KDBC sturdily believes in providing worth learning experience and exposure to its students. As a part of approved Academic/Activity Calendar, 19 students of 2nd, MBA 16th batch, accompanied by the Dy. PC undertook a very interesting and informative 3 days industrial tour to Lumbini, Sauraha Chitwan and Parasi and Pepsicola, Chitwan.
It was a great opportunity for students to explore different parts of Nepal, experience the beauty of country, rich heritage, and entrepreneurship opportunities and understands the culture and lives as well appreciate the architectural excellence of our country.
First day of the tour started with World recognized and World Heritage Site, Lumbini. It is a Buddhist pilgrimage site in the Rupandehi District of Province No. 5 in Nepal. According to Buddhist tradition, Queen Mayadevi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautama in 563 BCE in this place. There are many Temples to visit and most of them are visited by our students. Students loved the peaceful atmosphere and above all the Mayadevi Temple, which is one of the best archaeological evidence of Lord Buddha. Site was blend of beautiful monasteries built by different Buddhist countries like China, Japan, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Germany and the different architecture and prayer areas.
On second day of the tour students explore Saswat Dham’s beauty on the way to Chitwan and after reaching Sauraha they enjoyed Dugout canoeing at ‘Budi Rapti’ and jungle walk. In the evening take pleasure in dancing and enjoyed inlighted evening with ‘Tharu Cultural Program’ followed by dinner.
Next day after Breakfast the group enjoyed the elephant breeding center and Jungle safari in Jeep followed by departure to Chitwan for industrial visit. Students really enjoyed and get insight about the PepsiCo products and its manufacturing. During the visit to Senior manager sales showed the production plant, where the students learnt how different beverages under PepsiCo brand are manufactured and distribution channels involved in whole transformation process. Students also briefed about the current business challenges, post earthquake effects, future growth market, as well as opportunities and threats in the Nepalese market. Students got many ideas about the local businesses as well such as vegetable farming, cattle farming and local tourism and entrepreneurship opportunities in the region.
The industrial visit was very informative, students gain insight into Nepal’s leading beverage industry.