The Department of Social Work of Delhi University will conduct an international series webinar on ‘Gandhian Principles and Social Work Practice.’ The webinar will be conducted virtually on 17th September, 2020 at 8:00 PM.
This year, on 2 October, India will be commemorating the 151st birth anniversary of the great Indian leader, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, also known as Mahatma Gandhi. He was an Indian lawyer, social activist, politician, and writer who became the leader of the national movement against the British who were ruling over India at that time. He was highly esteemed all over the world for his nonviolent fighting spirit (satyagraha movements) to achieve political and social progress. Due to an extraordinary work ethic throughout his lifetime, he was later given the status of a Mahatma (Great Soul) and came to be known as the Father of the Nation.
MAHATMA GANDHI- THE FATHER OF NATION
Mahatma Gandhi was very much concerned about the plight of the ordinary people and felt that he had to change their current state of affairs so that they raise their heads high with dignity. He was a simple personality who admired truth, loyalty, punctuality, honesty, and the power of confession. His contribution to the Independence Movement remains unmatched.
DELHI UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL WORK WILL CONDUCT THE WEBINAR
The Department of Social Work, Delhi University, has decided to hold an international webinar series during the month of September with the prime focus of these webinars being on the Gandhian Thoughts and The Social Work Practices followed by him during his lifespan in which he experienced many highs and lows. Social Work draws its inspiration heavily from the Gandhian values, principles, and their application in our everyday life.
PROFFESOR AJAY SKARIA WILL HOLD THE WEBINAR OF DELHI UNIVERSITY
On 17 September 2020, at 8:00 pm, Prof Ajay Skaria will be speaking on the topic “Courage, Democracy and Equality: Questions from Gandhi. “ Prof. Skaria, the speaker of the webinar is a scholar of South Asian Politics and History and is associated with Postcolonial and Subaltern studies. He has also written on Mahatma Gandhi, BR Ambedkar, and many other Indian politicians.
He has also done a significant amount of research on the Dalits, tribes, and subaltern issues as the core concerns during his Social Work profession.
Prof. Ajay Skaria has also written a book on Mahatma Gandhi titled “Unconditional Equality: Gandhi’s Religion of Resistance.” The book got very famous and was appreciated by scholars all over the world.
THE WEBINAR WILL REVIVE THE PRINCIPLES OF MAHATMA GANDHI
The University of Delhi aims at reviving the thoughts and principles of Mahatma Gandhi within the minds of the people once again. Mahatma Gandhi was socially very active and always believed in the theory of helping others and togetherness. He was a dedicated social worker fighting against the evils of society. His idea of ahimsa combined with politics was another proof of his level of maturity and love for the nation.
ALL THE STUDENT OF DELHI UNIVERSITY ARE INVITED
Its high time we revisit and re-emphasize the Gandhian principles. This initiative by the Department of Social work, University of Delhi, will help people get more knowledge about the Gandhian Principles. Following these principles will help to regain the lost morality and humanity and make this nation much more peaceful than ever before.
All the students and faculty members of the department of social work are invited to participate in the events. Members of NGOs and everybody who is interested in this theme are welcome.For more information, visit the official website of Delhi University www.du.ac.in.