Ranchi: IIM Ranchi celebrated the accomplishments of over 55 dedicated fellows at the Certification Ceremony of the Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship (MGNF) program in Ranchi. The esteemed Director of IIM Ranchi, Prof. Deepak Kumar Srivastava, presented the Certificate of Public Policy Management to the graduating fellows. He underscored the pivotal role of MGNF fellows as future policy leaders, emphasizing their unique blend of management expertise and district-immersive insights into public policy, crucial for the nation’s development.
The event commenced with a momentous virtual gathering, connecting all nine academic partners of the MGNF program. The proceedings initiated with a compelling welcome Address by the Program Director of IIM Bangalore, shedding light on the journey and notable achievements of the MGNF program. This was followed by inspiring addresses by Atul Kumar Tiwari, Secretary of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, and Shri K. Sanjay Murthy, Secretary of Higher Education. The ceremony further witnessed the
Unveiling of the MGNF Report, an embodiment of the program’s impactful endeavours. The distinguished Keynote Address was delivered by Dharmendra Pradhan, the Honourable Minister of Education and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, who emphasized the increasing employment opportunities through skilling initiatives, the importance of gender representation in the workforce, and the significant contributions of MGNF fellows to the Prime Minister’s vision of fostering “Skill-India”.
In his closing remarks, Shri Nilambuj Sharan, the Senior Economic Advisor of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, acknowledged the collective efforts and dedication of the MGNF fellows and their commitment to the mission of national development.
Prof. Gaurav Manohar Marathe, Chairperson of the MGNF program, along with the MGNF Program Directors, Prof. Pradip Kumar Bala, Prof. Amit Sachan, Prof. Tanusree Dutta, and Prof. Rojers P Joseph were present during the event.