School of Management Sciences (SMS), Varanasi completed twenty-one years of its existence in Varanasi on 10th November, 2016 and celebrated the occasion ADHARSHILA-2016 with great pump and show. Inaugurating the foundation day celebrations, the Chief Guest Dr. MahendraNath Pandey (Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Govt. of India) said that it is indeed a proud moment for not only SMS but the entire state because the culture of management institutions in the private sector in Uttar Pradesh was not seen 21 years ago when SMS was being established by the renowned management stalwart Late Prof. Mukund Lal, the Founder Director General of SMS who was also his guardian at BHU when he was a student.
He exhorted the students on this occasion to earn money through hard work and truthfulness without any compromise on our traditions and culture. He said, in this era of globalization, it becomes imminent for the students to integrate management skills with the industry but at the same time we should shy away from the materialistic culture which is destroying the social set up of our country. He said, the HRD Ministry would provide all possible help to the institution in its growth plans in the near future aiming at serving the society at large.
Presiding over the function, the Guest of Honor, the Director of MNNIT, Allahabad, Prof. Rajeev Tripathi said that the integration of teaching, learning and research, necessary for a quality oriented institution, is seen here as SMS, Varanasi publishes four research journals catering to management sciences, computer sciences, entrepreneurship and spirituality. He wished the institution more accolades in the coming years.
Various Inter College competitions like Solo Song, Solo Dance, Business Quiz, Antyakshari,Ad Making,Rangoli etc were organized on the event in which more than 15 teams from different institutes participated with great zeal and vigor. Cultural evening of the programme witnessed the stunning performance of renowned Punjabi singer Shamsher Singh Mehandi and their group DESI HUSTELERS. Pop Singer and rapper Man Singh & Gora Singh mesmerized the audience with their performance.
On this occasion the 22nd issue of the pioneer international journal of SMS Varanasi, ‘Management Insight’ and the 4th issue of ‘SMS Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation’ were released by the Chief Guest and the Guest of Honour. Earlier the Director, Prof. P. N. Jha welcomed the guests. The Executive Secretary of the SMS Society, Dr. M. P. Singh felicitated the guests with shawl and memento. The vote of thanks was presented by Dr. Saneed Singh (Adharshila Convener) while the programme was conducted by Dr. (Mrs.) Pallavi Pathak (Assistant Professor).