Shaping Young Minds Program (SYMP) 2024: A Confluence of Inspiration at XLRI Jamshedpur

February 6th, 2024, marked a landmark day at the XLRI Jamshedpur Auditorium as it played host to the highly anticipated Shaping Young Minds Program (SYMP), organized by the All India Management Association (AIMA) in collaboration with the Jamshedpur Management Association (JMA). The event, designed to forge connections between industry stalwarts and the youth, unfolded as a grand success, drawing over 1,000 attendees, including professionals, executives and students from various disciplines.

The SYMP 2024 was graced by the presence of luminaries from diverse fields, each sharing their wealth of knowledge, experiences and insights. The roster of esteemed speakers included Ambassador Gurjit Singh, Lt. Gen Subrata Saha, Mr. Sunil Alagh and Dr. Shikha Nehru Sharma, whose sessions illuminated the minds of the audience with stories of perseverance, leadership and success.

Key Highlights and Speaker Insights:

Ambassador Gurjit Singh took the audience on an engaging journey through his illustrious career in diplomacy, offering a deep dive into international relations, cultural diplomacy and the art of building cross-border relationships. His session, rich with anecdotes from his service, underscored the importance of adaptability and global thinking in today’s interconnected world.

Mr. Sunil Alagh brought to the fore the power of simplicity and innovation in addressing organizational challenges. His talk, centered on the pillars of confidence and conviction, inspired attendees to embrace continuous learning and adopt a proactive approach to personal and professional development.

Lt. Gen Subrata Saha shared compelling narratives from his tenure in the Indian Army, highlighting the critical values of teamwork, discipline, and strategic leadership. His insights into overcoming adversity and fostering a culture of excellence resonated deeply with the audience, drawing parallels between military and corporate leadership.

Dr. Shikha Nehru Sharma navigated through her personal and professional journey, touching upon the hurdles and triumphs she faced. Her candid discussion on resilience, positive outlook and the drive to succeed served as a beacon of inspiration for aspiring leaders and entrepreneurs in the audience.

The event also had the honor of hosting Mr. T.V. Narendran, CEO & MD of Tata Steel, as the Chief Guest, whose insights added remarkable value to the discussions. Mr. Chanakya Chaudhary, VP of Corporate Services at Tata Steel & President of JMA, set a welcoming and motivational tone for the event with his address.

A Platform for Learning and Connection:

For the students of Xavier Institute of Tribal Education (XITE) who participated as audience and panelists, the SYMP 2024 was not just an event but a milestone in their educational journey. It provided them with a unique opportunity to engage with thought leaders, gain valuable insights into overcoming professional challenges and understand the dynamics of successful leadership.

The Shaping Young Minds Program 2024 at XLRI Jamshedpur was a testament to the power of shared knowledge and the impact of inspirational leadership. It offered a platform for young minds to connect, learn and be inspired to shape their destinies with confidence and zeal.

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