National Symposium, on "Understanding Mahatma Gandhi : Relevance of his thought and philosophy at our times"
15 March, 2019
The house of Bharatiya Vidya.Bhavan has undertaken a nationwide initiative to celebrate 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi round the year at its various institute locations. Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Institute of Management Science, Kolkata organized a National Symposium, on "Understanding Mahatma Gandhi : Relevance of his thought and philosophy at our times" during March 15-16, 2019. It was a collaborative effort with Dr. Kamal Taori International Institute of Panchaiyiti Raj and Holistic Rural Development. The symposium aimed to promote the values and philosophies of Gandhiji in a current scenario which is of massive unrest across countries and is in dire need of upholding human values and compassionate approach among humankind. The symposium also aimed to provide a common platform to discuss and interact on the theme with a view to promote collaboration and best practices. It also enabled the host organization and its partner organization to contribute to the preservation of Indian culture and tradition in alliance with organization’s own culture. Honorable Governor, Shri Keshri Nath Tripathi graced the occasion. Distinguished guests and learned delegates from various parts of the country contributed to its significance and attributes.
Prof. Dhurjati Mukherjee, Jt. Director of Dr. Kamal Taori International Institute had taken up the crucial responsibilities to give a shape to the Symposium. The BBA and MBA students of the Institute put up an enthusiastic hard work and cheerful coordination alongside the support of the workmate fraternity of Bhavan’s Institute of Management Science that led to the commendable success of the Symposium. Separate wings of students as various functional units of the Symposium shouldered responsibilities of registration, hospitality, public relations, transport, dais, systems and so on under the supervision of distinctive heads; Prof Semanti Debroy Sen, Prof Jharna Dutta, Prof, Anupama Chanda Mitra, Prof.. Biswarup Chatterjee, Mrs. Sayori Poddar, Mr. Rana Ghosh Dastidar, Mr. Tapan Das, Mrs. Debarati Basak, Mrs. Sayoni Mukherjee, Mr. Bappa Banerjee, Mr. Bapi Nag are to name a few. The encouragement and timely guidelines on the intricacies of the functional process from Dr. G V Subramanian, Director, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan - Kolkata Kendra, Dr. Ramakanta Patra, Principal, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Institute of Management Science (BIMS), Kolkata, Dr. A K Das Biswas, Senior Faculty and Advisor, BIMS, paved the way to the final formation. Off the curtain, the countless paper works from Mr. Chandan Mukherjee, Mr. Somnath Paul puts the event on record. The photography - still and videography, by the MBA/BBA students and Mr. Banik would lead us to cherish the moments in future and rectify the pitfalls, unintentional though. The Symposium and/or any event could not stand on its own without the support and tireless help from the hands of housekeeping and security desk. The presence and active participation from all concerned in the BIMS family led us to a big breakthrough. Prof. Swati Basu was the convener of this National Symposium. The Symposium marked its close with the encouraging words from Dr. Sujit Mukherjee, Associate Dean, BIMS, Kolkata.
Prof. Swati Basu
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Institute of Management Science, Kolkata
Convener : National Symposium_2019