Sunday, August 28, 2011

Guest Lecture by Mr. Niranjan Hiranandani


SIMSREE was privileged to have Mr. Niranjan Hiranandani on campus on 20th August, 2011. Mr. Hiranandani spoke to the 2011-13 batch on success, how to measure it and what it means to an individual as well as to society at large. Mr. Hiranandani is an Alumnus of Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics. He is also a chartered accountant. He is currently the Managing Director of the Hiranandani Group (a very well known name in India, especially in the real estate sector). 

The session began with Mr. Hiranandani describing the real estate industry and further went on to describe the business ventures of his daughter Priya and son Darshan. 

Some of the points covered by him were: 
  • Change in global perception about India 
  • Growth and increase in technological prowess of India 
  • Stark difference between the India of the past and present 
  • Sea change brought about in the Indian business environment due to Liberalization, Privatization and Globalization policies of the early 1990s 
  • Business ventures undertaken by his children, Priya and Darshan Hiranandani 
With respect to the last point, Mr. Hiranandani emphasized that money does not matter if one really has a good idea and wants to carry it forward through a business implementation. One of his more memorable statements was “Take risk; after all, life should be challenging and interesting”. 

The session ended with a Q&A and was found to be extremely interesting and informative by all. We look forward to more such sessions in future.

- Gaurav Mewati (Batch 2011-13)

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