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Technical Session 3 – 8:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Theme: Human values in Higher Education as a Pathway to Nurturing Better Citizens of the World 

Session Goal:
To examine universal human values as a means to establishing an internal value system among students and to look at how values-based education can work towards fulfilling the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Session Chair: Mr B N Narasimha Murthy,
Chancellor – Sri Sathya Sai University for Human Excellence

Speaker Topics:

1. Swami Sarvottamananda – Spirituality Is the Foundation
Vice-Chancellor, Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute – India

2. Professor Emeritus Tan Sri Dato’ Dzulkifli Abdul Razak and Dr Zainal Abidin Sanusi – Practical Ways to Instil Social Responsibility in Students
Rector, International Islamic University – Malaysia
Associate Professor, International Islamic University – Malaysia

3. Dr Craig Shealy – Values-Based Education as a Path towards Fulfilling the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Executive Director, International Beliefs and Values Institute – United States of America

4. Prof Terence Lovat – Moral Education to Enhance Teacher Practice
Emeritus Professor, University of Newcastle – Australia

5. Mrs Rekha Ramachandran – Integrating Ancient Indian Wisdom and Values into the Curriculum
Founder and Secretary, Disha Bharat – India

Q&A / Panel Discussion

1 Minute Mindfulness Video

Technical Session 4 – 11:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Theme:  Values-Based Medical Education: Bringing Compassion to the Healthcare System

Session Goal:
To explore the critical role of values-based medical education in cultivating compassion within the healthcare system.

Session Chair: Dr Sujatha Rathod
Director, Medical Education, Government of Karnataka – India

Speaker Topics:

1. Dr B N Gangadhar – Importance and Urgency of Developing Service-Mindedness in Medical Education
Professor Emeritus, Department of Integrative Medicine, NIMHANS– India

2. Dr Anita Saxena – Is Hidden Curriculum and Focus on Competence Driving Health Care Professionals away from Core Values of Compassion/Empathy?
Vice-Chancellor, Pt BD Sharma University of Health Sciences, New Delhi – India

3. Dr M Srinivas – Competence without Compromising Compassion in Medical Education
Director, All India Institute of Medical Science, (AIIMS) New Delhi – India

4. Dr Ignacio Lugones – The Importance of Humanitarian Healthcare Projects to Build Compassion
Chief Paediatric Cardiac Surgeon, Children’s General Hospital of Buenos Aires – Argentina

Q&A / Panel Discussion

LUNCH: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

1 Minute Mindfulness Video

Technical Session 5 – 2:15pm to 4:00pm
Theme: Addressing Mental Health in Students

Session Goal:
To discuss methods of raising awareness in students, teachers and parents to shatter the stigma surrounding mental health and to develop the value of compassion in teachers to attain personal and general wellbeing.

Session Chair: Dr Jane Hawkes
International Trainer in Values-Based Education and The Inner Curriculum – United Kingdom

Speaker Topics:

1. Ms Dilshad Khurana – Shattering the Stigma and Encouraging Conversation
Head Counsellor (Helpline), MPower – India

2. Prof Navin Kumar – Multi-systems Approach for Nurturing Happy Children and Young People
Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Delhi – India

3. Dr Shruti Niraj – The Importance of Compassionate Teachers
Senior Clinical Psychologist, Sri Madhusudan Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research – India

4. Mr Nikhil Singla – The Role of Teacher-Student Relationship in Students’ Wellbeing
Country Director, Emory University – India

5. Dr Jane Hawkes – Values-Based Interventions for a Happy Classroom
International Trainer in Values-Based Education and The Inner Curriculum – United Kingdom

6. Dr Georgina Brunton – Inculcating Human Values for Mental Well-Being
B Med, FRANZCP, Cert Child and Adolescent Mental Health – Australia

Valedictory Session – 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


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