Catch up with startup culture: Naik Shripad Yesso Naik, Minister of State for Tourism and Ports, Shipping and Waterways, GoI, speaking at 58th annual day function of the IHM Pusa, asks youth ‘to foster a mindset of creating and promoting job opportunities’ keeping in view the increasing startup culture in the country.
Shripad Yesso Naik, Minister of State for Tourism and Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Government of India, has suggested the youth “to foster a mindset of creating and promoting job opportunities” keeping in view the increasing startup culture in the country.
“The country is gearing up for a startup culture, and it is imperative that students foster a mindset of creating and promoting job opportunities. I have full faith that the students will channel their efforts towards growth and development,” he said in keynote address, while speaking as the Chief Guest at the 58th annual day function of the Institute of Hotel Management, Catering, and Nutrition, Pusa, recently.
During his speech, Naik emphasized the importance of hospitality in building bridges between people from different parts of the world. He also spoke about how the industry had changed over the years, with a focus on sustainability and responsible tourism.
He expressed happiness and praised the institute’s efforts in teaching and encouraging students beyond the usual academic curriculum. “The students here are not only taught the skills required for a career in the hospitality industry, but also imparted life skills that would help them in their personal development,” he said.
Praising the institute, he said, “It is one of the best hospitality institutes in the country. I am proud to note that the institute’s students are spread across the world, working in some of the best hospitality organizations. The government’s aim is to provide quality education and training to the students at the institute, enabling them to build successful careers in the industry.”
The event also included an awards ceremony, where the students who had excelled in different areas were felicitated. The annual day celebration was a huge success, with the Minister’s address inspiring the students and faculty to continue their efforts in making IHM Pusa a leading institution in hospitality education. The institute celebrated the 58th annual day on the theme of “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam”, which advocates “one earth, one family, one future”. The function was attended by dignitaries from the hospitality industry, as well as alumni and students of the institute. In his welcome address, the institute’s director spoke about the significance of the theme, highlighting how the hospitality industry brings people together, regardless of their background, culture, or nationality.
The event began with a cultural program that showcased the diversity and richness of India’s cultural heritage. The performances included traditional dances, songs, and skits from different parts of the country. The students put up a splendid show, leaving the audience spellbound. An awards ceremony recognized students’ achievements. The Institute of Hotel Management Catering & Nutrition, Pusa, known as IHM Pusa, is the top hotel management institute in India, located in Delhi. The institure is situated in Pusa Institutional Area, New Delhi.