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Delhi Technological University and Bhaktivedanta Institute are organising the sixth All-India Students' Conference on Science and Spiritual Quest in the Capital from March 12 to 14. The theme of the conference is “Integrating capabilities with values”.

The meeting is being organised in recognition of the need to enhance awareness about the synthesis of science and spirituality to broaden intellectual perspectives and harmonise society.

A number of experts from all over the world are expected to outline their vision for the benefit of humanity in search for deeper questions of life and cosmos.

More than 400 social, scientific and spiritual thinkers and students from leading academic and research development institutions in India and abroad will participate in the conference. Keynote lectures, covering major areas of science and spirituality, will be delivered by eminent speakers.

Students will participate in the conference through paper presentations, posters and an essay competition on “What is Life -- Scientific and Indian spiritual perspectives on the nature, purpose, meaning and origin of life.”

Indian Retail School conducted a workshop on “Team building through leadership contribution” this past week. The students learnt different aspects of team building through experience sharing and activities.

Essential aspects such as the concept of team versus group and the factors instrumental in building a team were part of the training session. The workshop created awareness among students regarding the role of the leader in a team and how leadership styles affect a team's performance. 

Aligarh Muslim University has been holding a three-day national film festival, “Filmsaaz-11”, which concludes this Thursday. Around 30 short films and documentaries received from the local participants have been screened. They are based on major social issues. The valedictory session will be held on Thursday. About 40 local and 60 national entries were received for the festival.

Pearl Academy of Fashion, Chennai, in collaboration with Retailers' Association of India is organising the “Retail Talent Development Series” across different cities in South India. The first seminar was held at D.G. Vaishnav College for Men in Chennai this past week. As the knowledge partner for the summit, PAF Chennai will share its expertise and resources with graduate students seeking careers in retail management.

The seminar aims at providing undergraduate students with relevant information about careers and opportunities in retail, marketing, design, fashion and apparel industries. It also serves as a platform for them to network and showcase their talent. The initiative is expected to bridge the gap in skill sets and competency levels by inspiring more youngsters to take up retail as a career option. Discussions will be held on subjects like Indian retail industry scenario and potential, challenges in fashion and branded retailing, how to manage a fashion brand and competencies and skill sets required for retail sector.

Urvashi Sarkar  

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