Talk by Dr. Ramancharla Pradeep Kumar

Our respect increases ten folds for the person when we realize that ‘Preaching is followed by action’. Dr. Ramancharla Pradeep Kumar, narrated real incidence from his life while concluding introductory talk about ‘Jeevan Vidya’ (Human Values) at ‘Pehchaan’ - talk series (a SEVA initiative) on Sunday, 10th Aug’ 2014 . Incidence was about his efforts to follow ‘Jeevan Vidya’ - platform that brings out the need for human values and relationships and is founded upon the knowledge of the self.

The talk was so effective that most of the audience from packed room declared their desire to attend week long, full time workshop at IIIT, Hyderabad in month of December’ 2014.

Dr. Pradeep won everyone’s hearts with his humble & soothing personality. It is commendable that he wears multiple hats - association with IIIT-H as Professor of Civil Engineering & Head of Earthquake Engineering Research Centre and promoter of human values. He has contributed in a major way in introducing an essential course on Human Values to UG students. He believes that for changing society, students need to be guided correctly and he does this with dedication being teacher himself.

Dr. Pradeep’s introduction by Hema as Consistent topper and winner of ‘Young Engineer Award’ had already impressed the audience. The smooth flow of lecture with complementary hi-tech presentation created the desired impact. In vote of thanks, Thiagarajan appreciated Dr. Pradeep’s knack of putting theories related to ‘Human Values’ in form of scientific equations for perfect understanding.

Talk was an interactive session to discuss points like:

  • The base of harmony in society is harmony in family for which the base is harmony in human being.
  • At individual level, the unhappiness is more due to lack of fulfillment in relationship. Most of the time and effort is spent for physical facility. Effort should be made to equally divide day equally for body, relationship and money.
  • Education setup should empower for independent thinking, impart holistic inputs, proper understanding, facilitate the development of the competence to live with Definite Human Conduct.
We pray and hope that Dr. Pradeep’s efforts create desired harmony in society and we begin from ourselves!

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