Poornaprajna Institute of Management, Udupi

Cultural Club

Cultural Club



Culture plays a special role in the blossoming of life and in upholding peace, progress and prosperity in society. It can even contribute to the creation of national invincibility. Unity in diversity is the hallmark of Indian culture.  India is a repository of the multiplicity of castes, religions, customs, regions and languages.  India is home to most of the religions whose members live in peaceful coexistence despite differences in lifestyles, practices and rites.

 Cultural integrity and co-existence are very much essential to promote peace and harmony in everyone’s lives.  To have a better professional career it is very much important to adjust to different cultures at the workplace and to overcome cultural shocks.  Cultural adaptation promotes a key to success in professional life. 

Poornotsav is the cultural forum of Poornaprajna Institute of Management. It is formulated with the following objectives.

  1. To facilitate stress relief among the students
  2. To provide a forum for the creative expressions of the students
  3. To promote the values and ethics of Indian culture
  4. To learn to cope with different cultures and promote coexistence
  5. To promote fast cultural adaptation to facilitate future career growth.
  6. To reach out to the other institutes of the university through various activities and widen their spectrum

Poornaprajna Institute of Management is managed and controlled by Admar Mutt education council, which is one of the most renowned Madhva Mutts of the region.  However, PIM, in addition to promoting the cultural aspects of Hindu religion has established itself as the most secular educational institutions, where students irrespective of their cast and religions integrate with the culture of PIM and become one with the institutions as PIMiians. 

The institute starts its day with a daily prayer which is drawn from Upanishads and it can be used universally by people belonging to all faiths.   It is the Shanti mantra (invocatory verse) of Isha Upanishad (IshaVasya Upanishad) Which is a part of the (Shukla) Yajurveda The hymns are as follows:

 पूर्णमदः पूर्णमिदं पूर्णात्पुर्णमुदच्यते पूर्णस्य पूर्णमादाय पूर्णमेवावशिष्यते   शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः 

Om Puurnnam-Adah Puurnnam-Idam Puurnnaat-Purnnam-Udacyate Puurnnasya Puurnnam-Aadaaya Puurnnam-Eva-Avashissyate || Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih ||  Meaning: 1: Om, That (Outer World) is Purna (Full with Divine Consciousness); This (Inner World) is also Purna (Full with Divine Consciousness); From Purna comes Purna (From the Fullness of Divine Consciousness the World is manifested) ,  2: Taking Purna from Purna, Purna Indeed Remains (Because Divine Consciousness is Non-Dual and Infinite). 3: Om Peace, Peace, Peace.

Poornaprajna students follow a decent dress code as specified by the management of the institute.  The food provided in canteen is normally vegetarian.  However, students can move out for taking food of their choice.  The student’s behaviour is most professional and at the same time filled with values like respecting the elders, teachers, legal system, and the society in general.   

The institute organises induction programme where the newly admitted students along with their parents attend the programme which will be presided over by the Chairman of the governing council of PIM, his holiness Sri Sri Vishvapriya Theertha swamiji.  The Secretary of the governing of the institution, Dr.Chandrashekar who is the medical director of the reputed Adarsha Hospital , Udupi normally interacts with the students and parents.  All the faculty members attend the programme along with the Director of the institution.

Founder’s Day is normally celebrated by all the sister institutions of Poornaprajna campus at the Prajna auditorium. 

Sharada Pooja is another programme that is performed at the end of the academic year normally in the month of April.  Pooja will be performed by his holiness Sri Sri Swamiji .  The programme involves honouring the rank holders and the toppers of the institute.  In addition to this the prize winners of various cultural programs held throughout the year will be facilitated at this programme.  The winners of sports prizes, Prajna Vaibhavam sessions etc. will receive the prizes from his holiness swamji.  The programme comes to an end with the blessings of his holiness swamiji and the distribution of pens to students wishing them good luck for their future career. 

In addition to these two mandatory programmes, a welcome programme and a farewell programme is internally organised by the institute. 

The cultural club also celebrates Independence Day, Republic Day, Gandhi Jayanthi, Youth week Ektha diwas, etc. 

Some of the celebrations and programs conducted by the club are:

  1. Science of Divine Veena - Workshop Organised by Cultural Club of PIM
  2. A Programme on "Spirit of Harmony and Integration of Thoughts" on the Eve of Christmus Celebrations Organised by Human Rights Cell and Cultural Club of PIM
  3. Poornotsav-2018, Deepavali Celebrations by the Cultural forum of PIM
  4. Cultural Club inauguration and Independence day celebrations at Poornaprajna Institute of Management Udupi.  
  5. Cultural Programs conducted by the Cultural club - VaividyaPoorna 2017-18
  6. Sharada Pooje and Cultural Porgramme at Poornaprajna Institute of Management
  7. Sharada Pooje and Cultural Programme at PIM, Udupi