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Holistic Development of Children

July 7, 2007

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India_Developmental Disabilities Group- Our Children Can Do it!

March 16, 2007

Dear friends,  This is a background of a beautiful yahoo group which is helping and supporting for development of special children. When you feel that you have sound intelligence, skill & talent, you can simply understanding that it is a special gift to you from universal power. So you can share your gift to others who is waiting for it. Kindly visit …~ Ajay Singh Niranjan  

India_DevelopmentalDisabilities – Our Children Can Do it!

Special needs or developmental disabilities include Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Seizures, Speech delays, Vision Impairment, Developmental Delays, Spina Bifilda, ADD, ADHD, Metabolic and Genetic disorders.

This is a forum for parents, professionals in discussing the practical every day challenges of raising a child with different special needs. We also discuss traditional and alternative therapies available out in India and abroad and on latest research and cutting edge technology for developmental disabilities.. Info shared is not medical advice.
This is a very friendly and supportive group. The group members are parents and professionals from India and from abroad. We expect members respect each other and flaming is strictly prohibited.. Then join this group we can make a BIG DIFFERENCE in our children’s life.    


Holistic Development – [ Integrate : SQ + EQ + IQ + PQ = True Knowledge]

March 4, 2007

Holistic Development – [ Integrate: SQ + EQ + IQ + PQ = True Knowledge ]

  A beautiful insight about PQ, IQ, EQ and SQ by Prof. Stephan R. Covey

Physical Intelligence: Wise nutrition, Consistence balance exercises Proper rest, relaxation, stress management and preventing. 

 Mental intelligent: Continuous, systematic, disciplined study and education Cultivation of self awareness, learning by teaching and doing. 

Emotional intelligent: Self awareness, Personal motivation, Self regulation, Empathy, Social skill.

Spiritual Intelligence: Integrity ( Character building ) ,Meaning ( Purpose of life ),Voice( Self Enlightenment and motivate to other )  .

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~© Ajay Singh Niranjan

Conversation between a Divine CHILD and A friend- My Poetic Insight

February 7, 2007

Every child is very near to mother, father, nature and god. Every child is very unique and creative. Every child is an emphatic listener and true learner. His mind is very pure and intuitive.  He expands mind seamlessly in all areas so they are inborn innovator. His every action creates new form of art. His every posture directs a unique form of dance. His Sweet sounds develop a nice musical harmony. His graceful appearance spread divine energies and opulence in the universe so that waves of happiness and true love can stabilize everywhere in the world.

Dedicated to all children of our universal family. I believe that the divine wisdom of children can reengineer and redefine the vision of Humanity towards love, happiness and purposeful life.

Conversation between a Divine CHILD and A friend- A Poetic Insight

Hi child! You are very near to mother, father, nature and god. Your graceful appearance spread divine knowledge everywhere in the world. What is the secret of your sound personality? Please explore your natural wisdom.

Hi friend! Good morning
Glimpse in my little eyes
You will achieve a divine image of god
See my smiling face
You will feel happiness of my mother
Look my whole personality
You will experience dynamism of my father.
Touch my rosy cheeks
You will sense true beauty of nature.

Hi child! You are looking a best manager. Your every action reflects unique management qualities. Just describe me-

O friend!
Watch my baby steps
Teach about continuous improvement
Listen my heart beats
Express about invaluable time
Observe my body movement
Showing about dynamism.

Hi child! Your habit of taking risk and positive mindset spread a true leadership skill. Just highlight your wisdom in this direction.

Hi friend!
I know very well
I am the Soul
I am fearless.

I follow the law of detachment
I walk with law of nature
I make own path every time
I have a habit of taking risk.

Every time I fall on the ground
I stand strongly and walk easily
It is all about positive mind-set
It is a part of learning process.

Hi child! You are very near to heart of god and your every quality glorifies divine nature. I think that you are a natural creator and innovator. Just portrays your invaluable ideas-

Hello friend!
Listen my innocent voice
It generates a perfect music
Watch my every posture
It originate artistic dance
Dissolve my every words and actions
in your heart and mind
It will create a nice innovation.

