Bengaluru, twelfth December 2023 – The Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration (WGSHA), half of the esteemed Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), noticed its illustrious Annual Day & Awards Ceremony on Thursday, seventh December 2023. The occasion was grandly held on the lawns of Fortune Inn Valley View in Manipal.
Gracing the occasion had been a number of notable personalities, together with Mrs. Vasanti Pai, Trustee, MAHE Trust; Mr Sanjay Bose, Executive Vice President of HR & Learning & Development, Hotels Division, ITC Limited; and MAHE dignitaries Dr. H S Ballal, Pro-Chancellor; Lt. Gen. (Dr.) M. D. Venkatesh, Vice Chancellor; Dr. Narayana Sabhahit, Pro Vice Chancellor-Technology & Science; Dr N N Sharma, Pro Vice-Chancellor- Strategy & Planning; Dr Giridhar Kini, Registrar; alongside distinguished alumni awardees of 2023, college, friends, dad and mom, and college students.
The ceremony’s spotlight was its Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) theme, titled “Celebrating Micro Cuisines of India with a Sustainable Development Goal Focus.” This theme underscored WGSHA’s dedication to sustainability and celebrated India’s wealthy and various culinary heritage, spotlighting lesser-known micro cuisines from Bikaner, Indore, and Bhubaneswar.
Dr. Chef Ok. Thirugnanasambantham, Principal of WGSHA, introduced the Annual Report for 2023, outlining the school’s milestones, together with accreditations, collaborations, scholar achievements, worldwide research excursions, and school recognitions. Mr. Sanjay Bose, the Chief Guest, lauded WGSHA’s contributions to nationwide constructing and its partnership with ITC Ltd. He praised WGSHA for its emphasis on nurturing not solely educational excellence but additionally human values and conscience. The Guest of Honour, Lt. Gen. (Dr.) M. D. Venkatesh, Vice Chancellor of MAHE, recommended WGSHA for its distinctive service throughout the MAHE Convocation and its participation within the G20 summit at New Delhi. He highlighted WGSHA’s nationwide and international fame as a premier resort faculty and its important contribution to MAHE’s spectacular NIRF rankings.
The ceremony additionally witnessed the discharge of a e-book titled “Lived Experiences of Hospitality Connoisseurs”, that includes 52 brief circumstances authored by WGSHA college members. Key awards of the night included ITC Chairman’s Gold Medals for tutorial excellence and the celebrated Distinguished Alumnus and Alumna Awards for 2023, conferred to Mr Giju Varghese and Ms. Sumita Kaul, respectively. The occasion concluded with a cultural extravaganza, that includes energetic dances and drama, adopted by a themed dinner ready by scholar cooks, paying homage to the culinary delights of Bikaner, Indore, and Bhubaneswar. This annual celebration not solely marks the achievements of WGSHA but additionally its unwavering dedication to academic excellence and sustainable practices, setting a benchmark in hospitality training.