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    • February 23, 2019
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    Inaugurating a Two day International Conference, 7th in a row, on Spirituality Beyond Repertoire: A Leadership Key to Societal Happiness and Sustained Harmony at the Khushipur campus of School of Management Sciences (SMS) on Saturday, the Chief Guest Mahesh Bhatt (Noted Film Maker, Director and Producer) said that those who dare to step out the streets of conformity have written the chapter of success of brilliance. You have to confront the darkness and then you will possibly arrive at threshold of Light, he added. He pointed out that Institutions polish pebbles and exclude diamonds. He made a sincere to educational institutions, nations, governments and parents to wake up and let children sing their songs.

    Honble Justice Girdhar Malaviya (Chancellor-Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi) said that Spirituality is when we do things which are beneficial for the society. He said we can learn from our Religious Scriptures as Ramayana and Srimad Bhagwat Gita and should make an effort to follow what has been said there. According to him, spirituality is the only area where we can deny our self interest and do things that benefit the society as a whole.In his deliberation, Prof. Rajeshwar Acharya, (Noted Hindustani Classical Vocalist and Padamshri Awardee) as Guest of Honour, in his famous style quoted that Kaisa ab yeh insan ho raha hai, ghar to milte nahi bus makan mil rahan hai. He further stated that Wisdom starts when Conciousness stops. This is a spiritual bond which entwins and lead to ultimate reality. Emphasizing the importance of management he quoted that even Belief also needs self management.Addressing as a Guest of Honour, Prof. B. P. Singh (Former Dean, Delhi School of Economics) said SMS has been A-Grade Institute way before NAAC. He emphasised on the conditions necessary for social harmony. He said that the power pollutes the society and he further added that anyone who is a repressor will never command love of followers.Blessing the guest in seminar, Shri Shuddhanandaa Brahmchari (Founder-Loknath Divine Mission) said that as human beings we can learn from each cell of our body that how billions and trillions of these cells are in perfect symphony in this orchestra since we are born. A little alertness, awareness and mindfulness is what we need to bring into our life, he added. He said that this is not a conference but a holy confluence of thought leaders.Earlier the Guests were welcomed by the Director Prof P.N. Jha who at the end of the inaugural ceremony honoured them with shawl and ICON mementos. The Conference theme was presented by Convener of the Programme, Dr. Pallavi Pathak while the Vote-of-Thanks was given by Prof. Sandeep Singh. On this occasion, ICON Souvenir, carrying 213 abstracts of research papers was released by the Guests in addition to the latest issue of Scopus Indexed Journal Purushartha.

    The Inaugural session was anchored by Mrs. Veenita Singh. On the occasion, amongst other academic dignitaries, prominent presence included that of Shri Shuddhaanandaa Brahmchari (Founder Loknath Devine Mission), Mrs. Sayukta Gulati (Metaphysical Consultant), Prof. Anjali Bhelande (RNR College, Mumbai), Swami Dr. Varishthananda Ji (Ramkrishna Mission), Prof. V. S. Somnath (Director AIMS, Bangalore), Prof. A. K. Singh (Delhi University), Dr. Ari Kamayanti (Peneleh Reserarch Instt., Indonesia), participants from Denmark, USA and Indonesia along with dignitaries from BHU and other Universities across India.

    Plenary session-I started with address of Shri Suddhaanandaa Bramchari Ji founder of Loknath divine mission speaking on Mindful Leadership he said that influence of energy vibration and light-helps us in connecting with each other. He also emphasised on scientific mediatation and said that when we start meditation our brain start changing, it changes our life and makes our life affirmative. He also suggested that we can change others by changing the dust in the mirror of our mind. There after the four technical sessions of day-1 started. Technical session-I was chaired by Dr. Amit Gautam, Associate Professor, IM-BHU and Dr. Purnima Awasthi, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, BHU. Technical session-II witnessed presence of Dr. Sanjay Saxena, CEO Extract Solutions. Technical session-III was chaired by Dr. Madhu Arora, RDIAS, New Delhi and Prof. K. S. Mishra Dean, Sytems and IT, SMS Varanasi. Technical session-IV was chaired by Prof. H. K. Singh, Faculty Of Commerce, BHU and Prof. K. S. Jaiswal Institute of Management Studies, MGKVP Varanasi.

