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Accenture & Godrej jointly wins AIMA’s 11th National Management Quiz Competition 2010

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The independent two member team of Rohan Khanna from Accenture and Kumar Vaibhav from Godrej has won the Grand Finale of 11th National Management Quiz (NMQ) Competition 2010 organised by All India Management Association (AIMA) here today at the IILM campus of Lodhi Road. The champion team received cash prize of INR 1 Lac, along with the winner's trophy and gift hampers. The first runners-up team from Rourkela Steel Plant – Debajit Rabha and Ravi Banjare wrapped up cash prize of INR 75, 000 and the second runners-up team of Abhijit Bhattacharya and Tanmay Prusty from ITC Ltd. were awarded cash prize of Rs. 50,000 along with trophies and gift hampers.

SPS Jaggi, Jacob Kurien and V Kumar were the quiz masters during the competition, who thrilled the participants and the audience with their witty style of quizzing. The 11th National Management Quiz competition attracted over 175 teams of management professionals from the corporate world across India. The top two teams from each of the four regions viz. North, South, East and West competed to win the final title in grilling rounds of the grand finale.

On the occasion the Chief Guest, Dr Anadi Pande, Vice President HR, Hero Honda, said, 'Young managers of today should follow ethical ways of working and it is duty of the organizations to ensure a robust infrastructure and processes to be in place that will govern transparency at all levels of operations.' He also shared an anecdote on corporate governance and resource management with the audience.

The Guest of Honor, YPS Suri, Country Head, Outo Kumpo, said, 'In today's competitive world a management professional should be alert and active like a soldier and should have risk taking capability while managing critical situations. Such attributes will ensure sustainable growth of an individual and would also contribute to the success story of the organisation.'

The participants who were corporate executives and faculty from various institutes found the competition an innovative and interactive development programme as it facilitated a liberal exchange of knowledge, ideas and information beyond the traditional bounds of management training. The participants also got an opportunity to update their information on new management concepts and trends within an atmosphere of fun and infotainment. The finale also had an interactive question and answer session for the audience who were also awarded attractive prizes and gifts enhancing their excitement during the competition.

Kamal Singh, Director – Centre for Management and Development (CMD), AIMA said, 'This is the 11th time in a row AIMA has got the privilege to organise a grand quiz competition like NMQ for the management professionals. It is an opportunity for us to recognize young managers in the growing competitive world and motivate them to stay alert and come-up with innovative ideas in the field management.'

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