About Present Issue:

Karl Marx, in full Karl Heinrich Marx (born May 5, 1818, Trier and died March 14, 1883, London, England) was a philosopher, revolutionary, sociologist, historian, and economist. He published The Communist Manifesto and Das Kapital, anticapitalist works that form the basis of Marxism. It was Capital’s 150th anniversary in autumn 2017, the 170th anniversary of the Communist Manifesto will be in February 2018, and it would have been Karl Marx’s 200th birthday in May 2018. The Communist Party of the Philippines calls on all Filipino workers to start a year-long commemoration and celebration of Marx’s 200th birthday on May 5, 2018. The whole revolutionary movement must salute Karl Marx’ and Marxism’s great role in history and in the continuing world struggle for the emancipation of the proletariat and the entire humanity. This celebration is of great relevance to the working class, from politics to philosophy to academics as Karl Marx made a lasting imprint on the face of history. The Centre has also an intention to commemorate the 200 years of Karl Marx by various activities including essay competition, seminar, special issues and books on this great thinker.

Karl Marx was the first thinker to draw sharp attention to the highly deleterious impact of caste on Indian society and its causal link with the relations of production. In his famous essay on “The Future Results of British Rule in India” Karl Marx characterized the Indian castes as “the most decisive impediment to India’s progress and power”. Marx clearly and causally connected the archaic social formation of caste in India with the relations of production. It followed logically that the abolition of the caste hierarchy and the oppression and exploitation of the ‘lower’ castes could not be separated from the Marxian form of class struggle. The adivasis or indigenous people of ancient India suffered more or less the same socioeconomic disabilities as the atisudras, and were virtually indistinguishable from the latter with regard to their status in relation to the socioeconomic structure of chaturvarnya. They were also both geographically isolated and socially marginalized, and relegated to the bottom of the socioeconomic pyramid. There is abundant evidence in the dharmasastras and Sanskrit literature to show that these indigenous people were also treated as untouchables. Ideologically, one can place Ambedkar in the leftist traditions, though not in its traditional forms. He was one of the few people in modern India who had developed a home-grown genre of Marxism and for Ambedkar this stood in comparison with the ideology of Buddhism – a peculiar, yet profound blend that is characteristic of an Indian philosopher. In his essay titled “Buddha or Karl Marx”, Ambedkar compared the common ideals of Buddha and Marx and submitted an ultimate analysis that socialism can only be sustained if it walks on the path lay out by the Buddha. According to him, Buddhism was “an ultimate aid to sustain Communism when force is withdrawn” and so he criticised Lenin because he failed to deliver ‘liberty and fraternity’ in the pursuit of equality. He declared that: “Equality will be of no value without fraternity or liberty. It seems that the three can coexist only if one follows the way of the Buddha. Communism can give one but not all.” It is indeed the contribution of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar that the commitment towards liberty, fraternity and equality through the means of non-violence and democracy, has become a central characteristic of our constitution. He categorically stated while addressing the constituent assembly (November 25, 1949) that, “Political democracy cannot last unless there lies at the base of it social democracy, which means, a way of life which recognize liberty, equality and fraternity as the principles of life.” In this sense there will be a great need of study both revolutionary figures to study on the same platform and to their relevance in the Indian social change. This is a special call for papers for Milestone Education Review, Year 09, No. 01 (April, 2018) issue.

Last date for paper submission: 10th March, 2018 Format of Submission: The paper should be typewritten preferably in Times New Roman with 12 font size (English) and Kruti Dev (10) with 14 font size (Hindi) in MS-Word 2003 to 2010 and between 2500 to 3000 words. They should be typed on one side of the paper, double spaced with ample margins. The authors should submit the hard copy along with a CD and a copyright form to be sent to the editorial address. Originality of Work: Only papers which have not been published elsewhere will be considered. Proofs will be sent to the authors if there is sufficient time to do so. An undertaking via a “Forwarding Letter” be submitted alongwith the paper.

