I would like to thank the faculty for a creative subject design and engaging delivery. Special thanks to Professor Kumar and Professor Sabrinathan for being accessible to all of us and for giving importance to our sometimes silly and sometimes challenging issues. Thank you also to Pandurangan, our course coordinator, his team and the MDC team for impeccable arrangements – we would have never survived without those cups of coffee. Prof MSN — as our class fondly calls him - deserves more than just a special mention. Thank you sir, for always being so open, positive, patient and responsive with our feedback, requests and at times whims. Thank you Prof. Chetan for accommodating our extra lecture – clearly you were a big hit with our class, especially the girls. And, Prof. Ramya for re-introducing us to the joys of outdoor learning, exploiting the beautiful campus of IIMB.
I would like to end by sharing with you my best takeaway from this course and it is best expressed in these lines that JK Rowling delivered to Harvard's graduating class in 2008. She said to them: I have one last hope for you, which is something that I already had at 21. The friends with whom I sat on graduation day have been my friends for life. They are my children’s godparents, the people to whom I’ve been able to turn in times of trouble, people who have been kind enough not to sue me when I took their names for Death Eaters. At our graduation we were bound by enormous affection, by our shared experience of a time that could never come again, and, of course, by the knowledge that we held certain photographic evidence that would be exceptionally valuable if any of us ran for Prime Minister. So today, I wish you nothing better than similar friendships.
And, that is truly my biggest takeaway from this journey. I wish my classmates the very best in their entrepreneurial life ahead and should they at any point feel compelled to run for PM, abandoning their business ambitions, the one thing they must know in their hearts today, is that they will always have 24 votes to count on.
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