When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. - Henry Ford
On 12th December 2019, Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow celebrated Retail Employee Day in honor of thanking the employees how stands for us every day to make our life easy. In morning Tilak ceremony was conducted for all faculties along with guard and cleaning staffs by Ms. Anita Das and Ms. Tanu Dhaka. The proceedings of the day took place under the guidance of Prof. Shalini Singh, Chairperson (PGDM – Retail Management).
In this event the employees from various different retail stores were invited along with the alumni of Jaipuria Institute of Management who are currently working in the retail sector. The hosts of the event were Ms. Arushi Saxena and Ms. Ruchi Gupta.
Firstly, the hosts gave a brief introduction about how much importance a retail store employee plays in our life and to depict this and tell the life story of a retail employee, the hosts invited the group of retail management students to present a skit. Further Mr Sagar Jetleiy batch (2018-2020) welcomed all the retail employees and expressed his gratitude towards them.
Taking the event ahead, the hosts invited the alumni Mohd. Shariq, Mr. Pankaj Singh, Mr. Sunny Manglani and Ms. Shikha Mishra for panel discussion on pleasures and perils of working in retail sector. Also the hosts invited Prof. Masood Siddiqui, Prof. R. K. Ojha and Prof. Himanshu Mishra to present the alumni with green certificate.
Further, Prof. Himanshu Mishra gave a brief introduction about the alumni which was followed by a long discussion among the alumni regarding the pros and cons of retail sector.
They also told students how to gear up and tackle the sudden changes that they will be facing when they will be joining any retail store. This discussion panel was supported by the insights of Prof. Himanshu Mishra.
Proceeding towards the end, Prof. Himanshu Mishra requested Dr. Kavita Pathak, Director, Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow, to honor the alumni with a memento.
Also, the host requested the director to give their insights upon the Retail Day and the importance retail sector as well. After felicitation of employees by director, the employees spoke few words about their job, challenges and also that it’s the customer happiness that keeps them motivated. Prof. Shalini Singh, Chairperson, Retail Management and Dr. Kavita Pathak were requested to give away the certificate to all the employees from different retail stores who were the part of this celebration.