BENGALURU:Union Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore held a series of meetings in the city on Thursday, including an address to the upcoming batch of the postgraduate programme in management at the prestigious Indian Institute of Management, Bengaluru (IIM-B). The award ceremony for the outgoing students was held there as well.
“Life is such that at every moment you have to prove yourself. You may think that you have achieved so much by getting in here, but the day after you get out of here, you have to prove yourself again. That will be the biggest challenge,” he said.
He also stressed on the fact that as the students would move higher up in their respective organizations, the most important treasure would be the human resources. He said, “The biggest investment will be in the team. Taking care of their welfare will be of utmost importance.”
Earlier in the day, Rathore met Biocon chairperson Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw and briefed her about the achievements of the Modi government in the past four years. The meeting was part of the Union government’s ‘Sampark for Samarthan’ (contact for support) initiative. In a tweet, Kiran Shaw said she was briefed on various government initiatives. “Great prospects for job creation in the sports arena where India’s global stature is rapidly rising,” she tweeted. As part of his schedule, Rathore also called upon Dr Ranjan Pai, CEO and MD of Manipal Education and Medical Group, and cricketer Anil Kumble.
The minister also met the Afghanistan cricket team as well as Dr Abdullah Abdullah, the Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, who was the chief guest at the event. The team is in the city to play their maiden Test match against India.