7th JANUARY 2022
EVENT ARRANGED BY:PROF. ARUNA KULKARNI, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, TIMR
REPORT PREPARED BY:ROF.ARUNA KULKARNI, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, TIMR
REPORT VERIFIED BY:DR. PREETI SHARMA, DIRECTOR, TIMR
- EVENT DETAILS
|Event Type||Guest Lecture|
|Description||Management Lessons Through Bhagwad Geeta|
|Day & Date||On 7th January 2022, Friday|
|Time||3:15 pm-4:15 pm|
|Guest/ Speaker||Mr. Toshan Nimai Das an active member of Iskon|
|Webinar Coordinator||Prof. Aruna Kulkarni|
- CONCEPT OF THE PROGRAM
Bhagavad Gita the most holy book in the Hindu philosophy. Lord Krishna through this book teaches not only Arjuna but also the entire world the deep, universal truth of life that speaks to the need and aspirations of everyone. Arjuna got mentally very depressed when he saw his relatives in the battle filed against whom he had to fight. To motivate him Bhagavad gita was preached by Lord Krishna in the battle filed of kurukshetra to do his duty when multitudes of men stood by waiting.
Management is a process of aligning people and getting them committed to work for a common goal to the maximum social benefit – in search of excellence. The critical question in all managers’ minds is how to be effective in their job. The answer to this fundamental question is found in the Bhagavad Gita, which repeatedly proclaims that “you must try to manage yourself.” The reason is that unless a manager reaches a level of excellence and effectiveness, he or she will be merely a face in the crowd.
Management in principle teaches us to become better leaders, art of delegation, motivation and communication, work commitment, developing human resource, planning and executing, way of enhancing knowledge and developing the overall managerial skills.
- RESOURCE PERSON
Toshan Nimai Das is a computer science engineering graduate. After a four years stint as a software professional, he became a monk in 2013. He is an author of a widely appreciated book ‘Weed Out’ which gives awareness and solutions to the problems of addiction through intriguing fiction. He has also written a book ‘The Captain’ based on the life of founder of ISKCON ‘Srila Prabhupada’ which has been translated into 9 more languages. He has contributed to community translation platform which people use for translation of the books. He is co-founder of volstory which is a social app for connecting volunteers and NGOs. He is also the founder of Vrinda- an platform for classical artists to find opportunities to exhibit their talents. He is director of the VITAL institute which conducts multiple courses based on spirituality, fine arts and linguistics. He has headed to create a crowdfunding platform ‘Vidyartha’ which donates spiritual and inspirational books to the schools based on contributions from alumnis. He is regularly invited at various colleges to share the wisdom which he learns being a student of ancient wisdom.
6. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Prof. Aruna Kulkarni welcomed the guest of the webinar Mr. Toshan Nimai Das by welcoming him to the webinar and followed by a brief introduction. Keeping the pandemic situation in mind all the students joined the session online. The guest started the session at 3:30 pm which gave the insight about how Bhagwad Geeta is useful for all the management students. He also explained how Bhagwad Geeta helps us to become better leaders, art of delegation, motivation and communication, work commitment, developing human resource, planning and executing, way of enhancing knowledge and developing the overall managerial skills. At the end of the session he encouraged participants to come up with queries related to the session and he also answered most of the questions. Session concluded with vote of thanks.
The event was captured well with the help of photographs (Annexure 1)
ANNEXURE I – PHOTOGRAPH