The school auditorium was buzzing with excitement as over 600 students of grades 10 to12 from NPS-INR, NPS-HSR and NPS-KRM waited with bated breath for the arrival of the much loved author of “MBA @ 16”- Mr. Subroto Bagchi, entrepreneur, writer and co-founder of MindTree Inc. The students had eagerly gathered to meet and interact with one of the sharpest business minds in India who believes in the power of the youth to bring about economic and social transformation in the country. The other dignitaries to grace the occasion included Mrs. Sushmita Bagchi a popular Oriya writer in her own right, Dr . Bindu Hari, Director & Senior Principal NPS-KRM, Mrs Shanta Chandran, Principal NPS-INR and Mrs Lakshmi Rao, Principal NPS-KRM.
Thirty-one students from the three NPS schools had spent four days with Mr. Bagchi, bombarding him with questions on business and entrepreneurship and “ MBA @ 16”- a brilliant book for young, aspiring entrepreneurs- is the outcome of his one on one interaction with each one of them. In fact, all 31 students have been made characters in the book!
A very warm welcome address by Mrs. Sudha Balan, Vice-Principal NPS-KRM, during which she introduced Mr. Bagchi and ‘ MBA @16” to the audience, set the ball rolling. A book reading session, dramatization of a scene from the book and a thought provoking Q & A session with Mr Bagchi, which set the grey cells working overtime, were among the highlights of the programme. A morning truly well spent was the unanimous conclusion of one and all present!