February 11, 2017 went down in the history of IIM Sirmaur as the day when the first HR conclave was held with resounding success. Industry experts in HR deliberated on the central theme of the event - 'Lean and Smart HR'. Dr. Avinash Chandra Joshi (Director (HR), Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited) was the keynote speaker of the event. Speakers included Mr. Anup Kumar (GM (HR), Uttarakhand State Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited), Mr. Rajendra Singh (DGM (HR), Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited), Mr. Shachi Kant Sharma (Retd. Group GM (HR), ONGC), Mr. Sashi Kant (Sr. Executive (HR), BHEL) and Mr. S.K. Singh (AGM-HR & IR, Namaste India Pvt. Ltd, RSPL Group) who spoke at length on industry best practices, the role of HR as a change agent, HR practices in innovative organizations and the need for HR to be more sensitive and responsive in today’s world.