As a visiting Professor, I was invited to the Ninth Convocation ceremony of IIM Udaipur yesterday.
While I have attended convocations earlier, this was the first time I was attending one on a virtual platform.
I was pleasantly surprised by how well and seamlessly the ceremony took place with more than 250 participants.
Mrs. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Chairman & Managing Director of Biocon Ltd, as the chief guest, delivered an excellent convocation address on the huge business and start-up opportunities that the current pandemic continues to throw up.
The event reminded be of those immortal lines penned and sung by Bob Dylan, so many years back!
The Times They Are A Changing
Come gather ’round people
Wherever you roam
And admit that the waters
Around you have grown
And accept it that soon
You’ll be drenched to the bone
If your time to you is worth savin’
And you better start swimmin’
Or you’ll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin’