Indian Institute of Management Indore celebrated the 65th Independence Day in its traditional manner with the Faculty, Students and the Management Staff gathering at the Central Lawn of the Institute early morning for the National Anthem and Flag hoisting ceremony. Professor N. Ravichandran did the honours of hoisting the flag and addressed the IIM Indore community on this auspicious occasion. He reminded about Jawaharlal Nehru’s vision of the higher educational institutions being the modern temples of India which gave a sense of identity to IIM-Indore to rededicate itself for the betterment of the country and contribute to the national growth. He stressed on the fast growth shown by IIM-Indore since its inception in terms of its growing infrastructure, doubling of the faculty strength and nearly ten-fold increase in the batch size. He said that students and faculty should have the obligation to contribute to the society but they need to have an urge to invoke excellence in them and make it a part of their life so that they are able to make a positive impact and growth woul be sustained. In order to achieve this, they need to focus on self-development by submerging their individual ego which will lead to the well-being of their family and the institute in the long run. Self-development gets cascaded to the society they live in and eventually to the country as a whole. He concluded this inspiring speech by stressing that IIM-Indore will continue to contribute to national growth in the future as well.
Later as a part of its Social Sensitivity drive, Pragat-I, the social sensitivity club of IIM Indore celebrated Independence Day with the primary school students of nearby EGS School which is supported by them. Participants spent time with the students and provided them with necessary items. Drawing competition were conducted to bring out the creativity of kids. Prizes were awarded to the best 10 drawings and various interactive games and events are also conducted. The kids were shown various videos and movies pertaining to patriotism to develop a sense of pride in being the future of India. Sweets and chocolates were also be distributed during the events.
– Ninad & Debashree (Class of 2013)