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Press Release: 22nd Aug 2008, Friday 7th Katik (Samvat 540 Nanakshahi )
GURU GRANTH SAHIB AND MANAGEMENT VALUES
New Delhi: Participants of The Learning Values Series, an initiative by UNITED SIKHS, heard IIT Gold Medalist, Manpreet Singh from Mumbai, talk about management values amongst students and “seeing oneness in all” from 20th to 22nd August 08.
The three workshops for students were held at different locations to cover the wider demography of Delhi. The first workshop held at the GTBIT engineering college had an overwhelming attendance. “I am glad at the initiative of UNITED SIKHS and look forward to more of these workshops in the college,” said Dr. Kuldeep Singh, Director of the Institute.
A conscious decision was taken by the UNITED SIKHS team to begin all workshops with a 10 minute-simran (meditation) session followed by an interactive session. The power point presentation by Manpreet Singh on management values ran into almost 130 slides articulating leadership skills, motivational skills, sales skills and finally health and stress free living. The overwhelming response in the interactive session had to be curtailed in view of time constraints
|Manpreet Singh with the students|
The other two workshops held on 22nd and 23rd August at GHP School, Vasant Vihar and GHP School India Gate were aimed at class X students and the theme was, “seeing oneness in all”. With more than 100 slides, the presentation laid emphasis on the importance of respecting the teachers and elders. There was a volley of questions including, “Ishmeet Singh (a celebrity Sikh role model) used to sing and you said we should do ‘path puja’, so why do u ask us to be like him?”, “Should we all keep a Kirpan (a Sikh article of faith resembling a blade) to defend ourselves?”, “You said Ninda nahi karni,( do not badmouth others), how do we control as its human nature?”.
“I am glad to have Manpreet Singh ji with us to guide our students and would request the UNITED SIKHS team to do at least one workshop every month in our school”, said S. S. Minhas, Principal of the school.
Learning Values Series
To transform underprivileged and minority communities and individuals into informed and vibrant members of society through civic, educational and personal development programs, by fostering active participation in social and economic activity.
UNITED SIKHS is also an avenue for networking between like-minded organisations to establish and nurture meaningful projects and dialogues - whether social, cultural or political- to promote harmony, understanding and reciprocity in our villages, towns and cities.
UNITED SIKHS is a coalition of organisations and individuals, who share a common vision based on the belief that there is no greater endeavour than to serve, empower and uplift fellow beings. The core of our philosophy is an unwavering commitment to civic service and social progress on behalf of the common good.
Accordingly, UNITED SIKHS has sought to fulfil its mission not only by informing, educating and uplifting fellow beings but also by participating in cross-cultural and political exchanges to ensure that the promises and benefits of democracy are realized by all.
We at UNITED SIKHS believe that the development of enlightened and progressive societies can be made possible by socially conscious groups of people who make a commitment to develop and direct human potential. Our work, efforts and achievements stand as a testament to our faith in this vision.