Advisor to Hon’ble Lieutenant Governor of J&K visits the ongoing IIM Jammu Academic Module of MGNF
19th Jan 2023 Jammu: IIM Jammu successfully inaugurated the fourth academic module of its ongoing Mahatma Gandhi National fellowship academic (MGNF) under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Govt. of India on 16th Jan 2023. The ongoing academic module of MGNF was visited by Shri Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisor to Hon’ble Lieutenant Governor of J&K. He was accompanied by Prof. B.S Sahay, Director IIM Jammu, Ms. Leena Padha, KAS Mission Director, JK Skill Development Mission, Dr. Pankaj. Agarwal, Chairperson, Executive Education & Consultancy, IIM Jammu. Prof. Jabir Ali, Dean Academics, IIM Jammu is the Program Director, MGNF at IIM Jammu. The program commenced with the welcoming of the dignitaries by Dr. Shahid Jibran, Program Manager, MGNF who briefed the audience about the MGNF program, and the work done by fellows across all districts of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Leh, Puducherry, West Bengal, and Chandigarh.
While addressing the MGN fellows, Shri Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisor to Hon’ble Lieutenant Governor of J&K advised them to focus on the solutions rather than dwelling on the problems. He told them to make use of the fellowship and try to become the face of skilling in their respective districts. He reiterated the need for successful implementation of the Program at their district levels. He further emphasized the need for teamwork, and cross-collaboration and motivated the fellows to excel ahead. Lastly, he wished good luck to all the participants for their journey ahead.
Prof B.S Sahay, Director, IIM Jammu spoke in detail about the various initiatives completed by fellows as part of their skilling initiative and the way forward. He in his addresses motivated the fellows to work harder and face challenges with a broad mindset. He motivated the students to work hard as it will pay off in later stages of life and to celebrate life on all occasions. He also urged all the fellows to keep the Nation first and contribute to the progress of the nation and society at large.
The fellows shared their experiences about the district skill development plans that have been submitted to the Ministry of skill development, Govt of India, and Entrepreneurship ( MSDE) and the need for more initiatives and push in the skilling sector. The fellows shared their experiences gained on the field and the various work that has been initiated for them in their respective districts.
The vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. Pankaj. K Agarwal, Chairperson Executive Education & Consultancy, IIM Jammu. The event witnessed the presence of faculty and staff members of IIM Jammu, the MGNF team consisting of Ms. Radhika Sharma and Mr. Rajan Kumar (State Resource Coordinators, MGNF), and MGN fellows.