Sunday, July 11, 2010

Inaugural session of Business Communication Course at Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan

After the formal launch by Dr Dr Abdul Kalam and inspiring welcome speech by  Mr T S Krishnamurthy, former Chief Election Commissioner of India and Chairman of Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan on 10th July 2010, the regular sessions started on Sunday the 11th July 2010. Inaugural talk by   Mr P K Doraiswamy  IAS (Retd), Former Chief Secretary to Government of AP and the Chairman of Board of Studies of the Bhavan  was an eye opener for the participants.   His inspiring  speech covered four pillars of communication namely  1) Technique , 2) Content , 3) Morale and 4) Context. The other members of Board of Studies also shared their views briefly during this opening session. 
Mr. V N  Gopalan , Former Director General of Defence accounts and presently the Director of Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan, Chennai  expressed the  importance of communication  covering 1) Choice of words 2) Tone 3) Body Language and shared his experience with Political leaders.
Prof V. Chandrasekar, covered many areas stressing upon importance of communication through ABC technique.  1) Accuracy 2) Brevity 3) Clarity.  His interpretation of  “Medium is Message” as “ Medium is Massage” and “Medium is Mass Age” was quite revealing.  He suggested the participants to read good quality news papers and watch good channels to improve the communication skills.  
Prof K. Prabakar expressed his views about the importance of communication in  his own style focussing on  positive thinking.
Mr.Srikanth, Managing Director, Diana Shutters Limited stressed the importance of brief and effective communication.
Ms.Meera Raghavendra Rao, a well known columnist expressed the critical  importance of communication quoting  her  real time experience from the Journalist perspective.
Program Director Mr K.Srinivasan and Academic coorinator Prof. S. Krishnamurthy managed the entire program for the day and fine tuned the course schedule, timings, Topics, and Attendance etc. in consultation with the participants to suit their requirement.  
I, on behalf of all the participants, thank all the organizers of this wonderful programme for their dedication to make this courese very successful one. Great effort from everyone.  I am sure this is  going to be the best course we have ever attended in our life.
Pl see the photo stream of the first day session of the course.
(contributed by Narayanan Sundararajan, a participant)

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Dr Abdul Kalam launches Business Communication Course at Chennai

Dr Abdul Kalam, former President of India formally launched the skill based diploma course on Business Communication on 10th July 2010 evening at Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan, Chennai Kendra.  This course is designed for the working professionals to enhance their communication skills and to equip themselves for the competitive environment.  
The course commences on 11th July 2010.  This course is of 120 hours duration.  Classes are held on Saturdays and Sundays (3 hours each) for 20 week ends.  Many experts from academic and industry are lined up to interact with the participants  (Bhavan has avoided the word students).  More details are available at
On 10th July, Dr Abdul Kalam formally handed over two kits to two participants.  Capt. Bavicca Bharathi (youngest commercial pilot and commander in India) and Mr Kamalakanth, an IT professional received the kit from Dr Kalam.  (photo below)
Please watch the photo stream.

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