Published: 08th August 2017
Education must be relevant to today's world: T Krishnakumar
RSB has created an exclusive programme called the ‘Future Leaders’ Program’
There are two main challenges the world faces today - poverty and climate change, said T Krishnakumar, Director President (India and Southwest Asia), The Coca-Cola Company as he addressed the students of Rajalakshmi Business School (RBS) during the graduation ceremony.
Krishnakumar, the chief guest of the ceremony gave away degrees to 25 students of the two-year full-time PDGM programme, the first batch of the school, since its launch in 2015.
“Poverty is a reality. One third of the world is struggling and some of us are really privileged to be on the other side. We have to remember that whatever we are is at the cost of our fellow citizens. The second big issue is climate change. The job of the students is to link economic challenges to the environment and community,” he said.
Poverty is a reality. One third of the world is struggling and some of us are really privileged to be on the other side. We have to remember that whatever we are is at the cost of our fellow citizens
T Krishnakumar, Director President, Coca Cola Company
Reminiscing his college days, the chief guest pointed out that when he graduated the competition was less and everything was simple, but now the graduating students had entered a world which was complicated and volatile. He said, "Education is the only non-persihable asset. It can always give you returns and leverage. However, the most important mantra today is relevance. The world is constantly changing and you graduates should be relevant to the world."
The director of the Rajalakshmi School of Business (RSB) Dr Subhendu Dey in his annual report said that as part of the overall learning of the students, RSB had created an exclusive programme called the ‘Future Leaders’ Program’ which helps harness the potential within students to deliver the vision into a successful reality and to contribute to the society that extends beyond the boundaries of their work and personal life.
Dey also appreciated the efforts of a group of students who had come up with a strategy to connect rural mushroom farmers with a leading supermarket. "Their effort has enabled selling of the agricultural produce as a branded product helping improve the earnings of the small farmers,” he said.