‘Empower India, Empower Indians’

Friday 29th September, 2017

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Publication  Mint
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CCM  389
Edition  New Delhi
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Language  English
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Aim A FOLDING THE FUTURE
IN: REIMAGINING INDIA
ALL INDIA MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION
'Empower India, Empower Indians' | ^^rust the potential of In-I dia's talent have faith J in the innovative spirit of Indians and share the optimism of young India/ these were the encouraging words of Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Law and Justice; Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India as he delivered his keynote address during the concluding day of the All India Management Association (AIMA) Diamond Jubilee National Management Convention being held in the National Capital.
The minister was addressing an eminent gathering at the two day convention. 'If there's an idea and commitment, the results do happen', he said.
While speaking on the subject of 'Digital India: Creating a Trillion Dollar Digital Economy', the minister said that 'the idea is not just to empower India, but to empower Indians' through technology. The programs run by the government are not government programs but 'people programs', Prasad said.
On the topic of 'digital inclusion' he cited the government's game-changing initiative 'Jan Dhan Yojna' and remarked how this program has been a massive success.
Speaking on entrepreneur-
ship, Prasad said, 'Innovation culture in India needs to be promoted/
The concluding day of the convention saw active participation from the industry, academ-ia, thought leaders and senior management.
AIMA Honorary Life Fellowship award was presented to Firdose Vandrevala, Past President, AIMA. During the Convention, AIMA- R K Swamy High Performance Brand Award 2017 was presented to Raveesh Bha-tia, Executive Vice-President and Head of Corporate Banking, HDFC Bank. Several awards for achievements and performances were also given away to AIMA local management associations.
During a panel discussion on 'Disruptive HR: Managing Talent in Times of Great Change', technology solutions for human resource, recruitment, employee engagement, feedback, employee onboarding among other interesting topics
were discussed. The panellists also discussed how technology can help organisation better hire and manage talent. Kiran Menon, Co-founder & CEO, Tydy; Jayant Prasad Paleti, Co-Founder, Darwinbox; Rishabh Kaul, Co-Founder and Head of Demand Marketing, Belong were the panellists. The session was moderated by Pranav Pai, Founding Partner and Chief Investment Officer, 3one4 Capital.
A plenary session on 'Folding the Future In: Reimagining India' was held. During the session, Lord Karan Bilimoria CBE DL, Chairman, Cobra Beer Partnership spoke about liberalisation, globalisation, the India of today and how India is all set to 'win'.
Chris Parsons, Chairman, India Practice, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP in his concluding remarks to this session said that India is 'capable of achieving greatness'.
Earlier during the convention, Sunil Kant Munjal, President, AIMA and Chairman, The Hero Enterprise said, Technology appears to be the biggest driver of change', adding that 'startups are the new mantra and we need to have a fully facilitating environment by creating runways for success.'
T V Mohandas Pai, Senior Vice President, AIMA and Chairman, Manipal Global
Education Services concluded the convention with closing remarks. (L-R) Chris Parsons, Chairman, India Practice, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP; Lord Karan Bilimoria CBE DL, Chairman, Cobra Beer Partnership; Sunil Kant Munjal, President, AIMA & Chairman, The Hero Enterprise and TV Mohandas Pai, Senior Vice President, AIMA & Chairman, Manipal Global Education Services
Raveesh Bhatia, Executive Vice President & Head of Corporate Banking, HDFC receiving the AIMA-R K Swamy High Performance Brand Award 2017 from Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport I : & Highways; Shipping and Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India
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(L-R) Rishabh Kaul, Co-Founder and Head of Demand Marketing, Belong; Jayant Prasad Paleti, Co-Founder, Darwinbox; Kiran Menon, Co-Founder & CEO, Tydy and Pranav Pai, Founding Partner and
Chief Investment Officer, 3one4 Capital
Firdose Vandrevala, Past President, AIMA recipient of the AIMA Honorary Life Fellowship
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AIMA OFFICE BEARERS FOR THE
YEAR 2017 -18
Exciting year lies ahead for AIMA as the new office bearers for the year 2017-18 were announced.
T V Mohandas Pai, Chairman, Manipal Global Education Services Pvt Ltd takes over as President, AIMA. He succeeds Sunil Kant Munjal, Chairman, The Hero Enterprise. Harshavardhan Neotia, Chairman, Ambuja Neotia
Group is the new Senior Vice President, AIMA.
Sanjay Kirloskar, Chairman and Managing Director of Kirloskar Brothers Limited is now the Vice President, AIMA. Nikhil Sawhney, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Triveni Turbine Limited is the Treasurer, AIMA. Rekha Sethi is the Director General of AIMA. ;ar Prasad; Ministei I Jubilee NMC and i lobal Education Sei A gala evening was hosted on the first day of the summit. A fashion show by Raghavendra Rathore, an internationally trained Indian fashion designer was organised. His made-to-measure luxury tailored ethnic Indian costumes especially curated for the Diamond Jubilee Celebration of AIMA were appreciated by the audience. The show also saw for the first time AIMA office bearers walking the ramp. All the past AIMA presidents were called on stage to cut a cake. Karan Singh, an 'illusionist' captivated the audience with several performances. The evening ended with dinner hosted for all the participants.