Wednesday, February 17, 2010

US Visit by Dr. Jittu Singh and Fr. Abraham

Dear Friends :

Dr Jittu Singh and I will be travelling to the US to visit some universities for discussion on collaboration and exchange.. They are Cornell, Case Western, University of Minnesota, Stanford and University of Southern California. We would like to meet as many of you as possible during our visit from April 10 to April 20, 2010.

We have tentatively planned to organize Alumni get-togethers on :

April 10 : New York

April 16 : Minneapolis

April 17 or 18 : San Francisco

April 19 or 20 : Los Angeles

Looking forward to meeting you all,

Fr Abraham
E. Abraham S J., Ph.D.
XLRI School of Business & Human Resources
C H Area (East)
PB no. 222
Jamshedpur 831001,INDIA

Monday, February 01, 2010

XL Bangalore Alumni Golf Introduction Workshop

XLRI Bangalore Chapter is conducting a workshop to Introduce you to Golf( Yes, the same game that Tiger Woods plays!). This session is aimed at beginners and wannabe golfers, and will cover all aspects of the game-how to start, where to learn, who will teach you, what it will cost,etc.

Date:   Saturday Feb 27th 12.30-200PM
Venue: Karnataka Golf Assn Clubhouse, First Floor Party Hall, Old Airport Road(opposite Royal Orchid Park Plaza)
Panel : Tarun Sardesai, Senior Teaching Pro,KGA,  and XL Alumni George Ollapally & Ajay Das (MD Timken India)
Format: 30 min Presentation by Tarun Sardesai,  covering all basic aspects of the game, followed by Q & A session with all 3 panelists.
Cover charge: Rs 300 per head, covering lunch + soft drinks.

Permission from the KGA is being sought to allow participants to visit the KGA Driving Range and observe golfers practising. Should this not be possible, then participants will have the option of paying the normal guest charge to use the range.

P.S. If you have any friends whom you may want to bring along with you, the same cover charge is applicable.

Please email confirmations to George Ollapally.

National Social Entrepreneurship Conference - Bihar model to study growth

From The Telegraph

Jamshedpur, Jan. 29: The event was the second national conference on social entrepreneurship. And the model for study was Bihar.
The three-day conference organised by XLRI was inaugurated today and chief guest was principal secretary of rural development department, Bihar, Vijoy Prakash.
The theme for this year is “solutions for inclusive development” which will see experts from social sector coming up with solutions for an improved social growth model in the country.
Prakash said the reason for 11 per cent growth rate achieved by Bihar was implementation of inclusive growth with innovative ideas.
He, however, stressed on a path-breaking idea of “broadstreaming” rather than “mainstreaming” for rural development.
“Inclusive growth means equalisation of opportunity. We often try to get underprivileged people into mainstream society but instead, if we broaden our arena and give opportunity to them according to their skills and interest, it would be better. If we aim at growth, we have to take into account their skill and utilise them,” said Prakash.
The principal secretary also explained how his department identified the differences among communities and tried to make them literate by adopting a different pedagogy.
Teaching clay modelling also helped in bringing about rural development.
He also pointed out initiatives like Mahadalit Dev Mission, state society for rehabilitation of poor (rehabilitation of beggars by using their talent) and identification of BPL families had positive results.
“Since we are talking of inclusive growth and development, we have to accommodate each and every person be it tribal, elite or Dalit,” said Prakash.


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