A delegation of 60 research scholars along with their senior faculty members and director visited School of Management Sciences Varanasi on 5th December 2014.They visited the campus to have an interactive session on “GOVERNANCE STUDY PROGRAMME ON RIVER GANGES AND IT’S CLEAN UP MISSION”. The speakers in the programme were Xun (Director, Institute of Water Policy, Singapore),Poocharoen (Professor, University of Singapore),Er .Amitabh (President, Eastern UP Exporter’s Association),Mr.Sandeep Singh (Associate Professor ,SMS Varanasi) and Mr.Kartikey Singh (Assistant Professor, SMS Varanasi).
During his inaugural address Er.Amitabh extended a very welcome to the delegates and the scholars. He further focused on the initiatives being taken by the government for Ganga Clean Up Mission. Prof Sandeep Singh gave a presentation on “Ganges and Spiritual Dimensions of Varanasi” and focused on the history of Varanasi and River Ganges. He depicted the religious importance of the river and it’s relation to the city. During his deliberation he also emphasized on the importance of Dharma, Artha Kama, and Moksha and how these aspect of life can be associated with the city (Varanasi) and river Ganges. Prof.Kartikeya Singh discussed on “Handloom and Handicraft Industry” and focused on the prevailing condition of Handloom as well as power loom industry with special reference to Varanasi. He also emphasized on the policies of Indian Government to tackle the grievances of above mentioned causes. The last presentation on “Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Models for Industries along the Ganges” was given by Kumar Singh who primarily discussed the issues related to pollution of river Ganges and the measures to overcome it. He further focused on how sustainable business models can be implemented in the present prevailing condition of Varanasi. Lastly Xun and shared their views on the session and appreciated the efforts of the student’s of SMS Varanasi and institute itself in the Ganga Clean Up Mission.
At the end of the session delegates explored the campus of SMS, Varanasi along with interaction with the students of the institute. They admired the green lush infrastructure and the intellectual level of the students. Felicitation of the delegates was done by Er.Amitabh and the vote of thanks was proposed by Prof.Sandeep Singh.