Basudheya Kutumbakam is a vedantik thought from Maha Upanishada, which means Whole World is One Family. The basic ideology, message it carries are to feel for whole humanity, connecting hearts, being respectful to all and love all. This powerful thought is having capability to do away with the violence, intolerance and maintain love and compassion among all.

Vivekananda’s Philosophy of Universal Consciousness and Universal Love for Humanity, by connecting minds and soul for establishment of peace and bliss in this world spread the message of presence of one soul in all. According to Mahatma Gandhi all the people under the sky irrespective of their caste creed and religion are children of God.

Many international organisations like United Nations, World Health Organisation and voluntary organisation are working continuously for last four decades after the second world war, for establishment of Peace and Justice in the world. Still one third of the population in this globe are living under poverty and struggling for the basic amenities of food, education and good health care. UNICEF has kept the agenda of equity in almost all its strategies and reports aiming to provide human justice to the people. Since last two decades lots of efforts are being made by all the nations to eradicate poverty through different developmental plans and strategies. Sustainable Development Goals of United Nations envisions for an equitable society, where peace, justice and happiness will be major forces driving the humanity.

This Covid 19 has created major disruptions in the world with respect to the nature of job, type and structure of organisation, reporting systems and work places. Life Goals have been shifted from the aspirational to situational and more influenced by environmental factors. The remote working has brought more diversity to the work places with respect to the geographical mix, but the joy of togetherness or working collaboratively and happiness of workplace relationship of sharing responsibilities, challenges are out or the place. It has become more need based and only job centric.

Adam Smith emphasised on grass route leadership to bring pride of happiness of achievement to performers, Taylor emphasises on human efficiency and power of knowledge, Kotler 4.0 focused on human need and aspirations and all of them considered the humanity as a whole. In 21st century, when geographical distance has been reduced by the technological innovations and distance between people and hearts have been minimised by the platforms developed by the leaders of information sciences, which is helping to establish connectivity and understand each other in this world.

For sustenance of this agile world, strong strategies and leadership is required in every sectors and every level and a process is necessary to connect each and every points for a co-ordinated and collaborative development.

World Leadership Academy is developed not only to provide platform to the leaders to stay connected, but to think collaboratively. It has lots of processes inbuilt to serve the humanity starting from the young children in schools and colleges, working group contributing to make the lives and planet better and experienced adults interested in spreading their experiences and realisation to the world.

While today we say trust, empathy, humility and compassion are the core of Leadership, the ancient scriptures talk about universal happiness and wellbeing as follows


Sarbe Bhabantu Sukhina, Sarbe Santu Niramay

Sarbe Bhadrani Pasyantu, Maa Kaschit Dukha Bhag Bhabet

May All be Happy, May all be without Desease

May all creatures have well being And None be in Misery of Any Kind


The core of Leadership to build the lives, to nurture lives with love and compassion and drive lives for achievement of life goals ……

Published On: February 7, 2022608 wordsCategories: Education, Society & Life5 Comments
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  1. Dilip Kumar Samantasinghar February 7, 2022 at 6:41 am - Reply

    Hon'ble Madam, it is said that one eye and one witness never gets into account. But, the narration removes that ideology completely. Highly commendable and appreciated Article Madam.

    O/o DyCoE & O/o Dean
    School of Civil Engineering
    KIIT University, Bhubaneswar

  2. Bijoy Kumar Mishra February 7, 2022 at 5:35 pm - Reply

    Wonderful article presented by You Madam.

    Worth reading & sharing!

    My submission follows::

    In our Indian culture, we have heard of a famous Sanskrit dictum,

    “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam-“

    which means the whole world but is a family.

    It screws deeper & gives further enlightenment,

    “Counting one as a friend & other as a stranger is the work of a small mind.

    But to those of noble character, the entire universe is but one family.”

    Hence from times immemorial, Indian culture upholds this as the most important moral value.

    In the globalized world of today equality may be apparently spoken aloud, but the nature tells us that we are all equal before God.

    Let me cite one best example of "World is One"

    The new threat of COVID 19- breaks this wall of distinctions between race, religion & region.

    Although one gets up in the morning, with HOPE to NEW LIFE, yet ends up in panic by reading the tidbits from the newspaper.

    Young & old, poor & rich, all are experiencing the similar fate.

    None of us are safe too, the whole world is voyaging in the same boat of anxiety.

    Countries struck by Covid-19 take serious measures under quarantine in order to curb the spread of the virus.

    STAY HOME or SOCIAL DISTANCING- is the best weapon, to combat the virus.

    The lock down of the social life does give rise to new problems.

    The apprehension reaches its zenith. Everything collapses & we are unable to save the influx of corona virus patients.

    We know not our fate!

    But the one & the only thing we can be sure at this moment…, that we all belong to the one universal family.

    Let the words of Pope Francis, echo in our hearts:
    “Let us remain united…let us make our closeness felt.”

    The disease is progressing, and so must be the response.
    We will win if we are together.
    There is still time to flatten the curve of new infections.

    The key is unity and inter dependence.

    We unite ourselves with the whole world and unite it to the PASSION of our LORD JESUS CHRIST.
    Let HIS precious blood wash us and make us a new.

    Quoting the example of
    "No one is safe if everyone is not safe"
    "" No Country is safe if all the Countries are not safe""
    Because of connectivity in many ways & fields for mutual benefits.

    Which says '
    World is One'

    Thanks & Regards,
    Bijoy Kumar Mishra,
    GM( CSR & CL),

  3. Dilip Kumar Samantasinghar February 8, 2022 at 12:26 am - Reply

    Brain touching comment.

  4. Salegram Padhee February 23, 2022 at 6:53 pm - Reply

    One World is embodied unity deeply embedded in diversity. Unity and diversity like two sides of one coin complement, supplement, enrich and strengthen each other. Beauty lies in the diversity of flowers blooming in the garden of consciousness. While love binds the world and makes it one spiritually, the material world is held together by gravity. There is a dynamic balance of centripetal force (divine Grace, bliss, love, compassion, gravity) and centrifugal force (diversity, inertia).

  5. Salegram Padhee February 24, 2022 at 4:37 am - Reply

    It is imperative to adopt/ follow the path of Sadhana to go beyond Pravritti (propensities of past Karma / memories) towards Nivritti (Pratyahara) to attain the optimisation goals of Dhyana, Dharana and Samadhi for universal unity and excellence and manifestation of Sat-Chit-Ananda for global peace, harmony and sustainability. The foundational platform for Sadhana is Yama, Niyama, Asana and Pranayama.


Sasmita Samanta

Prof. Sasmita Samanta is an accomplished academician and administrator with more than two and half decades of experience in strategizing excellence in professional and technical education. Currently she wears the mantle of Professor of Management and Vice-Chancellor of KIIT Deemed to be University.

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