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Orientation program of IIM Jammu inaugurated at the hands of Dr. Jitendra Singh, MoS, GoI

Jammu, July 16 (Scoop News)-Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, IIM Jammu laid down the path for a bright future of 240 students comprising the fifth MBA batch and the first Ph.D. batch. The orientation and induction programme started at 7:30 am with an online yoga session conducted by Ms. Vaijayanti Joshi, who is not only a yoga instructor but also a nutritionist and motivational coach.
This healthy session was followed by a break after which students were introduced to the faculty members. Students were given an opportunity to interact with the professors and understand the principles of IIM Jammu better.
This was followed by the main attraction, the inauguration of the Orientation Programme of IIM Jammu. The Chief Guest of the inauguration programme was Dr. Jitendra Singh, Honourable Minister of State (Independent), Government of India, presided by Dr. Milind Kamble, Chairman, Governing Board, IIM Jammu, Members of the Governing Board, IIM Jammu, Dr. BS Sahay, Director, IIM Jammu. The event was inaugurated virtually by lighting of the lamp and singing of the Saraswati Vandana by the incoming batch of MBA 2020-22 from different parts of the country.
Dr. BS Sahay gave the welcome address and inspired them to have courage in these unprecedented times. He encouraged the new batch to be self-reliant, to strive for excellence and to learn to work in a cross-cultural environment. He motivated them to become “job creators and not just job seekers” and serve humanity, society, and the nation to move towards economic growth and prosperity. He concluded his speech on a positive note and requested his students to dream big and conquer the challenges. His inspirational speech touched the young minds and they were treated to the grand reveal of the proposed permanent campus of IIM Jammu.
Dr. Jitendra Singh spoke of the government efforts towards making a digital power house. He encouraged the admitted students to make the best of the opportunities that the institute, IIM Jammu, and the city of Jammu has to offer. He encouraged the students to take the legacy forward and enlighten lives pan India. He also highlighted the importance of the youth and academic institutes like IIM Jammu in the growth story of India.
Dr. Sahay's inspiring speech was followed by yet another magnificent welcome by Dr. Milind Kamble, Chairman - BoG and IIM Jammu. He praised the institute for its “academic excellence, high-quality research, corporate exposure, executive education, and international exposure”. Dr. Kamble spoke through his experience that survival in this data-driven, changing and competitive world is possible through knowledge and students must strive to empower themselves with information, develop social awareness, and give back to the world to make it a better place.
The inaugural event was also an opportunity to showcase the programs at IIM Jammu. Dr. Manoj Kumar, Chairperson, MBA spoke about the MBA program and Dr. Vikas Pandey, Chairperson, Phd spoke about the Phd program at IIM Jammu. Dr. Ateeque Shaikh, chairperson admissions discussed the batch profile of 1st Batch of PhD and 5th Batch of MBA programme of IIM Jammu. The MBA batch represented by 22 states and 2 UTs of India representing microcosm of India. The virtual orientation ended with the Vote of Thanks by Dr. Muqbil Burhan, Chairperson – Executive Education, IIM Jammu followed by the singing of the National Anthem.

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