We are happy to learn that Sri S.S.V.Raghavan - PMP, a Past Vice-President of the Bangalore Chapter of PMI, was honoured recently with “Distinguished Member Award” by the Indian Institute of Materials Management at its National Convention at Hyderabad on November 25th, 2016. This was in recognition of his contribution towards the development of Materials Management profession for nearly 40 years in various capacities – as Faculty Member, Examiner, Executive Committee Member and Hony. Editor of its official magazine, to name a few. Since he was unable to make the trip to Hyderabad to receive the Award personally, it was presented at the Annual Conference of the Bangalore Branch (“Supply Chain And Logistics Exposition” - SCALE 2016) on the 16th December at Hotel Lalit Ashok. The Distinguished Member Award is a HIGHER grade of membership compared to Fellowship which Mr. Raghavan has already been awarded in 1995.
We are sure readers are aware of his contribution to the PM profession as well - as Faculty in the PMP QUEST Sessions, as the Vice-President in charge of the PMP QUEST training programs and later Special Programs (PM ENRICH), and as Content Reviewer in various PMPCs in which he has facilitated the visit of some well-known dignitaries.
We heartily congratulate and thank him for sharing his happiness with us, and are sure more accolades would follow. For the nonce, we wish him good health, the pre-requisite for achieving everything else.
About IIMM: IIMM was an Association named as IAMM in 1977, and after it received a Charter from the Govt. of India around 30 years ago, its name was changed to IIMM. Presently it has 45 Branches all over India (Unlike PMI, "Chapters" are sub-sects of "Branches" in IIMM), It runs educational courses in various disciplines leading to Graduate and Post-Graduate Diplomas in Materials Management (GDMM and PGDMM), both recognized by the Govt. of India, apart from short term Certification Courses in Supply Chain Management, Store-keeping, Foreign Trade, etc. Like ICWA, ICS and ICAI, they prepare their own "Study Notes" for these courses most of the times, one of which Mr. Raghavan had the honour to author in 1995. IIMM also has collaboration arrangements with selected Universities in preparing the syllabus and conducting contact classes for their MBA courses in Supply Chain Management. As in PMI, they have an annual National Conference (NATCOM) and Bangalore Branch's own SCALE (SUPPLY CHAIN AND LOGISTICS EXPOSITION - similar to our PMPC).