Prolific minds discuss Sociology and its future scope in detail

Lucknow:  In an important coming together,  200 researchers presented their research papers on various topics in 29 technical sessions and discussed them. This technical session was also liked. It was Parallelly conducted in ONGC Building, Department of Social Work and Department of Sociology. After this, 2 Plenary Sessions were held in Malviya Auditorium from 11:15 to 1:30, followed by Validatory in Malviya Hall from 1:30 to 2:30.

The session was organized, first of all Plenary-1, whose topic was – Hundred Years of Sociology in Lucknow University, which started from 11:15 in the morning and ended at 12:30. The program was presided over by Professor Nadeem Hasnain and co-chaired by Professor Sanjay Singh.

The panel speakers of this program were respectively Professor Rajesh Mishra former Professor Lucknow University, Professor A.K. Pandey Ex Professor BHU, Professor S.K. Chaudhary Lucknow University and Professor Vinod Chandra.

Panel speakers of this session delivered lectures on the topic ‘100 Years of Sociology at Lucknow University’. In which Professor Sukant Kumar Chaudhary discussed the contribution of Dhirendra Nath Mazumdar in sociology and remembered his golden time in Lucknow University. Professor A.K. Pandey Professor A.K. Saran threw light on the entire intellectual perspective.  Prof. Rajesh Mishra spoke on DP Mukherjee’s ideas of Indian tradition and modernity and explained that ideas of cultural diversity in the Indian context are relevant to understanding contemporary India.

Plenary-2 was on Citizenship and Ethnicity Meeting 12 of this session.  Its organizer was Dr. Pratibha Raj. The session was presided over by Neelika Mehrotra and co-chaired by Professor Tatvmasi Paltasingh. The panel speakers of this session were Professor Deval K. Singha Roy was former Professor IGNOU New Delhi, Professor Bishwajit Ghosh University of Bardhaman, Professor Ashish Saxena Central University of Allahabad. Professor Vishwajit Ghosh expressed his views related to ethnic transition and ethnic movement.

Prof. Deval K. Singha Roy explained the socio-theoretical perspective of identities and how identities are negotiated and reconstructed through a variety of social, cultural, economic and political ideas. Professor Ashish Saxena pointed out that the discourses of tradition and modernity How has preoccupied the social sciences in India especially Indian sociologists since the early 1960s.

It also focuses on the writings of DP Mukherjee, an academic debate on how the modernization of a traditional society such as the Indian society was first initiated in the Lucknow School. After this, from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm, the validation session was organized in Malviya Hall, in which the President of the Sociological Council of India, Abha Chauhan provided information about the journal to be published by the ISS, the same Secretary of the Sociological Council of India Manish Verma  motivated the boys and girls to take the membership of ISS.

The valedictory address was given by Professor Vivek Kumar. Professor Vivek Kumar is the President of the Center for Study of Social Systems, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

He has focused on contextualizing sociology on the basis of the region, especially South Asia. Although human beings artificially cut this area but by nature they cannot live without a common culture and solidarity and if such a situation is there then sociology of religion can be developed etc. Highlighted Address of Guest of Honor Prof. Delivered by Satyendra Tripathi Ex-Professor BHU Varanasi in which he discussed about religious stratification in the society Prof. Satish Deshpande Delhi University was present as the chief guest who said weather social science being a kind of ‘science’ is also language neutral? What has been the role of specific languages in social scientific discourse? What is the importance of linguistic differences in the context of Indian social science? Is it necessary for indigenous social science to be vernacular? The basic problem of Indian language social science is demand or supply? What are the implications of conceptual agency in the field of social science? This presentation will present an initial assessment of these questions and the issues related to them.

At the same time, he told that both language and the language of nationalism have to be kept separate in the context of science, because science is rational, while language in nationalism is emotional. The conference ended with a vote of thanks by Professor DR Sahu, Head Department of Sociology University of Lucknow, the organizer of the conference. In the end, all the participants and professors from India and abroad congratulated Professor Dr Sahu  for the successful organization of this conference.

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