LEAD Prayana

LEAD Prayana 2019 – Day 01


With an aim of Unleashing your LEADership Potentials, LEADers started their LEADership Prayana journey of 2018. LEAD Prayana is all about exploring oneself, hunting down the talent within oneself, meeting aspiring role models and experiencing more than 100’s of stories from LEADers from various states. The most awaited journey of the year, LEAD Prayana 2019 started at the Visvesvaraya Technical University at Belagavi.

All the LEADers from various part of India gathered on 20th January 2019 to the VTU to unleash their hidden potential in the coming 14 days.

Prayanees came across the first session, kick off, where they met inspiring role models. The amazing journey of LEAD Prayana 2K19 started by a lamp lighting ceremony by honorable guests, Mr. Vivek Pawar (CEO, Deshpande Foundtion), Dr. Anand Shivapure (Coordinator, VTU), Mr. Raj Belgaumkar (Chairman, KLS IMAR), Mr. Ajay Suman Shukla (Director, LEAD) and Mr. A. S. Deshpande (Principle, GIT, Belgaum). All the guests expressed their well wishes to Prayanees by sharing few tips to enjoy the journey at fullest.

Continuing to that LEADer Akshata Patil shared her LEAD Prayana Route 3 journey and LEAD intern Varadh Kulkarni shared their experiences of LEAD Prayana where he told everyone to take these 15 days as opportunity by sharing his story. The stories shared by these two LEADers made everyone more excited about Prayana.

The session was continued with panel session which was moderated by Mr. Ajay Suman Shukla. All the guests told their stories related to LEAD and also wished every Prayanee a happy journey.

After the formal welcome to the Prayanees, LEADers from Belagavi, had arranged cultural night to welcome Prayanees. Prayanees enjoyed all the performances at the best. After a delicious dinner LEADers were divided into respective committees.


The first day of Prayana started in the early morning at VTU campus with Yoga Session conducted by Mr. Rakesh Totakar. A funny activity, Jugu Ja was conducted by Miss. Sanmati Jakkannvar. She, with help of ex Prayanees, taught the LEAD National anthem, “Jiving” to all the Prayanees. After a light breakfast everyone was ready for the flagship event which was conducted in the presence of Dr. Anand Shivapure, ( PG Coordinator). Prayanees headed towards “Aequs, Ecosystem of Efficiency” where they visited the had a tour of the plant. The next session was conducted by Miss. Naina Wali ( Director, Investment).
Miss. Preeti Bhagat(Senior executive, Sales and Commercial) Miss. Reema Kanbargi (Executive, sales and commercial) Miss Bhoomika A H (Graduate Traine engineer).

After an informational visit to Aequs Prayanees got a chance to visit an organisation, Mahesh Foundation, by a self made man, Mr. Mahesh Jadhav. His life experiences taught all Prayanees to believe in themselves and always do good to the society. Prayanees also explored the school the foundation have for the children from slum area. The enthusiasm in those children amused Prayanees. After all the amazing visits in very first day Prayanees moved to Manipal University for the next adventure.

Written By: Nilima Jangam

Email: nilimajangam65@gmail.com

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