Finathon-The Marathon of Finance

On the eve of 21st Aug, 2014 Finesse- the Finance Club of IMNU came up with the event FINATHON.  The best part about the event was that the participants were not told about the details of the event until the last moment. All the participants came to attend the event unaware of the rules and what they were supposed to do. Still it caught a lot of attraction and people participated with high spirits, in the teams of 2-3 persons.

The event was a finance quiz with three rounds. The first round was a Fintakshari round. The contestants were asked to play ANTAKSHRI, wherein they had to name a company, listed in BSE or NSE, starting with the last letter of the name told by the previous team.  This was played for 3 rounds and over 30 teams participated in it. This was a fun round which tested the contestants about their knowledge of companies in various industries. Being an eliminator round, only 8 teams qualified for the next round.

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The second round was visual round. This was played in 2 parts. The first part was a picture-connect round. The contestants were shown pictures which they had to relate with and then answer the question. The contestants were tested on their awareness with the financial terms and some well-known personalities. The second part was about identifying the famous personalities who head some major financial institutions in the world. After this round, 6 teams qualified for the final round.

The final round was a rapid fire, and the most competitive one. All the teams were given 60 seconds and had to answer a maximum of 12 questions. The round included a test of current affairs involving questions about repo rate, CPI, WPI and so on. The teams showed a great fight and the event went into a tie-breaker. Finally the team Bulls with Kushagra Jain and Parakh Gupta won the first prize and Team Bulky Bankers having Sangram Dhal and Soham Dutta stood the second runner up.

(Content courtesy:Abhinav Prakash; Photo Courtesy: Finesse Club)



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Independence Day Celebrations

The 68th Independence Day of our nation was celebrated with much pride and fervour at Nirma University on August 15, 2014. The flag hoisting ceremony began at 9:30 am which was followed by the singing of the national anthem.

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Justice Mr Ravi R Tripathi, Hon. Judge, High Court of Gujarat, was the Chief Guest for this special occasion. He urged us to keep the spirit of patriotism alive all through the year and not just confine it to a single day. Moreover, he emphasized on the judicious use of resources and appealed to us to act as responsible citizens. In this regard, we are reminded of these classic words : “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.”

(Content Courtesy: Shahnaz Mridha)

(Photo Courtesy: Sarang Sethiya and Atul Jain)

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Break the Code

Optimus – The Operations Club conducted its first event for the current academic year – Break The Code. Despite heavy rains around 123 enthusiastic participants took part in the event. The participants were tested on their co-ordination, time-management and analysing skills. The participants divided into teams of 4 or 5 and tied together were given an envelope containing a clue which they needed to “Decode” before proceeding to the next clue. The clues required a bit of solving and their rhyming nature added to the fun of the event. The hidden clues covered almost the entire IMNU campus like the Library, Richter Ground, Pharmacy Canteen, laundry and sports ground.

There was a mad dash inside the campus as the participants frenziedly ran to search their clues throughout the campus and complete the task within the minimum time. Two lifelines in form of “Phone a Friend” was given to the participants in case of any difficulty in finding their clue. After  the announcement of three best performing  teams  a  tie- breaker round  comprising of  a “Maze game” was  organized by Club Optimus  for the selection of 3rd Runner Up. The teams qualifying for this round were those who decoded their clues and reached the destination nearly in the same time.

Team Pentagon emerged as the winner and won a cash prize of 1500.Team Boltz,Team Synchrony and Team Steprzz stood as 1st Runner up, 2nd Runner up and 3rd Runner up respectively.

(Content Courtesy: Shikha Dhasmana; Photo Courtesy: Optimus Club)

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Anveshan 2.0

The phrase “Knowledge Is Power” was portrayed efficiently and enthusiastically by the students of batches 2013-15 and 2014-16 during the ANVESHAN 2.0 quiz organized by XquizIT. The event began on 8th August as a virtual round quiz with a record breaking 105 entries of 2 members per team. The online round took place at 00:01 am on 10th August and was of 15 minutes duration.

