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The 11th Foundation Day Celebrations of IIM Ranchi

Ranchi, Jharkhand | December | 15, 2019 :: Indian Institute of Management Ranchi, the ninth member of the prestigious Indian Institutes of Management family, was established on December 15, 2009 under the Societies Registration Act, 1860, under the aegis of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India with the extensive support of the Government of Jharkhand. The Institute has been accorded the status of ‘Institution of National Importance’ by the introduction of IIM Act 2017.

Indian Institute of Management Ranchi celebrated the 11th Foundation Day at Dr. Ramdayal Munda Kalabhawan Auditorium, Khelgaon, Hotwar, on the 15th of December 2019. The entire faculty, staff and student fraternity contributed to the celebrations through their presence.

The celebrations started with the Saraswati Vandana and the traditional lamp lightening ceremony by the dignitaries – Chief Guest, Shri. Praveen Shankar Pandya, Director of Shankar Group of Industries; Guests of Honor, Dr. Hasit Joshipura, SVP & Head- Electrical & Automation at Larsen & Toubro; Ar. Sanjay Sinha, Chairman at GC Group of Companies; Dr. Shailesh Ayyangar, Ex-MD at Sanofi India and our Honorable Director, Dr. Shailendra Singh.

Prof. Shailendra Singh, Director, IIM Ranchi delivered the welcome address and appreciated the contributions made by the faculty and students of the institute. He highlighted about the ten-year journey of IIM Ranchi. This was followed by special addresses by the Guests of Honour and the Chief Guest. The esteemed guests shared words of wisdom on their learning from the drive from their respective industries. They motivated students to work hard and to do research.

Few quotes by the prominent speakers:

‘There is a gamut of transformation in all future career prospects, and having expertise in each one’s subject field will never lead to a shortage of opportunities. MBA graduates are taking the unconventional route and doing tremendously well.’

– Shri Praveen Shankar Pandya

‘Knowledge is no longer a source of competitive advantage. Innovation is the way ahead, along with Tech Intelligence.’

– Dr.Hasit Joshipura

‘Always have the courage to rise after a failure and overcome challenges. Managing one’s failure is of utmost importance. In the process, be patient and enjoy life at every step.’
– Dr.Shailesh Ayyangar

The latter half saw the young achievers felicitated for their feat in Corporate Competitions, academics, co-curricular, and extra-curricular activities, which was followed by cultural events organized by the cultural committee of IIM Ranchi in collaboration with Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and other student bodies. High note, the SIG for singing, created a beautiful symphony of beautiful Indian music while ‘Froggy Feat,’ a SIG of dancers, performed on a range of songs from classical to Bollywood. ‘Dramebaaz,’ the special interest group of the skit and street performers, performed on the topic of ‘Gender Sensitization’ and unveiled the cultural bias that is inherent in the Indian Society towards gender and their assumed ‘Gender Roles.’ The message that the students of IIM Ranchi send through this performance is that the world has changed, and so has the distinction between gender roles. We live in an era where a father can efficiently undertake the role of a mother by becoming the cook in the house, and a daughter can manifestation as a son and learn Martial Arts and fight crimes in the Society.

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