On 16th August, 2017 Durgadevi Institute of Management Studies held an encaptivating event to welcome its students of the coming year – The Foundation Day and Academic Inauguration of 8th batch of MMS and 7th batch of PGDM students. The Chief Guest of the event, the Hon’ble Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, Dr. Kiran Bedi inspired the new students and by her engaging speech stressed on the importance of a strong and solid foundation, and the importance of integrity, on which steady and sustainable progress can be achieved. She drew attention to the need to recognize and value what is present and how family is the bedrock to an individual’s foundation.
She cited “Building good educational institutions is the best gift citizens can make towards nation-building” whilst also encouraged students to act on their entrepreneurial aims. She shared innumerable life lessons and insights that she gained over the years. Her address culminated into a very riveting and informative Q&A dialogue with the students, one that invigorated their spirits and had countless takeaways. Sharing the dais with the illustrious Dr. Kiran Bedi were Mr. Ashok Saraf, Chairman RSET, Mr Kailash Kejriwal, Secretary RSET, Dr. N.M.Kondap, Director General RSET, Dr. C. Babu, Director and Dr. Sarita Vichore, HoD Finance. The date was further witnessed to the launch of EDGE, DSIMS Annual Newsletter, rich in contributions from the students of this institution, and the handover of the 4th Remsons International Conference Proceeding, which now set the tone for an engaging and empowering new academic year.