The Economics, Business Studies and Accountancy Departments along with the Enship Club of Delhi Public School RK Puram organised a series of virtual webinars on the topic “My Entrepreneurial Experience” in the month of December.
The second webinar in the series was organised on December 12, 2020 for the students of Class IX and XI. The guest speaker was Mr. Kunal Bahl, the CEO and co-founder of Snapdeal.com – India’s largest, value-focused e-commerce marketplace, connecting small businesses to buyers across the country. He is an alum of DPS R K Puram, Batch of 2001.
Mr Bahl is an engineer from the University of Pennsylvania, with a business degree from The Wharton School. At the University of Pennsylvania, he was part of the prestigious Jerome Fisher Management and Technology Program. During his long and distinguished journey as an entrepreneur, Mr Bahl has won various awards and accolades including ‘The Economic Times Comeback Award 2019’, ‘Joseph Wharton Award for Young Leadership 2018’, ‘The Economic Times Entrepreneur of the Year 2015’ and ‘Nasscom NextGen Entrepreneur 2014’. He is an influential voice on issues pertaining to Indian start-ups and entrepreneurship. He is the Chair of the CII E-Commerce Committee and a member of the Executive Council at NASSCOM.
The Principal, Ms Padma Srinivasan, Vice Principal, Dr Renu Nayar and Head Mistress Ms Rashmi Malhotra also graced the occasion.While addressing the audience, the principal spoke of the importance of the alumni community of the school leading the way to inspire the students of their alma mater to be successful entrepreneurs. The vice principal, while welcoming the guest speaker, threw light on the need for entrepreneurship to be encouraged for the economy to develop.
The webinar was conducted in the format of a Fireside chat by Bhuvi Salulja (12Q) and Radhika Gupta (12Q). During the fireside chat, Mr Kunal Bahl patiently answered a wide range of questions providing a great deal of insight into his entrepreneurial experience punctuated with practical advice for students aspiring to be future entrepreneurs. This was followed by a Q&A session conducted by Anhad Sood (11S) where Mr Bahl answered questions asked by the participants of class IX and XI.
The webinar concluded with a Vote of Thanks by Ms Anu Bhandari.
The event was organised by Ms.Shelly Malhotra with technical support from Mr Mukesh Kumar and his team.