– 60 defence officers receive certificates
– Top Rankers also felicitated on this occasion
The valedictory function of the 17th Batch of Certificate Course in Business Management for Defence Officers (CCBMDO) was held at IIM Indore on September 09, 2021. Prof. Himanshu Rai, Director, IIM Indore inaugurated the event by lighting the lamp. Prof. Kousik Guhathakurta, Programme Coordinator, CCBMDO; Prof. Subin Sudhir, Chair- Executive Education, IIM Indore, and Col. Gururaj Gopinath Pamidi (Retd), CAO, IIM Indore were also present on this occasion.
Congratulating the graduating defence officers, Prof. Rai shared his views on the three fears namely, fear around money, fear due to negativity and self-defeating belief system, and fear of failure, which come along with any change or alteration in our lives, and how to conquer those fears. ‘After this six-month course, you must be excited and enthusiastic about stepping into a new corporate world. However, you may also feel sceptical about the challenges and the obstacles you will be facing in the future. Face those fears with courage and look forward to the new universe you are going to be a part of’, he said. Talking about figuring out their vision and dreams, Prof. Rai recommended the participants to keep moving while focusing on the goal. ‘Don’t concentrate on money, but on what you wish to achieve with that money, for money is what money does. Focus on your vision and add a bit of imagination to it. This will help you succeed’, he said. He stated that being passionate about what one does is the key to living a joyful and content life, irrespective of the negativity and disapprovals around. There might be people who will always try to pull you down or discourage you, but with determination, fortitude, and a strong vision, you will be able to defeat that negativity around. He concluded saying that hard work, perseverance, and grit help us get over the fear of failure. ‘You might be uncertain whether you should go back to the services or move on with the corporate journey. However, keep in mind that unless you try, you won’t even know whether you will accomplish something and thrive. Go ahead, walk your dreams and IIM Indore will always be there for you’, he said.
Prof. Guhathakurta also applauded the officers for effectively completing the programme. Prof. Sudhir briefed the officers about various executive programmes conducted by IIM Indore.
On this occasion, 60 officers received their certificate for successfully completing the programme. The top rankers were also felicitated, and they received the certificates from the Director. These were Sankaran Subramanian (Rank 1), Venkatesh K R (Rank 2) and N Thinakaran (Rank 3).
The event concluded with a vote of thanks by the Class Representative of CCBMDO Batch 17.