A refreshing change in the routine
With a line-up of events including a face-painting competition, rangoli, mehendi and ‘best manager’, there was no room for boredom. The day began with an invocation song and dance performance by students, after which lifetime achievement awards were conferred to those who have made an outstanding contribution to society in the field of education.
The senior batch of students of the institute were given achievement certificates as well.
Tallam Venkatesh, the treasurer of the Karnataka State Cricket Association; cricketer Vijay Bharadwaj and the team of the recently released movie ‘Lucia’ were present on the occasion. ‘ISBR Voice 2013’, a magazine detailing the achievement of the students, was released by Vijay Bharadwaj.
Sudrat Padhi, a first-year PGDM student, participated in a skit, mimicry and dance performance as well as walking the ramp. He said that he was glad to have received such an opportunity. “It’s the first time we are witnessing an event of this kind here. Along with actively taking part in the competitions, we also got to hear the experiences of popular figures. Their success and struggles have inspired and motivated me,” he explained.
For Raj Kishan Prasad, a first-year PGDM student, meeting people from the corporate world was an eye-opener. “We got to interact with a lot of people and taking part in events like ‘best manager’ helped us hone our skills. It was a good learning opportunity,” he added.
There wasn’t a dull moment during the day and the students welcomed the break from academics.
“It was a fun-filled day with a number of exciting competitions planned out for us. The belly-dancing and silent skit had to be the highlights of the day. The day was simply brilliant,” gushed Aradhana Bali.
Sharing the same excitement, Shalini Swain, a student, said, “It was a lot of fun. At least it was a change from our daily routine.”
Varun Vashisht, another student, said the prizes for the competition motivated him to participate.
“We took part enthusiastically with the intention of winning,” he explained.