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This is the Second (2nd)  Issue of “360 Degrees Hinduism” Magazine for the Samvat of Jyaistha Asadha 2072 as per Hindu Calendar OR May June 2015 as per English Calendar

Editor’s Note

Management and Hinduism

Indian economy is today the cynosure of the whole world because of its consistent growth which is leading to augmentation of interest in India, and its culture. As Western world attempts to better understand Indian culture, they may as well unearth that India’s ancient scriptures present insight into cultural customs and values and develop lessons for the corporate world to effectively use in and outside India. It has been reported that many of the top business schools in the United States have introduced “self-mastery classes” using Indian philosophy to help students improve their leadership skills. One of the more popular and useful of the ancient texts is the Bhagavad Gita.

It was felt by the Indian Management thinkers that the western models needed certain modifications for implementation in the Indian Environment. Western model advocated the concept of knowledge worker whereas Indian model calls for the concept of wisdom worker. Depending completely on the western model might lead to success with stress and tension while in Indian model of management, success is accompanied with harmony and happiness, not only for leaders but for followers also. Bhagavad Gita, and for that matter several other ancient Indian texts, offer a unique value proposition.

“ We can have spiritual progress; we can have material progress too in a very balanced way. We can have happiness, not only success. “

This could be one of the good reasons for us to look at some of these and make our own notes. There is a greater promise and potential for much larger perspectives in ancient Indian wisdom and much greater propensity to draw out of it and apply in a variety of situations .

Globalization calls for drastic changes and it has become essential for the managers to identify and adopt unified management theory to accomplish excellence comprising principles, methods, tools, and systems suitable to their companies. Organisational fineness can be achieved by developing sensible and dependable people concerned with accomplishing the objectives of the organisation and inculcating values for appreciating the purpose of achieving goals. Success depends greatly on the involvement of people in the organisations, willing to bring a change in tune with the global environment. Business practices will have to be changed and aligned with the growing needs and expectations of the stakeholders. The lure of using isolated techniques will not be enough for transforming the industrial world. To bring excellence, the integration of the Vedic studies with modern science and technological research is necessary .

Indian management models based on the Hindu scriptures help in creating mind enrichment in employees which is more important than job enrichment. It emphasizes the development of insight because it leads to development of inner resources like courage, vision and social awareness, and integrity, strength of character and confidence which is more important than external resources.
In this issue the technical papers titles :

“Concept of Beauty and Ayurveda Medicine”

“Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles from the Aqueous Extract of Leaves of Ocimum Sanctum for Enhanced Antibacterial Activity”

“Effect of Ayurvedic Treatment in Chronic Malaria : A Case Study”

It brings out few of the most critical insights about the subject matter and narrates how an pro-active step is to be taken and in what degree the calculated steps may result in to long term profit.

The Cover story in this issue spotlights CHINMAYA MISSION revels the energetic and enthusiastic management practices and floods light on various processes carried out in the Chinmaya Mission to ensure quality of human life remains highest at all levels.

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