Shillong, July 5 : IIM Shillong celebrated its 16th Inaugural Day on July 4, 2023, with a focus on environmental conservation. The event was graced by Padma Shri Jadav Payeng, widely known as the “Forest Man of India.”
The day began with a plantation drive led by students and stakeholders. Shri Payeng, who was the chief guest at the event, planted a sapling of sandalwood tree. He urged the government to ban air rifles and to increase its focus on cultivating sandalwood trees. He also highlighted the importance of educating children about the significance of planting and nurturing trees.
In his welcome address, Prof. D P Goyal, Director of IIM Shillong, announced that July 4th would be celebrated as Inaugural Day every year at IIM Shillong, with a special emphasis on conducting a Plantation Drive. He urged all members of the IIM Shillong fraternity to actively participate in and contribute to the Plantation Drive.
The Plantation Drive received an overwhelming response from delegates, with some even bringing fruit trees from their own collections to contribute to the campus’s greenery. The event, graced by distinguished delegates and stakeholders, witnessed a collective effort to enhance the natural environment at IIM Shillong.
The 16th Inaugural Day of IIM Shillong concluded with a commitment to environmental sustainability and a shared vision of creating a greener and more liveable planet for future generations.