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This Diwali, imbibe the qualities of Lord Ram to achieve success

Apeejay Stya University hosted an engaging virtual session on ‘Lessons from Ramayana’ on November 2

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Diwali, the festival of lights, is celebrated across India in honour of Lord Ram’s return to his kingdom in Ayodhya, after staying in exile for 14 years. Ahead of this auspicious occasion, Rotaract Club, Apeejay Stya University, in association with NSS (National Service Scheme) and UBA (Unnat Bharat Abhiyan), organised a webinar on the theme ‘Lessons from Ramayana’ on November 02.  Professor Vikas Dixit, Senior Scientist, National Informatics Centre, Government of India, presided over the webinar.

Professor Dixit began his address to students by highlighting that Lord Ram, the eldest son of King Dasaratha and Kaushalya, was born on Maha Navami (the ninth day of Navratri) in Ayodhya. He said, “According to the Hindu calendar, Lord Ram is believed to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu and was born on Navami tithi during the Full Moon phase.”

Professor Dixit, who has an in-depth knowledge and interest in mythology, further focused on the reasons behind Lord Rama’s birth. “He was not just born for the sole purpose of killing Ravana. The hero, Ram, was born to help the poor and the needy. Known as the ‘Maryada Purushottam’, Ram lived his entire life by the rules of dharma. Lord Ram possessed many invaluable qualities. He was a perfect son, a reliable brother, a trustworthy friend, and a diligent student. Later, he was an ideal husband to his faithful wife, Sita, and a responsible, loyal and loving King of Ayodhya.”    

Concluding the webinar, Dr. Vijay Kumar, Teacher Educator, SoE, Apeejay Stya University, reiterated several life lessons individuals can learn from the epic of Ramayana and Lord Ram. He was obedient, modest, respectful, determined, calm, patient, and forgiving. He valued relationships, he was a great warrior and never fell into temptations. 

“The holy Ramayana, the life journey of Purushotam Rama, has influenced the art and culture of many countries of the world, south and southeast Asia in particular. It is a great source of learning for all of us. If we live and abide by the teachings of the Ramayana, we can definitely achieve success and perfection in every aspect of our life.” 

Dr. Vijay Kumar, Teacher Educator, SoE, ASU

Harshita is Assistant Editor at Apeejay newsroom. With a Post Graduate Diploma from Asian College of Journalism, Chennai, Harshita has experienced both the Media and Public Relations (PR) world. She has worked as a Journalist with Careers360 and India Today and was a PR Professional at Value360 Communications. Learner by nature, she is a foodie, traveler and believes in having a healthy work-life balance.

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