No material acquisition but working for the needy makes me happy: Sudha Murty

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Through: Express press service | Chandigarh |

Updated: Nov. 22, 2020, 10:46 a.m.


Sudha Murty advised the younger generation to imbibe the highest work ethic, learn to work hard and learn new skills, and engage in community work by investing time, the effort and money they can bring, which can only make them happy and prosperous. (Photo file)

The hardest thing to achieve in life is the ability to understand another human being, said writer and philanthropist Sudha Murty during her conversation with motivational speaker and author Vivek Atray on day two of Literati 2020.

Murty advised the younger generation to imbibe the highest work ethic, learn to work hard and learn new skills, and engage in community work by investing the time, effort and money they can bring, which can only make them happy and prosperous.

My happiness, she added, does not lie in material acquisition but in working for those in need. It keeps me cheerful and nothing worries or bothers me since I understand that life is fleeting, she added.

Award-winning author and literary historian, Dr Rakhahanda Jalil, in association with Suparna Saraswati Puri, explored the negative outbursts emerging among people during the pandemic in the session titled “Through the Looking Glass,” she said, was an unfortunate situation, which resonates in her recent book, “But You Don’t Look Like a Muslim”.

She pointed out that despite the fact that India has faced many historically significant upheavals that have impacted the lives of people of various religious and cultural backgrounds starting with Partition, we have not learned any lessons from it. ‘them and continue to make judgments based on external representations. of people. She hopes people can move beyond narrow and limiting thought patterns and avoid violence based on religion.

A session titled “Train Your Mind. Train Your Body ”with scientist and psychologist Shymal Vallabhjee and banker turned fitness trainer Shwetambari Shetty, focusing on various thoughts about the food people need to be in shape. Two expert panelists.

The day ended with a yoga interaction with US-based political blogger and yoga practitioner and author Jerome Armstrong. Popular television producer of Acharya yoga and yoga programs, Ira Trivedi spoke about the ancient discipline. Moderated by Ritu Nichani, panelists said that although it is ritualized, the practice generally has an impact on people’s mental well-being.

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