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Programme on Art of Living Successfully Ends at RIST
USTM, Ri Bhoi, Meghalaya, 16 November 2017: The 14 day
national level Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on Art of
Living has come to a successful end today at the University of
Science and Technology Meghalaya (USTM), Techno City campus at
9th Mile, Ri Bhoi. Supported by the All India Council for
Technical Education (AICTE) New Delhi, the programme was
organized by the Department of Electrical and Electronics
Engineering, Regional Institute of Science and Technology (RIST).
Addressing the valedictory session, Samir Baruah, VVMVP, Art of
Living said, “Art of living teaches to enjoy every moment of
life. It is a journey from the head to the heart”. He said that
if people work with a sense of belongingness, they do not get
tired. Art of living is a way of life in three levels—physical,
mental and spiritual, he added.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Alaka Sharma, noted social
activist and Dean, School of Social Sciences and Humanities,
USTM said that everybody wants happiness and freedom from pain,
though the concept of pain may vary. “Art of living teaches how
to reach more happiness and get freedom from pain. A teacher who
can live in the present moment can be a very inspiring teacher
who can create leaders”, she said. The good thing about Art of
Living is that there are simple exercises performing which we
can acquire higher level of happiness and freedom from pain. Our
basic job is to create moments of happiness, she added.
Addressing the participants, Prof. Amarjyoti Choudhury, Vice
Chancellor, USTM thanked AICTE for supporting a course like Art
of Living, which he termed as a ‘visionary’ step forward towards
developing faculties by helping them to release their stress. He
also thanked all the members of the Art of living team for
imparting a 14-day-long session at RIST.
In his address, Mahbubul Hoque, Chancellor, USTM said that
releasing stress is very important for the faculties in order to
enjoy their work. Thanking AICTE for sponsoring the programme,
he expressed hope that all the faculties who have attended the
workshop have been highly benefitted.
Expert faculties from AICTE approved NGO “the Art of Living”
conducted the programme. While addressing the participants, Mr.
Deba Kumar Baruah, State Teachers Coordinator, Assam and
Faculty, Art of Living expressed his satisfaction and shared his
experience of the camp. He spoke on yoga, life skill and how to
increase energy level for performance in life.
The valedictory session was also addressed by Dr PC Mahanta,
Director, RIST and Dr UK Sharma, Executive Director, RIST.
Participation certificates were issued to the candidates who
attended the programme. Some of the sessions included in the
programme were: yoga, meditation, stress management, effective
communication, handling complaints and problems in college
environment, dynamism and crossing boundaries, ethics in team
work, engineering as a profession, holistic rejuvenation of body
and mind system, experiential teaching, being inspired and
inspiring others, etc.
AICTE was set up in November 1945 as a national level Apex
Advisory Body to conduct a survey on the facilities available
for technical education and to promote development in the
country in a coordinated and integrated manner. RIST , an
engineering college of par excellence, provides B Tech courses
approved by AICTE, New Delhi, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India.