Connecting Dashain with Social Work : EDU-BULLETIN [THT, 3rd OCT 2019]

 

KATHMANDU: On the eve of Dashain festival, the Department of Social Work (DoSW), Tribhuvan University (TU) organised an interactive talk programme ‘Dashain and Social Work in the context of Nepal’ on September 26 for its faculty and students.

According to a press release issued by DoSW, the talk programme focussed on the relationship between Dashain festival and social work in Nepal and the role of social work in preserving rituals, traditions and culture.

Inaugurating the talk programme, cultural expert Satya Mohan Joshi recounted his life experiences sharing the history of Dashain and the changing aspects of celebrating the festival across different clans in Nepal over time, as per the press statement.

He highlighted the importance of Dashain for bringing solidarity among people celebrating this festival. He further claimed that the world is being run by Shakti and the energy of the cosmos has been respected and worshipped in various religions in different forms, the press release added. The DoSW also honoured centenarian Joshi at the event.

The talk programme also included academic perspectives on Dashain by Associate Prof Dr Tika Ram Gautam, Head of Central Department of Sociology, TU.

Head of DoSW and Associate Prof Dr Shukra Raj Adhikari described the Vedic science and highlighted on why and how the students of Social Work have to orient themselves towards culturally rich meaningful practices such as in Dashain, as per the press release.

Joshi and Associate Prof Dr Adhikari offered tika and jamara to the professors, guests, teachers, and students at the same event, the press release mentioned. — HNS
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