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Innovation in Cultural Events

Author : Col. Vijay Bakshi, HOD / Personality Enhancement Program and Associate Professor, IFIM Business School

Col. Vijay Bakshi

Col. Vijay Bakshi ,HOD - Personality Enhancement Program and Associate Professor IFIM Business School

A great education is derived from the concept of innovation. It's measured by how many lives have been transformed, how many ideas have been raised and how many new discoveries have been made. True innovation doesn't stop short of raising questions, but also develops solutions and summons the courage to change for the greater good. We've been told throughout our lives, "Work hard and success will be yours." Sure, this does work out in many cases but is success in academia or work life the only sure shot way to discover that precious element of satisfaction and happiness?

Student development is the core element being focused on in almost all educational forums. But the idea of the development of an individual should not just mean to excel academically but to be an all-rounder. Cultural events and their innovation can have an impactful role in helping us reach there.

When students are engaged in cultural events, they learn how to set goals, work together and feel proud of their accomplishments.

Institutions that foster a culture of innovation usually subscribe to the belief that innovation is not simply the province of leadership authorities but can come from anyone in the organization. Innovative cultural activities help an individual to define the rapid change in the society; it increases their competency level, makes them efficient in nature, thus making an innovation culture essential for success.

A lot of institutions these days ensure that every possible action is holistically rendered. May it be a tiny presentation class-wide or a nationwide fest. But why are these cultural events so important? What does it have to do with the innovative nature of an organization?

Cultural events are a gathering of like-minded individuals coming together to celebrate something they all have an interest in, keeping their differences aside. We learn to respect what others and we love. We learn to appreciate and motivate talents. We learn to celebrate uniqueness. When students are engaged in cultural events, they learn how to set goals, work together and feel proud of their accomplishments. They reject stereotypes and, at the same time, contribute to our community as a whole.


February 2018

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