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SMS Varanasi organizes one-day symposium on “The Role of Forthcoming Government in the Development of India”
School of Management Sciences, Varanasi witnessed a high profile congregation of elite thinkers in its one day symposium on the topic “The Role of Forthcoming Government in the Development of India”. Inaugurated by the Hon’ble Chief Guest, Shri R. K. Singh, Former Home Secretary, Govt. of India. On this occasion Prof. P. N. Singh, Professor, Sampurnanand Sanskrit University, Varanasi was also present.
Shri R. K. Singh addressed the gathering of students and told them that apart from being a student they all are the citizens of this country. They have a prominent role to play in nation building. Many a times it happens that due to lack of commitment towards our own duties and lack of information regarding the country, we stop us from being decisive and thus creating a situation of policy paralysis. The role of the forthcoming government for development of India is many fold. Prominent among them is drafting policies for development and ensuring that the benefit reaches to every corner of the country.
Addressing the students Prof. P. N. Singh said that students should ensure their active participation towards the social concerns of the country. It is only after performing our duties that we can analyze the performance of any government. Students should march forward to serve the country by becoming more conscious both personally and professionally.
Earlier the programme began with the lighting of the lamp by Hon’ble Chief Guest, Shri R. K. Singh, Former Home Secretary, Govt. of India and Guest of Honour Prof. P. N. Singh, Sampurnand Sanskrit University, Varanasi. Welcoming the guest Prof. P. N. Jha, Director, SMS said that amongst the top academic institutions in Uttar Pradesh, SMS ranks high in terms of academic delivery system, value based education and placements. SMS through consistent efforts to reach excellence has within a decade positioned itself robustly at the national and international fora. The objective of SMS has always been to prepare students to meet the future challenges of society and country by inculcating and developing value sets, skills and competencies and attitude for fulfilling social responsibility. On this occasion a book was also inaugurated by the dignitaries.
On this occasion Dr. M. P. Singh, Executive Secretary, SMS felicitated the guests with the memento. Mr. Sandeep Singh, Associate Professor, SMS proposed the vote of thanks. The inaugural session was coordinated by Mrs. Pallavi Pathak, Sr. Lecturer, SMS. On this occasion Mr. Sanjay Gupta, Registrar, SMS and all the faculty members were also present.
Inaugurating a 5-day workshop on Indian philosophy, tradition and wisdom at the Khushipur campus of School of Management Sciences (SMS) Varanasi for the delegates of Grand Valley University, Michigan, USA, Prof. PK Mukhopadhyay (formerly with Jadavpur University) in his lecture on “Introduction to the Indian philosophical traditions” stressed on the need for possessing a thinkable liking for Indian philosophy which is more so skewed towards morality, spirituality and ethics that forms a base for happiness and prosperity. In his lecture, he traced the philosophical dimensions of east and the west and said that Indian culture is total, just not spiritual. He said that there has been a shift from philosophy of nature to that of man and morals. Indian philosophy finds place in every endeavour – be it politics, education, economics, science or the like.
The team from USA headed by Prof. Michael DeWilde of the Grand Valley State University (Michigan) and his Graduate and Under Graduate students have come to SMS Varanasi to explore the unexplored!, he opined. India has been very rich in philosophy and its implementation everywhere and survival of the fittest pairs up with the philosophy. This workshop hopefully would fill-up the void in the knowledge of Indian traditions and philosophy, he commented.
The entire programme divided over five days includes visit to Sarnath, Varanasi Ghats, Yoga and Meditation sessions, rigorous academic inputs from experts of spirituality and philosophy (including tantra), Indian jugalbandi through music, Ayurveda benefits sessions, exposition to organic farming etc.
The programme was coordinated by Mr. Anindo Bhattacharji (Senior Lecturer) while the Vote of thanks was presented by Associate Prof. Sandeep Singh. Earlier the Director Prof. PN Jha welcomed the foreign dignitaries who have come for training under the aegis of SMS Varanasi based Centre for Spiritualism and Human enrichment. Present also were the Registrar Mr. Sanjay Gupta and the executive Secretary Dr. MP Singh.
The world’s eye is on India because India is young and confident that it can change itself and lead the world. The youth of the country is now opting for change which the country badly needs on the global front. The youth should not waste time but get engaged into constructive things beneficial for human beings. We have to rise above casteism to show that humanity comes first. These were some of the remarks of the noted educationist and media personality, Shri Nalin S Kohli, also the executive member of a national political party in a seminar on “Role of Youth in National development” at the Khushipur campus of School of Management Sciences (SMS), Varanasi.
Speaking as the Chief Guest of the seminar, he said that youth power can change the direction of our social set-up (tana-bana), the economy and pave the way towards a developed India. Citing the instances of economic slowdown he exhorted the young generation to rise above petty things like casteism and invoke nationalism, the need of the hour. Addressing a gathering of around 200 students at SMS Varanasi campus, he said that the world is looking at us, the youth of the country needs to participate heavily in the upcoming elections which are going to decide the fate of the country for the next generation. Guest of Honour, Shri Sunil Deodhar, a social worker, said that India is needing change, change of ideas, change of ideologies, change of our perception of social structure are some of the immediate needs and answers can be provided by youth by electing a strong Government at the Centre which talks about national interest first.
Earlier, the Director, Prof. PN Jha welcomed the Guests on the occasion while the Executive Secretary, Dr. MP Singh honoured them with mementos. The Vote of thanks was presented by Dean (R&D) Associate Prof. Alok Kumar while the programme was coordinated by Ms. Pallavi Pathak.