Meghalaya business school becomes first to host a golf tournament (Re-issue)

May 3rd, 2009 - 8:32 pm ICT by ANI  

By D. Henpilen

Shillong, May 3 (ANI): The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Shillong recently hosted the first ever golf tournament by a business school of the country.

Shillong has a sprawling golf course and hosting the golf tournament here added a feather to the cap of IIM-Shillong’s reputation. There were 120 golfers who participated in this event by the institute.

“Golf can be a very big tool for improving tourism and through tourism increasing investment in the state. When you have corporate coming in and investing in the state, they also look for leisure and Golf is one of the leisure components of an executive life. Shillong has a great golf and great climate,” said Ashok Dutta, Director, Indian Institute of Management in Shillong.
“I appreciate this initiative which IIM Shillong has undertaken. Golf is an essential part of corporate business planning and strategizing. This is a one of a kind initiative taken, first time by any business school,” said Udit Tyagi, participant.

The tournament is an attempt to facilitate an interface between the corporate and academic worlds that will help open up new avenues for the students.

The organisers have decided to make it an annual event, and hope that it will boost investment in the state. (ANI)

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