Jamshedpur: Xavier School of Management ( XLRI) is all set to organise the first-ever Dr Verghese Kurien Memorial Oration in memory of the founder of Amul Dr Verghese Kurien, known as the Milkman of India on Monday at the XLRI Campus, Jamshedpur.
This debut oration on Dr Kurien aims to inspire budding aspiring business leaders and young professionals to help shape an inclusive and just society whilst inculcating the values and entrepreneurial spirit of ‘Father of the White Revolution’.
The oration will be delivered by Dr P Sainath, eminent journalist and Ramon Magsaysay Award winner for journalism, literature and creative communication arts. Dr Sainath calls himself a ‘Rural Reporter’ and as a journalist focussed on social problems, rural affairs, poverty and the aftermaths of globalisation in India. Dr. Sainath would deliver the oration on the topic “Unequal is Unsustainable”.
Nirmala Kurien, only daughter of Dr. Verghese Kurien will also be also present on the occasion.
Father E Abraham, S. J. director of XLRI commented: “Dr. Verghese Kurien was a thinker, social sector revolutionary, who ideated the world’s biggest agricultural development programme turning India into one of the largest milk producers in the world. Instituting this oration is our humble endeavor to pay respect to the great visionary by inspiring budding social entrepreneurs with his values and entrepreneurial spirit. We are extremely happy to have Dr. P. Sainath delivering the oration who himself as a journalist, has been recognized for his passionate commitment in highlighting the manifold challenges faced by the rural poor to India’s national consciousness”.
“Dr. Verghese Kurien Memorial Oration our humble initiative to pay tribute to the great visionary,” said Prof. Madhukar Shukla, Chairperson of XLRI’s Fr Arrupe Center for Ecology & Sustainability. “With this annual oration, we aim to inspire and inculcate values of entrepreneurial spirit in budding business leaders and social entrepreneurs”, he added.