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IIMians learn to clap their way to good health

?KNOWLEDGE CAN come through any door? - following this dictum the Indian Institute of Management-Indore (IIM-I) added another chapter today by hosting a seminar of Ayushmaan Bhav Trust and Research Centre Director Arun Rishi.

india Updated: Aug 29, 2006 13:26 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent

‘KNOWLEDGE CAN come through any door’ - following this dictum the Indian Institute of Management-Indore (IIM-I) added another chapter today by hosting a seminar of Ayushmaan Bhav Trust and Research Centre Director Arun Rishi.

The programme focussing on self-management and Total Quality Person (TQP), apart from touching various aspects like health, knowledge, spirituality, management and finance, was held at IIM auditorium today.

Rishi, who is an entrepreneur, switched into the role of a scientific seer by propagating his style of living based on non-use of modern products like toothbrush, toothpaste, tea, coffee, shaving cream, soap, shampoo, cosmetics, aerated drinks, tobacco products, liquor and modern medicines from the past 26 years, for which his name has been recommended to the Guinness Book.

Using mythological connotations easily understood by the masses he has likened the above described as the 10-heads of Ravana, which require a Ram in the form of every human being for taming the same.

His formulas on health including propounding of a unique system of clapping, which if practiced in the correct manner for 15 seconds daily has been claimed to keep a person healthy throughout, and also increases his life expectancy.

The principle working on acupressure keeps the body fit by removing blockages in arteries and boosting the immune system, which can be ascertained from a count of WBC, lymphocytes, phagocytes, and imuunoglobules by simply running a blood test.

He also advised rubbing the foot sole during bath to retain lustre on the face without use of any cosmetic product and recommended using mustard oil with salt for maintaining oral hygiene. The trust wants to take humanity back to nature and convert this world into a heaven by not using unnatural products harmful for the body.

He gave lot of interesting statistics on the amount of money spent by Indians on the use of these unnatural products costing about Rs 1,050 crore daily leading to the subsequent use of Rs 1,000 crore worth of medicines daily and those spending on these products costing about Rs 2,050 crore do not get value worth even Rs 50 crore.

The country pays about Rs 60,000 crore in debts and every Indian in this manner is living under a debt of about Rs 13,000, while spending so much on waste products.

He called for a self-stimulated abolition of these products thus not only improving one’s own financial status, but also improving the economic condition of the country.

Presenting the concept of TQP, which is an innovation of the Japanese concept of Total Quality management (TQM), Rishi stated that it focuses primarily on converting a human being into an energy efficient, maintenance free and economical person who will act as the smallest unit contributing towards all-round growth.

His programme on self-management aims to solve the problems faced by bigger entities like companies and nations in the form of more input and less output by converting the present concept of nine-tier management into a here-tier management. His concept is based on that of the most efficient manager GOD- generation, operation, destruction - working in every form of life and non-life.

He has rejuvenated long forgotten principles of management mentioned in mythology and ancient scriptures and reiterated their use in the present context in order to re-establish India as the knowledge head of the world.

IIM-I Director Dr S P Parashar said that several concepts from varied topics having far reaching implications were narrated in an easily comprehendible and encapsulating manner, capturing the attention span of the listener by using catchy slogans to sell ones product - in this case service - showing managerial skills using salesman technique.

IIMs, being institutes of higher learning and excellence, endeavour to provide all-round experience on the various facets of life so that future mangers do not remain within a cocoon and are better equipped to take decisions. The art of living through the mindset of a person who is essentially a businessman can add value to the self-development through inner learning course taught along with the compulsory subjects at IIM-I.

Rishi - who already has a long and impressive clientele list including big names like NTPC, NHPC, ONGC, NALCO, BHEL, GAIL, HAL, BALCO, KRIBHCO, Grasim, Century, Rayon, Mahindra and Mahindra, Birla, Reliance and Jindal Strips Limited - got an invitation for holding a seminar from HMT DGM R Ashwanthiah who attended the seminar at IIM-I today.

First Published: Aug 29, 2006 13:26 IST