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Distinguished Speaker Session-Swami Bodhamayananda

Hyderabad, June 23rd, 2021: Institute of Management Technology, Hyderabad, organized the second distinguished speaker session of the Management Orientation Program "ABHYUDAY" with Swami Bodhamayananda, pondering the thought, "We are responsible for what we are." The event started with Prof. Dhananjay Singh introducing the eminent speaker to the students, highlighting the sayings, 'Developing your head, feeling with your heart, and working with your own hands to work for the society.

The address started with the eminent speaker praying with the students for society to move towards positivity and work towards the betterment of society. He appreciated the students' efforts beginning from their first day at school to move ahead in their bright careers. He emphasized the learnings from Swami Vivekananda, i.e., 'Life is an unfoldment and development of a being under the circumstances tending to press it down". He used several examples in the discussion during the session to explain the above learning.

He juxtaposed the dark clouds over the sun, acting as an obstruction for the sun to provide light with its full potential to the human side of anxiety and stress. As a result, they might not be able to perform their duties to the best of their abilities. He said that 'each soul is potentially divine' to work for the upliftment of society. He also explained the importance of striking the right balance between internal nature and external nature. He also exemplified the methods of accomplishing it through Karma Yoga (work), Bhakti Yoga (worship), Dhyan Yoga (psychic control), or philosophy.

He talked about stress management as the most crucial aspect of a successful career. He mentioned that life problems seem big or small depending upon the person's perception of the given situation. Therefore, the context of a situation is the cornerstone for the action plan that one needs to take to thrive through any ongoing crisis. The action plan can thus be effective if the context of the problem is understood and appropriately perceived by having a positive attitude towards a situation.

He also cited the examples of various eminent personalities, such as Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, to explain a highly organized person's traits, which helped him better serve the responsibilities of such high stature as the President of India. He suggested that the students read and follow 'The Kalam Effect' to closely understand his life journey and replicate it in their personal lives.

This followed a brief question-and-answer session to resolve the students' curiosity after having such an insightful session. At the same time, in answering a student's questions, the speaker mentioned the importance of following the right path while achieving a goal and being ethically correct in various walks of life.

The session concluded with a vote of thanks proposed by Prof. (Dr.) Sourabh Bhattacharya. He expressed gratitude towards the speaker for such an enlightening session and for sharing words of wisdom, which would surely help future business leaders gain insights from it and make the best out of the various opportunities in their respective careers.

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