The year 2020 has made the world pirouette for a lurching tempo sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic yet our persistence to learn or the process of the acquisition of knowledge was never hindered. Thus, after a spun-out interval of paused contact classes we were able to resume the run from the spot where we left. This February not only began a new season but also an outset of aspiration for the freshly enrolled IHM candidates. On the 2nd of February 2021, we conducted our first on-campus event. It gave us immense pleasure as welcomed the first years to our prestigious institution. Professor Annie Anjali Shaji from the front office department, began the event by welcoming all the ardent first years into the hotel industry which was followed by the speech of the Vice Principal Mrs. Lalitha Shri in which she gave a glint of how the hotel & hospitality industry has grown over the years, and familiarized the students with the myriads of opportunities it provides. Mrs. Lalitha Shri’s address pressed that this is a skill-oriented industry in accord the university and the teachers here expose the students to scads of practical sessions and improvise their skills through the knowledge of experience.
The enthusiasm was at its peak in crowd when the institute’s Executive Director Mr. D Antony Ashok Kumar swayed the minds of the students by sharing his 25 years of experience in the industry. He encouraged the listeners by pressing on the perks of being an hotelier which includes aspects like self-discipline, hygiene, skills and the knowledge about the industry, and keeping up with the latest updates as to how the industry is functioning like the latest “New Normal” trend that sprung up in the industry during the pandemic. He concluded by giving a warm welcome to the students into the hotel & hospitality industry and gave them a quick overview of what they will experience in the industry and the college.