Great Lakes Institute of Management, Gurgaon held its Seventh Annual Convocation for the Class of 2018 on July 17, 2018. The ceremony was graced by the presence of Chief Guest, Captain Abhimanyu Singh, Cabinet Minister, Haryana and Guest of Honor, Mr Sumant Sinha, Founder, Chairman & CEO, ReNew Power at the India Habitat Center, New Delhi.
Delivering the convocation address, Captain Abhimanyu Singh, lauded the Institute for staying true to its motto of “Global Mindset, Indian Roots” and encouraged it to focus on experiential learning for management professionals. He also commended the institute for creating a niche for itself in the field of the management education among the top Indian institutes in a very short span of time. He also shared his views and vision for further development of Haryana state.
The ceremony also witnessed the commencement of PGDM Class of 2018-20. Delivering the commencement address, Mr Sumant Sinha shared lessons from growth story of ReNew Power. He elaborated on how ReNew Power has grown to become India’s largest independent renewable energy company in seven years. He also shared the values of establishing both a clean energy business and a clean business.
In his address, Padmashri Dr. Bala V Balachandran, Founder, Dean & Chairman, Great Lakes Institute of Management, said, “To be a successful business manager, you all should understand that learning is a continuous process. We are witnessing the fourth industrial revolution, and you all should learn about artificial intelligence, machine learning, analytics, block chain, 3D printing, augmented reality and so on to stay ahead in your career. Today, you have the option of online learning and you all must make the best of it,” he added.
Congratulating the students, Mr. Mohan Lakhamraju, Vice-Chairman & CEO, Great Lakes Institute of Management, said, “Persistence and hard work will contribute to your success much more than anything else as there are umpteen numbers of examples in history showcasing that these two virtues are more valuable than luck, talent, background or aptitude.”
As a part of the convocation ceremony, a number of academic honors were handed to the meritorious students. Additionally, the graduating classes of 2018 witnessed the best ever placement season for Great Lakes, Gurgaon, and now, join a global alumni pool of nearly 8,000 spread across 30 countries.