Inaugurating a Two day International Conference on “Alchemy of Leadership for Innovation and Sustainability” at the Khushipur campus of School of Management Sciences (SMS) on Saturday, the Chief Guest Prof. Parimal H Vyas (Vice Chancellor, Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda) said that Technology has changed the way we think.
Technology is the precursor to Innovation and hence sustainability, though broadly! Technology has become a way of life infact. Leadership is the key to all these, he added putting trust and Transparency as important ingredients of Leadership.
Distinguished Guest Prof. B. P. Singh (Former Dean, Delhi School of Economics) said that Innovation is an economic phenomenon and spiritual and social as well. India can win only if continuous Innovations occur.
Guest of Honour, Prof. Vikram Singh, IPS (Pro Chancellor-NOIDA International University) said that pain, sacrifice and effort can never be out of fashion, he was relating it to the student community and exhorted the students to shy away from ‘mediocrity’ which is a sin adays. He asked the students to lead by character and integrity. For the same, he said, we need mental, spiritual and physical dexterity.
In his presidential address, Prof. Geshe N Samten (Vice Chancellor-Central Institute of Higher Tibetan studies-Deemed University, sarnath, Varanasi) said that we all must have an appreciative attitude and inspiring culture to nurture Innovation and sustainability through leadership. For leadership, we need to possess not only the Intelligence Quotient (IQ) but also ‘Spiritual Quotient’ (SQ), he added. In fact, Good leadership is the essence of Innovation, commented Prof. Samten.
Earlier the Guests were welcomed by the Director Prof PN Jha who at the end of the inaugural ceremony honoured them with shawl and ICON mementos. The Conference theme was read out by Prof. RK Singh while the Vote-of-Thanks was given by Prof. Kamal Sheel Mishra (both ICON conveners). On this occasion, ICON Souvenir, carrying more than 200 abstracts of research papers was released by the Guests in addition to the latest issues of newsletter SMS News, journals Purushartha and SMSJEI. The Inaugural session was anchored by Dr. (Mrs.) Pallavi Pathak. On the occasion, amongst other academic dignitaries, prominent presence included that of Prof. Pramod Pathak (IIT-ISM Dhanbad), Ms. Brenda Roberts from USA, professors from BHU and other Universities across India. The Registrar, Shri Sanjay Gupta, Dean (R&D) Prof. Alok Kumar, Dean (DSA) Prof. Sandeep Singh were also present besides the Executive Secretary Dr. M. P. Singh.
On second day, first technical sessions was chaired by Prof. Rakesh Singh, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, BHU. He has given many suggestions to get good research insight from different sources. It was a valuable session for new research scholars as well as delegates.
Second technical session of the day was chaired by Prof. H S Asthana, Department of Psychology, BHU. Third technical session was chaired by Prof. Satya Singh Head & Dean, Department of Computer Sciences & Applications Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth. She said to observe ourselves when we wake up and decide how much of our day we can control by controlling our attitude and responses to people and situations. Fourth Technical session was chaired by Dr. Purnima Awasthi, Associate Professor Department of Psychology, BHU and Prof. Kamal Sheel Mishra, Head & Dean, Department of Computer Science, School of Management Sciences, Varanasi. They both gave several inputs and concluded with the opinion that Research scholar should work more on empirical data, irrespective of the fact and figures.
Plenary Session was coordinated by Dr. Medha Sriastava. Prof. Sunita Rani, Professor, Lal Bahadur Shastri Academy of Administration, Mussoorie was the first speaker of the session. She focused on innovation and leadership in defence sector and said that things are becoming complicated in government set up.
Later in the session Ms. Brenda Roberts, Founder & CEO, The Centre For Living in Harmony, USA focused on different leadership styles and gave example of Mahatma Gandhi, Steve Jobs, Our prime minister Mr. Narendra Modi and Virat Kohli. She mentioned autobiography of Paramananda Yogi. She also helped the audience to meditate. She emphasized on the ability to have personal harmony through Yoga. Further adding value to the deliberation Prof Bejon Misra, Founder, Consumer Online Foundation discussed about the alchemy within one self. He said innovation should be sufficed by funds otherwise it is not having any significance. He also discussed about demographic dividend and advantageous condition of our Indian economy. Mr. V. Krishna Kumar, Vice President (Sales & Marketing), Texmo Group (Aquasub Engineering), Coimbatore and Hon’ble Chancellor of Karpagam Academy of Higher Education, Coimbatore were present in the session. Plenary session ended with facilitation of the guest by honorable director Dr. P.N. Jha. More than two hundred researchers and academicians presented their papers during the conference.