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Spare a thought for the poor and the needy, says Sanjay Mitra

Spare a thought for the poor and the needy, says Sanjay Mitra

Kolkata: Union Defence secretary Sanjay Mitra on Saturday urged the management students of International Management Institute (IMI), Kolkata, to contribute towards making the life of the poor and deprived in the county better.

"As alumni of this prestigious school, the array of possibilities for carving out a successful career is waiting for you. By all means make money, get rich, be successful but somewhere in some corner of your mind, do keep a thought of how your achievements can translate into contributing towards making the life of the poor and needy better," Mitra said, addressing the 7th Convocation of IMI, Kolkata, on Saturday.

Mitra further reminded the students about their role in chartering the country to its progress path in the days to come. "Our country, with its immense reserve of human and physical resources, is lacking not in the quantity and quality of these resources but in the way we have utilised them. You, with your intellect and training, can bring on board the much-needed competence and balance to the field of public administration, thus becoming a part of the nation building process. I urge you to consider this as an option in your endeavours," he said. 125 students of the premier management institute that includes 49 girls received their PGDM at the Convocation. Arindam Banik, director of IMI Kolkata, spoke about the institute's growing number of international collaborations with business schools in France, China and Finland.

"We have received 3,500 applications in PGDM from 29 states across India which clearly proves the growing popularity of the institute," Banik maintained.

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