The 31st edition of TAPMI’s annual management fest Atharva commenced with the Inauguration Ceremony on 19th January 2018. The ceremony began with an invocation song followed by the lighting of the ceremonial lamp by the Chief Guest Mr. Deepak Kulkarni, CHRO, Bajaj Electricals, the Chief Guest of Honor Mr. Ashneer Grover, PC Jeweller Ltd, President of New Business and Strategy and the Director of TAPMI, Dr. Madhu Veeraraghavan. This was followed by an overview of Atharva and the theme of the year “Modulate the Mayhem”.
The Director of TAPMI Dr. Madhu Veeraraghavan spoke warmly about the event and complimented the team of Atharva for bringing this event together successfully. He said events like these make a B school life complete. He then spoke about the newly launched PGDM HR program and how TAPMI is a forward-looking B School. TAPMI is also looking forward to taking major leaps in the field of management in coming future. He also spoke about how the life in TAPMI is not just about academics but also much more. There are a lot of student events lined up in coming few weeks and the Director is looking forward to all of them. He thanked the Chief Guest for gracing the occasion and asked the students to learn whatever they could from the guest lectures which have been scheduled during the event.
The Convenor of Atharva Mr. Harshvardhan Sheth then gave an overview of the 31st edition of Atharva. He walked through Atharva’s history back when it had modest beginnings and how the event grew over the years. He elaborated on the theme of the year “Modulate the Mayhem”. He then elaborated on the plethora of exciting events which have been lined up this year. These events range from Business Plan competition to a marathon for a cause. Other events cater to the enthusiasts of Marketing, Analytics, Finance etc. This was followed by an introduction about our Chief Guest Mr. Deepak Kulkarni and our Chief Guest of Honor Mr. Ashneer Grover.
Mr. Deepak Kulkarni then addressed the gathering. He thanked the college for inviting him to this event and praised the college for organizing an event of this scale. He then spoke about the theme of the year and elaborated the importance of modulating the markets. Being an HR, he spoke about the importance of HR in markets. He also asked the students to improve their skills as there is an acute shortage of skilled workers in the market. He spoke on the importance of grassroots experience taking examples of situations from the industry. He spoke on regulations and legislation related to labor management. He emphasized on stress management among the employees. He asked the students to spend a couple of minutes every day to focus on mastering oneself and cleansing the mind of stress.
He appealed to the college to incorporate Kaizen philosophy in its way of life. He then spoke about his experiences during his corporate internship days in Godrej Soaps. He spoke on how we can build on the branding strategy of TAPMI. He spoke about organizational hiring strategies and the different competencies which must be considered before hiring an employee. He concluded by once again thanking the college for inviting him and showered praise on TAPMI for being a center of excellence bring an end to an engrossing speech. The next few days are promising to be intellectually stimulating, fun and a great learning experience.