On behalf of the Indian Philosophical Congress, we extend you the most cordial invitation to attend its 92nd Session, to be hosted by Holistic Science Research Center, Vitrag Vignan Charitable Research Foundation, Surat-394 185, Gujarat from January 5-7, 2018. The Asian Philosophy Conference will be held on 3rd and 4th January 2018, (Topic for the APC “Asian Perspectives on Holistic Modes of Thinking and Ways of Living”) and IPC is from 5th January 5-7, 2018. (Topic: “Holistic Way of Life and Living”) Members are requested to participate both in the Asian Philosophy Conference as well as IPC. Arrangements for lodging and boarding will be made from 2nd January to enable the members to participate in both events. Prof. K.N. Tiwari, Professor & Head (Retd.), Dept. of Philosophy, Bhagalpur University, Bihar, is the General President of the 92nd IPC session.
The Vice Chancellors/Directors/Deans are requested to nominate delegates from their Universities/Institutes to attend the 92ndSessionof the Congress. The Heads of the Departments of Philosophy and the members of the Indian Philosophical Congress are requested to disseminate this information in their institutions and academic circles.
IPC Membership Fees
Three categories of membership fees of the IPC are as follows: Life Membership: Rs.3000/- Ordinary Membership: Rs.500/(annual) Associate Membership: Rs. 150/-(annual for students) All persons (excluding Life members) attending the Congress are required to pay the membership fee of the IPC. The fee may be paid along with the registration fee of the92ndSession.
Submission of Papers
20th November 2017 is the last date for submission of abstracts of 500 words along with papers of not more than 1500 words (4 pages, double spaced). Paper writers are requested to furnish proof of their membership of IPC while submitting papers in either soft or hardcopy to: Mr. L.D. Patel, Local Secretary, IPC, 92nd Session, Holistic Science Research Center, Vitrag Vignan Charitable Research Foundation, Surat-394 185.
B.N. Seal Memorial Essay Competition:
Topic: Comparative Religion
Bhavananda Datta Memorial Essay Competition:
Topic: Environmental Ethics: Indian Perspectives
Essay Competition on Holistic Science of Life&Living:
Topic: Holistic Science of Life & Living as Revealed by Dada Bhagwan
Students interested to participate in the essay competitions are required to send their typed essays (two copies) duly forwarded by the Head of their Institutes along with summaries in 200 words and proof of membership of IPC on any of the following topics to: Prof. D A Gangadhar (Dept of Philosophy & Religion, BHU, Varanasi221005), VimalKhnj, Ganga Pradhosan Road, Bagawanpur, Benaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 221005, UP. (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 20th November, 2017.
SWAMIPRANAVANANDAPHILOSOPHY TRUST OF INDIA AWARD:
This trust comprises the following awards:
1. Swami Pranavananda Philosophy National Award
2. Swami Pranavananda Philosophy Book Award
3. Swami Pranavananda Philosophy Essay Award
Essay Topic: The relevance of Philosophy for the 21st Century. The Departments of Philosophy of Universities, Institutes and Colleges may send their nominations, along with the bio-data of the nominees for the National Award. Authors may send 3 copies of their books for the Book Award. Books published during the year 2017 are considered for the award. Students who are interested in participating in the above essay competition should send their essays in two copies along with summaries in 200 words & proof of membership of IPC. Nominations, books, and essays for the above, must reach Prof Y S Shastri, Vice-Chancellor, Sanchi University of Buddhist-Indic Studies, Barla, Madhya Pradesh – 464551, (email@example.com) by 20th November 2017.
How to Reach the Venue
The Holistic Science Research Center, Vitrag Vignan Charitable Research Foundation, Near MahavidehTeerthDham, Kamrej, Surat, is at Kamrej, is 18 kms distance from the Surat Railway station, and 30 kms from the Surat Airport.. The venue is located on the National Highway between Mumbai (276 kms) and Ahmedabad (244 kms). Auto/Taxi/State Transport /BRTS and Municipal buses are available from the Railway station. Arrangements will be made to receive the participants from the Rly.station and Airport. Temperature: Maximum 28 degree Celsius and minimum 13 degree Celsius may be expected during January in Surat.
The registration fee covers both Asian Philosophy Conference and Indian Philosophical Congress: Regular: Rs3000/- Senior Citizen: Rs.2600/- Student: Rs 1500/- Foreigners: USD 50 (please add IPC membership fee as noted above) The fee may be deposited in the Account no: 275810110010054, IFSC Code: BKID0002758, MICR Code 395013012, Account Name: Local Secretary, 92nd Session of Indian Philosophical Congress. Bank Name: Bank of India, NavagamKamrej Char Rasta, Surat. The participants are advised to preferably remit the registration fees by electronic transfer like NEFT or IMPS using the above details. Alternatively, they may send their registration fees by way of a DD or Cheque drawn in favour of “Local Secretary, 92nd Session of IPC”, payable at Bank of India. The DD/Cheque may be directly deposited in any branch of Bank of India and receipt may be sent with a covering letter to Holistic Science Research Center, VVCRF, Near Mahavideh Teerthdham, Kamrej, Surat (Gujarat). Life members should include proof of membership. Registration fee and abstracts may be sent to: Mr. L.D. Patel, Local Secretary, IPC, 92nd Session, Holistic Science Research Center, VitragVignan Charitable Research Foundation, Surat-394185. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Mob: 91-9687939853 or 91-02772271096