If anything, Vista 2010 confirmed that the fiercely competitive ‘Chatur Ramalingam’ had many fans and was just as worthy of emulation as ‘Rancho’, the footloose free spirit.
In his keynote address at the inauguration of the event, Bharat Doshi, Executive Director and CFO of the Mahindra Group all but confirmed that he too was a fan of ‘Chatur’.
“When I entered the campus I had a feeling of deja vu and a certain familiarity. But then I realised that although this was my first time at IIMB, I had seen it in 3 Idiots,” he said.
But more crucially, his message to the young hopefuls from IIMB and other B-Schools that were hanging on to each word was “there is a global challenge out there. And the answer is to be globally competitive as companies, as corporations and as individuals.” The management fest which attracts some of the best young talents from B-schools all over the country kicked off with a series of events including ‘Numero Uno’, the flagship event of Vista 2010, described by the organising team as the “hunt for the next-CEO”.
The event will witness 15 candidates, all from different B-schools competing in a series of rounds over the course of the next three days for the coveted title of Numero Uno.
Meanwhile, the organisers and the participants on Day 1 of Vista 2010 lived up to the theme of going green this year. All posters at this year’s fest have been made out of recycled paper and most of the events this year are being held in open air theatres to avoid the use of electricity.