JanJivan Goshti

A SEMINAR ON SOCIAL SCIENCE102 delegates from 48 CVs and Vision Schools participated enthusiastically in Janjivan Goshti (Seminar on Social Studies-SS) organized by CCMTEC at CIRS, Coimbatore from Dec. 6 to 10, 2016. Swami Swaroopananda inaugurated the seminar and Swamini Vimalananda lit the hearts of all with her practical approach to Spirituality and SS. The tone for the Seminar was set with a fun-filled ice-breaking session. Principal Smt. Padmini Sriraman, spoke on innovative teaching methods, and integrated study, and SS in Primary classes. Ambassador Dr. Ajay Prabhakar and internationally acclaimed economist and author Sanjeev Sanyal, triggered thoughts on the past, present and future of world and Indian History & Geography respectively. Scholar Michel Danino, urged all to take up the CBSE course on Knowledge Traditions & Practices of India which he has co-authored. Shiv Dewan & team taught how a career in Civil Services should be encouraged and the role of SS in it. Anil Sethi, author of the SS NCERT books spoke on their salient features and on the role of SS dept. Smt. Rajeshwari & Anirudh Belle shared a session on teaching Economics and Dr. Sweta Adatia touched on the important aspect of brain and SS. Sri Diwakar, Smt. Swarna Diwakar and the motivated team of CIRS SS dept., shared lessons on CVP, evaluation, quizzes, games and activities for teaching and learning SS. Everyone left feeling satisfied that SS was finally recognized as a very important subject in education and in life.


·        Social Science and Spirituality (Swamini Vimalananda)

·        Innovative methods of Teaching and Learning (Smt.  Padmini Sriraman)

·        Confusions and clarifications in SS (Shri. Diwakar)

·        Integration of Social Studies with other subjects (Smt.  Padmini Sriraman)

·        Social Studies in Primary Classes (Smt.  Padmini Sriraman)

·        Knowledge Traditions Practice (Shri. Michel Danino)

·        History and Geography Past, Present and Future  World (Dr. Ajay Prabhakar)

·        History and Geography Past, Present and Future –India (Shri. Sanjeev Sanyal)

·        CVP and Social Science (Shri. Diwakar)

·        Evaluation and Setting Question  Papers (Smt. Swarna Diwakar)

·        Role Of Economics in Social Science (Smt Rajeshwari & Anirudh Belle)

·        Careers in Social Science (Dr. Ajay Prabhakar)

·        Civil Services (Shri. Shiv Dewan)

·        Brain and Social Science (Dr. Shweta Adatia, Neurologist)

·        Salient features of the NCERT text books (Shri. Anil Sethi) 

·        Role of Social Science department (Shri. Anil Sethi) 


Finally, there were informal sessions like Ice Breaking, Social Science Games, Social Science Quiz and Camp Fire, where all delegates let down their hair, had fun, and bonded with the CV Social Science fraternity.