Reference Style: Notes and references should appear at the end of the research paper/chapter. Citations in the text and references must correspond to each other; do not over reference by giving the obvious/old classic studies or the irrelevant. CPPIS follows The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition. The Chicago Manual of Style presents two basic documentation systems: (1) notes and bibliography and (2) author-date. Choosing between the two often depends on subject matter and the nature of sources cited, as each system is favored by different groups of scholars. The notes and bibliography style is preferred by many in the humanities. The author-date system has long been used by those in the physical, natural, and social sciences. CPPIS follows the first system i.e. Notes and Bibliography. For detail information downloads our “CPPIS Manual for Contributors and Reviewers” from below given links:

All contributions to the Journal, other editorial enquiries and books for reviews are to be sent to: Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal, Near Guaga Maidi, Balmiki Basti, H.No.255/6, Pehowa, Distt. Kurukshetra (HARYANA)-136128 (India) Mobile No.09896848775, 08288883993, E-mail:,, Website:


नवम्बर 22, 2016

Special Issue on “Ambedkar, Indian Society and Tribal Philosophy”

Filed under: Dalit Issues,Dr Ambedkar,Education,Philosophy,Uncategorized — Milestone Education Society (Regd.) Pehowa @ 7:04 अपराह्न


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अप्रैल 13, 2016

Report on 125th Anniversary Celebration of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

Filed under: Annual Report,Dr Ambedkar,Philosophy — Milestone Education Society (Regd.) Pehowa @ 1:21 अपराह्न

Report on 125th Anniversary Celebration of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

(A Year-long Celebration)


Happy 125th Birth Anniversary of B.R.Ambedkar


Dear Friends

The whole world celebrated “World Knowledge Day” to commemorate 125th Birth-Anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. Dr. Ambedkar emphasised on liberty, equality, and fraternity in society. He fought against caste and injustice because he found that there were no human rights for a large majority of the people. He rebelled against such a social organization. He wanted to vitalize the masses in India, for equal human rights. For removing the social, economic, political and religious disabilities of the untouchables, it was necessary to establish Government of the people, for the people and by the people. Only under a democratic system of government could social economic, political and religious freedom he ensured equally to every man and woman. His ultimate aim of life was to create a “real social democracy”. So, to commemorate 125th Birth Anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, Department of Philosophy, PGGCG-11, Chandigarh , Centre for Positive Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies (CPPIS) and Milestone Education Society (Regd.) Pehowa (Kurukshetra) took following initiatives in the whole year:

  1. Event Website: 01
  1. Programme Organised: 02
  • A Lecture on “Social Philosophy of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar” organised on “World Philosophy Day-2015” at Departments of Philosophy & Hindi, P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh held on 19-11-2015.

Report Link:

  1. Competition:01
  1. Publications:04
  1. Poster:
  1. Paper-presentations:03
  • The Role of Religious and Spiritual Values in Shaping Humanity ( A Study of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s Religious Philosophy) in 3rd International Dharma-Dhamma Conference on Harmony of Religions: Welfare of Humankind, held on 24-26 October, 2015 at Indore (MP).
  • RUSA Sponsored One-Day Faculty Development Programme on “Dr B.R.Ambedkar, Indian Constitution and Indian Society”organised by Department of Philosophy and Department of Public Administration, P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh held on 20th January, 2016.
  • “Empowerment of Marginalized Groups: An Ambedkarite Approach” in Two Days ICSSR Sponsored Two-Day National Seminar on “Human Rights for the Empowerment of Marginalized Communities in India: Understanding and Rethinking Strategy” at Department of Philosophy, P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-42, Chandigarh held on 11th & 12th March, 2016.

All the above, initiatives successful was due to your co-operation and blessings. Hope in future too, we will be guided and motivated by your sincerely dedication towards academics and social responsibility.

Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal

13th April, 2016



जनवरी 2, 2016

Annual Report -2015

Filed under: Annual Report,Uncategorized — Milestone Education Society (Regd.) Pehowa @ 5:13 अपराह्न

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नवम्बर 10, 2015

Happy Diwali-2015

Filed under: Buddha,Diwali,Education,Philosophy — Milestone Education Society (Regd.) Pehowa @ 3:47 अपराह्न


Happy Diwali-2015

Greetings of Peace from SPPIS Haryana

May this Diwali gets more happiness and peace in your life.

