Individuals need such building blocks, to escape their circumstances. Creating an infrastructure to ensure inclusion and equitable access will make a tangible difference to the hundreds of millions across India who still live without access, and who haven’t had our benefits and advantages. This will be critical to ensure that our own personal endeavors in the private and public sector are successful and sustainable in the long term.
“You graduating managers, please remember change is the progress. And hence change is the challenge. I wish you all to take up the challenge of transforming the rural India into a wealthy, happy and empowered people by you becoming invisible leaders.”
DR. MIEKO NISHIMIZU, VICE PRESIDENT, SOUTH ASIA REGION,THE WORLD BANK, WASHINGTON D.C.
20th Annual Convocation Address, 2001
“You, are the chosen few leaders who will spread the beacon of this great institution, the Institute of Rural Management, and the spirit of Anand throughout the Nation India. Yours will no doubt be a brilliant career. But, you will achieve nothing, absolutely nothing, for yourself, your children and your beloved India, unless the Swaraj of your dream is also the poor people’s Swaraj – of all the poor women and men of the Nation India.”