IIM Shillong Convocation 2021. The IIM Shillong conducted a virtual convocation programme (11th & 12th) for its students, which was attended by Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer – BSE, Ashish kumar Chauhan, as the chief guest, Chairman, Board of Governors, Shishir Kumar Bajoria, faculty members, students, et al.
During his address, the chief guest recalled his experiences as an alumnus of IIT Bombay and IIM Calcutta. He said, “Modern education and modern society puts a lot of expectations from students. More importantly society and peer pressure makes it even worse. We are all part of the rat race knowingly or unknowingly. I identify with your anxieties and worries.”
Director IIM Shillong, Prof DP Goyal, on the other hand, wished the graduating students and said, “The crisis provides everyone with the opportunity to introspect. What do you value? What matters? Sometimes we must be willing to let go of our preconceived notions of life and rather adapt to a life that unfolds for us.”
He also highlighted the achievements of the institute while presenting the Academic Report.
On the other hand, Bajoria acknowledged how the IIM Shillong stood strong despite the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 crisis. “Rather it is during this period that the Institute has made a significant all-round progress,” he said. Reminding that the expectations from the students are high, he said “As you step into the constantly changing and transforming world, you are privileged to be passing into the threshold of an era where the country is catapulting to greater heights, and you will be participating in making this happen.”
“I must remind you that privileges come with obligations towards India. Nation first,” he added. Source: The Shillong times