Hello child! You are always happy and your face always smiles and flows positive energy in the universe. Describe it clearly-

Hi friend!
I have no ego and jealousy
I smile frankly on every smile
I laugh heartily on every laugh
I think, it is all about
Purity of mind and heart
My every action share true love
My happiness create peace for humanity.
Conversation is continuing and child share their own experience about TRUE LOVE, which is actually driving force of life and creation of wealth & happiness and final journey of all human being.

O Friend!
Love is a first word of god
Love is an image of soul
Love is a prayer of god
Love is a vision of life.

Love is a patience of actions
Love is a passion of sacrifice
Love is a driving force of friendship spirit
Love is a symphony of sata Karma
Love is a spectrum of sacred thoughts
Love is an orchestra of divine qualities.

Finally I understood that every child is a natural teacher. Every child is born genius, creative and complete in all qualities. So I feel these lines when I observe child.

O Child! Good Morning
Our Divine Messenger
Our Natural Teacher
Our Real Motivator
Our Dynamic Manager

Just smile
it is our brain charger
Just laugh
it is our motivation
Just kiss
it is our happiness.

Just touch
it is our divinity
Just walk
it is our true journey
Just mediate
it is our yoga.

Just search
it is our innovation
Just think
it is our creation
Just love
it is our vision.

Warm regards & thanks..
Ajay Singh Niranjan

“You can accomplish anything in the life, provided that you do not mind who gets the credit”. — Harry S. Truman


Holistic Development of Every Child


A beautiful insight about PQ, IQ, EQ and SQ by Prof. Stephan R. Covey

Physical Intelligence: Wise nutrition, Consistence balance exercises Proper rest, relaxation, stress management and preventing.

Mental intelligent: Continuous, systematic, disciplined study and education Cultivation of self awareness, learning by teaching and doing.

Emotional intelligent: Self awareness, Personal motivation, Self regulation, Empathy, Social skill.

Spiritual Intelligence: Integrity ( Character building ) ,Meaning ( Purpose of life ),Voice( Self Enlightenment and motivate to other )  .

Love & Light  Ajay Singh Niranjan  

A Visionary Teacher for Youth- My Hearty Prayer

February 3, 2007

A Visionary Teacher for Youth- My Hearty Prayer  

A well-structured life of a student stabilizes on three strong pillars of knowledgeable concretes that are reinforced by mother, father and teacher. A Visionary Teacher not only supports for designing the vehicle of his life with pure fuel (right virtues) and robust engine (steadfast heart) but also demonstrates different unique paths at which he can easily glorify his uniqueness and creativity as well as he can drive his life very smooth, efficient and effective manner.

I think that A True Guru (a visionary Teacher) teaches students that most of the time in the life: failure, distress, weakness, darkness, loneliness come but It is intelligence (driven by the soul), who decide which is hindrance or stepping stone. If education system integrate all four dimensions – mental intelligence, spiritual intelligence, emotional intelligence, physical intelligence then definitely a beautiful mind can transform all negative element into stepping stone and can neutralize all form of duality very easy manner and can enjoy at both sides.  

O Teacher!
Supercharge us for dare to DREAM
Lead our energy into right DIRECTION
Propel us for right habit of DISCOVERY
Bless us for designing own DESTINY
O Teacher!
Reengineer our vision of life
direct us for purposeful mission
Ignite our beautiful minds
charge our thinking pattern of brains
Spread creativity in our imagination
motivate us for innovative ideas

O Teacher!
When we felt weak in any sense
Bless us, convince that
Weakness is a nice opportunity
Take every opportunity as a challenge
Transform it into a great strength

O Teacher!
When we fell in darkness of life
Guide us, ensure that
Darkness is a space for deep silence
It is a right time of meditation
It is a period of renewal of your whole energy
Transform every darkness into lightness

O Teacher!
When we failed in any field
Bless us, convince that
Success and failure are just events of life
Failure is a nice chance of improvement
Failure is a true message of changing with time
It is a time of redesigns present strategy
and Crust the target by robust strategy

O Teacher!
When we feel loneliness in the life
Guide us, ensure that
Loneliness is a route of internal enquiry.
Internal enquiry is a way of imagination
Imagination is a door of creativity and innovation.

O Teacher!
When we lost any battle
Bless us, convince that
Loosing is a message of restructuring all tactics
Loosing is a chance of reinventing new actions
Winning the battle is not your vision of life
Winning the final war is your ultimate destiny.

