IIM Indore celebrated its 19th Foundation Day on Saturday, October 3, 2015. The entire IIM Indore community attended the programme.
The Programme began with the Welcome Address delivered by Professor Rishikesha T. Krishnan, Director, IIM Indore. He observed that it is a proud moment for all the stakeholders of IIM Indore as the Institute has achieved remarkable heights in terms of student population, academics & courses offerings, locations and infrastructure. He also urged the IIM Indore community members to move forward with the intention of strengthening our ability to impact management practices and thought leadership.
The Foundation Day lecture was delivered by Mr. Anshu Gupta, Founder, GOONJ. His insightful lecture on Look Beyond, See Invisible covered his own story of establishing GOONJ and the reason behind it. Mentioning about lack of basic facilities for the poor and the under-privileged, he said that we are living in a country where one is unable to get the facility for which he is paying tax. Sharing old photographs clicked by him during his journalism days, Mr. Gupta said that we need to turn the urban wastage now into rural resources. There are millions of people who die due to extreme cold during winters, because they don’t have any clothes’, he said. He mentioned that we need to understand the difference between donating and discarding our old clothes, while giving them to someone needy.
He also discussed about education, health and hygiene needs for children and females in the rural areas. Concluding his speech he said that we now need to bridge the urban and rural divide, as there is a major difference between what we are doing and what needs to be done for the welfare of the underprivileged society. We need to focus on receiver’s dignity rather than donor’s pride. ‘Work with honesty without blaming the system and things would change drastically’, Mr. Gupta said.
This was followed by an award presentation ceremony, i.e. Certificate for Academic Excellence to top 5 percentile of the combined batch of the PGP (Batch 2014-16) and IPM (Batch 2011-16) participants based on their academic performance in the year 2014-15. Certificates were given to 28 students.
On the occasion, IIM Indore’s Best Teacher Award 2015 was also declared. After considering the quantitative measures such as student feedback and qualitative factors such as innovation in course design and delivery, the following faculty were selected for the Best Teacher Award 2015:
A felicitation ceremony also took place for the employees of IIM Indore who completed their ten years of service at the Institute. These were:
This was followed by an award presentation ceremony to felicitate the following five staff members of IIM Indore who performed exceptionally well in the year 2014-15.
The programme concluded with Violin Recital Shri Milind Raikar, Raykar Academy of Violin, Mumbai; accompanied by Shri Vishwanath Shirodkar on Tabla.