Kashipur: IIM Kashipur hosted Mr. Amit Lodha as the guest speaker for the second session of the MBA Series, a webinar initiative, organized by the Academic Committee. The theme of the initiative is “Management from a Non-Corporate lens”, designed to impart knowledge to the students from pioneers of the different fields who have gone beyond their way for the development of society. Mr. Lodha is the former Inspector General of Police at Border Security Force in Rajasthan and currently is the Inspector General of Delhi PHQ. The session was opened by Prof. Devjani Chatterjee, Chairperson, Student Affairs, IIM Kashipur.
Mr.Lodha shared his childhood story from being a shy timid boy to joining an IIT, being ragged there to opening up, embracing his fears, and taking charge of the same. But he always had a fascination for wearing the uniform. He has also authored Bihar Diaries: The True Story of How Bihar’s Most Dangerous Criminal Was Caught, a book with a riveting storyline popular among Indian and international true crime fans. He is also a recipient of various prestigious awards such as the President’s Police Medal for Meritorious Service, the Police Medal for Gallantry, and the Internal Security Medal.
He has also launched SAMBHAV- an organization under the aegis of Nalanda district police to tap the power of youth towards community development. He invigorated the students by exemplifying from his own experience to study effectively without timing the number of hours spent in toiling and advised to keep a birds-eye view for the goal. He also focused on the importance of keeping oneself away from distractions and the need for self-discipline. He shared the adventurous experiences of his life as an IPS officer. Even though he loved his job, the system has a plethora of problems when one deep dives into it. It was a big responsibility on his shoulder which he took as a challenge and a learning experience. Based on his personal experience he encouraged the students to always be problem-solvers rather than problem creators. The idea of being open to people and situations without having any prejudice and baggage of the past makes one take an apt decision for a team.
He also shared about his experience as a part of “Bharat Ke Veer” – a fund-raising initiative by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India on behalf of members of the Indian paramilitary forces. This initiative aimed to collect funds for the families of martyrs and has successfully reached about 350 crores. He shared valuable insights from his experience of managing time efficiently by prioritizing and delegating the work for the betterment of the student community. He also advised the students to follow their passion, live in the present, contributes to the maximum, and strive to be the best version of themselves. It was an interactive session where the guest addressed the queries of students and answered them using real-life scenarios.