Post-pandemic, the world is witnessing many geopolitical uncertainties : Suresh Narayanan , CMD , NESTLE
FORE School of Management (FSM), New Delhi, held the XXV Convocation on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. The event was graced by Mr. Suresh Narayanan, Chairman and Managing Director at Nestlé India Limited, New Delhi.
Dr. Jitendra Das, Director welcomed the Chief Guest and advised the passing out students that “Never be afraid of making mistakes in life. Mistakes are part of human nature. Learn from your mistakes, don’t repeat them, and move on. Life is full of challenges, obstacles, and surprises. But with hard work and a positive attitude, one can achieve success”. He wished all the post-graduating students success and encouraged them to bring more laurels to FORE, their Alma Mater.
Presenting the activity report, Dr. Das highlighted the milestones that FORE School achieved for the year 2021-22. Dr. Jitendra Das also informed about four new verticals of FORE Society; FORE Academy of Management Education (FAME), FORE Agro-tech and Rural Management Institute (FARM), FORE Institute of Drone Technology and Research (FIDTR), FORE Institute of Aviation Studies and Technology (FAST).
Dr. Das mentioned that final placements for Batch 2020-22 were both faster and better. Better was manifested in a higher median CTC, the better quality of Companies, and multiple job offers for students. Apart from higher salary packages, there has been an improvement in the diversity of recruiters as well. Summer Internship for the year 2020-21 resulted in research papers of students jointly with faculty members and selected papers have been published as a Book titled “Adapting to Business during Covid-19 and other Issues”. The book was also inaugurated during this convocation.
Emphasizing the importance of the role of faculty and the value of humanity, Dr. B.B.L. Madhukar, Chairman said, “Teachers are the light of life. I urge the students to acknowledge the worth of teachers, embrace gratitude & humility and recognize the value of your language & culture”. Highlighting the rich alumni base of FORE School of Management, he further added, “Net worth is equivalent to Network. So, build your network and grow your connections with FORE’s Alumni and it might help you at several junctures of your life; whether it is assistance in placements, being a part of FORE’s faculty, or developing work relations”.
Chief Guest, Mr. Suresh Narayanan shared his perspectives to the post-graduating students “Post-pandemic, the world is witnessing many geopolitical uncertainties. To tackle this kind of situation, one must focus and work on the 4-A Principle, i.e., Attitude to life, work, aspiration under adverse situations; Agility – the capability of your muscles to move, when stimulated in the right direction; Adaptability – adapt to circumstances by renewing your skillsets; and Anticipation. So, get the principle of clarity in your lives”. He also said that “one of the defining characteristics of a great leader is Courage to do things in better ways”.
Dr. Vinayshil Gautam, Vice-Chairman while proposing a vote of thanks advised students to be true to themselves in every situation because time will give different lessons from classrooms to real life. He concluded the convocation by quoting Alfred, Lord Tennyson, “More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of”.