*Students conferred with ‘Potential Logistician Award’ consisting of Cash Prizes, Certificates, Trophies, and potential job offers
Jalandhar: Two teams of LPU MBA students have recently been honoured as National Winners for ‘Logistics Achievers Award and Talent Hunt 2013’, held at New Delhi. Going for regional, zonal and finally national competitions, LPU students have bagged second and third prizes. The teams are conferred with ‘Potential Logistician Award’, consisting of Cash Prizes of Rs 15,000 & Rs 10,000 respectively, certificates, trophies, and potential job offers. Thousands of renowned professionals from Logistics Industry, company owners, ministers, Jury, advisory board were present during this gala honouring ceremony, at the Taj in New Delhi. A volume containing a compilation of students’ papers was also released on the occasion. The topics of competition were: Gap Analysis & Solution in Indian Logistics in terms of Human Resource, Real Face of Logistics i.e. Truck Drivers - India versus Global Benchmark, and Logistics Services in Rural India – Practices & Potential. Million Minds Management Services (MMMS) Ltd and Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) had organized the competition.
Congratulating the winner-students who have received cash rewards and placement offers in logistics sector, Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal said: “I am pleased to note that LPU students have outshined on national level in the field of ‘Logistics’, which is regularly growing. Students need special praise as they have excelled hundreds of other students from country across, by exhibiting their talent and potential. I wish them a bright career ahead in the field of their choice.”
One of the winning teams of students, Centurions, headed by Vivek Kumar Singh got 2nd Position, whereas; team ‘SI Innovators’ under the leadership of Shivam Mishra, got 3rd Position. The other members of the winning teams are: Majid Ali, Tareeq Ahmed, Gagandeep and Shyama Sriram. Sriram, who hails from Andhra Pradesh holds: “This is a golden victory for me. When I had joined my study programme at LPU, I had assured my parents that I will certainly achieve marvels at national level. This winning has really made me proud and for this I am thankful to my guides at LPU.”
Mr Pramod MIttal, Chartered Member, CILT-INDIA, informed that CILT, having its HQ in London, is a worldwide organization of professionals, set up to promote the study of the art and science of transport in all its branches - road, rail, shipping, civil aviation, pipelines, etc. CILT is a leading international professional body associated with Logistics and Transport sector providing education and training as well. On the other hand, MMMS Ltd is formed with a vision of providing Education and Training as well as Manpower Outsourcing. It is constantly striving towards bringing together top level professionals from across the Country and aspiring management students who foresee their career in the Logistics Sector.
Illustrative, in the initial stages, LPU in association with MMMS Ltd and CILT had organized this unique Talent Hunt, regionally. Participating MBA Students were judged, on Content, Idea, Thought Process, Analysis, Deductions, and Recommendations etc. The event was attended by about 20 teams (each team of 5 students) from different colleges of North Zone-II (Punjab, Haryana, J&K, and Himachal Pradesh). Shortlisted teams competed further with the winners of Mumbai and Delhi zone and had subsequently attended final of ‘Logistics Achievers Award & Talent Hunt 2013’.