Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir conducts a regular programme at some of the premier educational institutions in different cities in India as well as abroad called Jijnasa. Vedic literature like the Bhagavad-Gita inspires human beings to achieve happiness by enlightened thinking. By empowering future leaders with the spiritual teachings of the Gita, the programme wishes to lay the foundation of a spiritual society flourishing, peaceful and content.
Jijnasa is a weekly spiritual awareness programme. The programme is designed as a series of nineteen presentations each touching upon a vital aspect of spiritual understanding. The Jijnasa modules have been tailored to appeal to the scientific mind. The enduring relevance of the eternal truths illustrated with rich contemporary examples gives students valuable insights into the spiritual approach to life.
The inaugural session of Jijnasa was conducted at IIM Amritsar on Tuesday, September 13, 2016. Students of the Post Graduate Program (PGP) from First and Second year attended the session. The speakers at the session were:
- Rahul Sirohi – Alumnus IIM Indore; Working with Cognizant Business Consulting.
- Shridhar Venkat, CEO, Akshaya Patra Foundation
- Shuklambhara Dasa, Vice President, Hare Krishna Movement, Delhi
Mr Rahul Sirohi and Mr Sridhar Venkat, both seasoned business leaders, explained how they could evolve professionally and personally to find greater satisfaction in work and life with the help of Bhagavad-Gita.
Sri Shuklambara Dasa, then conducted a session ‘Seeing the Aim of Human Life’. The students were exposed to the fundamental principles of Vedic thought.
All the participants were then served snacks. The students mingled and had informal discussions with the speakers .
The inaugural session of Jijnasa stimulated the interest of the participants. It was a valuable precursor to the programme that gave a taste of things still to come.