by Fr. Joaquim Fernandes
MATUNGA-MUMBAI, SEPTEMBER 2, 2014: Tej-Prasarini, Don Bosco Communications, Matunga organized the 'Master Your Mind' Workshop for students, teachers and adults at Don Bosco, Matunga from August 19-28, 2014 as part of the Bicentenary celebrations of the birth of Don Bosco. Mrs. Vidya Balan was the Chief Guest for the Valedictory programme at Tej-Prasarini, Don Bosco Communications in Mumbai. The resource person Mr. D. P. Mahesha, Founder and Director of Masterminds International, conducted this workshop in Mumbai for the ninth successive year in association with Tej-Prasarini, Don Bosco Communications.
Mr. Mahesha is a pioneer in the field of Creative Memory and Mind Management. By virtue of trained memory, he gained entry into the Limca Book of Records and was the proud recipient of the "Memory Wizard Award" in the Memory Asiad Competition held in 2001. He has conducted these workshops for a number of companies in different parts of India and abroad. A four day Master Your Mind Workshop was held at Don Bosco High School for thirty adults. During the workshop the participants were introduced to multiple intelligence, ambidexterity, concentration, memory techniques, speed reading, mind maps, neurobics and a number of techniques to help the brain perform to its optimum best. Another important aspect during this workshop was to learn total relaxation techniques where the body is completely relaxed but the mind is fully alert. "This workshop provides a complete change of perspective and is one of the best courses that I have attended," said Mrs. Anneth Fernandes.
Nearly hundred children from various schools in Mumbai along with the Don Bosco Shelter children and the children from disadvantaged families benefited from the course entitled "Mid Brain Activation Workshop". After attending the Mid Brain Activation workshop the children were able to read numbers, words, recognize colours - all blindfolded. The children felt confident and happy and plan to get good grades too. The Chief Guest Mrs. Vidya Balan, (Bollywood Actress) congratulated the participants on the amazing skills presented by the participants during the demo at the conclusion of the seminar. Fr. Joaquim Fernandes, sdb, Director - Tej-Prasarini, Don Bosco Communications presented her with a memento of the Bicentenary on the Birth of Don Bosco. Don Bosco Communications is doing a fabulous work and training the children in forming character and integrity through the various training progamme organized throughout the year.
This seminar taught each one of them to work smarter and to use their potentials to their optimum level. Instead of teaching the individual facts about other things, they must be taught facts about themselves; how he can learn, think, recall, create and solve problems. This Brain Training program was indeed an inner journey to know oneself and enjoy life to the full. As Don Bosco says "Education is a matter of the heart and God is its only Master. We will never succeed unless he teaches us the art and puts the keys into our hands."