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Day 2 of National Education Conclave 2021 by Heartfulness Institute focused on the National Education Policy (NEP) and Inspiring Positive Health & Lifestyle in Youth

  • “Education of the Heart is the Heart of True Education and actualizing this education is going to be the real future of Atma Nirbhar Bharat, one with Atma Vishwas and Atma Samman”- Dr Raghunath A Mashelkar, Padma Vibhushan, National Research Professor
  • It is really important today to inculcate the spirit of holistic education and involving values, ethics, morals in the curriculum along with a high emphasis on Teacher Training programs as they are the catalysts to shape a student’s approach for a better tomorrow – Dr Anil Sahasrabudhe, Chairman- All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE)
  • Heartful Awards across four categories presented to 37 Faculties and Youth Ambassadors across Universities

Mumbai, January 14th, 2020: The National Education Conclave 2021, the University Connect Initiative by Heartfulness Education Trust, on its second day, focused on the National Education Policy (NEP), emphasizing the existing education system and the need to inculcate integrative, Holistic and ‘Heart-Centered education across the country. Day 2 of the  virtual conclave had eminent speakers including Dr Anil Sahasrabudhe, Chairman- All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), Dr R A Mashelkar, Padma Vibhushan, National Research Professor, Dr Ishvar Basavaraddi, CEO – Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY), Ronnie Screwvala, Founder, Swades Foundation & Chairman and Co-Founder- upGrad, Dr James Doty, Founder – Center for Compassion and Altruism, Research and Education (CCARE), Stanford University School of Medicine and Dr Kamlesh Patel (also known as Daaji), Guide of Heartfulness.

One of the key highlights of the conclave was the presenting of the Heartful Awards ceremony with Heartfulness Education Trust felicitating Faculties and Youth Ambassadors across universities as a recognition for the praiseworthy efforts they made in their respective fields. A total of 37 Faculties and Youth Ambassadors were awarded across 4 Categories that included Heartful Professor Award, Heartful Educator Award, Special Jury Appreciation and Heartful Youth Ambassador Award.

DaajiGuide of Heartfulness after launching the ‘Heartful Campus’ said, “Education is the only path towards a better tomorrow and the right mix of education is the only way to an enlightened society. At National Education Conclave 2021, the sole objective was to amplify the awareness about the Heartful approach in the education system of the country and emphasizing the responsibilities of the educational institutions to inspire and empower the students towards a better tomorrow.

The first session on the second day of the conclave was focused on National Education Policy (NEP) – Inspiring Socio-Emotional Learning Through University Education wherein Dr Raghunath A Mashelkar, Padma Vibhushan, National Research Professor emphasized importance of right education– one that is balanced, holistic and which aims at drawing the full force of compassion in the heart & helps us imbibe ‘heartfulness’ in each action that we take. Dr Mashelkar further said that Education of the Heart is the Heart of True Education and realizing and actualizing this education would contribute to Atma Nirbhar Bharat with Atma Vishwas and Atma Samman.

Dr Anil Sahasrabudhe, Chairman- All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) talked about the existence of Heartfulness since the time of Gurukula system i.e. around seven thousand years back, even before the world witnessed the concept of Universities. Detailing further about the concept, he mentioned about institutions like Nalanda, Takshila, Vikramshila in India where students from across the world came to study. The crux of his discussion highlighted on the Teachers or Gurus then and how they engaged and inculcated education amongst their students.

In his keynote session on Redefining University Education for institutionalization of Socio-Emotional Learning OutcomesDr. Sahasrabudhe further mentioned that the new education policy is trying to re-invent what existed thousands of years ago, also known as the Indian Knowledge system. It is necessary to have the right mix of knowledge transformation starting from primary school to the university level. It is of utmost importance to bring in the right connection whether it is between the teacher and the students or between students.

Dr James Doty, Founder – Center for Compassion and Altruism, Research and Education (CCARE), Stanford University School of Medicine, while addressing the session on Role of Universities in Inspiring Positive Health & Lifestyle in Youth, highlighted the aspects that lead to stress and anxiety that is critical to oneself, especially amongst students. He further emphasized on the large percentage of students who are more critical of themselves than anyone and getting hypercritical proves detrimental and direct one inward in a negative way and causes potential consequences. He mentioned that a human being’s value has nothing to do with their academic credentials and their position. A human beings value has to do with their heart. Do they love, do they care, are they Gentle, are they Compassionate ?

The Heartful Award were presented to :

HEARTFUL PROFESSOR AWARD Dr. B. Vengamma Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences (SVIMS), Tirupati
Dr. Kanubhai D Patel Kadi Sarv Vishwa Vidyalaya, Gandhinagar
Dr. Lakshmi Mohan ITM Business School, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, Raigad
Prof. Milind Patre Dr. Vishwanath Karad MIT World Peace University, Pune
Dr. Harsha R Kantode Gondia Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital, Gondia
Prof. Rama Rao Nadendla Chalapathi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Guntur
HEARTFUL EDUCATOR AWARD Dr. T VijayaKumar Delhi Technological University, Delhi
Dr. Geeta Dahiya National TT College for Girls, Alwar
Prof Nandita Singh Shukla Punjab University, Chandigarh
Dr. Ruchika Yadav K R Mangalam University, Gurugram
Dr. Anita Singh Tika Ram P.G. Girls College, Sonipat
SPECIAL JURY APPRECIATION Prof Yogesh Singh Vice Chancellor, Delhi Technological University, Delhi
Prof. Raj Kumar Vice Chancellor, Punjab University, Chandigarh
Prof (Dr.) Aditya Malik Vice Chancellor, K R Mangalam University, Gurugram
Dr. Anupam Chouksey Pro Chancellor, Lakshmi Narain College of Technology, Bhopal
HEARTFUL YOUTH AMBASSADOR AWARD Rahul Warrier, Resmi Ramakrishnan, Romax Rajeev, Shibnarayan Ghosh, Omkar Jadhav Pillai College of Engineering, New Panvel

 

Himanshu Jain, Shrey Gupta, Ayush Maheswari, Gopal Gupta, Shaurya Gupta Lakshmi Narain College of Technology, Bhopal
Ms.Abirami M, Lokesh S, Gunavathy P Hallmark Business School, Trichy
Praveen Nagar, Aman Maheshwari, Gaurav Gupta, Ms.Shivali Gupta University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun
Rohit Gupta, Yogesh Patil, Preet Shah, Ms.Suminisha Shaikh, Ms.Monica Movies MGM School of Biomedical Sciences, MGMIHS, Navi Mumbai

The Heartful Conversation on the topic ‘Youth, Education & Campus’ between Daaji and Ronnie ScrewvalaFounder, Swades Foundation & Chairman and Co-Founder- upGrad, focused on the need for a tectonic change in the educational techniques to guide the students to operate from a state of heart-centeredness and inner harmony. The session was followed by the launch of YOUth 2.0 – Infinite Potential, a global community of youth, uniting over personal growth, balanced lifestyle and social service.

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