Programme on Art of Living Successfully Ends at RIST
USTM, Ri Bhoi, Meghalaya, 16 November 2017: The 14
day national level Faculty Development Programme (FDP)
on Art of Living has come to a successful end today at
the University of Science and Technology Meghalaya (USTM),
Techno City campus at 9th Mile, Ri Bhoi. Supported by
the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)
New Delhi, the programme was organized by the Department
of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Regional
Institute of Science and Technology (RIST).
Addressing the valedictory session, Samir Baruah, VVMVP,
Art of Living said, “Art of living teaches to enjoy
every moment of life. It is a journey from the head to
the heart”. He said that if people work with a sense of
belongingness, they do not get tired. Art of living is a
way of life in three levels—physical, mental and
spiritual, he added.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Alaka Sharma, noted
social activist and Dean, School of Social Sciences and
Humanities, USTM said that everybody wants happiness and
freedom from pain, though the concept of pain may vary.
“Art of living teaches how to reach more happiness and
get freedom from pain. A teacher who can live in the
present moment can be a very inspiring teacher who can
create leaders”, she said. The good thing about Art of
Living is that there are simple exercises performing
which we can acquire higher level of happiness and
freedom from pain. Our basic job is to create moments of
happiness, she added.
Addressing the participants, Prof. Amarjyoti Choudhury,
Vice Chancellor, USTM thanked AICTE for supporting a
course like Art of Living, which he termed as a
‘visionary’ step forward towards developing faculties by
helping them to release their stress. He also thanked
all the members of the Art of living team for imparting
a 14-day-long session at RIST.
In his address, Mahbubul Hoque, Chancellor, USTM said
that releasing stress is very important for the
faculties in order to enjoy their work. Thanking AICTE
for sponsoring the programme, he expressed hope that all
the faculties who have attended the workshop have been
Expert faculties from AICTE approved NGO “the Art of
Living” conducted the programme. While addressing the
participants, Mr. Deba Kumar Baruah, State Teachers
Coordinator, Assam and Faculty, Art of Living expressed
his satisfaction and shared his experience of the camp.
He spoke on yoga, life skill and how to increase energy
level for performance in life.
The valedictory session was also addressed by Dr PC
Mahanta, Director, RIST and Dr UK Sharma, Executive
Director, RIST. Participation certificates were issued
to the candidates who attended the programme. Some of
the sessions included in the programme were: yoga,
meditation, stress management, effective communication,
handling complaints and problems in college environment,
dynamism and crossing boundaries, ethics in team work,
engineering as a profession, holistic rejuvenation of
body and mind system, experiential teaching, being
inspired and inspiring others, etc.
AICTE was set up in November 1945 as a national level
Apex Advisory Body to conduct a survey on the facilities
available for technical education and to promote
development in the country in a coordinated and
integrated manner. RIST , an engineering college of par
excellence, provides B Tech courses approved by AICTE,
New Delhi, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India.