AIMA has been running a unique programme for young people called the ‘Shaping Young Minds Programme’ (SYMP). The programme provides a platform for young professionals and management students to interact with iconic leaders from various fields, where these leaders talk about their lives, their successes and more importantly – their failures. There are no speeches – just stories and anecdotes from life! This helps young people synchronise personal and career goals through exposure to the experience and wisdom of successful people. The idea is to provide students an opportunity to interact with achievers and learn from the experiences of those who have been there and done that.
The second online version of the National SYMP was held on 26th August 2022. The speakers who addressed the session included Dr K Radhakrishnan, Former Chairman, Space Commission/Secretary, Department of Space & Chairman, ISRO; Mr Shiv Shivakumar, Group Executive President, Strategy and Business Development, Aditya Birla Group & Past President, AIMA; Ms Shereen Bhan, Managing Editor, CNBC-TV18 and Mr Sanjiv Mehta, CEO and Managing Director of Hindustan Unilever Limited. The session chairs for respective sessions were Mr Shiv Siddhant Narayan Kaul, Managing Director, NICCO, Engineering Services Ltd and Honorary Consul General of The Republic of Korea in Kolkata; Mr Pranjal Sharma, Author, Economic Analyst & Columnist; Mr Shrinivas Dempo, Chairman, Dempo Group of Companies & Senior Vice President, AIMA; Mr Nikhil Sawhney, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Triveni Turbine Limited, Director, Triveni Engineering and Industries Limited & Vice President, AIMA. Ms Rekha Sethi, Director General, AIMA delivered the special address and 25 Local Management Associations partnered with AIMA for this unique event with a participation of over 12,000 on various AIMA platforms.