    On second day, there were two plenary sessions and four parallel technical sessions for research paper presentation purposes. Plenary session -II witnessed the deliberation of Mrs. Sanyukta Gulati, Meta Physics Consultation and Heal your life workshop leader, Prof. Anjali Bhelande, Ramnarain Ruia College, Mumbai and Swami Varishthananda Ramakrishna Mission. Speaking on topic You are your own creation, Mrs Sanyukta Gulati elaborated upon the different states of mind, universal laws, the placebo effect and the Nocebo effect. She also shared an insightful video on the significance of receiving and disseminating positive frequency to create generative vibrations. Plenary session-III witnessed the deliberation of Prof. P. S. Tripathi, Dean and Head IM-BHU and Prof. Rajiv Prasad, Amrita School of Business Coimbatore. Prof. Tripathi spoke on topic Indian Spiritual Foundation for Modern Management. He said Spiritual values lead to harmony at workplace happiness, interconnectedness to others, empathy in decisions and eco-efficiency. He further added that education should be for a better life and not for job.

    Technical session -V was chaired by Prof. V.S. Somnath, Director, AIMS Bangalore and Professor Sandeep Singh, SMS Varanasi. Technical session-VI was chaired by Prof. Ajay Kumar Singh, Delhi University and Prof. R. K. Singh SMS Varanasi. Technical session-VII was chaired by Dr. Ari Kamayanti, Paneleh Research Institute, Indonesia and Prof. A.K. Singh, SMS Varanasi. Technical session-VIII was chaired by Dr. Aji Mulawarman, Paneleh Research Institute, Indonesia and Dr. Sunil Kumari, Government College, Meham.

    The two day lnternational Conference, 7th in a row, on Spirituality Beyond Repertoire: A Leadership Key to Societal Happiness and Sustained Harmony came to an end with valedictory session. Prof. S. N. Upadhyay (Noted Scientist and Former Director of IIT, BHU) was the Chief Guest in the Valedictory Session of the Conference. Addressing the conference, Prof. Upadhyay outlined various aspects of Spirituality. He described Karma as Spirituality. He said that ancient city of Kashi is unique in spirituality where devotees with full respect and faith, have friendly behaviour with Gods & Goddess. Spirituality reflects here in practice. He also focussed on various aspects of successful management. Speaking as Special Guest in this function, Dr. Aiay Kumar Singh (Professor, Delhi University) focused on various aspects of management, its need and significance of spirituality in interest of society. Prof. P.N. Jha, Director, SMS, expressed his views on Spirituality and its importance and said that the lndex of Happiness is on decline due to scene of hatred, ego, self-interest and communalism in the society. Therefore, utmost spirituality is not reflected in the society. He said that it is a need of hour for people to follow path of full spirituality with a feeling of Sarva Dharm Hitaya. Earlier, Director Prof. P.N.Jha and Registrar Shri Sanjay Gupta felicitated the Chief Guest Prof. S. N. Upadhay alongwith Guest of Honor Dr. Alay Kumar Singh and Key- Note Speaker Prof. Rajiv Prasad and other guests with shawl and ICON mementos.

    Around 283 Research Papers were recited by the scholars from various lnstitutes from lndia, USA, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal and Denmark. The function was conducted by Dr. Sofia Khan while Vote of Thanks was extended by Convenor of the Conference, Dr. Pallavi Pathak. On this occasion, Registrar, Shri Sanjay Gupta and Executive Secretary Dr. M. P. Singh alongwith other faculty members were also present.