In order to pay tribute to the legendary management guru and Padma Shri awardee Dr Pritam Singh on his birth anniversary, JK Lakshmipat University (JKLU), Jaipur held its second edition of the Management Guru Day on November 19, 2021. The virtual event remembered the immense contribution of Dr Singh as a board member, right from the inception of the university and also felicitated Dr
. Shrikant M . Datar, the George F. Baker Professor of Administration and 11th Dean of the Faculty, Harvard Business School, for his exemplary achievements in the field of Management. Dr Datar was felicitated with atrophy and citation in a live webinar that witnessed over 300 plus attendees across various platforms. The programme started with the screening of JKLU film, followed by showcasing glimpses of Dr. Pritam Singh’s association with the University. Sri Harsh Pati Singhania, member of JKLU Board of Management and Vice Chairman &MD of JK Paper Ltd., welcomed the Chief Guest. Dr. Dheeraj Sanghi, Vice Chancellor, JKLU delivered the welcome address and briefed the audience about the Management Guru Day Celebrations. Mr. Asheesh Gupta, Pro Vice Chancellor of the University, read out the citation of the Chief Guest. In his address on “Design Thinking & Innovation”, Dr Datar spoke about the importance of innovation, developing innovation skills and nurturing an innovative mindset. He highlighted the importance of establishing a connection between the operational world and innovation world, which is a combination of routine and curiosity, much-needed for innovation to take place. He shared a 4 step process of Design thinking and innovation which included human centered approach, problem framing, ways to ideate and innovation mindset. The process was well illustrated with the example of Jaipur Limb and Gandhi’s Salt March. The programme ended with a vote of thanks from Dr. Ashwini Sharma, Assistant Director, Institute of Management.