Karmaanta 2021, the flagship annual management and cultural fest of IIM Raipur commenced on the 5th of March. The chief guest Sh. Satish Marathe, Director RBI, and the guest of honor Sh. Parvinder Bharti, DGM (B&O), SBI Chhattisgarh, graced the event with their presence. The event was inaugurated with an address by Prof. R.K. Jana, Chairman, Student Affairs Committee, IIM Raipur who welcomed the dignitaries. Following this Prof. Bharat Bhasker, Director, IIM Raipur expressed his views on how management fests are great occasions of learning by doing. 


Sh. Parvinder Bharti, DGM(B&O), SBI Chhattisgarh, enlightened the students by quoting Jack Welch stating that “Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision and relentlessly drive it to completion” and motivated students.


Sh. Satish Marathe, Director RBI, shared his views on the current economic situation in the country. He highlighted that the Indian economy is going through major structural changes in the last 4-5 years with the introduction of key schemes.  


Following the enlightening speeches, Prof. Bharat Bhasker inaugurated the fest with zest and zeal. 

Day 2 of Karmaanta’21 witnessed some exciting events organized by the Clubs of IIM Raipur. Anasys, the analytics, and systems club of IIM Raipur organized “Cypher 2.0”, an event based on data analytics. Quizzing Club, IIM Raipur conducted “IGNITE - The Pop-Culture Quiz”, where participants enjoyed a fun-filled quizzing joyride. The rousing event “Getting Candid” saw esteemed guests Mr. Milind Chandwani, CEO/ Founder of Campus Diaries, and Mr. Harish Bhardwaj, Engineer, HR consultant & learning facilitator, interacting and giving insights to their experiential career learnings. “Kavyanjali” a poem writing & narration event was organized by Kartavya, The CSR Club of IIM Raipur, and “Paryavaran Protectie” by Prakriti, The Eco Club of IIM Raipur where participants shared their views on environment conservation. Case Files 5.0, an event organized by Mantra, the marketing club of IIM Raipur, made students put on their thinking hats & solved a case based on sustainable clothing.


Day 3 of Karmaanta’21 kicked off with a motivational talk by Sandeep Aggarwal, Founder, Shopclues. Followed by a panel discussion “ Seedhi Baat” organized by Mantra, on the topic “ How to lead successful innovation”. Mr. Nikhil Raval, Founder- Learn wisely & Business design, Mr. Shouvik Roy, President-Ogilvy, Mr. Sanjeev Singhai, Founder- Wellnessta and Mr. Amod Vijayvargia, Vice President – Genpact took part in the discussion moderated by Prof. Jagrook Dawra. Finatix - The Finance Club of IIM Raipur organized "Investate": A fusion of Investment & Strategy. OPEP, the Operations and Supply Chain Club organized Cogitate in association with ISCEA. Consulting and Entrepreneurship club IIM Raipur organized Paramarsh, judged by Mr. Snehanshu Gandhi, Co-founder, Kaagaz Scanner and Kartavya organized Vaktavya, which was judged by Mr. Rahul Sharma, founder of Pranyas Development Foundation. 


The three-day cultural and business fest of IIM Raipur came to an end on a high note with performances by Comedian Pratyush Chaubey and a candid session with Raj Shamani, Entrepreneur, and Kanika Choudhary, writer, and poet.


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