“Know what to radiate about yourself, choose what you want to do.” The second day of the ongoing orientation programme of Indian Institute of Management Raipur (IIM Raipur) commenced with these inspiring words of Mr.Abhijit Ghosh, President and Chief Business Officer, ReligareFinvest Ltd.
The day witnessed a series of interactive sessions from eminent personalities from the corporate and spiritual world. Mr. Ghosh emphasized on developing a culture of objectivityrather than subjectivity among teams. “It is important to stay focused at all costs to achieve your goals.” he said. Being authentic and having a strong value system will make sure that one never deviates from one’s path. We should set our goals, and strive hard to achieve them, also it is advisable to have an alternate plan to ensure that your goal is accomplished.
Mr. Ghosh’s address was followed by a session on ‘How to make India competitive and the role of management graduates’ by Mr.AnuragGoel, Member, Competition Commission of India (CCI).Prof. B.S. Sahay, Director, IIM Raipur welcomed Mr.Goel andelaborated upon the relevance of management education in context of the competitive scenario of the business world. He said that healthy competition is necessary for growth and it is only when we overcome challenges that we succeed.
Mr.Goel asked the new batch students not to restrict themselves in the periphery of their jobs, but to constantly analyse the changing environment around them. He stressed upon the importance of innovation and asked the students to keep innovating to be a successful performer.
He answered several questions posed by the inquisitive students of the new batch. Mr.AnuragGoel, Member, Competition Commission of India, also met the faculty members of IIM Raipur to discuss avenues of research that could be taken up by faculty members on various issues of Competition.
SwamyVyomapadaDasji, ISKCON, Bhilai Outbound Programme had a session with students on “Values and Ethics in Professional Life.” He advised the students to inculcate good habits and lead a life that is value driven. Students were enlightened about the right ways of doing the right things so that they achieve completeness in their professional and personal lives.
Following the inspiring sessions, the students were engaged in a series of outbound activities conducted by Praxis-EL. The activities were aimed at building leadership and team spirit among the new students. The students thoroughly enjoyed this course of experiential learning through real life simulations.
Mr.ArunavaLahiri, COO, Monnet Ispat& Energy Ltdaddressed the students on ‘preparing and heating for industrious life’. “Try to become a transformational leader rather than a transactional manager” was the advice from Mr.Lahiri to the students. He asked the students to look beyond the salary and aim for learning. He also said that “Cost control drive should not be done at the expense of quality”. Finally, he inspired the students by calling them the “custodian of innovation”.
The day ended by a further round of team building activities conducted by Praxis-EL.