Mangaluru, Aug 15, 2019 : The 73rd celebration of our Independence Day was viewed with joy and pride by the staff and students of Sahyadri College of Engineering & Management, Mangaluru.. Mr. Ashith B Hegde, Managing Director - Arkieva Asia Pacific, Chief Guest, hoisted the national flag after which the gathered students, faculty members and the staff sang the national anthem with pride. The Student Council of Sahyadri was then introduced to the guest by Prof. Balakrishna SS, Vice-Principal.
Ashith is leading the Arkieva Asia Pacific business in Mangaluru. Prior to this, he worked at Arkieva headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware. His area of expertise includes demand management, inventory planning, investment analysis and KPI reporting using Arkieva Software. He has experience of 12 years in this field. Ashith has a Master of Engineering in Industrial and Systems Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Supply Chain and Operations Management from the University at Buffalo, New York. He is also certified in Production & Inventory Management.
While addressing the gathering, Ashith, expressed how privileged he felt to be invited for this grand occasion at Sahyadri. He appreciated the celebration at grand scale for the huge number of students and faculty gathered during the ceremony. He shared his perspective of how he looks at Independent India in 3 stages – 1947, 1991-92 and the current period of Advancement in Technology and Business and how India is growing economically. He urged students to follow their passion, enhance their networking capability and be part of the Economic growth of India. Money is not everything, it’s important to follow one’s dream and that’s why he returned to India in order to contribute to India’s Economy. He said it’s a great feeling of accomplishment.
Post his talk, the National Song – ‘VandeMataram’ was sung which instilled the essence of Unity is Strength. The Achievers of 2018-19 in extracurricular activities like Sports, Cultural & Scouts & Guides were felicitated on the auspicious occasion of Independence Day.
Mr. Manjunath Bhandary, Chairman was also present during the celebration.