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Birla Manfest grand opening tomorrow

ADITYA BIRLA Manfest 2006, the flagship event of IIM Lucknow is all set for a grand opening on Friday?January 20?-with top names in the industry arriving here for the day one of the three day event.

india Updated: Jan 19, 2006 00:34 IST

ADITYA BIRLA Manfest 2006, the flagship event of IIM Lucknow is all set for a grand opening on Friday—January 20—-with top names in the industry arriving here for the day one of the three day event.

On the inaugural day Ishaat Hussain, director (finance), Tata Sons Limited, VV Singh, director, Reliance Infocomm and Dr Devi Singh, director IIM Lucknow would get together at the inaugural ceremony.

During this ceremony, the IIM Lucknow Manfest Publication—Gravitas—-would also be released. The Manfest publicationn—a first in any IIM—has articles contributed by such eminent names in the corporate world like Arun Maira, chairman, Boston Consulting Group, India, Subir Raha, chairman and Managing Director, ONGC and Rahul Bajaj, chairman, Bajaj Auto Limited. The function would be followed by a talk by Arvind Singhal, CEO, KSA Technopak on “Value at the Bottom of the Pyramid.” An interactive session with the father of IT revolution in India, Sam Pitroda followed by a play ‘Bichhu’ directed by Neelam Gupta from NSD is expected to draw crowds. Day two would see Geet Sethi and Major Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore talking about how they made it big. In ‘Biz Theatre’ live industry cases and paper contests “across all verticals of management” being organised by the ‘Special Interest Groups’ would provide corporate partners like TCS, CTS and Maruti among others to get consulting from bright minds. The Collosseum section—theme based panel discussion—featuring Proshonta Banerjee—CMD of GAIL, P Mohammed Ali, MD of Galfar Constructions, Ashok Desai, consultant editor of Business Standard and Shelby Quast, DG of International Legal Assistance Consortium would be the other highlight. A laser show about Manfest and IIM-L would be the highlight of day two. To round it off in style, Pakistani band ‘Jal’ would also rock the management institute.