APJ Abdul Kalam taught us management: AIMA President
28 July 2015, Delhi
All India Management Association (AIMA) joins the nation in paying homage to Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, the former President of India. “Dr Kalam was a friend and a guide to India’s management fraternity and he was a great management teacher,” says Hemant Nerurkar, President, AIMA.
Dr Kalam had graced AIMA’s Golden Jubilee Celebrations in 2006 at Vigyan Bhawan and declared AIMA’s Foundation Day, 21 February, as the National Management Day.
Speaking to India’s management leaders on that occasion, Dr Kalam had urged Indian companies to build institutional brands and had spelt out the strategies to achieve that. He had also stressed that competitiveness was the universal law of development and that design was central to wealth creation. He had shared how India’s missile programme was designed for success.
Dr Kalam was a visionary and he could foresee the transformative influence of technology. Nearly a decade ago, he advised AIMA to create virtual universal classroom at a time when the massive online open courses (MOOCs) were yet to become a trend anywhere in the world.
A management evangelist, Dr Kalam gave time to many national and regional management events. He visited even smaller cities, such as Ludhiana, on invitation of local management associations.
In Dr Kalam’s demise, AIMA has lost one of its most important and wisest mentors. May his soul rest in peace.
All India Management Association (AIMA) is the national apex body for management in India. Over the last five decades, AIMA has contributed immensely to the enhancement of management capability in the country.
AIMA has a broad base of 62 Local Management Associations including two cooperating LMAs abroad, with a membership crossing 30,000 in number. AIMA is a non-lobbying organisation, working closely with Industry, Government, Academia and students to further the cause of the management profession in India. AIMA is represented on the Boards of India's premier Business Institutions like Indian Institute of Management – IIMs. AIMA is also represented on Boards of Government bodies including the All India Council for Technical Education, National Board of Accreditation, National Productivity Council to name a few.
AIMA makes a salutary contribution to management learning and practice in the country by offering various services in the areas of testing, distance education, research, publications and management development programmes.
AIMA brings to the Indian managers, the best management practices and techniques through numerous foreign collaborations with professional bodies and institutions. AIMA is a member of the Asian Association of Management Organisations (AAMO) and works closely with several international management institutions like Robert H Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, St Gallen Foundation etc. in organising international conferences and management development programmes. To know more, please log on to www.aima.in
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