Valedictory session spotlights the role of resilience in leadership and entrepreneurship
Who better to speak on resilience than someone who has exemplified it all her life? India’s first woman IPS officer, Kiran Bedi, delivered the valedictory session at E-Summit ’21, organised by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bhubaneswar, on the “reign of resilience” on March 29.
The four-day conclave featured panel discussions and workshops on entrepreneurship, resilience and leadership. Presided over by IIT Bhubaneswar director RV Raja Kumar, E-Summit ’21 engaged more than 2,000 students from across the country.
Bedi, also the former lieutenant governor of Puducherry, spoke about her entrepreneurial approaches, leadership insights and the roadblocks along her almost 50-year-long professional journey.
Here are the key takeaways from Bedi’s session, in her words:
-- Entrepreneurship happens when you use all your five senses. I believe in the power of the individual who is closest to the ground. I don’t believe in ranks.
--- Though entrepreneurship has transformed over the years, the fundamentals have remained unchanged. Nowadays,there are more opportunities, innovative ideas, problem solving techniques and risk management options available than before.
--- Entrepreneurship needs one to be diligent and keep up the effort. You may fail in results, but you should not fail in perseverance. Upskill yourself. Entrepreneurship also means self-analysis and self-reflection.
--- Grooming yourself is as important as having professional qualifications. If you nurture yourself well, you are bound to stand out. As a woman, you get greater respect as people feel more aligned with a woman. Grooming well means knowing how to handle multiple roles.
--- Time management has been my key to success. I believe in adding purpose to anything we do. I added the purpose of public service in everything I did. I grew up with a purpose for public administration, therefore it was natural to me.
Also present at the valedictory session were dignitaries like IIT Bhubaneswar registrar Subodh Kumar, E-Summit ’21 chairperson Madhusmita Dash, E-Summit ’21 vice-chairman Rajakumar Guduru and Gaurav Bartarya, PIC E-Cell, IIT Bhubaneswar.
The session was available in both online and offline mode for students to watch from any part of the country. You can check it here.
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