IIM Rohtak stands against corruption, pays tribute to Late Manjunath Shanmugam
IIM Rohtak (IIMR) organized a candle march and a Pledge of Integrity Saturday, November 19. This was to mark the sixth death anniversary of Manjunath Shanmugam, an Indian Institute of Management (IIM) alumnus, who was murdered on November 19, 2005 at Lakhimpur Khiri, UP, for resisting corruption and oil adulteration. He was a courageous leader and joined IOC as a sales manager in 2002 and led the company’s sales operations in the most ethical manner. He was shot dead as he refused to take bribes and ignored threats from a petrol pump owner and his henchmen.
Mr. Shanmugam may not be with us today, but his values will stay with us forever. At a time when the nation is reeling under corruption and its growth is seriously impeded by leakages at various levels, people like him are the only ray of hope. He is survived by his father, mother, brother and a sister.
The march organized by the Manjunath Trust is spread across various IIMs and other premier B- Schools. This march is held every year to infuse a sense of responsibility and integrity amongst the budding managers and leaders of the nation. Every year on an average, over 2,500 students pledge their integrity. IIM Rohtak stands for ethical leadership and intends to develop its students as true citizens embodying impeccable professional integrity and unparalleled social commitment.