11. REVIEW SESSIONS ON THE TOPIC “TUNING WITH MANAGEMENT EDUCATION” AS A PART OF ANTI-STRESS COMMITTEE ACTIVITY
A unique initiative of GCCBA for the students of management to help them understand the practical and universal implication of management in addressing their all types of issues (whether personal or professional) to help them achieve their goals in all spheres of life for a happy, healthy and successful living by learning to tune with role of management education practically through body-mind harmony. For this the Anti-Stress Committee of the College integrated meditation with Management education and contributed to this idea by initiating and organizing a Three days’ workshop on the Topic “Tuning with Management Education by Prof. Pahlad Aggarwal (Former Deputy Director Higher Education, Chandigarh Administration and Founder Member and Former Principal of GCCBA-50, Chandigarh) and his team followed by Thursday Review Sessions to see the overall implementation and progress of the same. Students felt that this is a very unique kind of initiative and it helped them to understand the issues in life that they are dealing with. The society was holding review sessions since then every Thursday for the students. Students are feeling benefitted with each session as it helps them to address their various issues related to dealing with their personal concerns, dealing with others and situations. These sessions are open for all the students of GCCBA and they are welcome to join. A record is maintained by the society for the students who attend these sessions and participate in them. The weekly remarks are put by the mentor of the session regarding the detail of the activities /discussion held during each session in the diary for the reference of students and further for record purposes. The activities that are included during these sessions are:
- Theatrical exercises/games;
- Meditation techniques and sharing sessions;
- Relating with Others
- Relating with Situations
These sessions are the unique initiative of the college that is helping the students to understand management in the right perspective and practice the same on daily basis.
10. Anti Stress Committee of GCCBA Sector-50 Chandigarh organized four days orientation course for all the classes and three days workshop (practical experience) for selected students from 9-11 March, 2018 in collaboration with Art of Living organizers. Dr. Vikas Gautam, organised this workshop in the college from 9-11 March, 2018, taken by Art of living faculty, Miss Sumandeep Kaur and Mr. Amitesh Marwah. This workshop aimed at improving energy levels, confidence, clarity, concentration, emotional stability, communication skills and overall personality of the students This workshop was organized for the students relating to “Anti –depression and stress management techniques “related to their day to day activities. Dr. Vikas Gautam(M.B.B.S. & AOL volunteer) from Art of Living who conducted this workshop emphasized on the techniques to remove stress and how to deal with the practical problems being faced by the students in their daily life course. Almost 50 students from various classes participated in the workshop and discussed their problems with the mediators. The students felt hugely benefitted and demanded more of such courses in future.
8. Anti Stress Committee of GCCBA Sec-50 Chandigarh organized talk on Role of Upanishads and its importance in present scenario on 3rd October, 2016 in seminar room. The seminar talk was chaired by Mrs . Manjit Kaur Principal of GCCBA introduced and welcomed the esteemed guest. The resource person of this talk was Mr. Gurchran Singh Scholar of Ancient History and philosophy from Panjab University Chandigarh started his topic with the term ‘Upanishad’ the literally means, sitting down near or sitting close to, and implies listening closely to the mystic doctrines of a guru or a spiritual teacher, who has cognized the fundamental truths of the universe. He described that according to Max Mueller, Upanishad literally means “sit down near” (Upa – near, ni – down, shad – sit) which meant that the spiritual aspirant had to sit devotedly near the teacher to learn the doctrine. This suggestion has caught on rapidly, and is accepted by many modern scholars like Dr. Sarvapalli Radakrishnan. In another sense of the term, ‘Upanishad’ means ‘brahma-knowledge’ by which ignorance is annihilated. He described that the purpose of the Upanishads is not mere intellectual satisfaction, but a practical solution to the ultimate problems of life. Gurcharn Singh began the lecture on an interactive note by asking the audiences to reflect upon ‘what was the ultimate aim of their lives’ and ‘what made them happy’. From these thought provoking questions, the speaker transported the audiences towards the present day scenario where most individuals admitted that happiness eludes them despite best efforts.He furthered that while a day’s or a week’s happiness could be found in recreational activities but to be able to achieve lifelong happiness it was essential to understand the essence of Upanishads. According to Gurcharn Singh, understanding this essence would help us introduce to ourselves which is essential to attain success and happiness. Quoting the texts, Gurcharn Singh said that while mind is our best friend it is also our worst enemy. Mind is the reason for attachments and mind is the cause of liberation. He further shared that it is the ‘control over our own mind’ that is thus the key to attain happiness. He explained that each individual needs to do a self analysis to understand the level of each attribute within themselves and then strive to upgrade from Tamas to Satva. Quoting several examples from the Upanishads and other texts, the speaker explained how one can attain Satva through learning the art of detachment and selflessness. He explained that selfless actions and kindness are the ultimate key to attain happiness. Quoting another example he explained that each individual should learn not to be disturbed by desires just as the ocean stays unruffled even when numerous rivers enter it.
