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Be passionate about what you do: Tata Steel MD to youths

Jamshedpur, November 9: The Jamshedpur Management Association (JMA) organised a programme on “Shaping Young Mind Program” (SYMP) on November 9, 2018 at the Tata Auditorium, XLRI. This is the first time that such an event has taken place in Jharkhand. The occasion was graced by Mr. T. V. Narendran, CEO & MD, Tata Steel as the Chief Guest.

In his inaugural address as chief guest, Narendran called upon the youth to observe what was happening in the world around them and that it was very important to adapt to change. “How you want to expose yourself is very important. Be passionate about what you do. You should enjoy work that is very important. There is no substitute for perseverance and patience,” he said while addressing the august gathering of youth.

Vice-president, Corporate Services Tata Steel, Mr. Sunil Bhaskaran said that the SYMP platform was a great opportunity for the young minds to learn from the stalwarts. “JMA would be working with AIMA for more such events from next year onwards,” he said.

During the first session after the inauguration, Justice N Santosh Hegde, former Judge, Supreme Court of India and former Lokayukta of Karnataka state said that contentment and humanism was very important in one’s life. He delved into various instances of corruption and related patronage by powers which had negatively affected the existence of democracy in the country.

Justice Hegde also stressed the need for values in life. He shared his experiences on how power and money tried to influence his fight against corruption. He emphasized that one had to be impeccably clean to fight corruption and urged youngsters to do the same. He observed,”As youngsters, you should give off your best in whatever you are doing.This will earn you the next better option.”

Mr Richard Rekhy, former CEO of KPMG India, delivered an inspiring speech on the importance of finding the higher purpose of living. He also emphasized on the importance of keeping oneself updated with the changing industry trends and varying economic conditions in order to stay relevant in the future. He insisted on the importance of values and how these values transcend an organization into becoming something more than itself. He urged the youth to be passionate in what they do and strive for excellence in their respective fields.

Dr Aquil Busrai, CEO Aquil Busrai Consulting, inspired the audience through a set of motivating videos which urged the viewers to bring in change and to be confident about their abilities. He put forth the definition of a true leader as someone who is compassionate, understands the power of a team and is selfless. As a professional, he invited youngsters to keep re-inventing themselves. He also said that the core of an HR professional’s job was to understand the business problem and then provide solutions and this strategy would lead to success in the HR field.

Raghunath Medge, President, Nutan Mumbai Tiffin Box Suppliers Charity, spoke about the Mumbai Dabbawallas, their supply chain management, the colour coding they use to identify the destinations of the tiffin boxes and the culture of their organization.

He stressed upon the fact that all Dabbawallas were equal owners of the organization and that lead to better productivity amongst them as well as a happier work force. He put forth the fact that they were Six Sigma certified ISO 9000 and had been a subject of study for Ivy League Business schools and celebrities alike. He took great pride in mentioning that he was invited for Prince Charles’ wedding and was amongst the three Indians to be invited for the event.

JMA Secretary & CEO Amitabh Bhattacharjee urged all professionals and students specially the youngsters to come forward and join JMA. JMA is set to organize many more events in the months to come. JMA will also be working to become a nodal point for quality training at affordable cost for all SME’s and corporates. Management Olympiad is the next big event in January. For registration and details one can visit http://www.jmassociation.com.

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