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AICTE, Mumbai University announce online workshop from 13 May to 17 May on 'Universal Human Values in Education'

The University of Mumbai in collaboration with AICTE (Western Region) will be organising an online workshop on 'Universal Human Values in Education' for institutions offering technical education.The workshop will commence on 13 May and end on 17 May. According to University of Mumbai, the workshop is of paramount significance to continue learning process amid COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown.The workshop will be conducted in Hindi and English. The morning session will be from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm and the evening session will be from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.File image of Mumbai University. Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons “To understand the basics of value education an online workshop is being organized exclusively for the Vice Chancellors of Technical Universities and University Coordinators appointed for coordinating the activities related to FDPs on Student Induction Programme,” the circular said.The workshop is specifically designed for sharing All India Council for Technical Edu…

Buddha Purnima 2020: Here's how the world observes Vesak Day celebrating birth anniversary of Gautam Buddha

Buddha Purnima or Vesak Day marks the birth anniversary of Gautam Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. It was on this day that Gautam Buddha was born in 623 BC. It is believed that this was also the day he attained enlightenment.

A portrait of Gautama Buddha. News18 Lokmat

It is believed that when Gautama was 29 years old, he ventured outside the comforts of his luxurious palace and witnessed the sufferings of the people for the first time. The event had a profound impact on him and he renounced his palace life in search of truth. Six years later, he became enlightened.

The year of birth of Gautam Buddha, however, remains debatable. In 2013, archaeologists uncovered evidence of the oldest Buddhist shrine dating to around 550 BC. An international archaeology team dug beneath existing brick structures at the Lumbini pilgrimage centre and discovered older wooden structures. It is believed that Lumbini is the place where the Buddha's mother, Maya Devi, grasped a tree and gave birth to the historical figure.

While people are advised to remain indoors during the COVID-19 lockdown, they can read and send the following quotes of Buddha to their near and dear ones on Buddha Purnima 2020.

  • It is better to conquer yourself than to win thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you.
  • As you walk and eat and travel, be where you are. Otherwise you will miss most of your life.
  • Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.
  • Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.
  • Your body is precious. It is our vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care.
  • Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.
  • Set your heart on doing good. Do it over and over again and you will be filled with joy.
  • Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.
  • If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path.
  • All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.
  • To understand everything is to forgive everything.
  • In the end these things matter most: How well did you love? How fully did you live? How deeply did you let go?


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