O Teacher!
When we looped in the circle of jealousy
Guide us, ensure that
Comparison from other is a wrong habit
Comparison from own self is a right habit
Glorify your uniqueness and creativeness in every time
Manifestation of uniqueness is a path of self-realization.

O Teacher!
When we coiled in the matrix of ego
Bless us, convince that
Ego is very dangerous attributes
It annihilates all acquire virtues
It damages your divine character
Dissolve all egos and transform into self-esteem.

O Teacher!
When we defeated in love
Guide us, ensure that
True Love always wins
Love is driving agent of life
Love is a prayer of god
Love is an image of soul.
Love is a true vision of life
Love is true journey of happiness

– Ajay Singh Niranjan

Educationalists all over the world are troubled by the question of moral education

January 29, 2007

……And I think the teaching profession is the highest profession in the world. Though one acquires very little money out of it I think it is the greatest thing. Really I do. Really think that. It isn’t just verbal rhetorical assertion. It’s the greatest thing, because in our hands lie the whole future generation”. Krishnamurti

Question: Educationalists all over the world are troubled by the question of moral education. How can education evoke the deeper core of human decency and goodness in oneself and in others?

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-Moderators: Vikas Nagpal (IITD) & Ajay Singh Niranjan (IITR) 

Krishnamurti: The good is not the `respectable’. The respectable man can never know what is good. Most of us are respectable and therefore we do not know what it is to be good. Moral education can only come, not with the cultivation of respectability, but with the awakening of love.

But we do not know what love is. Is love something to be cultivated? Can you learn it in colleges, in schools, from teachers, from technicians, from the following of your gurus? Is devotion love? And if it is, can the man who is respectable, who is devoted, know love? Do you know what I mean by respectability? Respectability is when the mind is cultivating, when the mind is becoming virtuous.

The respectable man is the man who is struggling consciously not to be envious, the man who is following tradition, he who says, `What will people say’? Respectability will obviously never know what Truth is, what good is, because the respectable man is only concerned with himself.

It is love which brings morality. Without love there is no morality. You may be a great man, a moral man; you may be very good; you may not be envious; you may have no ambition; but if you have no love, you are not moral; you are not good, fundamentally, deeply, profoundly.

You may have all the outer trimmings of goodness; but if you have no love in the heart, there can be no moral, ethical being. Is love something to be taught in a school? Please follow all this. What is it that prevents us from loving? – If you can be taught in the school and in the house, to love, how simple it would be, would it not? Many books are written on it. You learn them and you repeat them; and you know all the symptoms of love without having love. Can love be taught? Please, Sirs, this is really an important question; please do follow it. If love cannot be taught, what are the things that are preventing love? The things of the mind, the thoughts, the jealousy, the anguish, the ideas, the pursuits, their suppressions, the motives of the mind – these may be the things that prevent love. And as we have cultivated the mind for several centuries, it may be that the mind is preventing us from loving.

So perhaps the things that you are teaching your children and the things that you are learning be the things which are at the root of the destruction of love; because you are only developing one side – the intellectual side, the so-called technical side – and that is becoming more and more important in an industrial world; other things become less and less valuable, they fade away.

If love can be taught in school through books, shown on the screen in cinemas, then it would be possible to cultivate morality. If morality is a thing of tradition, then it is quite simple; then you condition the student to be moral, to be a Communist, to be a Socialist, to think along a particular line, and say that that line is the good line, the true line; any deviation from it is immoral, ending up in concentration camps.

Is morality something to be taught – which means, can the mind be conditioned to be moral? Or is morality something that springs spontaneously, joyously, creatively? This is only possible when there is love. That love cannot exist when you cultivate your mind which is the very centre of the `me’, the `I’, the thing that is uppermost in most of us day in and day out – the `me’ that is so important, the `I’ that is everlastingly trying to fulfil, trying to be something.

And as long as that `I’ exists, do what you will, all your morality has no meaning; it is merely conformity to a pattern based on security, for your being something some day, so that you can live without any fear. Such a state is not a moral state, it is merely an imitation. The more a society is imitative, following tradition, the more deteriorating it is. It is important to see this, to find out for oneself how the self, the `me’ is perpetuating itself, how the `me’ is everlastingly thinking about virtue and trying to become virtuous and establishing laws of morality for itself and for others.

