post graduate govt college for girls, sec-11, chandigarh

15th Mar, 2018: One-day Capacity Building Workshop on ‘Ethics in Public Life’


PG Department of Public Administration and the Department of Philosophy of P.G. Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh organised a One-day Capacity Building Workshop on ‘Ethics in Public Life’, under the aegis of RUSA today. The Workshop was inaugurated by Prof. Anita Kaushal, Principalof the college. More than 70 faculty members, research scholars and students from various institutions of Punjab, Haryana, New Delhi and Chandigarh participated in the Workshop.

In the Inaugural Address, Dr.Lallan S. Bhagel, Chairperson, Department of Philosophy, Panjab University Chandigarh made a presentation on the theme “Ethics in Public Life: Some Philosophical and Normative Reflections”. Talking about the significance of ethics and values in the historicalperspective and its relevance in the contemporary context, Dr.Bhagel traced the contributions of thinkers ranging from Socrates and Marx to Gandhi and Ambedkar. He highlighted that all of them have given primacy to the components of ethics, truth and morality.

In the Second Session, Dr.SudhirBaweja from USOL, Panjab University, Chandigarh elaborated on the theme “Ethical Values in Indian Context”. He underlined the significance and practical utility of age-old Indian values and their gradual erosion due to growing materialism and western impact.

Both the sessions were highly participative and the interaction between the delegates and speakers yielded a fruitful discussion.

Prof. Anita Kaushal congratulated the departments for organising a Workshop on such a pertinent theme. She felt assured that the faculty and the students have been enriched from the deliberations and motivated the faculty to carry on with the conduction such academic endeavours.

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