School of Management Sciences (SMS), Varanasi completed its 18 years of existence on November 10, 2013. The Institution celebrated its 19th Foundation Day Adharshila amidst joyous fervor and competitive spirit with over two dozen teams participating in the day long competitive events covering four events in academic and cultural arenas. A traditional puja was performed at the Campus in the early morning hours before the arrival of the Chief Guest. The Chief Guest in the inaugural session was Dr. R. K. Khandal, Honorable Vice Chancellor, U.P. Technical University, Lucknow.
Inaugurating the day-long event Adharshila 2013 at SMS Campus, Dr. R. K. Khandal, Honorable Vice Chancellor, U.P. Technical University, Lucknow said that any organization becomes big when big people visit the same, SMS Varanasi is lucky to have the gracious presence of Justice Giridhar Malaviya Ji on the occasion which makes both the event and the institution great.
Addressing a big gathering of students and authorities of the participating educational institutions in the event, Prof. Khandal said that the three important pillars for making an institution are its students, its teachers and blessings of the elderly people and SMS Group of Institutions is lucky to have all the three. He asked the institution to take care of these three pillars and said that then these will take care of the growth of the institution.
He further said that the dynamics of education have changed but the visionary can still envision a bright future amidst todays crisis of loss of human values. Students should create identity for themselves, study and become employable and should look for achieving excellence not the pay package.
The presidential address was made by Shri Girdhar Malviya, Former Judge, Allahabad High court who said that management is attached to everything in life and hence it is very important to learn management in order to becomeknowledgeable for betterment of the human being. He congratulated SMS for redefining management and attaching its values to the students life.
Welcoming the Guests to the function, the Director of SMS, Varanasi,Prof. P. N. Jhasaid that it is a momentous occasion for the entire SMS family and it is only due to the well wishes of all its stake holders from time to time owing to which SMS has made a mark at the international level. He welcomed the Chief Guest to the Campus and hoped that under his stewardship, not only the U. P. Technical University but also SMS family would perform excellently in providing value based education. On the occasion the new issue of the Research Journal Management Insight was also unfolded by the visiting dignitaries.
At the end of the inaugural session few cultural programmes were also presented. The inaugural function witnessed the musical and mesmerizing cultural performances by the students of SMS. The students cheered the performers with full enthusiasm, zeal and verve. The inaugural session was coordinated byDr. Meenakshi Singhwhile the vote of thanks was presented byMr. Sandeep Singh, Convenor Adharshila-2013.
The four events included the one academic event Business Quiz and three cultural events Solo Song, Antyakshari and Solo Dance. The participating teams included IIT, BHU, Faculty of Management Studies, BHU, Faculty of Commerce, BHU, UIM, Allahabad, Sunbeam College for Women, Vasanta College for Women, Varanasi, Arya Mahila Degree College, Varanasi, KIT, Varanasi, SMS Lucknow, to name a few.
Employee of SMS who got felicitated from the management of SMS Society includedMr. Sushil Singh(Sr. Programmer) andMr. Virendra Pandey(Security) for giving their uninterrupted TEN years of service to the Institution.
In the evening, the winners were awarded with the certificates and the trophies. After the prize distribution ceremony, a sizzling and mesmerizing musical performance was given byArko Chatterjee(Musical Group HOBOS and OHM) a well known guitarist, lyricist and music composer. He presented the Indian traditional and contemporary fusion. In line with musical performancesSinger Sreekantsang various film songs including his uniquely differentbreathelessperformance. He is a young and versatile singer trained in Hindustani classical music and also a corporate professional working as Sr. HR Manager with Tata Consultancy Services. He has won the MTV Video Gaga, a national music reality show and has released his solo Indipop Album Yeh Alag Baat Hai with Sare Gama HMV. He has also performed at various national and international concerts.
Subsequently a scintillating musical program was presented by the famous bollywood film playback singer and 1995 ZEE Sa Re Ga Ma winner Sanjeevani. She with her melodious voice, memerised the young and vibrant crowd of SMS. On the occasion Dr. Sanjay Saxena, Associate Professor played drum set and enthralled the audience.
Later, the Executive Secretary of SMS Group of Institutions,Dr. M. P. Singhand Prof. P. N. Jha, Director, SMS felicitated the Chief Guest with a shawl and memento.Mr. Sanjay Gupta, faculty members, members of the administrative staff and students were present on the occasion.