: Well-designed rangoli, artificial fish pond, floral decoration and traditional lamps were impressively arranged at the venue as the seniors accorded a warm welcome to nearly 50 first year management students to mark ‘Traditional Day 2013’ at Integral Institute of Advanced Management (IIAM).
The institution has been following the Traditional Day for years as part of its annual celebrations. Dressed impeccably in traditional wear, the juniors had an opportunity to interact with the seniors and the faculty members on the occasion.
Director (Operations) of LG Polymers India Private Ltd S.V. Praveen, who attended the programme as chief guest, cited the example of different cultures that stand as a symbol of unity in diversity. “Understanding diverse cultures helps one be adaptable when they go places. Although we come from varied cultural backgrounds, it’s our manners and discipline that bring us close to people. Tradition also means identifying the thought process and adding value to our attitude and emerge as future leaders,” he said.
Director of the college R. Ramachandra Naik said that the programme had been rescheduled due to the Samaikyandhra agitation followed by a number of unplanned holidays. He said: “Culture and tradition is not limited to how we carry ourselves. It is about how we respect each other’s sensibility.”
Respecting elders and being committed form part of the tradition, secretary of IIAM S.P. Ravindra said before briefing about the history and objectives of the institution. Some of the senior students brought cheer to the new entrants by tapping their feet to a blend of filmy tunes to an audience that included governing body members of the college A.S.N. Prasad, Sudarshana Swamy and Madhu Gopal.