I am sharing a relevant article on this occasion, must read:

Research article written by famous historian Dr. Rahul Raj of BHU in 2014.

दीपावली अथवा ‘दीपदानोत्सव’ की ऐतिहासिकता


डॉ० राहुल राज

एम०ए० (स्वर्णपदक प्राप्त)

असिस्टेंट प्रोफेसर,

प्राचीन भारतीय इतिहास संस्कृति एवं पुरातत्व विभाग,

बी०एच०यू०, वाराणसी (उ०प्र०)

ऐतिहासिक दृष्टि से देखा जाय तो ‘दीपावली’ को ‘दीपदानोत्सव’ नाम से जाना जाता था और यह वस्तुतः एक बौद्ध पर्व है जिसका प्राचीनतम वर्णन तृतीय शती ईसवी के उत्तर भारतीय बौद्ध ग्रन्थ ‘अशोकावदान’ तथा पांचवीं शती ईस्वी के सिंहली बौद्ध ग्रन्थ ‘महावंस’ में प्राप्त होता है।

सातवीं शती में सम्राट हर्षवर्धन ने अपनी नृत्यनाटिका ‘नागानन्द’ में इस पर्व को ‘दीपप्रतिपदोत्सव’ कहा है। कालान्तर में इस पर्व का वर्णन पूर्णतः परिवर्तित रूप में ‘पद्म पुराण’ तथा ‘स्कन्द पुराण’ में प्राप्त होता है जो कि सातवीं से बारहवीं शती ईसवी के मध्य की कृतियाँ हैं।

तृतीय शती ईसा पूर्व की सिंहली बौध्द ‘अट्ठकथाओं’ पर आधारित ‘महावंस’ पांचवीं शती ईस्वी में भिक्खु महाथेर महानाम द्वारा रचित महत्त्वपूर्ण ग्रन्थ है। इसके अनुसार बुद्धत्व की प्राप्ति के बाद तथागत बुद्ध अपने पिता शुद्धोदन के आग्रह पर पहली बार कार्तिक अमावस्या के दिन कपिलवस्तु पधारे थे।

कपिलवस्तु नगरवासी अपने प्रिय राजकुमार, जो अब बुद्धत्व प्राप्त करके ‘सम्यक सम्बुद्ध’ बन चुका था, को देख भावविभोर हो उठे। सभी ने बुद्ध से कल्याणकारी धम्म के मार्गों को जाना तथा बुद्धा की शरण में आ गए। रात्रि को बुद्ध के स्वागत में अमावस्या-रुपी अज्ञान के घनघोर अन्धकार तो प्रदीप-रुपी धम्म के प्रकाश से नष्ट करनें के सांकेतिक उपक्रम में नगरवासियों नें कपिलवस्तु को दीपों से सजाया था।

किन्तु ‘दीपदानोत्सव’ को विधिवत रूप से प्रतिवर्ष मनाना 258 ईसा पूर्व से प्रारम्भ हुआ जब ‘देवनामप्रिय प्रियदर्शी’ सम्राट अशोक महान ने अपने सम्पूर्ण साम्राज्य, जो कि भारत के अलावा उसके बाहर वर्तमान अफ़ग़ानिस्तान और मध्य एशिया तक विस्तृत था, में बनवाए गए चौरासी हज़ार विहार, स्तूप और चैत्यों को दीपमाला एवं पुष्पमाला से अलंकृत करवाकर उनकी पूजा की थी।

