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ASBM 11th Convocation

Bhubaneswar : ASBM conducted its 11th Convocation in its campus at Chandaka on the 7th of April. Dr. Guru Prasad Mohapatra, IAS, Chairman, Airports Authority of India graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.

In his convocation address, he talked about the challenging role that has to be played by the youths in the face of the rapid changes that the planet is witnessing every day. He stated that India would see a new horizon by 2025 as 100,000 start ups are expected to set up creating a million opportunities for youths. While congratulating the graduating students, he advised them to comprehend the contributions being made by successful business and enterprise to civil society. He motivated the students not only to take responsible actions in shaping the society by providing true value, but also to strive to achieve impact in the long run.

The Chief Guest extolled Prof. (Dr.) Biswajeet Pattanayak, the Founder and Group Director of ASBM for his splendid and gallant endeavor in creating this world-class institution. Admiring the institute for its relentless excellence, he said that ASBM has distinguished itself as a pre-eminent institution for Business Management studies. The institute’s hard work and vision has resulted in bringing out many bright students.

Dr. E. Sankara Rao, MD & CEO of IFCI Ltd., who graced the occasion as the Guest of Honour, advised the graduating students to acquire multi skill sets and to welcome the professional world with great vigor and a passionate heart. You minds are empowered to change the course of life, he added.

The Chairman of the Board of Governors of ASBM and chairman of Infinity Group, Shri Ravindra Chamaria, presided over the event. Sharing his words of wisdom, he emphasized the buried significance of challenges in life as they hold tremendous opportunities within themselves. With the quote “No gut no glory”, he advised the students to become strong enough to face those challenges. He also encouraged them to stay updated with the latest developments and to utilize the infinite potentialities they have been blessed with.

Prof. (Dr.) Biswajeet Pattanayak, Founder and Director of ASBM, presented the annual report of the institute. While sharing his valuable words with the graduating students, he gave many real life inspirations like Jack Ma and Stephen Hawking to advice them to nurture optimism, confidence, determination and to rise wiser, stronger and with bigger goals. With the live example of brands, he stressed the condition of being ‘relevant’ in this fast changing scenario.

Ankita Parida, the student of PGDM 2016-18 batch was awarded the Infinity Gold medal as the ‘Best Student’ in academics and also bagged the Director’s Gold Medal (sponsored by State Bank of India) as the best all-rounder student.

The Chairman of P G Council Prof. Udayan Das coordinated the programme. The session was anchored by students Swati Priyambada Nanda and Akankshya Pani, corporate leaders, media, parents, alumni attended the event.

"Ankita Parida, student of PGDM 2016-18 batch, receiving Infinity Gold Medal as best student in academics and Director’s Gold Medal (sponsored by SBI) as the best all-rounder."