Srinagar 20 March (KNB): The National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar on Saturday organized a special virtual session on International Happiness Day in which Mumbai-based Tedx speaker and founder of 60 Bits Consulting Kala Diwanji hosted the session for teaching and non-teaching staff of the institute.
An official communique said that the session was hosted by the Department of Humanities Social Science and Management (HSS &M), to mark the observance of International Day of Happiness–“HAPPINESS INKED”.
The virtual session was attended by Director NIT Srinagar, Prof. Dr. Rakesh Sehgal who inaugurated the event with words of wisdom and emphasized on the role of happy minds.
He said such events are important in every professional institute, especially for the academicians and students of NIT Srinagar.
“Such initiatives are being conducted to ensure a stress-free atmosphere in the campus. The aim of the session was to boost and motivate our teaching and non-teaching staff for positivity and leadership skills,” Dr. Sehgal said.
Registrar NIT Srinagar, Prof. Kaiser Bukhari also attended the session and stated these sessions are in need of the hour and they will hold such initiatives in future also.
Kala Diwanji, Co-Founder of 60 Bits Consulting was the facilitator for the session. She has more than 20 years of professional experience in Corporates, NGOs, and administrative bodies and wears many hats during her career from holding a Master’s degree in Organic Chemistry to being a Creative Facilitator.
During the online session, the facilitator used a tree as a metaphor to understand that happiness lies inside us and most of the time, we forget that.
The session was highly engaging and interactive. It included activities along with the opportunity to reflect and learn from peers.
“External sources of happiness are never eternal. Most of the time, we fall prey to it was discovered by participants using creative arts,” she said.
Diwanji said happiness is a skill set which people can do with their positive actions rather than keeping it at an intellectual level of positive mindset.
“The framework of 3H- Head, Heart, and Hands was used to learn how people can get happiness inked in their daily lives that can help us overcome challenges,” she said.
Diwanji said there is importance of finding passion and the power of gratitude to get happiness inked was another key takeaway from the session.
The online session included live conversation during which they shared ideas and their stories.
Participants discovered a happiness formula which they can practice daily and session touched briefly the concepts mentioned in the two popular books “Success Principles” and “Ikigai”.
HOD Department of HSS&M Abdul Liman hailed the efforts of Director NIT Srinagar for organizing such events in the campus.
On the virtual session, vote of thanks was presented by Dr. Mohd Rafiq, Assistant Professor, Department of HSS&M. He thanked the facilitator, Ms. Kala Diwanji for her valuable insight on the pursuit of happiness.
He also expressed his gratitude to Director NIT Srinagar, Dr. Sehgal for his consistent and unconditional support for the Department of HSS&M.
Dr. Rafiq also appreciated his role as a leader for encouraging the initiatives taken by the department. He also praised the efforts of the organizing team of the event. (KNB)