August 11, 2015
Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
At the invitation of the Department of Education of Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi, BSG’s Education Division organised a symposium on Soka Education titled Education for Nurturing Humanity for their faculty, postgraduate and undergraduate students and research scholars on 11 August 2015.
The presentations and experiences shared by the six panelists, all graduates from Soka University America (SUA), were compelling evidence of how their time at the university forged their personalities, gave them a deeper understanding of their mission to work for humanity, and strengthened their bond with their mentor, President Ikeda.
After warmly welcoming the participants, Prof. Shoeb Abdullah, head of the Institutes of Advanced Studies in Education (IASEs) at Jamia Millia Islamia, drew on the commonalities between the philosophy of education bequeathed by the first three presidents of the Soka Gakkai, and the principles taught at Jamia’s Department of Teacher Training and Non-formal Education.
The speakers from BSG were Priyanka Sabarwal, Shivangi Khattar, Aishani Khurana, Hideko Piplani, Alankrita Chhikara and Daman Chhikara. They spoke on the varied topics on the goals of education as ‘The Happiness [and Empowerment] of the Learner’, ‘Dialogue’, ‘Human Relations’, ‘Building Character through Reading’, ‘Global Citizenship’ and on ‘Moving from a Self-Centred to an Altruistic Mode of Living’.