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7 Students of IIM Sambalpur receive scholarship of 1Lakh

September 24, 2021

Seven students of IIM Sambalpur have received ₹1Lakh scholarships.

The scholarships were awarded to the students, who topped the 1st year examinations, during a function held to mark the institution's 7th foundation day on Thursday, September 23, 2021.

Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan urged students to bring a "synergy of modern education with traditional values". He said "A competent workforce is possible only when we have skilled management professionals.”

He asserted that the National Education Policy, 2020 aims to update, upgrade and upskill youth, & transform the education system with emerging dynamics.

IIM Sambalpur Director Mahadeo Jaiswal said that work on the permanent campus was under rapid progress and the first phase was expected to be completed by August-December next year.

Flipkart chief corporate affairs officer Rajneesh Kumar said that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought about a fundamental shift in people's lives and business and firms can no longer operate without considering the larger context, which has impacted the way they interact with different stakeholders.

Indian hockey player Amit Rohidas, who was a part of the national team that secured bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics, and renowned Sambalpuri singer Padma Shri Jitendra Haripal, famous for superhit song 'Rangabati', were honoured during the event.