Of Tradition and Gratitude—Abhivyakti by IAESTE
“No one who achieves success does so without the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.”
-Alfred North Whitehead
It was with this spirit of gratitude that the Manipal chapter of IAESTE invited over 150 faculty members and officials from various departments across the Manipal Academy of Higher Education to the MIT library auditorium on 15th Jan 2018, for their annual cultural meet, Abhivyakti.
The newly appointed director of MIT, Dr. Srikanth Rao, was the chief guest of the event. Having had an experience of working alongside IAESTE in the organisation’s earlier days, he gave an eloquent speech about the issues that the club faces and their achievements despite these issues. He personally thanked the present faculty members for all their contributions towards the successful working of IAESTE. Despite already having an impressive record of having sent over 450 students abroad for a paid internship in just the past four years, Dr Srikanth Rao aims higher and promised the club every form of support to make sure the students of Manipal are provided with the best of opportunities and experiences. His address was followed by the felicitation of the present faculty members. Esteemed guests including Dr Pragna Rao, the Dean of KMC, Dr BHV Pai, the Joint Director of MIT, and Dr Raveendranath Nayak, the Dean of SOM, were among the others felicitating the faculty members.
The involvement of these faculty members in training the incoming interns and the subsequent recognition for these professors is crucial for the development of good relations with other countries thereby promoting a better exchange rate. With 63 students in the working committee striving each day to improve the student exchange programme, the organisation is bound to see the day it has a hundred percent record in terms of candidates successfully placed in technical internships abroad.