LIBA held a ceremony to inaugurate the new AI-enabled state of art building based on design thinking by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Thiru M.K. Stalin on October 15, 2021. The ceremony held at Xavier Britto Auditorium began with the words of welcome from Rev. Dr. C. Joe Arun, SJ, Director LIBA. In his speech as a leadership institute director, he quoted leadership strategies and models of development employed in the State by the Chief Minister. The gathering was then walked through a virtual tour of the stunning new building.
The members of the Parliament Mr. Dhayanithi Maran and Mrs. Kanimozhi, Dr. K. Ponmudi, Hon. Minister of Higher Education, Tamil Nadu, Dr. Ezhilan, M.L.A., Dr. Inigo Irudhyaraj, M.L.A, and Dr. Xavier Britto, Chairman, Kerry Indev Logistics were the special invitees for the inaugural ceremony.
The Hon’ble. Chief Minister in his address enunciated the integral role, that Loyola College Institutions have played in higher education over the years and encouraged the students to become future leaders who would be responsible in contributing to the upliftment of marginalized people. He honoured the architects, IT personnel and designers of the new building with the mementos.
Rev. Fr. Jebamalai Irudayaraj SJ, the Provincial of Jesuit Chennai Province, Rev. Fr. Dannis Ponnaiah SJ, the Provincial of Jesuit Madurai Province and Rev. Fr. P Francis Xavier, SJ, the Rector of Loyola College Institutions, Chennai offered their felicitations.
Mr. Shiv Shivkumar, Executive President, Aditya Birla provided an overview about the book “Business Moves: The Eight Energies of Leadership”, authored by Rev. Dr. C. Joe Arun, SJ, highlighting the key elements of leadership.