Nivedita Mirajkar and Team Installed as Office Bearers of ISTD – Mangalore/Udupi Chapter
Mangaluru: The new Executive Committee 2020-22 of Mangaluru/Udupi Chapter, Indian Society of Training and Development (ISTD), led by Nivedita Mirajkar formally took charge at the Installation Ceremony conducted online on 29th September 2020.
The new team comprises Nivedita Mirajkar (Chairperson), Dr. Malini Hebbar (Vice-Chairperson), Preetham Kamath (secretary), Dr. H V Balachandra Achar (Treasurer), MN Pai (National Council Member) and Divyashree Gatti, Brijesh Krishnan, Brian Fernandes and Shivani Baliga (Managing Committee Members). In her acceptance speech, Nivedita Mirajkar promised new initiatives to take the chapter forward in the future.
G. Vargha Swamy, National Council Member, Bangalore was the Chief Guest. He spoke on the value of truth, the importance of listening and the needs of the service sector.
Nirmala Lilly, ex-Chairperson, Kochi Chapter, ISTD was the Guest of Honour. She shared her insights on best practices implemented by the Kochi Chapter, particularly the need to initiate student chapters in educational institutions and involve them in events to offer them additional experience which is valuable for their careers.
The outgoing Chairman of Mangalore/Udupi Chapter Dr. Ramakrishna Chadaga spoke on the initiatives taken during his term. He highlighted the fact that three MOUs were signed with Educational Institutions. With the increase in membership, the activities can now be expanded to include collaborations with industry, he said.
The installation was followed by an Education Session, ‘Humility – Archaic Value or Valuable Trait’ by Bharathi Shevgoor. She outlined four key aspects to define humility in practical terms. The Guest Speaker was introduced by Shivani Baliga.
The event was attended by members from many other chapters of ISTD. Anita Chauhan, Chairperson, Kota Chapter; Simantini Bhaswar, Chairperson, Pune Chapter; and Dr. K A Zakkariya, Chairperson, Kochi Chapter gave their felicitations.
MN Pai welcomed the gathering. Gurudutt Somyaji, Outgoing Secretary, presented the report for the previous term 2018-2020. Preetham Kamath gave the Vote of Thanks. Divyashree Gatti compered the program.
Established in April 1970, ISTD is a national level professional body and non-profit society registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. It has a large membership of individuals and institutions involved in the area of training and development of Human Resource from Government, Public and Private Sector Organization & Enterprises, Educational and Training Institutions and other Professional Bodies. ISTD provides a platform to HR personnel, trainers and educationists to upskill, network and seek professional opportunities.
Do watch the installation ceremony here: