Thursday, July 8, 2010

A New Dawn

“Goodbyes are not forever.
Goodbyes are not the end.
They simply mean I’ll miss you
Until we meet again!”

With the end of two golden years, the pioneer batch of SIBM-Bangalore stepped into the next phase of their lives. They not only took hundreds of memories along, but left an inspiring legacy behind: their steps shall be followed, their work must be continued.

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw lighting the lamp

On 16th June 2010, a new life breathed into the institute: the batch of 2010-12, with all their enthusiasm, stepped into the premises of Symbiosis Bangalore; and were welcomed by none other than – country’s inspirational entrepreneur – Kiran Mazumdar Shaw. The Guests of Honour alsoincluded some very prominent personalities like Mr. Abhijit Bhaduri, Chief Learning Officer, Wipro, who is an alumnus of XLRI and the author of the best seller books – Mediocre But Arrogant and Married but Available; Mr. Rajeev Karwal, Founder and CEO Milagrow, whose brand building efforts at LG, ONIDA, Philips and Electrolux are part of marketing folklore; and Mr. Ramanujam Shridhar, CEO, Brand Comm, who is a well-known face in the advertising, brand consulting and PR circles. The event was also graced by Dr SB Mujumdar, founder director, Symbiosis.

Prof Pankaj Gupta, in his Welcome Address to the new batch, impressed upon the students the need to maintain a balancing act, and to utilize their coming two years at SIBM Bangalore to the fullest. As Ralph W. Sockman once said: “The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder.”