IIM Lucknow organizes Lakshmipat Singhania National Leadership Awards Ceremony

IIM Lucknow was the cynosure of all eyes recently when Lakshmipat Singhania National Leadership Awards Ceremony was organized.

The event was conducted by IIM Lucknow in association with JK Organization in the esteemed presence of President of India Droupadi Murmu who was the chief guest.

IIM LucknowEminent personalities

President of India Droupadi Murmu, Dr. NK Singh (Chairman, Jury Committee of Lakshmipat Singhania National Leadership Awards), Harsh Pati Singhania (Director, JK Organisation) were among the eminent personalities to grace the event.

Dr. Raghupati Singhania (Managing Director of JK Tyre & Industries), and Dr. Archana Shukla Director, IIM Lucknow were also among those present.


The Lakshmipat Singhania-IIM Lucknow National Leadership Awards felicitated exemplary individuals, including Shri Sanjeev Bajaj, Shri Nithin Kamath, Dr. V. Mohan, Dr. Ritu Karidhal Srivastava, Dr. Jamuna Tudu, and Shri Piyush Tiwari, setting the stage for future leaders.

Notable personalities such as Ratan Tata and Narayan Murthy had previously received this award, say sources from IIM Lucknow.

Chief Guest

Droupadi Murmu, praised IIM Lucknow’s commitment to education. She said, “I believe that institutions like IIM Lucknow play a crucial role in shaping ethical and socially responsible leaders.

I congratulate the entire team of IIM Lucknow for their dedication to continuous development and societal impact, said President of India.

Further highlighting the country’s values of believing in the tradition of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutubkam,’ i.e., ‘The whole world is one family,’ Hon’ble President said, “In this context, the work of management institutes becomes even more important.

The blind race to increase production and productivity has harmed humanity. Climate change and ecological disturbances are the results of the same, she said.

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‘Today, the entire world is struggling with this challenge.’


President Murmu also encouraged management institutions to prepare students for the complexities of the corporate world, fostering an ecosystem that strengthens industry, business, and ethics.

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Confident in the collaboration between India’s management institutions and industries, she envisions positive change and inclusive growth for the nation.

IIM LucknowDirector of IIM Lucknow

Prof. Archana Shukla, Director, IIM Lucknow, reiterated the importance of grooming future leaders.

She said at IIM Lucknow, they believe that as an institute of national importance, they are responsible for fostering and shaping future leaders who can make a difference.


Director of IIM Lucknow further said IIM Lucknow has a strong dedication towards creating personalities with exemplary leadership.

There is a need for leaders with strong convictions and values who are not swayed by temptation and put the greater good above everything else, said IIM Lucknow director.

‘At IIM Lucknow, my strong belief is that mentorship, empathy, and ethical conduct are the three crucial pillars of 21st-century leaders.’

And the country needs to fulfil these true potentials of young people, said IIM Lucknow director.

With our varied courses, we are pioneers in starting a course on business sustainability and entrepreneurship and innovation, said director of IIM Lucknow.


The institution continues to uphold its ethos towards creating a strong network of management professionals who are committed to the nation and its development.

IIM LucknowAbout IIM Lucknow

Indian Institute of Management Lucknow was established in 1984 and is the fourth in the prestigious IIM family of management schools to be established in India after IIM Calcutta, IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Bangalore.

In 2005, IIML expanded its area of influence in the realm of management education by becoming the first IIM to set up a satellite campus exclusively for Executive Education at NOIDA in Delhi NCR region.

IIML is accredited by AACSB and AMBA while its EQUIS Accreditation is ongoing. The institute features in the prestigious FT -100 Top Global Business schools for both the 2-year Flagship PGP program and One-year IPMX Program.

It is also consistently ranked amongst top business schools in the NIRF Rankings. IIM Lucknow was the first IIM to start a 2-year full time MBA program in Sustainable Management 8 years back. It also has a long-standing full-time MBA program in Agri Business Management.

Throughout its last 39 years’ journey IIML has touched millions of lives through its academic programs, executive education programs, research and consulting.

The centres for excellence at IIML including the Centre for Public Policy, Centre for Food and Agribusiness Management, Centre for Business Sustainability, Centre for Marketing in Emerging Economies, to name a few.

They regularly carry out evidence-based research and interventions in public policy and management practice.

Faculty of IIML also feature in top 2% of global scientists for research output and impact.

The alumni of IIML now occupy top positions in the world of business, public policy and in several other fields.

Situated in a city known for its cultural heritage, the campus is spread over more than 190 acres of beautifully landscaped area.

With its foundation in the city of “Tehzeeb”, IIML inculcates human values and professional ethics in the students to help them make a positive impact not just on the nation but on a global platform.

IIM Lucknow has an ideal setup conducive to learning, accessibility and excellence.

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