IIM Bangalore celebrates 75 years of Independence with ‘Desh Raag’, a classical music concert, and dialogues on India’s Pioneering Past & Bright Future

Bengaluru: IIM Bangalore has announced several special programs to mark ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ – 75 years of Independence.

The celebrations will commence on 14th August 2022 at 7.00 am with an Independence Run on campus with students, faculty and staff. At 6.30 pm on 14th August, IIMB will host Desh Raag — a classical music concert by IIMB alumna and vocalist Manasi Prasad who is the Director of the Indian Music Experience Museum, and her group, at the IIMB auditorium. The concert features eminent musicians in a Carnatic-Hindustani jugalbandi, including Prakash Sontakke (Hindustani slide guitar), Dr. Jyotsna Srikanth (violin), Anoor Vinod Shyam (mridangam), Adarsh Shenoy (tabla) and Shivaprasad (tambura).

 Desh Raag is a celebration of India’s rich and vibrant music traditions. Among the featured compositions are a rendition of Raag Mohan Kauns (a creation of Pt. Ravi Shankar in memory of Mahatma Gandhi), and Raga Desh, which unites the country.

On 15th August, a few special events will take place in front of the Main Building of the campus, starting from 9.45 am, which includes flag-hoisting and address by the IIMB Director, Professor Rishikesha T. Krishnan; singing of the National Anthem; patriotic songs by students; announcement of Awards for Outstanding Achievements in the fields of Social Service and Environment Protection (‘Act Beyond the Call of Duty’); music performance by the Staff Recreation Club; Nukkad Natak by students; dance performance by Taal – the dance club of IIMB, and more.

Discussions on the theme, ‘India: Pioneering Past and Bright Future’, will be held at the auditorium, 11:30 am onwards on 15th August. The talks will be livestreamed on the IIMB YouTube channel.

Watch here: https://youtu.be/YvQwWlxHjD8

The talk on, ‘Indian Knowledge Systems’ will be delivered by Prof. B. Mahadevan of the Production and Operations Management area and lead author of the book, ‘Introduction to Indian Knowledge Systems: Concepts and Applications’, released earlier this year.

Prof. Gopal Naik, Jal Jeevan Mission Chair in Utility Development & Water Economics and faculty in the Economics and Social Sciences area, will speak on, ‘Developments in Indian Agriculture’.

Prof. Rishikesha T. Krishnan, Director, IIM Bangalore, Ram Charan Chair Professor in Innovation & Leadership and faculty in the Strategy area, will share his thoughts on, ‘India’s Future Lies in Innovation’.

A discussion on, ‘India can Lead the World in Support for Persons with Disability’ will be led by Shanti Raghavan, Founder, EnAble India. Every talk will be followed by a Q&A session.

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