Pt. Deendayal Upadhayay Chair-UGC, Department of Economics, University of Jammu organizes a webinar on Pt. Deendayal Upadhayay’s Ideology and Inclusiveness among Youth in Skill Development’ by Prof. B.Dharamlingam, Chair Professor, Pandit Deendayal Upadhayay Chair (UGC) and the Advisor, Alagappa Institute of Skill Development, Alagappa University on 8 January 2022. Prof.Manoj K.Dhar, Vice-Chancellor presided over the webinar.

Prof. ManojK.Dhar, Vice-Chancellor in his address said Pt. Deendayal Ji was a philosopher, economist, sociologist, historian, journalist, and eminent political activist. His treatise on ‘Integral Humanism’ is a critique of communism and capitalism, advocating a holistic alternative perspective for political action and statecraft consistent with the laws of creation and the universal needs of the human race. At present the philosophy of Pt. Deendayal Upadhayay is very much relevant and we should imbibe the value system as propounded by Pt. Deendayal Ji.

Earlier,  Prof. Jasbir Singh formally welcomed the guests and gave a brief profile of the activities of Pt. DeendayalUpadhayay Chair at the University of Jammu.

Prof. B. Dharamlingam in his keynote address focused that Pt. DeendayalUpadhyay, one of the finest political thinkers and scholars of our times wrote and lectured extensively on numerous national issues of concern. One such significant concept was his 'Philosophy of Integral Humanism with central theme humanity and all the animate and inanimate nature is full of infinite diversity, it has got a common Atma i.e. Ethos or soul. The diversity is only superficial and the common Atma makes naturally all the entities or things cooperative and complementary. This is expressed by the word- Ekatmata.

Pt. DeenDayal Ji has given two objectives: 1. Employment for every individual and 2. Increasing the level and standard of living balances the needs of every individual. So the Government has initiated programmes like Atamnirbhar Bharat, Skill Development, DDU-GYK etc. Talking about Integral Humanism Pandit Ji focussed on economic and social democracy and freedom; dignified life for every human being; harmony, the primacy of cultural-national values and discipline also. Pt. Deendayal Ji emphasized uplifting the youth in society with better perspectives by enhancing the skill among them, making them self-reliant, independent. India should develop an indigenous development model for decentralizing the economy. The webinar was attended by more than 150 participants across the country from different Universities and colleges. Dr.Shallu Sehgal, Department of Economics presented a formal  vote of thanks.