Following the success of the Ist International conference on Positive Psychology in 2010 under the leadership of Dr. Ashok K. Chauhan, the founder president of the Amity Group of Institutions, Amity University Rajasthan (AUR) inaugurated its second international three-day psychology conference on “POSITIVISM: PATH TO SUCCESS,SATISFACTION & BLISS” on 6thAugust 2011. Shri Aimaduddin Ahmad Khan (Durru Miyan), Hon’ble Minister, Medical & Health, Family Welfare, Ayurved and Medical Education, Govt. of Rajasthan was the chief guest and Dr. Ashok K. Chauhan was the guest of honour for the event.
The aim of the conference is to provide a common platform to the world's leading psychology experts, professors and research scholars to explore practical ways to achieve positivity with conceptual clarity of thought. The conference focuses on concepts of Positivism, Hierarchy of mind, Applications of Positivism and Positivism and value based quality of life.
Hon’ble Chief Guest, the Minister Shri A. A. Khan (Durru Miyan) said that “Tolerance, patience, harmony, mutual respect, feeling of love and brotherhood are some very important things to live successfully in the society and these can be only achieved by Positivism. He expressed his concern on excessive greed, lust, corruption, dishonesty, jealousy etc. which are eroding the social and moral pillars that strongly effect global, social- familial and individual well-being, growth and development of any country. He suggested that through Positivism people will learn to co-operate and act collectively to preserve our natural resources. He related Positivism with ‘eudaimonia’ which means feeling good, contended and satisfied and further added that the quotient of positivity is directly related to happiness and social, physical, economic and educational security.
Dr. Ashok K Chauhan said that “success without satisfaction and bliss is of no importance and therefore Positivism will help change the life of every citizen. Attributing his success to Positivism, he said 95% of my success is because of the positivity in my life.”
Hon’ble Chancellor, AUR- Shri Aseem Chauhan warmly welcomed the Galaxy of leaders, Professionals and experts to the conference and said Positivism has to become a mass movement so that human mind can be controlled. He called upon youth to pledge ‘to be part of a solution and not a problem.’
Hon’ble Vice Chancellor AUR Prof. Raj Singh stated that this effort is the result of Jaipur Declaration 2010 and proceeds with the same objective. He added that all the Hon’ble guests at the event are embodiment of Positivism themselves.”
Addressing the august gathering Prof S. S. Nathawat- Conference Director announced to continue the movement of Positivism by organizing satellite conferences in campuses of Amity on Jan 20th 2012 at AUUP- Noida, Feb 23rd and 24th 2012 at AUUP – Lucknow and on March 23rd 2012 at AUH.
The first day of the conference began with a Plenary Session chaired by Dr. Rick Levy- Director, Levy Foundation, USA on Positivism: Global Perspective where topics like concepts of mental health, positivity and its relation with pleasure, happiness and bliss were discussed. Also Prof. Sangeetha Menon emphasized on wellbeing and its implications for brain and consciousness studies. Rick Levy concluded the session by highlighting the relationship between Atma and Parmatma with special reference to Yogananda. Following the plenary session, two concurrent sessions were organised on Positivism, Meaning and Purpose in life and Dimennsions of Positivism respectively, which gave insight on issues like Positive Ageing, The Moral Values of Buddhism and Moksha: attitude of psychophysical distancing.
More than 300 research scholars, Pschycologists, scientists and academicians from premier institutes and universities like Delhi University, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Jamia MiliaIslamia University, Banaras Hindu University, IITs, IIM-Shillong and DRDO will deliberate on topics such as Understanding Pleasure, Happiness and Bliss, Authenticity: A key to positivity in life, Positivism and its Impact at Workplace, Psychology and religion: From positivistic to social constructionist and many others.