Monday, October 08, 2007

Finance Training Program at XLRI

The valedictory function for the Customized Finance and Accounts Training Program, an in-house training program conducted from July 09th to October 10th by XLRI Jamshedpur for executives of ETA Star Group Dubai, UAE, was held last evening here at XLRI Jamshedpur. ETA Star Group is a UAE-based company, established in 1973, with an annual turnover of over 4 billion USD, and over 51, 000 employees in 23 countries.

Fr. N. Casmir Raj, Director of XLRI Jamshedpur, presided over the function. It was attended by Mr. K Jafar Ali, National Head (HR) of ETA’s India division, who had come down from Chennai for the occasion.

The event started off with a welcome address by the Program Director, Dr. Gourav Vallabh. He reminisced about the three months that had passed, and the emotional bond that he had developed with the students. He also exhorted the students to be aware of their newly-acquired status as brand ambassadors of XLRI.

Father Casmir Raj spoke about the all-around development that the students had acquired in their three-month stay at the institute. He hoped that the students had absorbed some of the culture of XLRI, and told them to use it for the benefit of not only ETA and Dubai, but the rest of the world as well.

This was followed by Mr. K. Jafar Ali, who spoke about ETA’s relationship with XLRI, and its eagerness to develop the same. Noting that this was the third course that XLRI had conducted for ETA, he said that ETA had been hugely impressed by the facilities on offer at the institute. He also remarked that, due to XLRI’s fame in the area of Human Resources, his firm had not realized initially that the institute also excelled in other fields such as Finance.

The event concluded on a warm note with speeches by two student representatives. They focused on how helpful the faculty and staff at XLRI had been, and especially thanked their Program Director, Dr. Vallabh, for everything he had done for them.

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