The ace B-school, Asian School of Business Management (ASBM), celebrated its 11th Annual Day ‘Moorchhana’ on 13th and 14th October 2017. A blood donation camp was organized on the first day and the students, faculty and staff members of ASBM donated 80 units of blood in coordination with the staff members of Cuttack Central Blood Centre. It may be mentioned that ASBM has been organizing such blood donation camps every year for the last 12 years with the spirit of giving back something to the society that has nurtured all of us. The students, faculty and staff members also participated in a Swachh Bharat campaign by cleaning the ASBM campus and its surrounding.
Sri Surjya Narayana Patro, Hon’ble Minister, Cooperation, Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare, Govt. of Odisha inaugurated the Annual Day function as the Chief Guest on the second day. By giving many examples, he proclaimed that it is not easy and profitable to run a business in the old laidback style. The knowledge and skills derived by the students from management education can bring success to business, he said. He appreciated the role played, and the success achieved, by the old students of ASBM in their corporate life, which has been possible because of the high standard of education imparted by the Institute. The Hon’ble Minister also praised the endeavor made by the Former IIM Professor and Founder & Group Director of ASBM (Dr.) Biswajeet Pattanayak in establishing a renowned management institute in the State. He announced that ASBM would soon become a state private university.
Dr. Subhrendu Sekhar Dey, Managing Director, APICOl, Govt. of Odisha attended the function as the Guest of Eminence. He highlighted the business opportunities in Odisha emanating from agriculture and agro-based industries, and exhorted the students to become innovative entrepreneurs.
While inaugurating ASBM eleven years back on 14.10.2006, the then Vice President of India Shri Bhairon Singh Sekhawat had depicted it as a new sunrise in management education. In his welcome address, the Founder and Group Director of ASBM Prof. Biswajeet Pattanayk narrated the journey of ASBM over the last eleven years, and described how the Institute has been trying to fulfill the prophesy of the Vice President of India.
On this occasion, the Chief Guest gave away prizes and citations to the achievers. Prof. Manmath Nath Samantaray introduced the guests and Prof. Mrutyunjay Dash proposed the vote of thanks. The ceremony was coordinated by students Sumana Bose and Ankita Parida. The two-day programme ended with a cultural extravaganza presented by the students.