In its continuing series of inspired educational innovations, Usha Martin Academy, Hazaribagh, took a batch of 40 students to Bodh Gaya, the global centre of Buddhism, for an outing-cum-study tour.
In its continuing series of inspired educational innovations, Usha Martin Academy , Hazaribagh, took a batch of 40 students to Bodh Gaya, the global centre of Buddhism, for an outing-cum-study tour. The first-of-its-kind event was held on the 12th of January 2012, and was widely covered by a number of media, including Dainik Jagran, Dainik Bhaskar, and Prabhat Khabar. The Centre Head of UMA, Hazaribagh, Mr. Jyotirmoy Debnath, oversaw the study tour. The Faculty guides from UMA Hazaribagh, for the tour to Bodh Gaya were Mr. Arvind Mahajan, Mr. Martand Pratap Singh, and Mr. Ehsan-ulHaq.
"The teachings of Buddha have immense management values," pointed out Mr. JyotirmoyDebnath, with reference to this study tour to Bodh Gaya. "It is not without cause that the Japanese draw heavily from Buddhism even in their business ethics and practices. This has also been the reason of their global dominance in trade and commerce. Usha Martin Academy has always been known for its teaching innovations, deeply inspired by grass-root Indian philosophy and culture. The feedback about this study tour from our students has been extremely encouraging, and we hope to undertake more such excursions in the future."
Starting out as early as 7 AM on the 12th of January 2013, the students of UMA made the most of the 180 kms journey from Hazaribagh to Bodh Gaya, singing and dancing in the bus. The study tour from UMA Hazaribagh reached Bodh Gaya by around 11 AM.
"The main attractions of Bodh Gaya are the MahaBodhi Temple and MahaBodhi Vriksh," observed Neeraj Prakash, BCA - IIIrd Semester at UMA Hazaribagh. "Interestingly we also spent some time studying the dozen-or-so temples within the holy precincts, made by countries like Tibet, China, Thailand, Sri Lanka. The 80-feet tall statue of Buddha had an extremely calming affect on most of us."
"The presence of our Faculty at Bodh Gaya made all the difference," pointed out Rahul, another BCA student from UMA, Hazaribagh. "They put things in perspective for us. Businesses would do well to learn from the evolution of a religion like Buddhism. Bodh Gaya is a very serene and peaceful place. Monks from all over the world can be found sitting deep in thought or reading Holy Scriptures. It was a great learning experience."
Backed by the industrial giant, the Usha Martin Group, Usha Martin Academy is today recognised as the foremost business school chain in Tier-2 and Tier-3 cities and towns of India. With the semi-urban and rural spaces of India expected to drive the next phase of growth, the Usha Martin Academy has drawn praises from all quarters for its excellent work in grooming the youth from these areas into future business managers.