Ranchi : The Indian Institute of Management Ranchi ignited a journey of transformative leadership and cutting-edge research with the inauguration of the Mind Lab and International Conference on Happiness: Science and Practice. The opening ceremony resonated with insightful discourse and thought-provoking discussions, emphasizing the crucial role of research in addressing global challenges and shaping a better future.
Prof. Deepak Kumar Srivastava, Director, IIM Ranchi, set the tone, highlighting the conference’s potential to propel not only IIM Ranchi’s vision but also contribute to a broader knowledge base tackling societal problems. He emphasized the importance of rigorous research in informing responsible business practices and driving innovative solutions for a sustainable future.
The opening ceremony was further enriched by diverse perspectives. Dr. Satinder Singh Rekhi, Founder of Rekhi Foundation, advocating for research with tangible social impact, reminded us that academic pursuits should aim to improve lives and alleviate suffering. Shri Praveen Shankar Pandya, Chairperson, BoG, IIM Ranchi graced the occasion virtually. Prof. Tanusree Dutta, Conference Chairperson, ICHSP, IIM Ranchi, brimming with enthusiasm, outlined the conference’s exploration of themes like humanizing business and sustainable leadership, highlighting their potential for actionable insights and real-world change. Finally, Saraswathi Kasturirangan, Chief Happiness Officer, Deloitte India, offering a global lens on research’s crucial role in navigating 21st-century complexities, emphasized the need for leaders to leverage cutting-edge research for informed decisions and positive change. These diverse voices set the stage for a stimulating and impactful conference.
The event also witnessed the launch of the ICHSP Conference magazine, a valuable resource showcasing groundbreaking research and diverse perspectives on critical issues. This publication fosters knowledge exchange and serves as a catalyst for further research and collaboration, paving the way for tangible solutions to pressing problems. The opening ceremony also saw the ribbon cut for the institute’s Mind Lab equipped for groundbreaking research in understanding the human mind and human-machine interaction. This exciting milestone set the stage for a productive conference, buzzing with anticipation for critical discussions and collaborations.
ICHSP promises to be more than just a conference; it’s a catalyst for positive change. With its focus on research-driven solutions, the event brings together scholars, practitioners, and industry leaders to explore innovative approaches to business, leadership, and societal challenges.