Governor of West Bengal delivers Leadership Lecture at TAPMI

• Leadership Lecture is a platform for TAPMI students to interact with eminent leaders and get inspired by them
• Shri M.K Narayanan touches upon the need to enlarge India’s engagement with the world

Online PR News – 09-September-2010 – – Manipal, September 7, 2010: Shri M.K Narayanan, Governor of West Bengal and the Former National Security Advisor delivered a Leadership Lecture on India’s Engagement with the World today as part of the Silver Jubilee Leadership lecture series of T. A. Pai Management Institute one of the leading B schools in India. The leadership lecture series provides a platform for students to interact with eminent leaders and get inspired by their ideas.
Shri M.K. Narayanan speaking on the topic India’s Engagement with the world said “given the challenges of global governance, in an increasingly interconnected and multi-polar world, India is fully conscious of the need to enlarge the area of engagement with the world. Nevertheless, while doing so, we remain focused on ensuring the economic progress of the nation and the well-being of its people, essentially through an avoidance of conflicts, specially in our immediate and extended neighbhourhood.”
“India has earned numerous admirers across the globe for the way it has met the challenge of a billion people at different stages of economic progress, conditioned by different reflexes while remaining a democracy. The dramatic shift in global perception of India is a recognition of India’s unique strengths” he added. Shri M.K Narayanan is the former National Security Advisor and the former Intelligence Bureau Chief. He is also an expert in security matters and is a specialist in Sri Lankan affairs and left wing politics and Communism.
Dr. Saji Gopinath, Director TAPMI, said “In a country growing at fast pace, the academic institutions, especially the institutions like TAPMI which is in existence for over 25 years, should play a thought leadership role to debate and discuss on developmental issues crucial to society at large. TAPMI Silver jubilee leadership lecture series was started in 2009. Eminent personalities from different sections of the society who became role models for future generations through their yeomen services to nation in their chosen field of expertise are invited to stir the young minds as part of the leadership lecture series. We are fortunate to have His Excellency Shri M.K. Narayanan deliver the fourth lecture in this series.”
Shri M.K. Narayanan also touched on the need for radical restructuring of the UN to reflect contemporary reality and gave a broad idea of where India stands with regard to our engagement with the rest of the world. He spoke on India’s engagement with its neighbours including extended neighbours and two of its biggest neighbhours- Pakistan and China and engagement with Leading Powers.
“Holistic management education needs to be a combination of both classroom pedagogy as well as experiential learning. In addition, the mind of the student needs to be enriched by interaction with men of eminence, who is leader in their own spheres of work. By listening to thought leaders, and the consequent interaction and exchange of ideas, the students establish the connects between what is learnt in the class room, and real time application and practice of effective management and leadership. Hence the Leadership Lecture Series was conceived so that a platform is created to enable the above to happen” said Prof. Raghunath Rudran, TAPMI.
About the TAPMI Leadership lecture Series
Marking the commencement of the Silver Jubilee Leadership Lecture Series and commemorating TAPMI’s 25 years of excellence in management education, the leadership lecture series were started in 2009 at TAPMI. Shri Salman Khurshid, Union Minister of State for Corporate Affairs and Minority Affairs, delivered a lecture on ‘Corporate Governance’ on the occasion. This initiative is undertaken by TAPMI to nurture future leaders by providing a platform to the young business minds to interact with the great leaders of today. Shri Rajdeep Sardesai, Editor-in-chief, CNN-IBN and renowned journalist, was the second stalwart to be invited to TAPMI to deliver a leadership lecture. The third TAPMI Silver Jubilee Leadership Lecture, 'Entrepreneurship as a career' was delivered by Shri. Manish Sabharwal, a successful serial entrepreneur and co-founder of TeamLease Services.

About TAPMI: T.A.PAI MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE (TAPMI) is a leading management institute in India situated in the University town of Manipal, Karnataka and reputed for its academic rigour and faculty-student interaction. TAPMI boasts of a spectacular campus, excellent infrastructure, 100% student placements and Faculty who are experts in their field. Since its inception in 1984, TAPMI has received recognition and respect amongst well-known industrial houses and academic institutions in India for the quality of its education. TAPMI is today amongst the top 1% of B-schools in India. For more information on TAPMI, visit


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