Valedictory function for third GMP batch held at IIM Lucknow

IIM Lucknow completed the third 24 weeks programme for Defence Officers, both of Short Service Commission and others, thereby facilitating them to start their second career after retirement. Like the past two years, this year also witnessed offers from corporate houses to all 58 defence officers belonging to Army, Navy and Air Force, including 9 Lady Officers.

The management training programme was interactive and participative in nature and was aimed at exposing the Army officers to the working level knowledge of management. With experience ranging from four to 30 years, across disciplines that include administration, research, and technology, the defence officers bring to the table more than just expertise.

The keynote address was delivered by Dr. Devi Singh, Director, IIM Lucknow. He focused on the need for creating a firm set of values and integrity which are essential in today’s competitive and complex business environment.

The Valedictory Address was delivered by the Chief Guest, Brig. Y Parimu, President, Jaypee Cement Ltd. He was impressed with the management training programme organized by the Institute and shared his precious experiences with the audience. He included valuable tips for the passing defence officers such as understanding the virtues of integrity and honesty, art of being firm and polite, value of time, money and resources. He also distributed the Certificates and awards to the three toppers of the programme, which were Cdr. M Raghunandan, Cdr. Maxie Jose and Wg Cdr. Rajiv Sharma.

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