One of the most anticipated events of IIM Indore- Footprints—The Annual Alumni Meet was began at IIM Indore on November 12, 2016. The two day event gathered more than 250 alums, giving them an opportunity to come together once again and relive their days at the Institute.
The inaugural ceremony took place in the presence of Professor Rishikesha T. Krishnan, Director, IIM Indore, Professor Ganesh N. Nidugala, Faculty, IIM Indore and Professor Ashish Sadh, Chair, Alumni Committee along with all the alumni gathered for the event. Professor Krishnan welcomed the alumni and mentioned the highlights of the Institute and the developments which took place recently. ‘Along with having the largest number of students on campus, we have also now achieved the first international accreditation from Association of MBAs (AMBA—UK based accreditation agency). We are also trying to put more emphasis on entrepreneurship and will provide an incubation to support participant’s ventures initially’, he said.
This was followed by a book launch ceremony wherein the book—‘Speak Up: Change India Initiative’ by IIM Indore’s alum Prashant Sinha was launched. The book is a collection of some of the dynamic personalities of contemporary India. It is an endeavor to throw light on how an ideal citizen should be. The book tries to inspire people, who want to contribute to the nation, with real life examples of these change-makers. Mr. Sinha said that he started writing this book believing that writing is a therapy which helps you develop in a better way. His book discusses about various challenges faced by the country—transgender rights, child abuse, clothing, old age, blood shortage, healthcare etc. and how these can be fixed.
This was followed by an interaction session of the alumni and the current batches, which gave the young students an opportunity to know each other better, learn from the seniors’ experiences and get inspired from their success stories.
The first day of the event was followed by many fun events including a cultural night and a rocking DJ night.
The event created a platform for the union of cheerful and enthusiastic proud alumni, senior and recent, step back on home ground to relive their college days, greet old pals, meet their professors and interact with current students and juniors.
The second day of the event would witness Annual Alumni Entrepreneurship Meet, where the students would be able to discuss about their future entrepreneurship plans and seniors would be able to share their views and suggest their ideas to the young budding entrepreneurs.