Friday, June 29, 2012

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) launches three courses on Mahatma Gandhi and Peace Studies

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)
 launches three courses on
Mahatma Gandhi and Peace Studies

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has launched three new modular programmes on Mahatma Gandhi and Peace Studies.

According to the University, the MAGPS programme, which can be completed between two and five years, provides in-depth knowledge in Gandhian thoughts, peace studies and conflict resolution. A graduate in any discipline is eligible to join the programme for July 2012 session.
"It develops peace methods from the inter-disciplinary perspectives to train the participants in peace making and conflict resolution in real life situations. The diploma holders can then join media, NGOs or opt for teaching and research," a IGNOU release said.

News Courtesy: The Times of India, dt. 26.06.2012

Thought For The Day ( MASSES )

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Physical Labour ( Body Labour )

Physical Labour
A farmer, while he was ploughing his field, once asked, “kindly tell me about the dignity of labour”. In response, he said, “perform physical labour so that you are in unison with the universe and the soul of universe.
To be lazy and to be indifferent to the seasons amount to walking against the very process of life that marches towards the infinite, taking pride in the total surrender.
When you are performing labour, you are like a flute which transforms the soft sound made by the passing time into divine music the moment it comes in contact with the soul of the flute. And when the whole universe is resonating a symphony in one voice, who among you wants to be a dumb, voiceless machine?
You have always been taught that to perform physical labour is a curse and anyone performing it is unfortunate. But I’m telling you that performing labour is the same as loving life. To love life by performing labour is to unfold the secrets of life.
- Khalil Gibran

Monday, June 11, 2012

GANDHIRAMA 2012 - A Feast of Ideas and a Festival of Art

Indian Council of Philosophical Research in collaboration with other sister institutions is organizing an international event, called Gandhirama-2012 from 17th to 22nd August 2012 at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.
Gandhirama is designed to be a kaleidoscope that reflects the panorama of the multivariate contributions of Mahatma Gandhi – his person, philosophy and practices.
Gandhirama 2012 is the inaugural event of a series of such events to follow across the globe. It is our hope that this event will be repeated in other parts of the world annually and that we would have the finale when we celebrate Gandhiji’s 150th birth anniversary in 2019. In this gigantic task, we solicit your cooperation and invite your participation.

Thought For The Day ( OBEDIENCE )