Students of Skyline University Nigeria (SUN) have been sensitized to ensure thankfulness as they pursue their academic programmes in the university as well as in their career life. Guest Lecturer, Sheeba Hasnain at the 3rd Guest Lecture Series organized by the Corporate Affairs Department of the university, handed down this message on 25th June 2021. Ms. Sheeba, a senior IT, and Digital Transformation Specialist brought into focus, the theme of thankfulness as an art of appreciation that can enlighten the whole of humanity.
She defined thankfulness as an art of living the most flourished life. An extract from her book “Thankfulness: the art”, published in 2019 by the Sharjah International Book Fair. According to her, technology makes our life easier and more efficient, whereas spirituality leads us to attain contentment, happiness and satisfying life. She stressed that both have to complement each other in a balanced way to make a blissful life.
The Guest speaker also affirmed that being appreciated is more lovable to human nature. As she described it, “When we appreciate and support the deeds of others, we make them feel good and boost their desire to do more good work in this world. It shows our gratitude, recognition of the quality, value and significance of people and things. Learning to appreciate others can help us live a better life and become better people.
Earlier in his remarks, the Vice-Chancellor of Skyline University Nigeria, Professor Ajith Kumar V.V, appreciated the guest speaker for sparing her valuable time to speak to the students of the university about thankfulness. He, however, expressed appreciation for the SUN team about what he considered seemingly important of the students of the university that would help them become better and much more productive individuals. He, therefore, sensitized the students to always give thanks, despite the challenges that life may bring.
The 3rd Guest Lecture Series was impactful, interactive and had in attendants, a huge turnup of students, and Staff and Faculty.