Shri Pranab Mukherjee
Published : Wednesday, 11 March, 2015 11:30 AM
Grand preparations are afoot for the 4th Annual Convocation of IIM Raipur, which is to be held on 17th of April, 2015 at 04:15 PM, at GEC Campus, IIM Raipur. The Honourable President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has kindly consented to be the Chief Guest and will deliver the Convocation Address. The ceremony will be graced by the Guests of Honour: Shri Balramji Das Tandon, Governor of Chhattisgarh; Dr. Raman Singh, Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh and Shri Prem Prakash Pandey, Minister of Higher & Technical Education, Govt. of Chhattisgarh. Shri Hari S. Bhartia, Chairman BoG, IIM Raipurwill preside over the function and Prof. B.S. Sahay,Director IIM Raipur will present the director’s report.
A powerful orator and scholar, Shri Mukherjee’s intellectual and political prowess as well as remarkable knowledge of international relations, financial affairs and parliamentary process are widely admired. He has been acclaimed for his role as a consensus builder on difficult national issues through his ability to forge unity amongst the diverse political parties that form part of India’s vibrant multi-party democracy.
Hon'ble President believes that education is the true alchemy that can bring India to its next golden age. He thinks that the pursuit of academic excellence should be accompanied by the quest for moral development and the preparedness of a student in his life should be on the foundation of essential values of patriotism, compassion, tolerance, integrity and equality. His presence at the convocation will be a moment that will beremembered and cherished by the students and a way for parents to celebrate their child’s success. The convocation ceremony itself is a symbolic event that represents all of the hard work and accomplishments that students have partaken in to earn their status as a graduate from one of the premier b-schools of India.
As the date of the 4th Annual Convocation approaches, the Director, IIM Raipur, Prof.B.S.Sahay, is of the firm opinion, “Our students are our brand ambassadors. While being immersed in the task of making their own lives, they will also be intimately involved in the development of the society and the nation. These graduates will not only be thorough-going professionals in their areas of expertise, but also individuals who value self-reliance and social commitment.”