Diwali celebrations by Saral

Saral – The in-house NG at Institute of Management Nirma University, celebrated the Festival of Lights – Diwali with the kids of the adjoining slum and their parents on 17th October, 2014.

The celebration started with a craft session where the children brought their creativity through the medium of paper. It was a delight to watch the innocence of the kids flower through their creations. Later, a band played songs and live music to the children. This was followed by bursting of crackers, which was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. The celebration ended with wholesome dinner for all the children and their parents at the students’ mess.

The event was attended by students and alumni from IMNU and CEPT. On this joyous occasion, CEPT has donated a solar lamp to the children to fulfill the needs of lighting in the night.

(Content Courtesy: Jijo George)

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Govinda alaa re-Dahi Handi celebration

IMNU adorned a festive mood on 24th August as the students celebrated Janamashtmi with great exuberance and in high spirits. The dahi handi celebrations began early in the morning with students dancing to the tunes of Makhanchor and forming human pyramids to steal makhan from the handi ,held high above the ground as per the tradition.

Amidst so much of cheer and enthusiasm of the crowd, the Govindas(not only male but also female govindas) of IMNU through their excellent coordination and team spirit broke the handi .Many groups of boys and girls made successful attempts to reach the target. The crowd was in high spirits and celebrated the occasion by dancing and playing with colours.

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In the evening the students gathered to celebrate the birthday of Lord Krishna with great devotion. They offered prayers to seek blessings of Lord Krishna by performing puja and Aarti.

(Content Courtesy: Shikha Dhasmana;Photo courtesy:Amit Abhyankar)

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The Lord of Rannbhoomi….

Because the true joy of journey is in the journey itself….

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Achilleans(Section A)

It was a week when breakfast was not just about bread jam and poha, but had people discussing, “What is to be done today?”, class room breaks didn’t have the students dozing as usual, but everyone was busy explaining what progress was made the day before, new mess was no longer a group-committee chat point but was more of a strategy defining point. The walls of mess transformed into canvas displaying the colorful and vivacious posters by the “Achilleans, Beacons, Stallions, Daivats and Nawaab”.Yes these were the names of the participant or should I say the warrior teams of the Rannbhoomi.

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Beacons(Section B)

Rannbhoomi, the flagship event of Niche-The marketing club of IMNU, was once again organized with the same enthusiasm and spirit, it is famous for. The interclass competition was no less than a journey in itself, a journey that proved to be a platform for all the first year classes to come up and showcase their core competence and much important their unity.

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Stallions(Section C)

What started with an online voting round in between the classes, yielding Stallions a very near victory,continued with incessant warfare and marketing both online and offline. The walls of IMNU group remained occupied by posts from different teams. Of these, the Lallan posts became a special attraction. The campus was itself a testimony to the latent exuberance of the students, with walls and lanes of the campus showcasing the posters and banners of all the teams.

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Daivats(Section D)

Even the mess became a stage, where teams came up to dance, sing and also create some social awareness. Loaded with all these pre-events, came the final Day of Judgement, when the teams set fire to the stage with their mesmerizing performance one after the other. The brilliant performance by the students made the task of the judges utterly difficult.

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Nawaabs(FB)

Section-C aka Stallions were declared winners of Rannbhoomi-2014.However, there are few competitions in life where no one actually loses and Rannbhoomi was one such event. Everyone was a winner of the satisfaction and joy of collective performance.

(Content courtesy:Mediacomm ; Photo courtesy:Pratikriti club)

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Do u wanna partner….

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ROOMIES…. :)

Expressions Club of IMNU organized its flagship event ‘Roomies‘ was organized on 9th October, 2014 to check ones ‘compatibility quotient‘ with their room mates.

           In the first round, participants were asked to upload crazy selfies with their roommates and post it on facebook. The best picture was given a prize. On the competition day,teams were asked to dress in a similar fashion and the best dressed team was also awarded a prize. The main event consisted of two rounds basically intended to check their compatibility. In the first round the participants had to fill a questionnaire which had questions about the choices, hobbies and other such areas of interest about their roomies. The second round was planned in a way to judge their co-ordination and trust factor. One of the roomie was blindfolded and task had to be performed in which the other roomie guided his/her partner.

The event ended with two winning teams , a boy’s team and a girl’s team.Though there were only two winners,but the joy of togetherness cherished by all the participants made each one feel like a winner.

(Content courtesy:Pooja Shah; Photo courtesy:Expressions club)

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Celebrating the spirit of Sportmanship…..

