National Seminar on “The Integral Humanism of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya towards the Praxis of Vision of New India” was held at Manipur Institute of Management Studies (MIMS) in Manipur University on Wednesday.
Deputy Chief Minister Yumnam Joykumar Singh, Professor (Retd) Rajvir Sharma of Delhi University, Dean, School of Humanities, Manipur University, Professor Ch Yasobanta, Research Scholars, students and delegates from different universities and institutions from across the country attended the inaugural function of three- day seminar which was organized by Department of Philosophy under the sponsorship of Indian Council of Philosophical Research, New Delhi.
Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Chief Minister Joykumar said that all good values of religions and cultures should be imbibed to sustain our age old civilization.
He said, our culture is a multi-faceted one based on unity in diversity. It is the reason that the age old Indian civilization has been long lasting
He further said that Pandit Deen Dayal’s concept of Integral Humanism clearly reflects the idea of peaceful co-existence encompassing all walks of life. Deen Dayal also talked about Dharma Raj which not only means to follow the religion but also means the duties of every individual towards his or her parents, families and society.
Stating that no system in this world is perfect, he said, culture should be dynamic and would be able to assimilate all good values from time to time.
In his speech Professor (Retd) Rajvir Sharma said Pandit Deen Dayal rejected the Capitalist and Socialist ideologies and strongly advocated theory of brotherhood, harmonious and peaceful co-existence. He said, it is time to compare the strategies of past and the concept of Pandit Deen Dayal for a new India which means a confident, vibrant, assertive and influential nation. Money alone cannot be the determinant of happiness of men, he added.
Dean, School of Humanities, Manipur University, Professor Ch Yasobanta also spoke on the occasion.