FOR THIS YOUNG LADY, DISCOMFORT IS THE NEW COMFORT.
Shashi Lavanya Appavuraj, a skilled interlocutor came into power with a clear majority with a whopping number of 42 votes. Lavanya, an Electronics and Communications engineer did her B. Tech. from Avinashilingam University post which she was handpicked by Accenture where she worked for a total of two and a half years. A native of Chandipur, Orissa, she has been in leadership positions right from the school level and has actively participated in social service activities during her college days. With a wide range of hobbies such as photography, writing poems, listening to music and traveling, she defines herself as a people’s person. Lavanya aims at helping each one of the Samurais find the ‘true-self’ they came searching for. Her go-getter attitude and impulsive nature have helped her in all facets of her life and she aims at setting an example for others of what a dedicated stuco should be like.
BEING A CLUB LEVEL BOXER FOR 3 YEARS AND NOW HAVING WON THE STUDENTS COUNCIL ELECTIONS, VIKGNESH HAS PROVED THAT HE IS A TRUE FIGHTER BOTH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE RING.
He graduated from Dr. M.G.R Educational and Research Institute specializing in the field of Electrical and Electronics in the year 2011, post which HCL Technologies took him places (Chennai, Banglore and Noida) for the next three and a half years. A cosmopolitan who has travelled to six different countries, Vikgnesh has handled the post of Joint Secretary of the student body in the final year of his B. Tech. studies. He further honed his leadership skills by playing an active role in HCL One India scheme, a CSR initiative by HCL Technologies. A cricket buff, who has represented Tamil Nadu Cricket Association at the divisional level, Vikgnesh aims at increasing both the output and quality of the current PGPM batch thereby setting a benchmark for the upcoming batches. He humbly acknowledges the immense responsibility that the current batch of Samurais has entrusted upon him and he vows to do justice with the job he has signed up for.
IF THE ELECTIONS WERE BASED ON THE READINGS OF A DECIBEL METER, VIKAS KUMAR WOULD’VE WON EVEN BEFORE THE VOTES WERE CAST.
His three minute “What I stand for speech” attracted the maximum adulation and applause from the students. Alumni of NIT Jamshedpur, Vikas worked with Jindal South West Steel Ltd. for three and a half years. Having handled several leadership positions such as scout head at the school level and General Secretary student council in college, his statement “Been there done that” surely has a lot of weight. His experience of independently handling large and complex projects during his stint with JSW has further honed his leadership skills which the current batch of Samurais can certainly benefit from. Vikas loves cooking, gardening and is an avid reader. Also, he has actively been associated with several NGOs since his school days and still continues to provide them his assistance whenever required. His long-term plan as the member of the student council is to help each one of us develop the confidence required to succeed in our areas of interest. He describes himself as “Man of my words” and aims at making Great Lakes Institute of Management home away from home at least for the next one year for all the Samurais.
– ADITYA VATS
Samurais, PGPM Gurgaon Class of 2016