I am deeply honored to lead IIM Shillong and very grateful to the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India and the Board of Governors, RGIIM Shillong for their confidence in me. I take this opportunity to thank those responsible for creating this great Institute of excellence, putting it in a position to seize the opportunities and create innovation in the best interest of Management Education. The lasting effects of this organization?s past accomplishments stand as testaments to the belief that a small group of committed individuals can make a difference. As we move forward, our emphasis will continue on creating young, vibrant and dedicated Managers and Leaders, intellectually and emotionally competent to meet the challenges of organizational nuances both at national and international level.Entering its eighth year, the Institute remains deeply rooted to its commitment on building a legacy of impacting quality of life in this region. Finally, I truly believe in the African proverb - "If you want to go fast, go alone. But if you want to go far, go together." Indeed, we want to work together with all of you to proceed as far as our vision, mission, talents, resources, and dreams lead us. With your support, the only direction we can go is onward and upward.