With a social touch

'Naman'

The three-day fest provided a platform to management students to showcase their skills in the areas of HR, marketing, finance, operations, IT and even cultural activities. Students from various management institutions across the country took part in the event.

The three-day celebrations kickstarted with a ‘Four Kilometre Marathon Run’ at IFIM Business School to support ‘Nili — Save the Girl Child Campaign’ in association with the organisation — Child Rights and You (CRY). More than 600 participants from different colleges, corporate organisations and NGOs took part in the marathon.

In the men’s category, Jewel Mahanta won the first prize while Nitin Saxena stood second and Shahed Shaikh came third.  In women’s category, Yanisasudo Haruka, Himatoli K Awohi and Tassia Hussain secured the first, second and third place respectively.

“For the first time, we added a social dimension to our fest. As the female ratio is considerably low in the State, we decided to create awareness among the public on saving the girl child,” said Kavitha Tripathi, a faculty member.

Later it was ‘Karma’, an all India level debate competition for students and corporate employees which caught the attention of the audience. ‘Gender Selection Of Offspring — Should Parents Have A Choice?’ was the topic given to the participants wherein they strongly presented their views. The six participants, selected for the final round, were asked to make a collage on the topic, ‘Save The Girl Child’, in 20 minutes.

“Unlike common perception, a woman is not supposed to be in the kitchen. If she is given a chance to enter an area of her interest, she can do wonders,” said Priyanka Moktam, a participant from the Jain Group of Institutions.

‘Purple Stripes’, a fashion show, and ‘Raaz Matazz’, a dance competition, were two events that set the stage on fire in the evening. The fashion show had bridal wear as the theme wherein participants showcased varied collections.

The dance competition had the students presenting different forms of dance — from classical, folk, bhangra and garba to hip-hop, street dance, jazz and waltz.

The crowd was ecstatic on watching the fabulous performances and cheered the contestants throughout the event. ‘Headstrong’, a rock show and Ran-Neeti were the highlights on the second day of the fest. The rock performances by different bands succeeded to entertain the gathering to the fullest. Ran-Neeti, a pure management event, had students from the business schools of Delhi and Mumbai taking part. The participants of this unique event had to overcome tough challenges in the areas of HR, Marketing, Finance, Systems and even Best Manager.

The three-day extravaganza concluded with Jashhn wherein the winners of competitions like fashion show, group dance and rock show got an opportunity to showcase their talent once again. The winners were awarded with prizes worth Rs 1,50,000 and the event concluded with a ‘DJ Night’.

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