The postal cover was launched during IIMB’s 48th Convocation celebrations
31 March, 2023, Bengaluru: To mark the Golden Jubilee of Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB), India Post released a Commemorative Special Postal Cover, during the school’s 48th Convocation celebrations, at the IIMB campus, here today.
The Commemorative Postal Cover has been designed by Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) along with India Post. Some of the special covers have a cancellation mark and will be part of the collectors’ items in philatelic clubs of India.
The special postal cover was released by Ms Kaiya Arora, IPoS, Director of Postal Services (HQ), Karnataka Circle, and handed over to Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty, Chairperson, Board of Governors, IIM Bangalore, and Professor Rishikesha T Krishnan, Director, IIM Bangalore, in the presence of senior faculty members of IIMB including Prof. Rajendra K Bandi, Dean, Administration; Prof. Abhoy K Ojha, Head, Golden Jubilee Committee of IIMB; Prof. Sourav Mukherji, Dean, Alumni Relations & Development; Prof. Rahul Dé, Dean, Programmes; Prof. Ananth Krishnamurthy, Chairperson of the PhD Programme; Prof. G. Sabarinathan of the Finance & Accounting area, Prof. Haritha Saranga, faculty from the Production and Operations Management area, as well as students and staff of IIMB.
In his address, Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty said, “It is important for the country to know that IIMB is stepping into its 50th year. It is due to the vision of the founders that IIMB has evolved into one of the greatest management institutes shaping the future of India. It is fitting that a special cover has been released by India Post to mark the launch of the Institute’s Golden Jubilee Year.”
Prof. RT Krishnan said, “The launch of the special cover here today is the first of many activities planned for the Golden Jubilee year of IIMB.”
Kaiya Arora hailed IIMB for being among the premier management schools in the world with acclaimed faculty, talented students and state-of-the-art facilities. “Quality education is the driver to reach competitive ability, which leads to economic progress. The Department of Posts also works with the Government to take the country, especially the marginalized, along the path of economic development, through Direct Benefit Transfers (DBTs) leveraging its network. Profit is not our driving force, service is,” she said.