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Trending: A switch over from vision and mission statements to devising mantras
Earlier, there was fad of writing and displaying 'Vision and Mission Statements' on the premises of various organisations and in their annual reports which are now being replaced by 'Mantras' or 'Mool Mantras'.

The reason is that the Indian leaders have stated explaining their initiatives in terms of Mantras these days and the trend has picked up. Now, organizations and professionals explain their effectiveness and the style of functioning in terms the mantras as guiding posts or funda.

Mantra is said to be a sound, word, phrase, short statement or formula that is repeated by someone to express his or basic belief or assumption while at work or while praying or meditating. Mantra is a Sanskrit or a standard Hindi word which stands for a central message or counsel for life and living.

However, the literal of Mantra is 'the way to control mind' but through a sacred verbal formula repeated often while doing an activity and keep energy level high and invoke devotion and will power. It is assumed that mantra evokes mindfulness at work.

Here is an example. When the Vice President of India, M Venkaiah Naidu, recently called on the visiting President of the Republic of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenkohas recently, he said that India's 'developmental mantra' was 'Reform, Perform, Transform'. Naidu also told the visiting dignitary that India was having world-class medical facilities and it is in the good interest for both the countries to promote Medical Tourism.

It is said that mantras help us through our challenging moments and energise us. Mantras create an attitude of mindfulness for acceptance holds Sarah Rudell Beach. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is very fond of stating mantras in his speeches. Here are some mantras used by him:

  • Zero defect, zero effect

  • E-governance is the way to good governance.

  • Give peace a chance

  • '5 Es' Mantra for scientists is: Economy, Environment, Energy, Empathy and Equity

  • '7 Ss' mantra for BJP workers is: Sevabhaav, santulan, sanyam, samnway, sakaratmak, sadbhavana and samvad (Service, balance, restraint, coordination, positivity, empathy and dialogue)

  • Three-dhan vikas mantra: Jan Dhan, Van Dhan and Jal Dhan.

  • Good governance is driven by pro-people policies.

The trend has picked up so much that even teachers are asking one another: "Hey! What is your Teaching Mantra?"

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