Inauguration of the TAPMI CXO Leadership Lecture Series by Mr Veera Raja, President and Managing Director of TE Connectivity India

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18th July 2014 saw the Inauguration ceremony of the TAPMI CXO Leadership Lecture Series. This ceremony was honoured by the presence of Mr Veera Raja, President and Managing Director of TE Connectivity India, Dr R C Natarajan, Director of TAPMI, and Prof. Chowdhary Prasad, Dean – Admissions and PR at TAPMI. The ceremony was a predecessor to the Leadership lectures to be held in the following days, and market their beginning with the inspiring words of Mr Raja.

After an exquisite floral welcome to the guest, Prof Chowdhary delivered the welcome address and performed the iteration of the various achievements of the esteemed guest. The lamp-lighting then took place, following which, Mr Raja addressed the crowd of students gathered and shared his various experiences for their benefit. He talked about his many years of work, from the time of his giving up his dream of becoming an engineer, to the 14th of July, 2014, when he completed a decade of being a CEO. He narrated many small and big incidents of his life, and the learning he derived from them, on how he handled the various challenges that life threw at him, and how he made the best the of them by taking up each challenge as an opportunity and making the best of it.

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He left behind a number of gems of words for the students to ponder over, such as “Unless you work-hard continuously, success will also come at specific instances, never perpetually”, “There are issues in every organization; the only way to change anything is to drive the policies yourself”, “Take decisions based on what is right, and not who is right”, “Don’t chase visibility, chase challenges” and many more.

At the end of his inspiring words, he was duly honoured by the Director through the presentation of a memento to him, and the event was officially declared as having begun.

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JoyFest 2010 Starts @ TAPMI

“Give me some sunshine, give me some rain, give me another chance I want to grow up once again”

The children from Shri Krishna Balniketan, an orphanage in Udupi, brought in more than just some sunshine and the wish to relive one’s childhood as they brought in vibrancy and freshness of childhood to the TAPMI Campus. As a part of the initiative taken by Social Endeavour Group (SEG) of TAPMI, to celebrate Joyfest 2010, the children from Shri Krishna Balniketan were brought to the Campus and were taught painting, dancing and singing. This was done in preparation for the final fundraising event on the 2nd of October when these children would give performances so as to create awareness about their organization.

Day 1 of Joyfest 2010 at TAPMI

The day one of ‘Joyfest Week 2010’ as it is known kicked off on a very enthusiastic note for both the children and the student volunteers of TAPMI who offered to spend their time with the children. The objective of spreading joy among the lesser privileged was served very well as the children showed great enthusiasm to learn be it dancing, singing or painting. Language didn’t seem to be a barrier as the children were able to emulate and follow the instructions via gestures.

All in all it was an emotional experience to interact with kids who were so full of life and happiness despite missing out on so many necessities and luxuries which are offered on a platter to most of the kids their age. After zealously practicing for an hour and a half they were more than happy to end the day with some snacks and watching cartoons. They bid adieu with the promise to be back in time the next day to fervently pursue the practice sessions.