The HR Director coordinated ADBUs Spring Semester Staff Enrichment Programme with two resource persons from Bangalore offering academia-industry input and practical skills for purposive living.

Mr. Lawrence Mohanraj, IBM Academic Initiative, conducted the morning session on Professional Growth: Understanding and Augmenting Industry-Academia link.

Speaking on the changing scenario in higher education he stated “work requirements are directing the type of education”. He noted that Gen D (digital generation) students to excel need to move from technology to innovation.

He further stressed on knowledge sharing as key element for professional growth saying, “I see the days are coming soon when we will get measured on what we shared and not what we knew.”
In the afternoon session, Swami Purnachaitanyaji of the Art of Living Foundation (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar) Bangalore spoke on Personal Growth: Getting Attuned to Purposive Living.

Besides giving a very informative session with practical exercises for relieving tension and focusing the mind, Swamiji from Harlem, in The Netherlands insisted on ‘Service’ as a way of living.

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Service, he says, is responding to another persons need on our own and it does not matter how big or small it is.