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R R. Singh Memorial Lecture: Social Capital Foundations of Social Cohesion

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Date(s) - 01/03/2021
12:00 pm

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On 1st March, 2021 PRIA’s Founder-President Dr. Rajesh Tandon will deliver a lecture titled “Social Capital Foundations of Social Cohesion.” This will be the first Professor R. R. Singh Memorial Lecture during the 8th Indian Social Work Congress.

Professor R. R. Singh (an eminent teacher and practitioner of social work) was closely associated with Dr. Tandon for almost four decades. Many of his students were part of PRIA’s journey.

Dr. Tandon’s lecture is devoted to the teachings, learnings, and inspirations from the life of Professor Singh. The talk will also reflect on criticality of practicing integrity and ethics in everyday life for all those who are working in the field of social work and not just acquiring masters and doctorate degrees.

Social Cohesion is not built by individual actions. It requires collective mobilisation at home, in our schools and institutions, and in our communities. This mobilisation rooted in respect for each other’s value in diversity, expression of affections, and solidarity with others. Through his talk, Dr. Tandon will also underline two critical points:

  • The importance of social capital in societal growth
  • The relations of trust in the face of plurality and diversity, without which, no financial investment can ever be

About The Organisers:

NAPSWI

The National Association of Professional Social Workers in India (NAPSWI) is one of largest member based organization of professional social workers in the country. Established in 2005, NAPSWI is a non-profit, non- political, national level organization dedicated to the promotion of standard and status of social work profession. NAPSWI intends to promote the social work profession across the country with the aim of improving the quality of services in the social welfare and social development sectors on one hand and to protect interests of social work professionals on other.

ICSD-AP

The International Consortium for Social Development – Asia Pacific (ICSDAP) was begun by a group of social workers in the 1970s. It works to epand and refine the knowledge base of social development within the international context, clarify the ethics, roles and skills required by social development practitioners, assist in the development of educational programs and curriculum content based on

the social development approach, and direct effort and resources to enable participation of both economically developing and developed countries in achieving social development goals.

Department of Social Work, Visva-Bharati

The vision of Department of Social Work, is to train professional social workers who can contribute to the development of individual, community.

Link to the Conference Page.

Expand and refine the knowledge base of social development within the internationalcontext.2. Clarify the ethics, roles and skills required by social development practitioners.3. Assist in the development of educational programs and curriculum content based onthe social development approach.4. Direct effort and resources to enable participation of both economically developing anddeveloped countries in achieving social development goals.

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