“Economy is estimated to grow at more than 7%, despite the demonetization drive”, – Sh Kanoria, CMD, SREI . #BIMTECHConvocation

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“India is presently the world‟s fastest growing major economy and has recorded a GDP

 

growth rate of 7.9% in 2015-16, highest for any major economy. In 2016-17 too, our

 

economy is estimated to grow at more than 7%, despite the demonetization drive, again

 

the fastest among all major economies. Quite naturally the global spotlight is on India.”

 

These were the words with which Sh Hemant Kanoria, the Chairman and Managing

 

Director of SREI Infrastructure Finance Limited, started his Convocation day speech at

 

BIMTECH, on 2nd April 2017. Addressing the students at the convocation, Sh Kanoria

 

said, “Entrepreneurship is in the DNA of all Indians and entrepreneurship is what will

 

make the difference in India‟s growth. For any nation, to grow fast and to remain on a

 

high growth trajectory on a sustainable basis, an investment in capacity addition in its

 

infrastructure is a must. Apart from physical infrastructure we also need to make

 

massive investments in our social infrastructure, especially in the fields of education,

 

healthcare and hospitality. These are vital services which we cannot ignore. As the

 

Fourth Industrial Revolution or Digital Revolution unfolds, many old jobs and skills will

 

get redundant, and many new skills will emerge and our skill development infrastructure

 

has to also gear up to the emerging needs.” He also mentioned that, “India is in a

 

position to embrace technology must faster as the youth are more tech-oriented and are

 

the country‟s biggest strength.

 

A pioneer in the field of infrastructure, Hemant Kanoria has reshaped India‟s

 

infrastructure landscape with innovative ideas and a strong passion for excellence. He

 

is an avid follower of the teachings of Swami Vivekanand, which had a profound impact

 

on him from an early stage and has been instrumental in shaping his values and

 

principles.

 

According to Sh. Kanoria, he believes that, “When we work in partnership with

 

entrepreneurs, we create more value.” Quoting an example of SREI, he said, “We

 

worked with 60,000 contractors to create more than 600,000 jobs in rural areas through

 

infrastructure entrepreneurship. When we develop a strategy for building infrastructure,

 

we should not restrict ourselves only to manufacturing and services sectors. We must

 

not forget that agriculture still continues to support directly and indirectly two-third of our

 

entire population. Thus, building the rural infrastructure is equally vital.”

 

Following that, Sh.Kanoria also mentioned that, “PPP may have created some

 

temporary problems, but the lessons learnt are translating into sounder contracts,

 

improvements in the bidding and tendering processes, transparency and objectivity in

 

project valuations and tariff-setting. The entire episode has made all the stakeholders

 

much more mature. Our PPP model will evolve stronger and I am quite sure it can well

 

become a template worth emulating for other countries.”

 

Concluding his remarks with a reference to Ramayana, Sh Kanoria mentioned about the

 

four promises given by Shri Ram to his guru, Guru Vashishth, and emphasized on

 

„Swadhyay‟ or self-study. He said that without that it is very difficult to grow in life.

 

The Director of BIMTECH, Dr Chaturvedi, presented the annual report, wherein many

 

achievements of the Institute were mentioned. Around 350 students received their

 

diploma on this day. 14 PhD scholars and two FPM candidates also received their

 

doctoral degrees. The following students were felicitated on the occasion for excellence

 

in academic and extra-curricular activities-

 

  1. GOLD MEDAL AWARDED TO Ms. TANIA MANHAS FOR SECURING OVERALL

 

FIRST POSITION In PGDM

 

2.GOLD MEDAL AWARDED TO Ms. NAVYA FOR SECURING OVERALL FIRST

 

POSITION In PGDM (IB)

 

  1. GOLD MEDAL AWARDED TO Mr. DEVIDUTTA MOHANTY FOR SECURING

 

OVERALL FIRST POSITION In PGDM (IBM)

 

  1. GOLD MEDAL AWARDED TO Ms. DIVYA SHARMA FOR SECURING OVERALL

 

FIRST POSITION In PGDM (RM)

 

  1. SPECIAL MEDAL AWARDED TO Ms. TANIA MANHAS FOR SECURING FIRST

 

POSITION in THE MARKETING SPECIALIZATION STREAM in PGDM

 

  1. SPECIAL MEDAL AWARDED TO Mr. PULKIT ACHANTANI FOR SECURING FIRST

 

POSITION in THE OPERATIONS SPECIALIZATION STREAM in PGDM

 

  1. SPECIAL MEDAL AWARDED TO Ms. VANIKA CHHABRAFOR SECURING FIRST

 

POSITION in THE FINANCE SPECIALIZATION STREAM in PGDM

 

  1. SPECIAL MEDAL AWARDED TO Mr. DHYANENDRA MOHAN FOR SECURING

 

FIRST POSITION in THE HR SPECIALIZATION STREAM in PGDM

 

  1. DR. C.B.GUPTA MEMORIAL MEDAL – 2017, FOR ALL-ROUND BEST

 

PERFORMANCE AMONG MALE STUDENTS, AWARDED TO Mr. BHANU PRATAP

 

SINGH PGDM Batch – 2015-17

 

  1. SMT.YASHODA JAJU MEMORIAL MEDAL – 2017, FOR ALL-ROUND BEST

 

PERFORMANCE AMONG FEMALE STUDENTS, AWARDED TO Ms. VANIKA

 

CHHABRA PGDM Batch – 2015-17

 

  1. SMT. MADHURI J SHETH AWARD FOR BEST ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE,

 

AMONG FEMALE STUDENTS OF PGDM, AWARDED TO Ms. TANIA MANHAS Batch

 

– 2015-17

 

  1. SMT. MADHURI J SHETH AWARD FOR BEST ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE,

 

AMONG FEMALE STUDENTS OF PGDM (International Business), AWARDED TO

 

Ms. NAVYA Batch – 2015-17

 

  1. Jagdish N. Sheth Best Thesis Award was awarded to

 

  1. Dr. Sartaj Chaudhary and 2. Dr. John Kingu

 

Also at the end of the ceremony, Mr Bhanu Pratap Singh and Ms Vanika Chhabra, both

 

passing out students of batch 2015-17, gave their valedictory speech on behalf of the

 

students. Dr Sartaj Chaudhary also gave her award winner‟s speech. A vote of thanks

 

was given by the Dean Research, Dr Arunaditya Sahay, on behalf of the Institute.

 

A lavish dinner was also arranged for the parents and students on this occasion.

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