Jammu, Jan 23: Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Jammu celebrated ‘Parakram Diwas’ to mark the birth Anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. Prof. B.S. Sahay, Director, IIM Jammu, Dr. Ashish Kumar, Chairperson Student Affairs, IIM Jammu, Cmdr. Kesavan Baskkaran, Chief Administrative Officer along with other faculty, officers, and staff offered floral tributes to Netaji on his birth anniversary.
On the occasion, UGC organized a national webinar on the Life & Times of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on 23 January 2023 which was attended by faculty, officers, staff, and students at the Institute on online mode.
Prof. B.S. Sahay, Director, IIM Jammu said, “Parakram Diwas is the occasion to remember the great son of our motherland who dedicated his life to the nation and the people.” He credited the Prime Minister for giving Netaji a due recognition by unveiling a grand statue at the India Gate. He spoke highly about Netaji’s overall competence, personality, organizing capacity, and mobilizing capacity being unparalleled to anyone.
Prof. Sahay reminded everyone about the sacrifices made by Netaji, remembering his contributions, and mentioned him as the greatest leader of his times. “Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was an embodiment of patriotism, courage, sacrifice, and determination,” he said and urged everyone to follow in his footsteps and rise above his comfort zones and work passionately toward the nation.
Dr. Ashish Kumar, Chairperson, Student Affairs, IIM Jammu recalled Netaji’s unparalleled contribution to India’s history. He mentioned his charisma as a leader and emphasized his leadership skills. He urged everyone to work hand in hand to realize his vision for India. “Netaji was one of the prominent heroes of India’s freedom struggle,” he said. Dr. Ashish was joined by Dr. Apurva, Co-Chairperson, of Student Affairs, IIM Jammu. The program was coordinated by the Office of Student Affairs, IIM Jammu.
During the course of the programme, all the faculty, officers, staff, and student members spoke about Netaji and his contributions to the Indian freedom struggle. There was also a brief description by Master Prasenjit Wagh, ward of a staff member followed by a poem and song recital by the students at the institute. A debate competition was also organized at IIM Jammu and received active participation from faculty, officers, staff, and students at the institute.