The 3000 participants from premier B schools in the country were pushed to think out-of-the-box on the theme ‘envisioning the future.
October 17th, 2022, Mumbai. After a series of tests with increasing difficulty, MDI Gurgaon business school emerged victorious in the RPG Blizzard competition. IIM Lucknow NITIE Mumbai emerged as the first and second runners-up respectively.
Harsh Goenka, Chairperson – RPG Group, on the occasion said. “We are a conglomerate with a single-minded focus on innovation, ready to embrace tomorrow as a future-ready organization. Who better than the next generation to lead the way? Blizzard 2022 is our platform offered to the future generation to showcase their thoughts and ideas, and it is our promise to imbibe some of these into our vision board with the commitment to implement.”
The RPG Blizzard 2022 finale asked each team to present an idea specific to each of the group companies of the conglomerate. This was a test to understand the depth and creativity of each team, with nothing text-bookish, nothing that had a ready and one-stop solution. It is in the vision of the future generation that the group is genuinely interested and invested in, ideas that the group wants to imbibe – with the next generation genuinely leading the way at RPG. Some of the ideas presented were brilliant and have been included in the vision board ready for implementation soon.
S ‘Venky’ Venkatesh, Member-Group Management Board| President-Group HR at RPG said, “There are numerous competitions hosted year-on-year and hence it is imperative that we stand out, exploring ways to make it worthwhile not just for us but also for the participants. When you seek only the best and the brightest, you do things that not only differentiate you from the rest but also raise the bar each time. It is the vision of the youth that we are interested to see and imbibe, who might even be a part of our leadership tomorrow.”
In the initial stages of the finale, the students went through various tests in a digital format. The specialty of these challenges lay in the fact that there was no standard ‘one right answer. In the final round, each team was asked to present an idea specific to each of the group companies of the conglomerate. It was an ideal test to understand the depth and creativity of each team.
Talking about the victory, team MDI Gurgaon said, “The competition needed us to think and strategies. Work out a solution for a real company that’s here and now. It was a brilliant experience. More than winning, we wanted the judges to tell us if our idea is novel and one that fits the need of RPG Life Sciences. Because we knew if they like it they will implement it. This feeling is amazing.”