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VIT Chennai to honour The Weekend Leader Person of the Year 2011

Chennai 04 Jan 2012, Vol 2 Issue 52

VIT Chennai will be honouring ‘The Weekend Leader Person of the Year 2011’, V Venkatraman, at a function to be held in their campus on 23 January 2012. The event, being organized by VIT Business School, Chennai, will involve the active participation of VIT students, who will take part in a Panel Discussion on the topic, ‘Towards Better Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives.’

The student panelists will be selected through two qualifying rounds. “Five of them will be selected from the engineering and management streams based on debate competitions,” said Kalyani Rangarajan, Director, VIT Business School, Chennai, adding that Prof. Joseph Jeyanand and Prof T V Krishnakumar would be coordinating the programme.

VIT Business School, Chennai, students will be part of the panel discussion on Corporate Social Responsibility

The selected students will be part of a panel that would include two other experts from the industry. Senior journalist and The Weekend Leader’s Consulting Editor, Sam Rajappa, will moderate the session.

Appreciating The Weekend Leader’s ‘positive journalism’, G V Selvam, Vice President, VIT Chennai Campus, said TWL was distinctly different from the other media. “The Weekend Leader projects social entrepreneurs and those who do service to society as role models for the younger generation,” he said.

Selvam also lavished praise on Venkatraman, The Weekend Leader’s Person of the Year and said, “Every entrepreneur should plough back a portion of his profit to society. Some give to God; but giving to the poor is equal to giving to God. As Anna (former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister) said, ‘you can see God in the laughter of the poor.’”

Selvam will preside over the awards function. – TWL Bureau
 

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