Bhubaneswar: Bhavan’s Centre for Communication and Management, Bhubaneswar ( BCCM) , a premier business school of eastern India, celebrated its sixth Convocation, here on Saturday.
Altogether 66 students received PGDM degrees and 12 gold medals were awarded to the meritorious students. The Odisha governor , Dr. S.C. Jamir, in his convocation address, appreciated the glorious eight decades of noble contributions of Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan in spreading quality education and preserving the cultural heritage of the country.
The chairman of BCCM, general B.K. Mohapatra, said that emerging technologies are affecting every aspect of our life and hence scientific and technological innovations, which are key drivers for economic growth and intellectual prosperity of a nation must be achieved by all. We will be left behind if we do not cope up with emerging changes. .
Dr. Sujata Mangaraj , director- cum-dean academics, presented the director’s report and administered pledge to the graduating students.
During the convocation ceremony, “Bhavan Samman – Odisha” were conferred on twenty distinguished personalities of Odisha , who have excelled in their respective field and carved a niche for themselves in the field of science, academics, dance, classical music, literature, industry, and education. The recipients are : Dr Tapan Kumar Chand (industry), Dr. Raghupatruni Bhima Rao ( science), Padma Shri Prof.Priyambada Mohanty Hejmadi ( education), Mahendra Kumar Gupta ( entrepreneur) , Pandit Gopal Chandra Panda ( classical music), Padma Shri Dr. Ileana Citaristi (Odishi dance), Santosh Kumar Rana(folk arts), Ajit Narayana Das( theatre) , Sujata Pattanayak ( social service) and Dr. Pradeep Kumar Choudhury (astrology). The other recipients are : Rabindra Kumar Behera (industry),Padma Shri Pratibha Ray ( literature), Dr. Haraprasanna Mishra (science), Prof. Dr. Fr. Paul Fernandes S.J (education), Pandit (Dr.) Chittaranjan Pani (classical music), Guru Ratikant Mohapatra( dance), Guru Badal Sikdar (folk art),, Kartik Chandra Rath( theatre), Mrinalini Padhi (social service) and Manmath Kumar Satpathy ( art & culture).
BCCM’s senior director, Lt. Col. P.K. Sahu proposed the vote of thanks.