Sambalpur: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik attended the second convocation ceremony of Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) Sambalpur here on Sunday.
“As you embark upon your new journey, I would like to say that you are here because you are the best in the country. The nation looks up to you not only as able managers but also as social entrepreneurs who would work to change the world into a better place,” Naveen said addressing the management students.
IIM-Sambalpur is growing fast and positioning itself as a centre of innovation and entrepreneurship, he added.
The institute should become an active participant, knowledge partner and a think tank for planning, strategising and reinforcing government schemes for social development, the Chief Minister hoped.
As many as 45 outgoing students of the institute were awarded degrees and medals by the Chief Minister during the convocation programme.