This motivating thoughtful poem was used by the Chancellor of Alliance Uty, Prof. Madhukar Angur (NITK, IIMA, Ph.D.,Uty of Texas (Austin), Uty of Michigan Flint campus), at the Foundation Day Address on 2 August, 2012. He was motivating the faculty and staff to come out with their best and by doing so, quoting the poet, not being selfish, indeed liberating others from the fear of performing to their best !! The founders including Mr. Sudhir Angur IITB, IIMA and Mrs. Sheila Chebbi were felicitated ..Indeed, a very impressive motivational piece from Marianne Williamson !!"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?Actually, who are you not to be?You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world.There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.We are all meant to shine, as children do.We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
The clarion call from the Chairman exhorting the faculty to carry out research, basic and application, of the highest degree was indeed the sweetest melody to the ears, for me !! When there is full support and push, let us strive and bring out our best, honing the intellectual acumen of discussions both within the classroom and outside .. The recent International Doctoral student consortium in marketing is an example of this ..