GUWAHATI, Dec 15 - A national webinar titled �Role of Philosophy in the Post-Pandemic World� was organised recently by the Department of Philosophy, Pandu College, according to a press release issued here today.
Taking part as the chief guest, Prof D Balaganapathi, a well-known scholar and Head of the Department of Philosophy, Delhi University expressed his views on human endeavour and well-being. He compared the role of philosophy in human life with that of an operating system for a computer. At the time of crisis, one can regain hope following various schools of Indian philosophical thoughts, from sankhya and yoga to Buddhism and Carvaka.
Prodip Khataniar, retired head, Department of Philosophy, Cotton University in his speech said that pandemics are inevitable, especially when mankind is not behaving wisely with Nature. However, there is a need to learn lessons from these, and philosophy also needs to ponder over the fundamental questions of human behaviour.
The speeches were followed by vibrant discussions and interactions among the participants. Earlier, inaugurating the webinar, Dr Jogesh Kakati, Principal, Pandu College, pointed out that the pandemic has taught mankind the value of compassion. He stressed the need for concerted efforts to fight all disparities.
The webinar, coordinated by Dr Maitreyee Sharma, Head of the Department of Philosophy, Pandu College, was attended by a large number of students, teachers and research scholars from various institutions of the North East and other parts of the country.