“Interpreting the spirit of Calcutta for New Town” – Session with Mr. Debashish Sen (retd.), Chairman NKDA and MD HIDCO
On March 16th, 2023, the Army Institute of Management Kolkata invited Mr. Debashish Sen (retd.), Chairman NKDA and MD HIDCO, to a conversation on “Interpreting the spirit of Calcutta for New Town”. It was moderated by Dr. Sunandan Roy Chowdhury, the Chief Editor of Eastern Review. The event was also attended by the renowned artist Suvoprasanna and Mr Dhiman Das of K C Das. Debashis Sen mentioned several initiatives that have gone into making new town an inclusive city in the widest possible sense of the term such as spaces for senior citizens, creche for lower income groups, dedicated space for street food and a real tram car stationed at mother's wax museum. He also elaborated on the role of youth who make any city vibrant. A large number of audience who had gathered for the event appreciated the role of Debashis Sen as the chief mind behind the fact that New Town has not cut its umbilical chord with Calcutta. Many suggestions were also given to the Chairman NKDA and he promised to take all of them forward.
Session by Mr. Suman Banerjee, CHRO, ABP Pvt Ltd || 02 March 2023
Yet another insightful session for AIMK students on the topic Performance Management Systems and its linkages with compensation & Benefits Policy of an organization. It was delivered on 2nd March 2023 by our esteemed guest Mr. Suman Banerjee who is currently the CHRO at ABP Pvt Ltd.
Such sessions not only help the students to have in-depth understanding about a particular topic but also ensure to make the students corporate ready.
Once again thank-you Mr. Suman Banerjee for this incredible session.
Saraswati Puja Celebration, 2023
Goddess Saraswati is the embodiment of knowledge, wisdom and learning.With the thought of organizing Saraswati Puja, enthusiasm gets infused among the students.Mata Saraswati is worshiped on this day. Red gulal is offered at his feet and diyas are also lit nearby.Saraswati Puja marks the beginning of the Vasant Utsav.
Republic Day Celebration, 2023
India celebrates Republic Day on January 26 annually with a lot of pride and fervor '26 January 1950', almost 3 years post-independence, we became a sovereign, secular, socialist, democratic republic.No matter the challenges and hardships, our constitutional committee left no stone unturned to include rights for all.The Army Institute of Management, Kolkata celebrates Republic Day with flag hoisting and cultural performances.
Asia-Pacific to Indo-Pacific: India's Maritime Reawakening organised by the Navy Foundation, Kolkata Chapter
Students had a great learning experience attending a talk on From Asia-Pacific to Indo-Pacific: India's Maritime Reawakening organised by the Navy Foundation Kolkata Chapter at Fort William along with Director Maj Gen.V.S.Ranade and Dr. Debaleena Chatterjee.
Quoting Capt. T.K.Sanyal here-
'On behalf of Navy Foundation Management Committee in general and in my personal capacity in particular, I take this opportunity to convey our sincere thanks and gratitude for your participation in the Memorial Lecture last evening. Our special appreciation to young students who were so smartly turned out in uniform, disciplined in conduct and so enthusiastic in approach. They added an extra glamour to the evening function indeed. Trust you all had enjoyed the talk and the interaction with dignitaries thereafter. We certainly enjoyed the very presence of youthful exuberance of your students under your guidance. May convey our appreciation to your entire team on our behalf please.
We shall look forward to more such interactions in future too.
With warm regards.
Captain (IN) TK Sanyal
AIM has always included such seminar talks to expose students in different kinds of professional environments.
Silver Jubilee Celebration || 19 Sept 2022
19th September 2022 marked the day for the Silver Jubilee Celebration of Army Institute of Management, Kolkata. Graced by the presence of dignitaries from various sectors of the Nation, the program started with the auspicious lighting of the lamp of founding with a grand show of unity and diversity showcasing the different dance forms of India. The extravaganza was preceded by the welcome speech by Director, Maj Gen VS Ranade (Retd) and a narration of AIMK history by Dr. Malini Mazumdar, Academic Coordinator. Mr. Abraham G Stephanos, Managing Director of Tata Steel Downstream Products Limited shared his experience in the Industry and an inspiring speech by the GOC in C of Eastern Command Lt Gen RP Kalita, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM. The event was attended by dignitaries from the Army, Corporates, Alumni, and Ex Faculty members.
The show was conceptualized and choreographed by the students of the Institute. Followed by an audio-visual presentation that encompassed the essence of a journey, of 25 glorious years for this esteemed Institution. Amongst the applause for the movie commenced the final act - a cultural manifest that captures the quintessence of the aura this institution holds. The cultural show took its audience on a spellbound trip to all the zones starting from the East and going clockwise to the North of India. Folk and Classical dance forms like Bihu, Kathakali, Bharatnatyam, Garbha, Bhangra, and many more depicted the privilege of the rich diversity this institute witnesses every year. A confluence of all these cultural dances along with a melodious song sung by the students, closed the curtains on a show that enamored its viewers.
War of Words
The Student Council arranged a second round of debate "War of Words” on September 10th, 2022. The event was graced by the honorable Director Major General V.S.Ranade (Retd.), Professor J.N.Mukhoapdhyay, Student Affairs Coordinator Dr. Debaleena Chatterjee, Asst. Professor Abhilash Acharya as Judges.
Thought provoking and mind boggling topics on beauty pageants, gender-specific rules in temples, privacy issues, Artificial Intelligence. The topic that evoked the most reaction was "Are men the silent sufferers?"