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Monday, July 09, 2007

FASOHD: Forum for Advancement of Science of Human Development

The Forum for Advancement of Science of Human Development (FASOHD), is a non-profit, registered, service society, promoted by and functioning at the Central Electrochemical Research Institute, Karaikudi-630006, Tamilnadu, India, since 16 Oct. 1985. I have been associated with it during the past eight years as a Life Member, EC Member, Treasurer and Joint Secretary. It afforded an opportunity to execute many of my ideas and to manifest some of my hidden talents. I enjoyed myself thoroughly in the different roles I played in it. I would like to place on record my gratitude to Dr.M.Raghavan, Dr.Visalakshi Ravindran, Dr.V.Sundaram, Dr.R.Srinivasan, Mr.K.Nakkeeran, Dr.(Mrs) N.Kalaiselvi, Rtn Muthu.Palaniappan and Dr.S.Sathiyanarayanan, the key office-bearers for reposing their complete confidence in me and for the full freedom they gave me to do whatever I liked. I also picked up some good friendships through FASOHD and a few important contacts. I am graeful to you FASOHD!

(1) Its main aims and objectives are:

(a) To stress the importance of Values – Moral, Ethical, Spiritual etc. in life
(b) To promote the advancement of the Science of Human Development
(c) To evolve and evaluate various techniques for realizing the potential of of human mind and body
(d) To collect scientific data on the efficacy of different techniques in improving creativity, intelligence and originality in individuals
(e) To provide a common forum for fostering the advancement of the Science of Human Development
(f) To organize meetings, lectures, demonstration of yoga/meditation, training classes for the members
(g) To organize with the collaboration of like-minded bodies/institutions Seminars on topics relating to the Science of Human DevelopmentTo promote and to bring out
publications – magazines, books etc.

(2) Activities:
(a) National-level Seminars : FASOHD has so far organized 10 National Seminars in different cities of the country like Mysore, Bangalore, Bhavnagar, Kochi, Coimbatore, Kanyakumari, Madurai, Chennai etc.
(b) Tamil Seminars: FASOHD has so far organized 4 Tamil seminars at different places like Annamalai University, Bharathidasan University, Sri Sarada Niketan College for Women and Ramasamy Tamil College.
(c) Bilingual Seminars: FASOHD has so far organized two bilingual seminars at Tamilnadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore and KLN College of Engg, Madurai.
(d) Other Seminars
A Seminar was organized in collaboration with the Alagappa University at Karaikudi on TECHNIQUES FOR REALIZING THE POTENTIAL OF HUMAN MIND & BODY
during Sep 97.
A seminar on Alternative Medicine was organized jointly with the Radionics Association of India at CECRI, Karaikudi during 1997.
A National Youth Day Seminar was organized jointly with the English Dept of the Alagappa Govt Arts College, Karaikudi, on 24 January 2001
(e) Programs for Youth
A Training Program for Students for Effective and Efficient Learning was organized at the A.P.Govt Higher Secondary School for Boys, Tiruppathur, with the support of the Lions Club of Karaikudi Vennila. About 120 students of 12th Std participated in the program.
Personality Development Programs were organized for school students at:-
(i) Thanjavur Arunachalam Chettiar Govt High School, Kottaiyur on 6 Oct 01.
(ii) Kallal Murugappa Higher Secondary School, Kallal
(iii) Alagappa Matriculation Hr Sec School, Karaikudi on 1 Dec 2001.
(iv) Chidambaram Chettiar Girls Higher Secondary School, Kottaiyur \
(v) SMS Vidyasala Hr Sec School for Boys, Karaikudi
A Spoken English course and a Computer course for Students at school-level have been conducted.
(f) Program for Teachers
A VALUE EDUCATION TRAINING PROGRAM FOR TEACHERS was organized jointly with SMRTI, Chennai and Sishu Vidyalaya, CECRI, Karaikudi during Dec.2000 at CECRI, Karaikudi. More than 150 teachers from various schools in Sivagangai district participated in the program.
A program for B.Tech.teachers was organized on 28 Sep 01 at CECRI, Karaikudi, in collaboration with the Centre for Education, CECRI, Karaikudi.
(g) Books Released: FASOHD organized jointly with the World Tamil Language Trust a book-release function on 11 January 2002. The book was the Tamil translation of Stephen Hawking’s world-famous book, A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME.
Several other books were released/introduced during the Book Fairs organized by FASOHD at Karaikudi.
(h) Simplified Kundalini Yoga classes (SKY): Yoga classes were organized jointly with the Vedatri Maharishi Manavalak Kalai Mandram, Karaikudi, at CECRI Community Centre for the benefit of members and their family from 26 August 2001.
(i) Lectures: Lectures are organized periodically on useful topics like Health, Alternative Systems of Medicine, Physiotherapy, Meditation, Literature etc.
(j) Publications: Besides the Proceedings, Abstracts and Souvenirs of the various Seminars, FASOHD has been publishing TWO QUARTERLY bulletins for the benefit of members.
An English Quarterly, FASOHD BULLETIN, and a Tamil Quarterly, ‘SIGARAM’ (Peak or Zenith), containing elevating and uplifting thoughts and ideas are published and distributed to members free of cost.
A booklet, VALUES IN LIFE, which is a compilation from various books, was published during Eighth National Seminar at Coimbatore.
(k) Study Cirlce/Readers Forum: The FASOHD Readers' Forum meets on 3rd Sundays and discusses about elevating and uplifting literature.
(l) Library: FASOHD runs a Library, containing more than 1000 rare, elevating and highly useful books for the benefit of members.
As a sequel to the Karaikudi Book Fair 2002 organized by FASOHD jointly with CECRI at Karaikudi during Feb.26-Mar.3, 2002, 2040 books were donated to 40 Rural School Libraries of the district at a function organized at CECRI, Karaikudi, on 3 April 2002.
Also as a sequel to the Karaikudi Book Fair 2002, 10,000 booklets have been procured and distributed to students of schools and colleges in and around Karaikudi.

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