and Journal of Dharma jointly organised three seminars in Goa, Thrissur and Bangalore in collaboration with institutes of higher education in India. The spirit of dialogue was an attitude of respect and friendship that permeates different forms of life. The survival and wellbeing of human society and the universe depend on human co-reflection, dialogue and co-operation. Nurturing dialogue in all the fields of thoughts, action and life is necessary for promoting peace and harmony in contemporary society, marked by political, ethnic, and religious conflicts. Often it is the absence and abuse of dialogue that pave way for fundamentalism, dictatorship and conflicts among individuals and groups.
(Picture from ‘Nurturing Dialogue: Forms, Persons, and Institutions' Seminar at Goa, India.)
A one-day National Seminar on ‘Nurturing Dialogue: Forms, Persons, and Institutions' was organized by Carmel College of Arts, Science and Commerce for Women, Nuvem-Goa, and Gyanadhara Institute of Philosophy, Orlim–Goa, at Carmel College for Women, Nuvem, Goa on 4 March 2017.
The Seminar brought together scholars and practitioners of Dialogue investigating critically and creatively the dynamics of dialogue in theory and practice. Prof. Varun Sahni, Vice-Chancellor, Goa University and Prof. Mahesh Pai, Principal, Goa College of Home Science delivered the inaugural and valedictory addresses respectively. Eight scholarly papers were presented from the fields of Literature, Psychology, Media, Law and Politics. Over 200 university students attended the seminar.
(Photo from 'South Asian Cultural Heteroglosia' Seminar in Kerala, India.)
A two-day National Seminar was organised at St Aloysius College Elthuruth on ‘South Asian Cultural Heteroglosia'. Prof. Dr K. S. Radhakrinshnan, former Vice Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University inaugurated the seminar. There were 48 research papers from the fields of Dialogue and Media, Dialogue in Politics, Promoting Dialogue in Social Sciences, Dialogue and Philosophy, and Dialogue and Religion. Around 150 university students from different parts of India attended the seminar.
(A picture of students, attending the ‘Nurturing Dialogue: Forms, Persons, and Institutions' Seminar in Bengaluru,India.)
A one-day National Seminar on ‘Nurturing Dialogue: Forms, Persons, and Institutions' was organized by the Deanery of Humanities and Social Sciences, Christ University Bengaluru, and Faculty of Philosophy, Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram, Bengaluru on Friday, 10 March 2016 at Multimedia Hall, DVK Central Library, Bengaluru. In the inaugural address, A. S. Paneerselvan, Readers' Editor, The Hindu spoke on ‘Media as a Site for Democratic Mediation of Ideas'. There were eight paper presentations. 100 students from the departments of Philosophy, English, Media Studies and History attended the seminar.