Indore: Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Indore’s annual management festival 'Ahvan' 2010 gets off to an inspiring start. As per sources, the festival took its first step in 2009 with a theme of Imagining India. In order to take a bigger step, the theme of the festival this year is 'Act to Inspire', 'Inspire to Act', sources added. Mr. Chandrashekhar Ghosh, Founder of Micro Finance Institution 'Bandhan', inaugurated the festival. N Ravichandran, Director, IIM-Indore and other senior faculty members were also present at the inaugural ceremony.
Professor N Ravichandran delivered a speech at the inaugural ceremony. He highlighted the theme of the festival 'Act to Inspire, Inspire to Act', in his speech. Thereafter, Mr. Ghosh gave a lecture on his experiences with 'Bandhan' as a part of the Envision speaker series. According to Professor Anil Gupta of IIM-Ahmedabad, as prosperous they become economically, more concerned they should be towards the poor and the needy. In addition, he introduced his initiative - Honey Bee Networks.
As per sources, Honey Bee Networks encourages sharing innovation to match the need of the people who are devoid of the basic amenities they deserve. Furthermore, Professor Gupta opined that there were thousands of people in this country with a lot of creative ideas, which could be harnessed to make life simpler.
As per sources, Ahvan'10 observed the launch of 'Chanakya', which is a consulting event, organized in association with Cognizant. The event was organized to test the core consulting skills of the participants, sources added. Moreover, sources informed that the event, which witnessed heavy participation from all leading B-Schools of India, was conducted in three phases.
At last, seven teams were selected to present their report in the healthcare industry, in front of an esteemed panel of judges. As per sources, the panel includes Mr. Alok Saxena, Mr. Manish Kocher and Mr. Pallav Mukherjee. All three of them are holding senior positions in the industry, sources added.