IIM Ranchi’s Leadership Talk Series, “AAROHAN” Starts Off On A Promising Note

IIM Ranchi successfully launched Aarohan, the Leadership Speak Series aimed at student interaction with stalwarts of their respective fields. The prime intent of the leadership speak series is to invite role models across various fields, to come and address the IIM Ranchi community, particularly the students. Through this the students gain the opportunity to interact with the best of minds from various fields. It would also promote intellectual growth and stimulation and facilitate the development of a more inclusive world-view.

The first lecture provided the students an opportunity to interact with Lt Gen Arun Kumar Sahni, Uttam Yudh Seva Medal, Sena Medal, Vishisht Seva Medal, ADC, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, South Western Command of Indian Army. Gen. Sahni is also an alumnus of National Defence Academy and Indian Military Academy, commissioned into the Regiment of Artillery, to a self-propelled regiment.  On commissioning he was awarded ‘Sword of honour’ and ‘The President’s Gold Medal’ for standing first in this course. His career highlights include command of a self-Propelled Regiment in the desert sector, a Mountain Artillery Brigade in Counter Insurgency Sector in Northeast, an Independent Infantry Brigade in Jammu Kashmir and a Division as part of a Strike Corps, on the western borders.

The event started with the Director-in-charge, Prof. Anindya Sen, felicitating Lt. Gen Arun Kumar Sahni followed by the lighting of the lamp. The director addressed the gathering talking about Aarohan as a mode to promote intellectual growth and facilitate development. The topic of the talk was “Leadership in the Army Tenets for Wider Application” Speaker Lt Gen Arun Kumar Sahni, during his address, mesmerized the audience with his motivational statement. The audience heard him in rapt attention as he said “Leader is the one who knows the way goes the way and shows the way”. He further touched topics such as the need of mental resilience, military leadership and different types of training in the army. Students were able to learn about different models used in the army and 6 C’s of leadership.

The talk was attended by  Prof. Anindya Sen, Director In-charge, IIM Ranchi, Major General R. Nagraj, GOC, 23 Inf. Division, Brig. V S Saini (Retd), CAO, IIM Ranchi, Army Officers, Students, Faculty  and  Staff members of IIM Ranchi. The occasion was concluded with the National Anthem.

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