Bhubaneshwar Kendra
Convocation Ceremony
Dignitaries on the dias from (Left to Right) Maj. Gen B. K. Mahapatra (Chairman), Dr. S. C. Jamir (Governor of Odisha), Shri Pranab Mukherjee (President of India), Shri Maheswar Mohanty (Minister of Tourism & Culture), Lt. Col. P. K. Sahu (Hon. Secretary & Treasurer).
Bhavan Centre for Communication and Management (BCCM) Bhubaneshwar Kendra conducted the fourth convocation ceremony for their PGDM students of 2011-13 batch on September 7, 2013.
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and delivered the valedictory address to the students. The Governor of Odisha was the special guest for the occasion while Sri Maheswar Mohanty, Minister of Tourism and Culture, Government of Odisha was the Guest of honour.
The convocation, held in the auditorium of Xavier Institute of management started at 5 p.m and concluded at 6.30 p.m.
Dignitaries from various walks of life, like the senior bureaucrats of the State and Central Government, Vice Chancellors of various universities, prominent educationists and the parents of the passing out students attended the programme. 44 students received the PGDM certificates.
The President awarded the gold medals to Miss Surabhi Guleria, Miss Pragnyan Jyoti Nilog, Miss Tiky Marandi, Miss Poulami Datta, Miss Madhu Jalan, Rajesh Kumar Dash and Santosh Kumar Mohapatra for their overall meritorious performance in the examinations.
He bestowed Bhavan's Samman (Odisha) to three eminent personalities - Smt. Shruti Mahapatra for her outstanding contribution to the cause of differently abled persons, Smt Aruna Mohanty the noted exponent of Odissi dance and Ramhari Das, an eminent person in Oriya classical music.
The President inaugurated the Ramakrishnan Knowledge Centre in the Bhavan in memory of late Shri Ramakrishnan, long time Executive Secretary of Bhavan.
President Pranab Mukherjee, in his address said that 'Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan has been imparting quality education to over two lakh students through 395 institutions spread all over India. With a humble and modest beginning in 1938, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan is now more than 75 years old. I had the honour and privilege of inaugurating its Platinum Jubilee celebrations at Mumbai on December 12 last year.
Since its inception in 1974, the Bhubaneshwar Kendra of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan has made important contributions in the field of education and culture.
He said, "The founding of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan was one of the most important steps in a series of selfless efforts put in by Dr. K.M.Munshi in emancipating the citizens of this nation. The founding of the Bhavan echoed his deeply entrenched belief in the instrument of education, which he was convinced could offer wings for the growth and development of India. Dr. Munshi once observed and I quote: 'India will once again be acknowledged as the vishwa guru- a super power that embodies the ideals of vasudhaiva kutmbakama- the global family.' We, as a nation, need to strive hard to turn this dream into reality."
Our economy is currently facing a number of challenges. We must, however, remain confident that we will be able to overcome these hurdles. There may be areas of concern but there is absolutely no reason for despair or despondency. The fundamentals of the Indian economy continue to be strong. India has the necessary resources, talent and policies to effectively handle current difficulties.
Addressing the students, the President reiterated that, for India's political and economic stability, it is important that we have truly inclusive growth which benefits each and every citizen of the country, especially the marginalised sections and those at the base of the socio-economic pyramid.
As managers you will, in future be key catalysts in India's growth story. Effective management and determined minds are critical in ensuring the rapid development of our country. Knowledge of the theory and application of business management imparted to you by the Institute tempered with real life experience will soon create successful managers out of you.
As you pass out of the portals of your esteemed institution, I urge you to achieve the following five milestones in order to play a meaningful role in society:
*Be a good human being and a good citizen
*Be positive all the time in thought, action and deed.
* When obstacles come, stay calm and overcome them with perseverance and determination
*Always dream because dreamers are creators
*Try to be always innovative and understand the infinite power of innovation and creativity which lies dormant inside you. Remember that innovation is the key of progress and prosperity of our nation.

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