Indian Institute of Management Ranchi celebrated Birth Anniversary of two great sons of the Nation namely Mahatma Gandhi and the second Prime Minister of the Country Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri.
The event started with the welcome speech by Mr. Ajay Kumar, Administrative Officer, IIM Ranchi.
Prof. Shailendra Singh, The Director of IIM Ranchi, delivered an inspiring speech remembering and citing various memories and incidences pertaining to the life of these two great sons of the Nation. He further advised everybody attending the event to practice Staya, Ahinsa, Honesty and sense of duty as these two personalities have practiced in their life as we learn from the history of the Country. Prof. Singh shared the incident on how Mahatma Gandhi got the title of “Father of the Nation”. Prof. Singh also said that Mahatma Gandhi is an example of how a leader should be because a true leader encourages, motivates and empowers the person to be the best he/she can be. He also said that the name “Mahatma Gandhi” gave India an international identity.
Prof. Rekha Singhal delivered a motivating speech and shared her learning and experiences about the life style of the Great Gandhi Ji and Shri Shastri Ji. Prof. Singhal shared a brief on the life style of “Baapu”. She said that “he was a person who used to practice what he said and he followed five principles in his life, i.e., Truth, Non-Violence, Cooperation, Peace and Love.”
Mr. Satish Dwivedi, Sr. Administrative Officer also delivered a speech highlighting the great culture of this country and mentioned that from time immemorial this soil has been blessed with this kind of personalities, which are rare in any part of the world. He also read a poem about Mahatama Gandhi, ‘Chal pade jidhar do dagmag me……’.
The event got concluded by the vote of thanks by Dr. Jayanta Kr. Tripahty, Librarian, IIM Ranchi and the National Anthem. It was attended by large number of faculty and staff members physically and also through virtual mode. Due to Covid situation students of IIM Ranchi were not available physically but they also joined on Virtual Platform and became the part of this event availing an opportunity to learn the life style of these two inspiring personalities.