SPJIMR announces measures to honour the memory of Dr. M. L. Shrikant, will institute a Professor Chair in Spirituality & Leadership

Friday, January 22, 2016

The S. P. Jain Institute of Management & Research (SPJIMR) on Friday (January 22, 2016) announced a series of steps to honour the memory of Dr. M. L. Shrikant, the former Hon. Dean under whose leadership the Institute rose to be recognised as a top 10 B-School in India.

The announcement came on the eve of Dr. Shrikant’s 80th birth anniversary on January 23, 2016 and was made in the SPJIMR auditorium with the SPJIMR family in attendance.

Dr. Shrikant, who led the Institute from 1986 to 2014, passed away on Oct.16, 2015.

Dean Dr. Ranjan Banerjee, who is travelling to the US, led the announcement in a video message.

Dr. Banerjee said: “Dr. Shrikant’s contribution is etched in the minds and hearts of all members of the SPJIMR family. On this occasion, we want to do our little bit to honour his memory.”

He said SPJIMR would

  • Institute a Dr. Manesh L. Shrikant annual memorial lecture to be delivered on January 23 by an eminent personality. The first lecture will be held on January 23, 2017.
  • Institute a Chair Professor for Spirituality & Leadership in the name of Dr. M. L. Shrikant and
  • Name the new auditorium coming up on the SPJIMR campus as the Dr. M. L. Shrikant auditorium

“Of course, the greatest way of honouring his memory would be to take his legacy forward and to take SPJIMR to the next level, which we are all engaged in as a team,” the Dean said.

He added: “The measures announced today are small steps in honouring the memory of Dr. Shrikant… each of these little reminders will enable us preserve his memory and take his legacy forward.”

On the occasion, Dr. R. Sesha Iyer, the former Director of SPJIMR said: “Today, I recollect what Dr. Shirkant told us and stood for. Spirituality when introduced through education will work as a powerful tool to help build the leaders of tomorrow who can lead successful careers, lead growth of their businesses as well as impact society for the good.”

Dr. Iyer added: “Dr. Shrikant lived by what he said. He impacted the lives of many of us and many organisations and this impact is long lasting. At SPJIMR, we will build on this in the year to come.”

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