So the good man who is following the pattern of good is the respectable man; and the respectable man is not the man who knows what love is. Only the man who knows what love is is the moral man.

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Innovative Teaching: A Look into the Future

January 28, 2007

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  • Highlighting the need of Innovation
  • A New Vision of Education, Schools, and Teachers
  • Leading with Relationships, Rituals, and Research
  • Innovative Leadership, Teaching, and Learning
  • key Issues for Innovative Leadership: Collaboration and Assessment
  • Recommendations for Visionary Leadership
  • Key Issues for Innovative Teaching: Adapting to New Roles, Responsibilities, and Tools
  • Recommendation for Visionary Teaching
  • Key Issues for Learning: Knowing How to Learn

 Dear Friends, 

This is a very insightful Report on the Microsoft Worldwide Innovative Teachers Forum in context of learning. 

In 21 century, “LEARNING” is a key word for success of Individual as well as Organization. “Learning” is more relevant in Indian Context because most of the time copying from outside system provide only a short term solution for any coming problem.

Learning facilitates a better platform at which a range of Innovation can flourish in all types of sub systems.   So try to make System (at all levels) more flexible, open, and adaptable for speedily response to change and harnessing multiple opportunities due to globalization. 

Ajay Singh Niranjan  

 “We are born incompetent and dependent. But we are born with an incredible capacity to learn. Education is the process by which incompetence is translated into competence, dependence into autonomy. This process takes place through learning.” —Eduardo Chaves 

Emotional Competence Framework for understanding Emotional Intelligence

January 26, 2007



EMOTIONAL AWARENESS: Recognizing one’s emotions and their effects. People with this competence:

  • Know which emotions they are feeling and why
  • Realize the links between their feelings and what they think, do, and say
  • Recognize how their feelings affect their performance
  • Have a guiding awareness of their values and goals

ACCURATE SELF-ASSESSMENT: Knowing one’s strengths and limits. People with this competence are:

  • Aware of their strengths and weaknesses
  • Reflective, learning from experience
  • Open to candid feedback, new perspectives, continuous learning, and self-development
  • Able to show a sense of humor and perspective about themselves

SELF-CONFIDENCE: Sureness about one’s self-worth and capabilities. People with this competence:

  • Present themselves with self-assurance; have “presence”
  • Can voice views that are unpopular and go out on a limb for what is right
  • Are decisive, able to make sound decisions despite uncertainties and pressures


SELF-CONTROL: Managing disruptive emotions and impulses. People with this competence:

  • Manage their impulsive feelings and distressing emotions well
  • Stay composed, positive, and unflappable even in trying moments
  • Think clearly and stay focused under pressure

TRUSTWORTHINESS: Maintaining standards of honesty and integrity. People with this competence:

  • Act ethically and are above reproach
  • Build trust through their reliability and authenticity
  • Admit their own mistakes and confront unethical actions in others
  • Take tough, principled stands even if they are unpopular

CONSCIENTIOUSNESS: Taking responsibility for personal performance. People with this competence:

  • Meet commitments and keep promises
  • Hold themselves accountable for meeting their objectives
  • Are organized and careful in their work

ADAPTABILITY: Flexibility in handling change. People with this competence:

  • Smoothly handle multiple demands, shifting priorities, and rapid change
  • Adapt their responses and tactics to fit fluid circumstances
  • Are flexible in how they see events

INNOVATIVENESS: Being comfortable with and open to novel ideas and new information. People with this competence:

  • Seek out fresh ideas from a wide variety of sources
  • Entertain original solutions to problems
  • Generate new ideas
  • Take fresh perspectives and risks in their thinking


ACHIEVEMENT DRIVE: Striving to improve or meet a standard of excellence. People with this competence:

  • Are results-oriented, with a high drive to meet their objectives and standards
  • Set challenging goals and take calculated risks
  • Pursue information to reduce uncertainty and find ways to do better
  • Learn how to improve their performance

COMMITMENT: Aligning with the goals of the group or organization. People with this competence:

  • Readily make personal or group sacrifices to meet a larger organizational goal
  • Find a sense of purpose in the larger mission
  • Use the group’s core values in making decisions and clarifying choices
  • Actively seek out opportunities to fulfill the group’s mission

