Mysore, Apr. 5 (KCU&KK)- A two-day State-level Management Festival MANTRA-2010 organised by MBA students of B.N. Bahadur Institute of Management Sciences (BIMS) began today at the Institute premises here in Manasagangotri.

Over 300 management students from Universities and Business School across the State are participating in the festival.

Mysore University Registrar Prof. E.T. Puttaiah, who inaugurated the programme, pointed out that undesirable changes had taken place in the environment owing to pollution of air and water.

"The need of the hour was good Environment Managers to keep tab of the changes. Once the pollution was arrested nature can sustain itself with marginal changes. If environment was saved it will save you," Prof. Puttaiah advised the students.

Speaking as the chief guest, Police Superintendent Rama Subba told the students, achievement should be the primary goal and sustaining the same with success should be the secondary goal.

"Many do not conquer the second one," he regretted and advised the students to concentrate on that.

Presiding over the programme, BIMS Chairman Prof. D. Anand said the event would provide the right platform for the students to develop skills, leadership and organising qualities.

The festival features quiz on marketing and business, several intellectual games and group tasks not to mention a few cultural activities to take off the monotony. Also on cards is a Road Show on Apr. 7 by BIMS students to create awareness on environmental protection.

The Institute has been organising the event every year for the past many years in order to provide a platform to the students to exhibit their talents.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore