Pavan Kaushik, Vice President and Head – Corporate Communication, Hindustan Zinc was the Chief Guest of Spardha 2018, Institute of Rural Management, Jaipur. The event started with lamp lighting and a welcome address by Dr. B.R. Madan, Advisor, SIIRM. Over 150 MBA students attended the event.
In his address, Pavan Kaushik said, “I am glad to be a part of Spardha 2018 and address all the bright students present here. I believe that today’s children are the future of the country. It is crucial that these future leaders drive the growth of our nation and make it reach its potential.”
Pavan Kaushik explained that the bridge between professional education and industry requirements needs to be narrowed down. For that, the students must do research, data mining and forecast for the future.
With regard to CSR, Pavan Kaushik said, “CSR or Corporate Social Responsibility is not merely a duty or job profile being fulfilled by a Corporate. For doing CSR, it is very important to have a ‘Character’ that drives you to do CSR. I believe that the ‘C’ in CSR stands for ‘Character’. As for the ‘S’ of CSR, I feel that the ‘S’ stands for ‘Sustenance’. It is utmost important that the projects in CSR provide for a long lasting and sustained growth. Thirdly, I feel that the ‘R’ in CSR’ stands for ‘Result’ because impact assessment and measurement is also imperative.”
“30% of world’s poor children live in India. It is high time that we think about the future human resources of the country. There are many challenges that our country is facing. As an Institute, the students should collectively pick one area and work towards improving it.”
Pavan Kaushik also gave an overview of how Hindustan Zinc is working towards child care through its project Khushi, and towards rural and tribal women empowerment through its project Sakhi. He also explained about project Be Safe Zindagi, which Pavan Kaushik launched to bring about road safety, especially in the state of Rajasthan.
In the event, Spardha 2018, also present on the dais were Professor Barbara Cangan – President SIIRM, Dr. B.R. Madan – Advisor SIIRM, Ms. Stany Thomas Cangan – CEO SIIRM, Mr. R.D. Singh – Advisor SIIRM and Dr. Jessy John – Director FMS IRM, Jaipur.