Business ideas, Green policies, Sustainability concepts for a New India take centre-stage at GIM’s Flagship Event ‘Samriddhi’
Panaji, December 2022: The Goa Institute of Management (GIM) recently concluded its flagship event, ‘Samriddhi’, which hosted competitions revolving around diverse topics like India @75, Industry 4.0, Sustainability, INDEA 2.0, Metaverse & Mental Health, in order to further its vision of creating socially responsible leaders for tomorrow.
‘Samriddhi’ is GIM’s annual flagship international business conference and is attended by thousands of students across India.
The three-day international event hosts students from prestigious business schools and other institutions from India, who are given the opportunity to network with important business figures, compete and attend workshops.
India is embracing new technological and industrial advancements and keeping this in mind, the theme for this year was ‘Tryst with Destiny’.
Various powerful business stalwarts from across the nation were present at the event to share their deep insights and knowledge. The event hosted influential speakers like Mr. Satish Pradhan, Independent Consultant, Ex-Executive VP – of TATA Sons, Mr. Birender Ahluwalia, CEO – Of the Positivity Co., Mr. R Srinivasan, PGP Chair – IIM B, Mr. Sharad Vivek Sagar, Founder & CEO – The Dexterity Global Group, Dr. Dan LeClair CEO – Global Business School Network who shared their knowledge and interacted with the students.
The event hosted 1 international and 6 national competitions, including 1 undergraduate level competition for the first time, with total prize money of over Rs. 5.5 lakh. Undergraduates who participated in Eco-Lution, a sustainability-focused case-study competition, gained insight into the corporate world and an opportunity to enhance their resumes. The students also had to submit a case study in which they had to use critical thinking to come up with answers pertaining to sustainability, environmental policy, and decision-making.
“It was heartening to see the innovative ideas that the young minds of the participants came up with. We narrowed it down and asked the students to come up with ideas to regulate waste management and increase sustainability on the campus of GIM. A very interesting idea presented was the creation of an app that GIM students could use to log in their attendance for lunch prior to that time. This helps our cafeteria staff to prepare food accordingly and reduce potential wastage. I think this concept can be picked up by all institutions.” says the professor in charge of the conference.
More than 3600 people registered for the event, including attendees from prestigious international and domestic institutions including IIM A, IIM B, IIM C, SIBM Pune, SCMHRD, IITs, etc. A workshop on the Metaverse, visuals, UI, and UX design was also held as a part of Samriddhi 2022. Students were able to learn more about the metaverse universe and how it will operate in the future thanks to this workshop. It was an online workshop where students could get practical training.
Since its establishment, Samriddhi, the annual business symposium and signature event of GIM, has sought to close the knowledge gap between aspiring business leaders at business schools and seasoned business executives in the industry.