'Chak De' inspires BIMTECH students on leadership

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New Delhi, Nov 2 (UNI) For BIMTECH management students the blockbuster Hindi movie 'Chak De! India' has not only showcased the psychology of a coach of ordinary prudence, played by Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, it has inspired them to dwell on issues related to the role of a leader in building a team towards excellence.

Students of Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH) organised a panel discussion on 'Chak De: Saluting Excellence in Transformational Leadership' here yesertday.

First woman IPS officer and one of the panelists Dr Kiran Bedi said via a video conference that transformational leadership is the thread that weaves a diverse assortment, enabling it to work as a structured unit.

''The film is based on a real-life story and that always make a deeper impact on the student and the general life too. It helps to understand concepts like team building and leadership apart from strategic motivation and determination,'' she added.

Ashok Kumar, son of legendary hockey maestro Dhyan Chand, said the movie personified the quality of a leader who etches the path and the team through his hard work and converts it into exemplary performance.

BIMTECH students describe 'transformational leadership' in dialogues of 'Chak De'. They said transformational leadership is a very successful management study which has created ripples in corporate world as the theme is something which people can relate to.

''The workplace politics and finally the victory of ethics and commitment of the team over all odds, make it look like a fairy tale come true,'' they added.

Former Captain Indian Hockey in 1980 Zafar Iqbal was, among other, who attended the discussion.

Earlier BIMTECH students had organised a panel discussion on Gandhigiri: Lessons for Business and Management. It had focussed on the impact and relevance of Gandhian value on business practices and management teachings.


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