Asian Business School inaugurated its new batch of Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) on Monday, 23rd August 2021. The inauguration kick-started a grand five-day Orientation Programme scheduled from Monday, 23rd August 2021 to Friday, 27th August 2021. However, in view of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and keeping in mind the social distancing norms, this programme was organized virtually to benefit the students who were about to begin a new phase in their academic life.
Day 2 of the ABS PGDM Orientation Program 2021 that was held on Tuesday, 24th August 2021 constituted of two powerful LEAD Lectures – one by Mr Vikas Bagaria, Founder & CEO, PeeSafe and the other by Mr Mohit Sadaani, Co-Founder, The Moms Co. – and a fun-packed QUIZMASTERS session for the students.
The day began with the talk by Mr Vikas Bagaria, Founder & CEO, PeeSafe.
A serial entrepreneur and a seasoned businessman with more than 24 years of experience in setting up and successfully running businesses from scratch. Mr Vikas & his wife Ms Srijana founded PeeSafe – the world’s fastest-growing personal hygiene brand in 2013. The brand has made its presence in countries and continents such as Bhutan, Nepal, USA, UAE, Uganda, Africa, Qatar, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Europe and the United Kingdom.
Sharing his very inspiring journey with PeeSafe which eventually culminated in making it a top personal hygiene brand in the world and rank among ‘Top 10 LinkedIn Startup 2020’, Mr Vikas Bagaria also answered a series of questions asked by the students in his LEAD Lecture session with the new batch of ABS PGDM students on Day 2 of ABS PGDM Orientation Program 2021. And before he concluded his highly inspiring talk, Mr Vikas Bagaria had an important message for the students as well. He said, “You are the greatest generation. Never be afraid to start a start-up, but do that only if you have enough money to sustain yourself for at least 2 years. And, if you started it, finish it as well!” Regarding funding, his golden words of advice were, “Don’t celebrate Funding … celebrate Exit!”
This LEAD Lecture session with Mr Vikas Bagaria, Founder & CEO, PeeSafe was followed by a fun-packed QUIZMASTERS session that was thoughtfully organized and conducted by Asian Business School’s Centre for Skill Development (CSD). As it progressed, the QUIZMASTERS session turned out to be an ice-breaking fun frolic session that gave all the new batch of ABS PGDM students an opportunity to use their wit and common sense to win the title “The ABS Quiz Master”.
Next on the day’s agenda was yet another LEAD Lecture – this time with Mr Mohit Sadaani, Co-Founder, The Moms Co.!
Established in the year 2012, The Moms Co. is now India’s Largest Nature In & Toxic Out Brand, making safe & natural products. The Moms Co. was born out of these discussions with a simple question, “Why should finding something as simple as a Natural Lotion be so hard for a Mom?” The company works with experts across India, Australia & Switzerland to create products that are Safe, Natural and meet the highest standards for ingredient safety around the world. Today, the company is on a mission to help Moms make Safe, Natural, Effective choices.
Mr Mohit Sadaani began his session by thanking the ABS Management Team for inviting him for this talk. He then briefly sketched his own life’s journey starting with his Engineering in Computers, to MBA at IIM, Ahmedabad, to his first job at TCS, then at McKinsey & Company and Snapdeal, before Co-Founding ‘The Moms Co.’ in 2012 that today stands tall as a startup venture worth INR 100 crores and a projected plan for INR 500 crores in near future! Having done that, the young entrepreneur Mr Mohit Sadaani took the session further by inviting questions from the students in order to make it interactive. And, what followed was a barrage of questions related to Startup ideas, fear of failing, entrepreneurial skills, personal skills, employer’s perspective on employees’ skill-set, his company’s upcoming new products, the company culture of MNCs vs Startups, and many more. At the end of his lovely interactive session, Mr Mohit Sadaani had a simple but powerful message for the new batch of ABS PGDM students. It read, “Be Curious & Be Humble!”
That brought the curtains down on Day 2 of ABS PGDM Orientation Program 2021!