Vidhvan 2016, a National Level Management Fest was held on Friday under the auspices of the Department of Business Administration, Vidyavardhaka College of Engineering, Mysuru.
Dr R Balasubramaniam, founder and president, Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement and founder-chairman, Grassroots Research and Advocacy Movement, Mysuru, the chief guest, who inaugurated the event, appreciated the ancient wisdom provided by Indian management thinkers both, ancient and modern alike. “Everyone wants change, but nobody wants to bring about the change. Social entrepreneurship is one of the most important issues which are needed today,” he added.
“Building the country is more important and urgent than looking for the opportunities in society for making money by selecting the company which pays the maximum salary. ‘Making India’ is more important than ‘Make In India,” Dr Balasubramaniam remarked.
Dr Balasubramaniam advised students to look beyond the subjects of marketing, HR and finance, instead to help people rather than replicate the western management concepts to suit the Indian scenario. “India has enough management knowledge compared to any other nation in the world.”
“Without basic human values, a person cannot be called a ‘Manager.’ The values are compassion, faith and hope, spirit of positivism, sense of humour, fearlessness, spirit of service, pride of achievement and the spirit of enquiry,’ he added.
Gundappa Gowda, president, Vidyavardhaka Sangha (VVS), Er P Vishwanath, Secretary, VVS; S N Lakshminarayana, treasurer, VVS; Principal of VVCE Dr B Sadashive Gowda; Head of the Department Dr P S V Balaji Rao, Ramya TJ and VVCE PRO Bharathi T were among those present.
Over 40 teams from various colleges in Mysuru and outside the state participated in the management fest, states a press release.