INITIATIVE: Readiness to act on opportunities. People with this competence:

  • Are ready to seize opportunities
  • Pursue goals beyond what’s required or expected of them
  • Cut through red tape and bend the rules when necessary to get the job done
  • Mobilize others through unusual, enterprising efforts

OPTIMISM: Persistence in pursuing goals despite obstacles and setbacks. People with this competence:

  • Persist in seeking goals despite obstacles and setbacks
  • Operate from hope of success rather than fear of failure
  • See setbacks as due to manageable circumstance rather than a personal flaw


Social Awareness

EMPATHY: Sensing others’ feelings and perspective, and taking an active interest in their concerns. People with this competence:

  • Are attentive to emotional cues and listen well
  • Show sensitivity and understand others’ perspectives
  • Help out based on understanding other people’s needs and feelings

SERVICE ORIENTATION: Anticipating, recognizing, and meeting customers’ needs. People with this competence:

  • Understand customers’ needs and match them to services or products
  • Seek ways to increase customers’ satisfaction and loyalty
  • Gladly offer appropriate assistance
  • Grasp a customer’s perspective, acting as a trusted advisor

DEVELOPING OTHERS: Sensing what others need in order to develop, and bolstering their abilities. People with this competence:

  • Acknowledge and reward people’s strengths, accomplishments, and development
  • Offer useful feedback and identify people’s needs for development
  • Mentor, give timely coaching, and offer assignments that challenge and grow a person’s skill

.LEVERAGING DIVERSITY: Cultivating opportunities through diverse people. People with this competence:

  • Respect and relate well to people from varied backgrounds
  • Understand diverse worldviews and are sensitive to group differences
  • See diversity as opportunity, creating an environment where diverse people can thrive
  • Challenge bias and intolerance

POLITICAL AWARENESS: Reading a group’s emotional currents and power relationships. People with this competence:

  • Accurately read key power relationships
  • Detect crucial social networks
  • Understand the forces that shape views and actions of clients, customers, or competitors
  • Accurately read situations and organizational and external realities

Social Skills

INFLUENCE: Wielding effective tactics for persuasion. People with this competence:

  • Are skilled at persuasion
  • Fine-tune presentations to appeal to the listener
  • Use complex strategies like indirect influence to build consensus and support
  • Orchestrate dramatic events to effectively make a point

COMMUNICATION: Sending clear and convincing messages. People with this competence:

  • Are effective in give-and-take, registering emotional cues in attuning their message
  • Deal with difficult issues straightforwardly
  • Listen well, seek mutual understanding, and welcome sharing of information fully
  • Foster open communication and stay receptive to bad news as well as good

LEADERSHIP: Inspiring and guiding groups and people. People with this competence:

  • Articulate and arouse enthusiasm for a shared vision and mission
  • Step forward to lead as needed, regardless of position
  • Guide the performance of others while holding them accountable
  • Lead by example

CHANGE CATALYST: Initiating or managing change. People with this competence:

  • Recognize the need for change and remove barriers
  • Challenge the status quo to acknowledge the need for change
  • Champion the change and enlist others in its pursuit
  • Model the change expected of others

CONFLICT MANAGEMENT: Negotiating and resolving disagreements. People with this competence:

  • Handle difficult people and tense situations with diplomacy and tact
  • Spot potential conflict, bring disagreements into the open, and help deescalate
  • Encourage debate and open discussion
  • Orchestrate win-win solutions

BUILDING BONDS: Nurturing instrumental relationships. People with this competence:

  • Cultivate and maintain extensive informal networks
  • Seek out relationships that are mutually beneficial
  • Build rapport and keep others in the loop
  • Make and maintain personal friendships among work associates

COLLABORATION AND COOPERATION: Working with others toward shared goals. People with this competence:

  • Balance a focus on task with attention to relationships
  • Collaborate, sharing plans, information, and resources
  • Promote a friendly, cooperative climate
  • Spot and nurture opportunities for collaboration

TEAM CAPABILITIES: Creating group synergy in pursuing collective goals. People with this competence:

  • Model team qualities like respect, helpfulness, and cooperation
  • Draw all members into active and enthusiastic participation
  • Build team identity, esprit de corps, and commitment
  • Protect the group and its reputation; share credit

© 2004 The Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations: Robert Emmerling, Psy.D.