On April 11, 2023, the Department of Philosophy at PGGCG-11, Chandigarh organized the sixth lecture of their Seminar Series “Dialogue” on the topic “Idea of Social Justice and Critical Pedagogy” under the guidance of the College Principal, Prof. (Dr.) Anita Kaushal. The lecture was delivered by Mr. Lallan Singh Baghel, faculty and Chairperson of the Department of Philosophy at Panjab University, Chandigarh, and was attended by around 50 students.
Ms. Tanishq, a student of BA First Year, chaired the session and introduced the theme of the lecture and the speaker. During the lecture, Mr. Lallan Singh discussed the concept of social justice and critical pedagogy, emphasizing the importance of equal opportunities and rights for every citizen in a democracy. He also highlighted the contributions of Gandhi, Ambedkar, and Saint Kabir in raising issues related to social justice for a better society. The lecture touched on issues concerning gender equality and human rights, and Mr. Lallan Singh concluded with a quote that emphasized the interconnectedness of individuals.
The lecture was attended by faculty members from PGGCG-11 and research scholars from the Department of Philosophy at Panjab University, including Mr. Sachin Jaswal, Ms. Pooja Pagyal, and Ms. Tanvi Chauhan, a student of MA Philosophy at PU. Dr. Prakash Chandra, faculty from the Department of History, was also present. Dr. Ambuj Sharma, Head of the Department of Philosophy at PGGCG-11, extended the vote of thanks. The Philosophical Society of PGGCG-11 presented Mr. Lallan Singh with a book as a token of gratitude at the conclusion of the dialogue.