A three-day seminar on ‘The Philosophy of Prof T M P Mahadevan’ was organised by the Department of Philosophy, University of Madras, here on Tuesday. The seminar was inaugurated Justice V Ramasubramanian, Judge, Madras High Court.
Justice Ramasubramanian, in his address, recalled and praised the efforts and contributions of Mahadevan to the field of philosophy, religion and human values. He further said that there was a need for the University of Madras and other universities to focus on subjects like Philosophy and History. He further stated that nowadays philosophy, which teaches ethical and human values that form the basis of a good society, is not being taken seriously.
Vice-Chancellor of the University of Madras, Professor T Thandavan, in his speech, praised the efforts and works 0f T M P Mahadevan and recalled how Mahadevan helped in advaitha, At the same time, the VC also assured that he would extend all possible help bring the subject of philosophy on a par with other subjects.
The other dignitaries who spoke at the seminar included Prof S Paneerselvam, HOD, Dept of Philosophy, who welcomed the gathering, Prof G Mishra, Dept of Philosophy, University of Madras, Prof Bhuvan Chandel, Member Secretary, CSC, New Delhi and Prof Sebastian Velassery, Dept of Philosophy, Punjab University, Chandigarh.