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3-Day Conference on ‘Education in Values and Spirituality’ at Mount Abu

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The Education Wing of the Brahma Kumaris University and college Educators’ Conference on ‘Education in Values and Spirituality’ started with its Reception Session on the evening of May 30, 2014 at their Gyan Sarovar Campus, Mount Abu (Rajasthan). In this conference, which raised some of the prominent spiritually intellectual issues concerning the modern human society, more than 700 educators including Lecturers, professors, deans, directors, vice chancellors, presidents etc. of colleges and universities from across India and Nepal participated. The main theme of the conference focused on the state of deteriorating moral and spiritual values and overpowering gross materialism at all levels of human existence in the present world. The prominent speakers included Rajyogini Dadi Dr. Ratan Mohini Ji, Joint Administrative Head of the Brahma Kumaris; Dr. P.C. Patanjali, Member of the Governing Council A.B. Vajpayee Hindi VishwaVidyalaya, Bhopal; Dr. Sanjay Biyani, Director, Biyani Group of Colleges, Jaipur; Prof. Baishnab Charan Tripathy, Vice-Chancellor, Ravenshaw University, Cuttack; Sri Suresh Deshmukh, MLA Wardha; B.K. Ravikala, Senior Rajyoga Teacher and Executive Member, Education Wing and Dr. Pandiamani, Director, Distance Education, Brahma Kumaris. While Dadi Dr. Ratan Mohini emphasized the need for change in the man’s outlook towards life and spirituality, B.K. Ravikala explained the true meaning and significance of meditation practice. It is for man to exercise his choice of a better and elevated living than mere existence for material comforts, Dr. Sanjay Biyani said. All the speakers stressed upon the high time to pause and formally introduce spiritual values in present day education system. Dr. Pandiamani gave the details of Brahma Kumaris’ effort of collaborating with 7 Universities and running Value Education courses like PG Diploma, M.Sc., and MBA etc. in these Universities.