It took just 1 day to affect the lives of 1.1 billion Indians. While Sachin Tendulkar’s hundredth ton brought delight to their minds, the Union Budget for 2012-13 had them grope safes and scrape pockets. Six days later, on March 24, 2012; JRE School of Management took the initiative to put the budget in perspective with an event titled “Budgetonomics – A Panel Discussion” -- that saw the participation of industry stalwarts, students and academicians, all enthusiastically discussing the finer points of the budget and its likely impacts.
Around a hundred people made their presence felt at the event, which saw the likes of renowned tax-expert and author, C.A. Dr. Girish Ahuja; respected academician Dr. C.S. Sharma; Mr. Rajesh Aggarwal, principal consultant at Accenture; along with Professor Stephen Rawlinson, President of the JRE Group of Institutions and Professor Pankaj Gupta, Director at the JRE School of Management.
Dr. Girish Ahuja started the session with a bang, giving eager JRE students a complete overview of types of taxes, tax laws, along with a trivia upon the impact brought about by changes to taxation slabs. He peppered his highly engaging lecture with many interesting anecdotes, insights and unknown historical facts about the Indian economy.
Mr. Rajesh Aggarwal, on his part, detailed the students upon how the budget would change things for consultants and organisations. He even gave students a thorough overview of how the budget has progressed and shifted over the years. Adding to that was Dr. C.S. Sharma, who struck a positive note with regards to the changes seen in this budget, while discussing many of the glorious chapters of Indian history that pioneered changes in our nation.
Professor Stephen Rawlinson stressed upon the utility of the event, adding that such sessions made students responsible and responsive citizens in the future; while Professor Pankaj Gupta spoke upon the necessity of such sessions to help shape young minds early.
JRE students were highly enthused about this discussion, and they all chipped in with their beautifully made presentations upon Economic Surveys, Railway Budget, Union Budget and the like. Many other aspects of the budget and its impacts were also scrutinised in the panel discussions that followed.
With practical insights into real world situations, JRE has once again stressed upon the need to merge academics with real life situations, in order to give students the finest education of practical and professional benefit.