Scholarships were awarded to the first year students of the first year examination at a function held on Thursday to mark the seventh anniversary of the institution.
Seven students of Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Sambalpur received a scholarship of Rs 1 lakh. Scholarships were awarded to the top students in the first year examinations at a function organized on the occasion of the seventh founding day of the institution on Thursday.
Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has called on the students to “combine modern education with traditional values”.
“A competent workforce is only possible when we have skilled management professionals,” Mr. Pradhan said in his virtual speech.
He reiterated that the goal of the National Education Policy, 2020 is to update, improve and enhance the youth and transform the education system with increasing dynamism.
Mahadeo Jaiswal, director, IIM Sambalpur, said work on the permanent campus was in full swing and the first phase was expected to be completed by August-December next year.
Rajneesh Kumar, Flipkart’s Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, says the COVID-19 epidemic has brought about a fundamental change in people’s lives and businesses and organizations can no longer function without considering the larger context, which has affected their way of communicating with various stakeholders.
Indian hockey player Amit Rohidas, who was part of the national team that won bronze at the Tokyo Olympics, and renowned Sambalpuri singer Padma Shri Jitendra Haripal, famous for his superhit song ‘Rangavati’, were honored during the ceremony.