Published : Friday, 27 February, 2015 11:30 AM
IFIM B School on the occasion of the Founder’s Day launched the 20th year celebrations themed ‘20 years of transformation’ today. Chief Guest for the event was His Holiness Sri Sri Ravishankar, Founder of Art of Living who blessed and inaugurated the celebrations and spoke elaborately on Leadership and Management. The Guest of Honour was Mr. Ashish Chauhan, MD & CEO of Bombay Stock Exchange. Also present on the occasion were Mr. V. B. Padode, Chairman - Centre for Developmental Education (CDE) Society and Chief Editor - Dalal Street Investment Journal (DSIJ), Dr. R. S. Nirjar, Executive Chairman - Board of Governors, Vice Chancellor (Retd.) Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida (UP), Padma Bhushan Mr. Ajai Chowdhry, Founder- HCL & Former Chairman- HCL Infosystems Ltd, Dr. V. A. Sastry, Director - The National Stock Exchange, Mr. Sanjay Padode, Secretary - CDE Society, Bangalore, Mr. Mike Shah, President & CEO - M. S. Enterprises, Bangalore, Mr. Rajesh Padode, Joint Managing Director - DSIJ Pvt. Ltd., Pune, Mr. Rakesh Bamzai, SVP & President Commercial India and Emerging Markets, Mylan Pharmaceuticals Ltd among others.
The inaugural event showcased the journey of the business school over the last 19 years in nurturing and developing management professionals who have gone on to excel in their various business assignments in India and abroad. The celebration brought together alumni, former directors, deans, faculty and current students, faculty members, administration, leadership teams and others who have helped create the brand IFIM Business School. IFIM felicitated all those who contributed to its growth story. The evening ended with a cultural show.
Speaking at the inauguration of the 20th Year Celebration of the IFIM B School, H H Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said, “The most important aspect of leadership is to let go of control and surrender with childlike innocence. A true leader has qualities of compassion, sacrifice, care, determination, humility and leads by example creating leaders and not followers. Everybody is bigger than their problems and they should have faith that only the best will happen to them when their intention is pure. In the current competitive world, talent and inner strength enable one to gain a larger understanding of life, where winning or losing takes the backstage. On business, he said money can become the central point of business when it is within the boundary of ethics. Healthy food habits, exercise, meditation and relaxation help an individual gain the right balance between business and life” he added.
Mr. V B Padode added “I feel extremely gratified that the seeds sown two decades ago have grown and are yielding best of fruits for the all-round benefit of corporates and society at large”.
The year-long celebration themed on “Transformation” will feature various events beginning with the launch event on 20th February with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, followed by Kanyathon 2015 on March 8th at Cubbon Park. It is the fourth edition of the walkathon with over 5000 people, conducted yearly by IFIM B School since 2011 to support women empowerment and save the girl child program and host of lectures, CSR initiatives, Public Private Partnership projects, programs in association with Lion’s Club International, etc. The theme also incorporates transforming the environment and giving back to society. Further plans include ‘transformation series’ which involves talks on leadership and entrepreneurship from industry giants, motivational speakers and self-made businessmen. Additionally, the Institute’s CSR team has taken upon itself a project called “Shiksha Aadhar” to educate the less privileged, and for this very purpose, the IFIM hostel’s library has been chosen as the venue for a new coaching center.
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IFIM Business School, Bangalore was founded in the year 1995 with its first batch of students graduating in 1997. All programs at IFIM are AICTE approved. IFIM has been accredited by SAQs and is an ISO 9001:2008 certified institution. Over the years, it has grown to be amongst the top 40 business schools in India. Students and faculty from IFIM Business School have been regular recipients of awards in National and International Events. IFIM Business School is also emerging as a leading destination for continuing and executive education. It is also one of the few private management institutes that have been approved to offer a Ph.D program in Management. It is well known for the quality of faculty, an up to date curriculum and a strong corporate interface. Today, it is among the fastest growing B-Schools in India. www.ifimbschool.com