E-workshop on Practicing Nonviolent Communication


450 students, faculty members of Institute of Technology and Science, Ghaziabad took part in an on-line E-workshop on “Practicing Nonviolent Communication” on December 23, 2020. The e-workshop was conducted by Dr. Vedabhyas Kundu, Programme Officer GSDS. The welcome address was delivered by Prof. Nancy Sharma, Vice Principal UG Campus, I.T.S. Ghaziabad. Prof. Uttam Sharma, Chairperson BBA, I.T.S. Ghaziabad chaired the session.
Conducting the workshop on Non Violent Communication (NVC), Dr. Vedabhyas Kundu spoke of different theories and their practical applications. Speaking about the five key elements of communication, he spoke on the context of the Indian Culture and pointed to the five pillars of NVC – ‘Respect’, ‘Understanding’, ‘Acceptance’, ‘Appreciation’ and ‘Compassion’.
Elaborating his point further, Dr. Kundu quoted Marshall Rosenberg, according to whom: “Nonviolent Communication is founded on language and communication skills that strengthen our ability to remain human, even under trying conditions. It guides us in refraining how we express ourselves and hear others” and said that there is a need to develop a ‘cosmo-centric’ approach towards human beings and living creatures around us. While referring to eminent Gandhian Late Natwar Thakkar, Dr. Kundu said that there’s a need to understand inner self and go deep within.
In addition, he explained how we can bring non-violent dialogue into our lives. And what are the things that we need to keep in mind during our speech - such as promoting creativity within ourselves, keeping ourselves aware, avoiding prejudice, not being judgmental towards anyone, other's Understanding the problems, these are all the ways through which we can increase non-violent dialogue.