True sportsmanship is excellence in motion! Lorii Myers

Parakram, the three day national level inter B-school sports festival,organized by the Sports Committee of the Institute of Management, Nirma University with the aim of providing an opportunity to the students to showcase their talent at various sports. Even more, it is a platform that enables the students from various B-schools to meet, learn and interact with each other. Parakram ’14 featured 7 sporting events namely; Cricket, Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Lawn Tennis, Table Tennis and Badminton. The players from all the participating B-schools will compete in all the seven sports to emerge as one champion team of Parakram ’14.

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The event was inaugurated on October 10, 2014 and had an active participation of  students of various B-schools including Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH Noida), Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management (LBS Delhi), National Institute of Construction Management (Pune), Welingkar Institute of Management (WeM, Mumbai), T.A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI, Jaipur), School of Petroleum Management (PDPU, Gandhinagar) and Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI, Gandhinagar). Apart from the above stated teams there were teams from the Institute itself and a team of Alumni of Institute of Management, Nirma University.

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These three days, everyone at IMNU witnessed an atmosphere that was highly charged up with excitement and enthusiasm. The Institute had been buzzing with cheers, sports commentary and student interaction.One would witness exuberance and excitement while walking around the IMNU campus as students of various colleges competed with the spirit of sportsmanship. The  thrill ,excitement and the heat reached its peak on the last day when on one hand,there were students from IMNU, cheering the home team ,while the contingent of visitor teams were preparing hard to show their mettle on IMNU turf.

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To add the ‘Cherry to the cake‘,the last day Cricket Finals between NICMAR and NIRMA BLUE was graced by the presence of cricketers Parthiv Patel and Manpreet Juneja.The event ended with good news turning home,with the team from IMNU winning the title.Even more than the happiness of victory,is the joy of participation that every player experienced.

As the month of October is observed as ‘Breast cancer awareness month’ worldwide, Institute of Management, Nirma University in association with Gujarat Cancer Society, Ahmedabad, is supporting the ‘Fight against Breast Cancer initiative’ by awareness and fund raising campaign during the Parakram ’14.

(Content Courtesy: Namrata Bajaj and Jijo George; Photo Courtesy: Pratikriti – The Photography Club)

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Fiesta ki Dhoom……

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When you truly sing, you sing yourself free,

When you truly dance, you dance yourself free.

                                                           –        Jay Woodman

Club Fiesta, the Music and Dance Club of IMNU pulled up a great Jam Session that took place on October 8, 2014. A small dance performance was held in the mess at the beginning to catch up the crowd to invite everyone to join the madness. Then the singers of Fiesta showcased their skills with some amazing songs as people gathered in numbers.

It was  really amazing to watch such an outstanding crowd. Out of the hectic schedules, this was the time when people could actually feel relaxed and just enjoy the music. They hummed to the tunes together and then came the much awaited moment of Flashmob. Yes,a FLASH MOB.People stood up in lines, with Fiesta members leading them and showed their skills on the latest numbers.

The exuberance and joy people felt was much visible on the faces of everyone as they danced,sang and enjoyed their heart out.

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Institute Lecture Series: International Trade and International Relations

Mr Jagat Shah – Founder-Mentor – Cluster Pulse, Founder – Global Network, Founder-Trainer – Global Network Institute, Global Network TV, said it was very important to use culture as a bridge between countries to strengthen trade ties at an international level. He was speaking and interacting with students of Institute of Management, Nirma University on 9th October, 2014 as part of the Institute Lecture Series. The talk was on the relationship between International Trade and International Relations.

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He explained the concept through some practical & real life examples of Narendra Modi’s approach to China during his visit to China in Nov 2011 where he was successfully able to get the Indian diamond merchants released by positioning India’s strength of trade vis a vis relations. He also gave example of using culture as a bridge between India & Abu Dhabi to strengthen trade ties with Middle-East.

He narrated some interesting anecdotes of power positioning of India during Narendra Modi’s recent USA visit where Mr Modi used the Indian diaspora’s strength to position India as a trade friendly country. His examples of BRICS bank chairmanship by India is another good example of international relations vis-a-vis trade. He spoke of taking the best from best like the then CM of Gujarat Narendra Modi, requesting Govt of Manitoba to set up Food development Centre in Gujarat because Manitoba’s core strength is in food development & agri processing.

He suggested students to make video CV’s for job placement globally & websites of their student life as an ongoing process. He said that in China, all students have to make websites. These websites are updated by the students with all their academic and extra-curricular activity from time to time. The recruiters go through the website and are able to know the candidate better. Also, the power of the Internet is such that the website can be used to reach international recruiters across countries. He lamented that we, in India, make IT but do not use it. Other countries do not make IT, but they actively use it.

(Content Courtesy: Dhruvin Shah and Jijo George)

(Photo Courtesy: Pratikriti – The Photography Club)

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