The event began with the lamp lighting ceremony by Mr. Chandra and Professor Rishikesha T. Krishnan, Director, IIM Indore. This was followed by release of the official short movie of IIM Indore.
The 15 minute movie depicted the campus life of the Institute from the point of view of its esteemed alumni and how it enhanced their career and personality.
This was followed by a short presentation by the iHelp Club of IIM Indore, a social initiative run by IPM participants for the welfare of underprivileged children.
Professor Krishnan in his welcome address mentioned about the various initiatives taken by the Institute and the future plans.
'The Institute has a large alum base of more than 5000 graduates with diversified portfolio, working in various fields successfully', he said.
He also noted that the Institute's mission is to be contextually relevant and provide world class academic infrastructure along with enhancement in the course curriculum, raising the level of research by faculty members and improving the international collaboration via student exchange as well in the coming years.
Mr. Amit Chandra began his Foundation Day Lecture noting that interacting with youngsters has always been fun, as they are always updated and motivates a person to keep learning.
Sharing his personal experience, being born and brought up in a small town, Mr. Chandra said, 'Living in a middle class family helps you grasp the fact that success is always a combination of who we are and how we work, and we shouldn't take this for granted at all.'
'You can't achieve anything without perfection. You need to look inwards, into the softer aspects of managing yourself, building real relation with society and learning how to communicate', he said.
The event also witnessed an award presentation ceremony, i.e. Certificate for Academic Excellence to top 5 percentile of the combined batch of the PGP (Batch 2016-18) and IPM (Batch 2013-18) participants based on their academic performance in the year 2016-17. These certificates were given to 28 participants.
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