A Group of sixteen professors and scholars of the Ferris
State University, Michigan (USA) landed at
the Varanasi Campus of School of Management Sciences
(SMS) for a couple of days to know and understand
the Indian view-point of ‘spirituality’ and
how it adds to the ethical dimension in understanding management
practices in the contemporary world. Prof. (Mrs.)
Krishnakali Mazumdar and Prof. Tracy Bush
along with their students selected Varanasi and SMS for
such a noble cause. The delegates are on an educational
trip to India for about a month.
The delegates earlier on reaching the SMS Campus at Khushipur
were welcomed by the Director Prof. P. N. Jha, the Executive
Secretary of SMS Society, Dr. M. P. Singh, the Registrar,
Mr. Sanjay Gupta; senior faculty members Dr. Sanjay Saxena,
Mr. Alok Kumar, Dr. Meenakshi Singh and Mr. Amitabh Pandey.
After having a campus tour for an hour, the Visiting dignitaries
assembled in the Conference Hall for a guest lecture by
renowned academia on ‘spirituality and human values’,
Prof. A. N. Tripathi (Former Head, Malviya Centre for Human
Values, BHU and Prof of Electrical Engineering, IT-BHU)
who apprised them of the meaning and values associated to
human life through the Indian route.
Prof. Tripathi delivered his thought on the ‘Purusharth’,
meaning values of Life. He interpreted the meaning of Arth,
Dharm, Kaam and Moksh with focus on Dharm which encapsulates
the ethical and moral values and governs every aspect of
said ‘non-violence’ is a truth of highest order.
Business is a way to contribute to human civilization and
we all must educate business managers on spiritual values,
he added. Later, a ‘Yoga’ camp was also organized
for the SMS students and the visiting delegation from USA
under the aegis of the Centre for Spirituality and Human
Enrichment (C-SHE) of SMS coordinated by Dr. Ravikant and
faculty member of SMS, Mr. Sandeep Singh.
According to the Director, Prof. P. N. Jha, such visits
from all global corners of importance to our country enhance
the overall understanding of the global management culture
for the future managers and it is always a pleasure to see
such delegations getting attracted by the excellent work
done by SMS Varanasi on this platform which enhances our
speed on way to achieve our well guided mission. Needless
to mention that SMS Varanasi already has academic tie-up
with top-notch Universities of USA, Brazil and Hungary in
terms of academic exchange programmes, rare in this part
of the country, he said feeling elated by this visit.
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