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Art of Living Session - 4 June 2021

Art of Living Session - 4 June 2021

ATAL FDP concludes at IIM Sirmaur with a session on Health and Happiness

Indian Institute of Management Sirmaur organized an Art of Living session on the topic "Health and Happiness" on 4th June 2021 at 2:30-4:30 pm. Ms. Paulomi Mukherjee, Director (Punjab), Art of Living, was the guest speaker. This session was part of five-day online AICTE Training And Learning (ATAL) Academy Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on "Erudition to do Academic Research in Marketing Management: For Publishing in Top-Tier Journals and Doctoral Dissertations".
 
Professor (Dr.) Neelu Rohmetra, Director, IIM Sirmaur also graced the occasion with her presence. Prof. Rohmetra in her address appreciated and congratulated the entire AICTE team on the successful FDP and training programs they are conducting over the years. She invoked the young scholars to explore their professional personalities by fearlessly experimenting with the new educational fields. She encouraged the listeners by emphasizing the importance of reaching out to communities, improving community engagement which is what India needs today. She also shared her thoughts on this particular session. In her closing remarks, she advised young faculty members and research scholars to attend such programs and workshops that can help them in thinking big and orient towards doing and writing good research works. She appreciated the efforts put up by Dr. Devika Vashisht, Dr. Vikas Kumar Chair (Executive Programs at IIM Sirmaur), the AICTE team, and the IT team of IIM Sirmaur team for organizing such a smooth event, all online.
            
Earlier, Ms. Paulomi Mukherjee began her talk on the topic “Health and Happiness” with full zeal and energy. She discussed the different levels of existence, i.e, human body, breath, mind, emotion, intellect, ego, and the source of life (meditation). She also talked about the importance of following a healthy and balanced diet. Further, she discussed that with meditation, our physiology undergoes a change, and every cell in the body gets filled with "prana". A few major takeaways from her insightful speech and exercise were that we all should have a sound sleep, do good breathing exercises, eat good food and try to stay happy, relaxed, and calm. Our minds should be calm and stress-free. She also demonstrated a few stretching exercises that would help in energizing the body, more specifically she demonstrated some easy yet powerful exercises to relax eyes, ears, eyebrows, cheeks, shoulders, and hands. The FDP which concluded with this fruitful session was coordinated by Dr. Devika Vashisht, Assistant Professor, IIM Sirmaur. Towards the end, the participants of the program shared their feedback. The event came to an end with a formal vote of thanks by Dr. Devika Vashisht.