IIM Visakhapatnam – MGNF program office - feels proud to announce that Ms. Kaki Likitha (MGNF fellow, Leparada District, Arunachal Pradesh ) took 1st place (amongst the participants across the world) in the Global Peter Drucker Challenge 2022 and, as the winner, will be taking an all-expenses paid trip to Vienna in November to attend the annual conference and collect a cash prize of €2,000 (EUR).

The Peter Drucker Challenge is an international essay competition held annually by the Drucker Society Europe, in conjunction with the Drucker Forum- for students and young entrepreneurs from all over the world. The challenge explores a current topic in management- related to the theme of the forum in the context of Peter Drucker's human-oriented management philosophy.

The Challenge is a personal essay contest; although narratives are often related to the topic in an analytical way, but the research and evidence support the claims. The topic for the PDC 2022 was 'Towards A Passion Economy- creating value with your skills.'

Likitha’s words (Success Story )
As a student at the Indian Institute of Management Visakhapatnam, pursuing a course in Public Policy and Management, and a fellow deployed under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, India; I was able to write a well-researched piece on the given topic for this year. My essay is a testimony to all my passions and the academic knowledge I have gained from the IIM-V in understanding the entire spectrum of Management, Skill Development, and Public Policy. All of these enhanced my ideas on what is called the Passion Economy- a new way for individuals to monetize their skills and creativity. It would be an exhilarating experience to represent my institution and my work on a global platform amongst some of the finest minds in the field of management during the Annual Drucker Forum- 2022 (Vienna, Austria).