The National HRD Network is an association of professionals committed to promoting the HRD movement in the country and enhancing the capability of human resource professionals in order to enable them to make an impactful contribution to enhancing competitiveness and creating value for society. Towards this end, National HRD Network is committed to the development of human resources through education, training, research and experience sharing.
The network is managed by HR professionals in an honorary capacity, stemming from their interest in contributing to the HR profession.
In the early 1980s, HR professionals from enterprises such as Larsen and Toubro, Bank of Baroda, TVS Group, Steel Authority of India and academicians from IIM Ahmedabad and XLRI Jamshedpur came together to lend their collective support to enhancing the quality of HR professionals in the country. This led to the formation of the National HRD Network in 1985. Signatories to the MOA included Dr.T V Rao, Fr.E Abraham, Dr.K K Verma, Dr.Anil Khandelwal, Dr.D M Pestonjee, Mr.G K Ghosh, Dr.Kakoli Saha and Mr. J K Parikh. The Network was registered as a Society and a Trust on December 6, 1986 at Ahmedabad.
NHRDN functions through its chapters all over the country. Currently, there are about 30 chapters, which together have over 12,500 members. The National Executive Board coordinates the overall efforts of the Network and the chapters conduct various events and initiatives at the local level.
The Network has brought out several publications such as “The HRD Missionary”, by Dr. T.V. Rao
(in picture) and also publishes monthly newsletters for circulation to its members which is very popular with the HR community. With land provided by the Andhra Pradesh government, we are setting up a permanent campus at Hyderabad.
From a journey that began in 1985, National HRD Network (NHRDN), set up with the inspiring aim of spreading the movement of Human Resource Development (HRD) in the country, has entered its silver jubilee year. Over the past two and half decades, this institution has been built and mentored by outstanding leaders, committed office bearers, who have embraced the mission of creating an unparalleled network of the Human resource (HR) community that endeavored to further the vital cause, as trustees for the years gone by and for posterity too. Each member in turn contributed through his/her presence, participation and perpetuation of a unique bond. The underlying philosophy of the Network is that every human being has the potential to do remarkable things. “Full many a gem of purest ray serene, The dark unfathomed caves of ocean bear; Full many a flower is born to blush unseen, And waste its sweetness on the desert air” ; this poignant allusion from Thomas Gray's 'Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard' underlines an imperative need to recognize, discover and nurture talent. This is reflective of the very nature of the HR profession whose role is that of custodians and alchemists of human capital.Read more or Download the original article published in NHRD Network Journal.