The 3rd Foundation Day of IIM Visakhapatnam was celebrated today at the Institute’s campus on AU premises. Hitesh Oberoi, CoPromoter, MD and CEO of Info Edge (India) Ltd., was the chief guest. Prof. R. Srinivasan, Director Incharge, IIM Bangalore & Mentor Director, IIM Visakhapatnam, and Prof. L.S. Murty, Nodal Officer, IIM Visakhapatnam, also addressed the faculty, students and staff and highlighted IIM Visakhapatnam’s achievements in the past year.
In his address, Hitesh Oberoi encouraged students to follow their passion. Offering glimpses of his entrepreneurial journey from IIT and IIM Bangalore, he said: “Talent alone cannot lead you to places, you need to back your talent with hard work.” He hoped the students of IIM Visakhapatnam would make use of growing opportunities presented by billion dollar companies across India. “Also, given the current push to the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the country, this is an opportune moment to begin one’s career in entrepreneurship,” he added.
Prizes were distributed to the students and the staff who won various sports events conducted during the year. Earlier in the day, saplings were planted by the chief guest, the mentor director and the nodal officer to mark the special occasion.
Chief guest and IIMB alumnus Hitesh Oberoi inaugurates the 3rd Foundation Day celebrations at IIM Visakhapatnam on January 17, 2017 as Prof. L.S. Murty and Prof. R. Srinivasan look on.
Hitesh Oberoi, MD and CEO of Info Edge (India) Ltd., addresses the gathering at the 3rd Foundation Day celebrations of IIM Visakhapatnam on January 17, 2017.