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6th International HR Summit ‘HumanOurce- 2020’

Dr. Gaur Hari Singhania Institute of Management and Research (GHS-IMR), Kanpur, India in association with Novel Academy, Pokhara, Nepal organized 6th International HR Summit ‘HumanOurce- 2020’ on Saturday, September 26th Sept’ 2020. Due to the present situations, this year the summit took place virtually.


Summit will create a big platform for professionals to exchange ideas on people management in the fast changing business scenario. The summit theme was ‘Resurgence of HR’ with special focus on tactical areas such as, Performance Management, HR and Technology, People Analytics, Corporate Learning, Employee wellbeing. Themes and subthemes were discussed through a series of Panel Discussion, Open House Discussion, Plenary Sessions and Paper Presentation.


The summit began with welcome and presentation of a virtual bouquet to the Chief Guest- Mr. Arvind Thothadri, Vice President, Global Training and Certification, Automation Anywhere, India and many other professional across the globe. Summit Patron, Director GHS-IMR Dr. (Prof.) Rakesh Premi and Summit Co-Patron Mr. Bisheswor Acharya, President of the Novel Academy welcomed the audience and the esteemed dignitaries after which Summit Chair- Dr. Monika Srivastava, Professor GHS-IMR presented the inaugural speech.


Chief Guest- Mr. Arvind Thothadri gave a keynote address on ‘Technology and HR’. The panel discussion was held thereafter on the topic “HR Strategies in the Challenging Times and Way Forward” which was moderated by Prof.(Dr.) Biju Kumar Thapalia, Dean, Purbanchal University, Nepal and lead by panelists, Dr. Bhawna Nigam, Head Innovation & AI, Deepotics Pvt. Ltd., India, Dr. Mario B Curatolo, CEO-MBC Business Management Consultants, Switzerland and Mr. Irfan Ali Khan, Head-Sales and Marketing, Oman Quarries LLC, Oman. The panel was made open to a Q&A round by the moderator. The esteemed dignitaries were presented with a virtual certification of appreciation.


After the panel discussion, the first plenary session was taken by Mr. Prasanna Kuthe, Vice President (HR), Avineon India Pvt Limited, India and the second session was by Mr. Tanka Prasad Bhattarai, Vice President (HR), Shanker Group, Nepal. Paper presentation was made by Ms. Shreya Nigam, a student of GHS- IMR on the topic “Significance of Artificial Intelligence in Reinventing Human Resources”.


Towards the end of the program, the much awaited HumanOurce Awards were conferred to recognize the benchmark of excellence in the HR profession.


Then came the time for the award ceremony. The categories and winners are as follows:


  1. HumanOurce Award for Young HR Talent of the Year-2020

- Mr. Sanjay Adhikari, Assistant HR Manager, Surya Nepal Pvt. Ltd., Nepal. 

  1. HumanOurce Award for GHS-IMR Alumni of the Year-2020

- Ms. Chandni Sachdeva, Senior Analyst- Sourcing/Recruitment, KPMG, India. 

  1. HumanOurce Award for Novel Alumni of the Year-2020

- Amit Thapa, General Manager, Him Shree Foods Pvt. Ltd., Nepal.

  1. HumanOurce Award for Woman Professional of the Year-2020

- Ms. Puja Mathur, Group Manager- Human Resources, Magicbricks.com.

  1. HumanOurce Visionary of the Year-2020

- Mr. Pramesh Parajuli, Executive Director, Batas Organization, Nepal.

  1. HumanOurce Organization of the Year-2020

- Dish Home Nepal Ltd.

  1. HumanOurce Veteran of the Year-2020

- Mr. Tanka Bhattarai, Vice President-HR, Shanker Group, Nepal,

-Mr. Mrinal Kanti Barman, Ex-Executive Director (P&A), Steel Authority of India Ltd. and

-Mr. K.N. Maan, Former Principal, Bank of India’s Staff Training College, Chennai, India

  1. HumanOurce Award for Academic Excellence-2020

- Dr. Shad Ahmad Khan, Chair, Staff Professional Development, Affiliation and Linkages Committee, College of Business, University of Buraimi, Sultanate of Oman and

- Mr. Kapilesh, Assistant Vice President (Head-L&D), RSPL, India.


The session was concluded by a vote of thanks given by Summit Co-Chair Mr. Devendra Jaiswal wherein he counted the contribution of each and everyone who made this Summit successful.