‘थेरगाथा’ के अनुसार तथागत बुद्ध ने अपने जीवनकाल में बयासी हज़ार उपदेश दिये थे। अन्य दो हजार उपदेश बुद्ध के शिष्यों द्वारा बुद्ध के उपदेशों की व्याख्या स्वरुप दिए गए थे। इस प्रकार भिक्खु आनंद द्वारा संकलित प्रारम्भिक ‘धम्मपिटक’ (जो कालान्तर में ‘सुत्त’ तथा ‘अभिधम्म’ में विभाजित हुई) में धम्मसुत्तों की संख्या चौरासी हज़ार थी। अशोक महान ने उन्हीं चौरासी हज़ार बुद्धवचनों के प्रतिक रूप में चौरासी हज़ार विहार, स्तूप और चैत्यों का निर्माण करवाया था। पाटलिपुत्र का ‘अशोकाराम’ उन्होंने स्वयं अपने निर्देशन में बनवाया था। इस ऐतिहासिक तथ्य की पुष्टि ‘दिव्यावदान’ नामक ग्रन्थ के उपग्रन्थ ‘अशोकावदान’ से भी हो जाती है जो कि मथुरा के भिक्षुओं द्वारा द्वितीय शती ईस्वी में लिखित रचना है और जिसे तृतीय शती ईस्वी में फाहियान ने चीनी भाषा में अनूदित किया था।

पूर्व मध्यकाल में हिन्दू धर्म के पुनरुत्थान के साथ इस बौद्ध पर्व में मूल तथ्य के स्थान पर अनेक नवीन कथानक जोड़कर इसे हिन्दू धर्म में सम्मिलित कर लिया गया तथा शीघ्र ही यह हिन्दुओं का प्रचलित त्यौहार बन गया।

सन्दर्भ –

K.R. Norman (Tr.) ‘Elders Verses’ translation of Theragatha,Pali Text Society, Oxford,1995, verse- 1022

T.W. Rhys Davids (1901), ‘Ashoka and the Buddha Relics’, Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, Cambridge University Press, UK, pp.397-410

John S. Strong (1989), ‘The Legend of King Aśoka: A Study and Translation of the Aśokāvadāna’, Motilal Banarsidass, New Delhi ISBN 978-81-208-0616-0

John S. Strong (2004), ‘The Relics of the Buddha’, Motilal Banarsidass, New Delhi, ISBN 978-81-208-3139-1, p.136.


सितम्बर 8, 2015

Report on Teachers’ Day Celebration-2015

Filed under: Dr. A.P.J.Abdul Kalam,Teacher's Day — Milestone Education Society (Regd.) Pehowa @ 5:49 अपराह्न

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The Positive Philosophy Society of the Department of Philosophy, P. G. Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh organized an event on “Teachers’ Day Celebration –cum- Get-Together” on 3rd September, 2015. The details of the function are given below:

  • Nidhi Semwal and Ms. Roshni coordinated the function. Ms. Nidhi introduced the Positive Philosophy Society with its objectives and also about the importance of Teachers’ Day celebration. She said this programme is dedicated to Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam ji. Ms. Arnika Yumnam addressed new students by sharing her experience as well as guides them regarding the college life.
  • Two posters on Dr. A.P. J. Abdul Kalam were inaugurated by The Positive Philosophy Society and Centre for Positive Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies (CPPIS) respectively. Ms. Kanika Mehta and Ms. Manisha Joshi shared the message of Dr. A.P.J.Abdul Kalam for youth and teachers.
  • The following students were selected for the working committee for the session 2015-16: President: Ms. Arnika Yumnam (BA-III), Vice-President: Nidhi Semwal (BA-II), Secretary: Ms. Aanya (BA-I). Associate Members: Ms. Bhanu Priya (BA-I), Ms. Roshni (BA-II), Ms. Sharandeep Kaur (BA-III).
  • Shavnam, Ms. Arnika Yumnam, Ms. Manju and Ms. Manisha Joshi honoured for their excellent score in BA. Final, BA Second and BA First Year examinations (2014-2015) respectively.
  • An interactive session with new students also held. Students shared their views and performed some entertainment activities, as directed by senior students. Some senior students also performed singing and dancing activities.
  • Teacher-Incharge, Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal encouraged students to write and explore their thinking through creative initiatives. He also motivated them for quality learning and better academic engagements.
  • On this occasion a welcome party too given to B.A. First year students by senior students.  A special thanks to Ms. Nidhi Semwal, Ms. Roshni, Ms. Arnika Yumnam and other students for their valuable efforts and contributions to made this event successful.


Date: 8th September, 2015

 (Dr.Desh Raj Sirswal)


अगला पृष्ठ » पर ब्लॉग.