7. Success and happiness are undoubtedly the goals each individual strives to achieve amidst the maddening pace of materialistic pursuits in today’s life. Providing a guidance to achieve these goals was a seminar talk organized by the Anti Stress Committee of GCCBA on 30th September, 2016. The talk was delivered by Swami Ji from International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), Sector -36, Chandigarh on Srimad Bagwat Gita in the seminar room. This talk was organized for the students, faculty and staff relating to “Self Actualization and Awareness” related to their day to day activities. The Bhagavad Gita is universally regarded as the single most influential philosophical text shaping spiritual thought and life. Spoken by Lord Krishna to his devotee Arjuna, the Gita’s seven hundred verses provide an ultimate guide to self-realization. It reveals the essential nature of man, his environment and his relationship with the Almighty, like no other work. The teaching of the Bhagavad Gita is said to free you from all sense of limitation. Faculty members, staff and almost 50 students from various classes participated in the Talk and discussed their opinion regarding the Bhagavad Gita with the swami Ji. He also stated that prayer alone would not be sufficient, but selfless actions and control of mind together would help attain happiness. He concluded by bringing out the ideas of detachment, focus and control of mind as the essence of happiness. At the end of the programme quiz competition was held and winners of the quiz were awarded prize as Bhagwat Gita book and Swami ji provide the Bhagwat gita for faculty members and staff that were present in the talk as a symbol of love.
6. Anti Stress Committee of GCCBA Sec-42 Chandigarh organised three day workshop from 28st September 2015 to 30st September 2015 in collaboration with Fragrance of Master organizers. This workshop was organized for the Faculty/Staff relating to “Re-energies, de-stress & enliven your minds” related to their day to day activities. Mr. Manpreet Singh from Fragrance of Master who conducted this workshop emphasized on the techniques to remove stress and how to deal with the practical problems being faced by the Faculty/Staff in their daily life course. Almost 25 Faculty/Staff participated in the workshop and discussed their problems with the mediators. The Faculty/Staff felt hugely benefitted and demanded more of such courses in future.
5. Orientation of Anti Stress Society was organized on 18 Aug. 2014 by the society. Emphasis was laid on conducting all those activities which are helpful for the reduction of stress in today’s hectic scenario.
4. HAWAN ceremony was held to seek the blessings of the almighty, in which the entire staff and students actively participate marking the beginning of a new session. The learned Pandit Hemant Sharma of Panchmukhi Hanuman Mandir of Sector 19 explained the scientific effect of HawanSamidha, Ahawaan, Ahuti and chanting of Mantra.
3. The society conducted a seminar on 21 Jan. 2015 in collaboration with the Brahamkumaris in the college. Sister Sarika of Prajapati Brahamkumaris’ delivered a lecture on stress management. She answered questions of the students related to stress and explained certain ways which can act as de stressors in this hectic scenario. 75 students along with society mentors attended the lecture.
2. Anti Stress Committee of GCCBA Sec-42 Chandigarh organised one day workshop on 31st August 2013 in collaboration with Art of Living organisers. This workshop was organized for the students relating to “Anti –depression and stress management techniques”related to their day to day activities. Dr. Meenakshi Gupta (gynecologist) from Art of Living who conducted this workshop emphasised on the techniques to remove stress and how to deal with the practical problems being faced by the students in their daily life course. Almost 250 students from various classes participated in the workshop and discussed their problems with the mediators. The students felt hugely benefitted and demanded more of such courses in future.
1. Anti Stress Committee of GCCBA Sec-42 Chandigarh organised a four day camp from 3rd Sep 2012 to 7th Sep2012 in collaboration with Art of Living organisers. This camp was organised for the students relating to “Self Actualisation and Awareness” related to their day to day activities. The Mediator from Art of Living who conducted this workshop emphasised on the techniques to remove stress and how to deal with the practical problems being faced by the students in their daily life course. Almost 300 students from various classes participated in the workshop and discussed their problems with the mediators. The students felt hugely benefitted and demanded more of such courses in future.