20 Jan 2020 15:57 IST

“Link our roots with evidence-based Indian thought,” Kiran Bedi at IIM Kozhikode

The three-day conclave on ‘Globalising Indian Thought’ concludes; best research papers awarded

The three-day international conclave on ‘Globalising Indian Thought’ concluded with more than 100 research papers and posters presented on collaborative existence between India and the world. Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi, and academician and activist Prof Anil Kumar Gupta, were present.

Dr Bedi spoke about linking the roots with evidence-based Indian thought.

She said that everyone should start the day with oneself by spending some time alone early in the morning.

Prof Gupta gave the plenary address and emphasised paradoxical legacies of Indian thinking and how language shapes ideas of thoughts and excellence. He told the audience to give voice, visibility and velocity to create standards of excellence openly accessible to the common masses.

Prof Debashis Chatterjee, Director, IIM-K, thanked the Prime Minister for addressing the students on day one, all the speakers, dignitaries, participants, faculty and administrators of the institute for their contribution towards making ‘Globalising Indian Thought 2020’ a success. He concluded by saying: “When can we go from the margins to mainstream thinking?”

Best paper and poster presentations

The best research papers were ‘Another Bollywood re-make? The emergence of a new sportainment category,’ by Subhadeep Datta, PhD Scholar, ESSEC Business School, France; and ‘Yoga for managerial effectiveness: A review of various interpretations of Yogah Karmasu Kaushalam,’ by Prof R Radhakrishna Pillai, Information Systems, Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode.

The best poster presentation was ‘Creation of sustainable model village of excellence via entrepreneurial innovation and infrastructural amelioration: Hiware bazar,’ by Dr Vikas Peshave, Associate Professor and Dean, Quality and Research, Indian Institute of Cost and Management Studies & Research, Pune.

The conference witnessed representations from academicians, public figures and the presentation of close to 100 research papers.