With their careers as students coming to an end, the pioneering batch of Indian Institute of Management Raipur is all set to make its first mark on the corporate world. But before that, they must leave IIM Raipur campus, or rather their “second home”.
As a reminder of the wonderful two years that the batch has spent here, each graduating student planted one tree, which will stay in the campus as his / her legacy. Each palm tree is also accompanied by a metal board displaying the name of the “owner” or the student who planted it. Besides having a significant nostalgic value, the trees will add significantly to the greenery and beauty of IIM Raipur campus.
The occasion was graced by the presence of the Director Prof B S Sahay. He planted the first of the trees to mark the beginning of the event. Prof Sahay had insisted on celebrating this event and has also promised that all the trees will be moved and replanted in the upcoming IIM Raipur campus in Naya Raipur. All the faculty members were also present at the occasion.
The whole event was organized with the contribution of the pioneering batch students. These moments were heart-touching for them, who had together toiled while the institute was being set up in 2010. With the support of Prof Sahay, they put together the foundation stones on which, today, the institute is rapidly growing.
We hope that the first batch graduating from IIM Raipur would create its own place in the corporate world and set examples for the junior and the future batches, and also that these trees grow in a healthy way, symbolizing the growth of IIM Raipur.