Nobody can ignore a historical legacy, especially when it includes such towering personalities like Mahatma Gandhi, Shri KM Munshi, Dr Rajendra Prasad and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Throughout its journey of more than six decades, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan has successfully carried this legacy on its shoulders. Through education, the institution has successfully taken forward India’s message of peace, harmony and tolerance.
Interestingly, in today’s world of Management, the need to go back to one’s philosophical traditions has deepened. In a global economic system that is highly competitive, it has become a social necessity to achieve work-life balance. This balance can be developed through spirituality.
I sincerely believe that we are all very lucky that we are Indians. Our ancient philosophical thoughts contained in the Vedas and Puranas have solutions to every problem that is a part of the so-called modern life. One has to read these texts in between the lines to pick up valuable lessons in life.
Modern Management is capable of absorbing a wide range of such thoughts and ideas and in the process develop effective case studies to provide solutions to some of the most pressing contemporary problems related to enterprise and society. BULMIM, as an institution, actively promotes such innovations.
I must say that I am proud to be associated with an institution like BULMIM that singularly believes in teaching Management through values. The societal concerns, especially social projects and social business initiatives by the students, that otherwise also are clearly reflected through the institution’s pedagogy, demonstrate the institution’s commitment for responsible citizenship and ethical governance.
I welcome you all to be a part of this institution and contribute to the process nation-building.
Shri. Ashok Pradhan, I.A.S. (Retd.),