New Delhi/Sambalpur, January 2: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday laid the foundation stone of the permanent campus of IIM-Sambalpur via video conferencing and said that the institute will give Odisha a global recognition in the field of management.
“The permanent campus of the IIM-Sambalpur will not only showcase the culture and resources of Odisha but will also give Odisha a global recognition in the field of management,” said the Prime Minister.
He said that recently the country witnessed a trend of Indian multi-nationals as opposed to the earlier trend of outside multi-national coming to India.
“Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities are seeing startups and India has seen more ‘unicorns’ in recent troubled times, rapid reforms are taking place in agriculture field. Hence, the students to align their career with the aspiration of the country. In this new decade, it is your responsibility to give Brand India a global recognition,” the Prime Minister said.
The Prime Minister dwelled at length on the students’ role in making the local rise up to the global level. He asked students to work on the ideas of improving tourism in the light of the immense local potential in the Sambalpur area.
He asked them to work on the local products which have great potential such as local handicraft, textiles and tribal art. He also asked them to work on the better management of abundant minerals and other resources of the region as all this will contribute to the Aatamnirbhar Bharat Campaign.
IIM students will need to find innovative solutions for making local global as they can work as a bridge between Aatamnirbharta Mission, local products and international collaboration.
“You have to show your management skills with the mantra of Innovation Integrity and Inclusiveness,” Modi said.
Odisha Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik along with Union Ministers Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Dharmendra Pradhan and Pratap Chandra Sarangi were also present on the occasion.