Mahima Khanna, the recipient of the prestigious Stevenson Prize in economics from Cambridge University, advised students to have a common sense approach at every step of one’s life. “Never follow the herd. Be different from the crowd. Respond to the inner voice and smile,” she said at a function to felicitate her by the NSHM Knowledge campus, Calcutta. Bengal’s commerce and industries minister Partha Chatterjee was present as chief guest at the function. Before Khanna, economics Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen, and Partha Das Gupta had won the coveted Stevenson Prize. Khanna is the third recipient from India. Responding to a query from a NSHM student on what was her secret of success, Khanna said “every year nearly 60,000 students leave Bengal to pursue careers elsewhere because the state lacks something and that is ‘opportunity’. There is a need to create proper opportunities so that students don’t have to leave the state.” Khanna, 23, a student of MPhil in economics research, specialised in international trade and advanced econometrics at the university, where she topped a class of 120. She was schooled at Loreto House and La Martiniere for Girls’ and later studied at St Xavier’s College in Calcutta. She is currently working as a consultant in a Mumbai-based start-up that is helping young entrepreneurs develop business opportunities in India. We were really encouraged and inspired by her to do something meaningful in our lives.
2nd Semester Student, NSHM Institute of Media & Communication (NIMC)
Stress leads to unpleasant consequences and can be disastrous if not managed properly. To understand and reduce stress burden and deal with recession, Eastern Institute of Integrated Learning In Management (EIILM), Calcutta, organised a workshop on “How to survive under the hammer stress vs recession”, on November 24 at the institute campus.
The session was inaugurated by Sourabh Singha Roy, campus head, Gillender House, EIILM.
Prarrthana Pal Chowdhury, corporate sales manager, eastern India, Spicejet Ltd, said that when the recession hit the market India have suffered the least in comparison with the global scenario.
Kunal Chakraborty, head, HR, Metro Dairy, spoke about how to survive recession-related stress and the behavioural manifestation that leads to stress, by looking at the positive side of the problem.
The students asked various questions related to the topic and were really privileged to know about the various methods of handling stress-related problems.
first year, PGPM, EIILM
Reaching the poor
As a part of its corporate social responsibility, Asian School of Business Management (ASBM), Bhubaneshwar, in collaboration with Adven Biotech Pvt. Ltd, recently organised a one-day free health camp in Bhola village of Chandaka. About 150 villagers suffering from health problems benefited from this camp. The patients were given free medicines and necessary advice. A team of eight doctors led by Dr N.K. Patnaik attended the camp.
Sixty five-year-old Ranga Behera, who is suffering from severe pain in the knees for the past one year said there was no basic health facility in their village. Similarly, Rangani Nayak, 62, suffering from vertigo, said that most of the time depended on home remedies.
The health camp got an overwhelming response from the villagers. Leaflets were also distributed among the villagers. We got to see the “real” India where access to even basic healthcare still remains a distant dream.
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