IILM Convocation 2016, Presided Over by Dr. Jyotsna Suri, Chairperson and Managing Director – The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group Ltd. She enlightened us all with her speech for our fellow graduates and professors of IILM from all three campuses.
“Malavika & Anil Rai ji, IILM Board of Governors, faculty members, proud parents and the graduating students, I am privileged to be here for the 21st Convocation of IILM – thank you very much for inviting me.
IILM is one of the leading business schools in India offering undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in management. I believe the focus is to develop students as globally aware members of society who are responsible business leaders. The initiative to encourage students from J&K and Northeast by offering them 25% scholarship and 10% scholarships to every women student is highly commendable. I am delighted to know that there are 71 girls out of 178 students graduating this year.
Young ladies & Gentlemen, In the depressed global economic scenario India stands out like a bright spot. The Indian economy is growing at 7.6% and will continue to do so in the future. Historically, India is one of the oldest cultures and Demographically it is the youngest nation about 60% are below the age of 30. India with its 29 states, 7 Union Territories and its burgeoning middle class has both the Demand and Supply and therefore its Economy will continue to grow. The services sector is doing fairly well. The Governement’s initiative of ‘Make in India’ is giving a boost to India’s sluggish manufacturing sector. The Prime Minister’s clarion call of ‘Startup India’ / ‘Standup India’ is aimed at you and is providing a stable platform to young new entrepreneurs. As you graduate, there is huge opportunity waiting for you. Some you may join established or establishing firms, some may add value to existing family businesses and some may become entrepreneurs, who will not only sustain themselves, but also offer employment to others.
While it is very important to generate success and wealth we must not forget the core values of humanity. Let me give you fist full of values:-
- Honesty and Integrity
- Respect for Individuals
- Responsible Communication
- Devotion to Duty
- Minimize Wastage
Along with this strong fist are my good wishes to each one of you as you step out to establish yourself. Do your parents, your country and your planet proud.