Gurugram University Conference
I extend my warm greetings to all of you and humbly acknowledge the esteemed guests on dias:
Gurugram University Vice Chancellor Dr Markanday Ahuja ji
Shri Sunil Dutt, Chairman, Reliance Jio Infocomm
Dr DP Goyal ji, Founder of Canwin Foundation
Dr Anju Ahuja ji,
Chairman of NKC Projects Shri Naresh Kumar ji,
Patron of this seminar Dr Amarjit Kaur ji,
Professors, researchers, students, university staff and all those who are participating in the seminar!
1. First of all, I would like to extend my sincere congratulations to the University of Gurugram for organizing an international seminar on a relevant and important topic like ‘Opportunities in Crisis – Re-inventing Business Models.’ Yes, I agree that every adversity comes with a set of opportunities.
2. From February 2020, the corona virus has engulfed the whole world. There was suddenly a brake on the pace of development. Big companies, factories, offices, shops and academic institutions were closed.
3. The existence of humanity was threatened. There was fear all pervasive! Even doctors were scared of treating patients.
A large number of people were deprived of jobs. This catastrophe wreaked havoc on the entire humanity. It not only affected the health of the people but also the economic and social structure.
4. Fighting with every big trouble, man has always found the way of life, the way of solution and has worked not only to save humanity but has also emerged stronger.
5. India has played a very powerful role in containing Covid-19 not only through medical interventions but also because of positive thinking of doctors, health workers, social workers, religious and social service organizations. They were corona warriors in true sense.
6. In the economic field, the pandemic has given rise to a new vision, countless new experiments, new concepts, and opportunities.
If we talk about education, we have learned an effective way of online teaching during the lockdown. Today big institutions are working successfully in the field of online education. Even many of our universities have started online degree and diploma courses.
7. New experiments and new employment have also been created in the field of communication. Trade and business have been molded in a new form during the disaster due to which the country’s economy has not been affected much.
India has become one of the fastest recovering economies in the world. Here I want to underline one thing that there is only one key to success in life – that is, face every crisis as a challenge with a positive bent of mind.
8. The corona period has also taught us that faced with the biggest calamity of human history all Indians are united. This disaster has enhanced the importance of discipline, cleanliness, time, and tolerance in the life of a man.
9. Following the spirit of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, India has delivered its indigenously made Covid-19 vaccines to 95 countries. In our own country, over 100 crore Covid-19 vaccines have been administered so far.
10. The way we rose to the occasion in combating Covid-19, converting the crisis into multifaceted opportunities shows our resilience and perseverance as a nation.
11. When the tragedy hit us, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji addressed the country and first called for a one-day Janata Curfew.
At the end of this, people came out on the roofs or balconies of their homes and applauded and thanked each other. The way the people of the country gave a message to stand positively in this fight, our success was decided on the same day.
12. ‘Opportunity in Disaster’ and ‘Aatma Nirbhar Bharat’ are some of the great takeaways for us from the Corona experience.
It took us no time to start manufacturing essential things like PPE kits, masks and sanitizers at a record level.
13. I have come to know that in order to give mental strength to the people in the time of Covid, Gurugram University ran a helpline called ‘Sukoon.’
About 120 doctors interacted with lakhs of people and tried to solve their problems. The topic of today’s seminar is also related to this successful struggle.
14. I thank the Vice Chancellor of Gurugram University and the Department of Management Studies for successfully organizing an international seminar on such an important subject.
I am happy to know that more than a hundred authors from India and abroad have sent their research papers to this seminar. Of these, forty two have got the opportunity to read their research papers here in two days.
Three selected research papers have been published in the University’s International Research Journal. Apart from this, the research papers of 39 researchers have been published in the edited book.
I extend my heartiest congratulations and best wishes to all of you. I have full faith that you will make a significant contribution to the development of the country and the realization of the dream of self-reliant India through your studies and research works.
Once again my hearty congratulations and best wishes to all the university family members for organizing this seminar.
Jai Hind, Jai Haryana