On the basis of the online round, the top 10 teams were selected for the final round i.e the offline round. The offline round was held on 11th August. Team “Smartinis” consisting of Kevin Simon and Himanshu Ghiya of Jr. Sec-B emerged victorious with the score of 55. But there was a tie for the position of Ist runner’s up which was further resloved by a tie-breaker round. Finally “Aspiring Finders” having Parth Sanghani and Aakash Mishra emerged as the 1st runner’s-up and “Warriors” duo Dheeraj Thaknani and Samkit Shah followed suit. The audience had a field time applauding and cheering the teams of their respective sections and also answering the few unanswered questions.

All-in-all the event ANVESHAN 2.0 designed to promote activity in our brains was a huge success both in terms of participation and the level of knowledge on display.

(Content Courtesy: Atalant Nadkar; Photo Courtesy: Pratikriti – The Photography Club)

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Once Upon A Time…

“You take people, you put them on a journey, you give them peril, you find out who they really are.”

                                                                                         – Joss Whedon

Sumantra – The Literary Club of IMNU organized a creative writing event on 13th August, 2014. A total of 38 participants in teams of two participated in the event. The event challenged participants to build a story based on a few initial lines given by the organizing team. But, this was no ordinary story writing event.

Once Upon a Time

The backdrop of the story was set by an initial line given to all participants. The teams then had to write an introductory story based on these lines within the next 15 minutes. Thereafter, the sheets were swapped with other teams and now the team had to continue the story forward based on what the other team had written. Such swaps happened every 10 minutes. A total of 4 swaps were made. At the final swap, the original sheet would be returned back to the team and now the story had to be brought to a conclusion.

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The event was enjoyed by one and all. There were moments when a team had simply no clue on how to carry forward a script that had lost its way and few other, where the members were laughing hard at what the previous team had written.

(Content Courtesy: Jijo George; Photo Courtesy: Sabiha Gani)

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Workshop: Climate Change and Business Opportunities

“Seek, and you will find” — this adage is applicable for all areas including business opportunities. A surprising, but true, fact is that climate change can present a wide range of opportunities in business. All that one needs is the right attitude to spot and explore such options.

Swayam, the Entrepreneurship Club of IMNU, organized a workshop on “Climate Change and Business Opportunities” on August 11, 2014. The objective of the event was to approach the idea of environment from a cost, revenue and profit perspective to ensure more ‘action in the area’. In the near future, businesses themed on climate change are expected to become a multi-billion dollar industry across the world. High volume of venture capital from ‘green venture funds’ is also flowing into it, in addition to the  existing government and UN support.

This workshop was conducted in collaboration with Gujarat Institute of Competitiveness (GIC). Mr Himanshu Vaidya and Mr Bharat Bhagat from the GIC were the guest speakers for the event. Gujarat Institute of Competitiveness (GIC) is a consultancy agency which provides training and consultancy to the industrialists and entrepreneurs to measure and analyze the costs incurred in relation to sustainable measures towards green business. Such analysis can be done by any business owner by visiting and following the given procedure. It offers exact results and comparative differentiation of the before and after scenarios of adopting green measures.

The guest speakers discussed the concept of mitigation which emphasized on solving the problem scenario and the concept of adoption which stressed on finding solutions and creating new business opportunities. This was a very enriching experience for all the students who attended it.

(Content Courtesy: Anmol Goyal)

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Blood Donation Camp by Rotaract Club

For he’s the master who knows how to give and care!!!!!

A blood donation camp is organized by the Rotaract Club every year in association with different blood banks. This year, the camp was held in collaboration with Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad.

Poster for Blood Donation Camp

Poster for Blood Donation Camp

All excited, the students of IMNU were, as they made an attempt worthwhile. The much awaited blood donation camp was organized within the campus by Rotaract club of Institute of Management, Nirma University. It was indeed a point of glory to fathom the “joy of giving” as they say. Students in huge number from different branch of the university showed up to give their bit.

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All the more astonishing was to spectate the way the event was organized. Everything, right from the weight check-up to blood retrieval was taken care of with utmost care. The doctors ensured that any person who would not match the minimum health requirement was not allowed to donate. In addition to this, they also provided health tips to participants whose hemoglobin level measured less. The entire arena was blissful as people encouraged the donors through words and photo clicks. A great experience, as it was and the donors would have indeed said,”Karke dekha,acha lagta hai”. A total of 170 donors donated blood out of more than 250 registrations for blood donation.  

(Content Courtesy: Namrata Bajaj; Photo Courtesy: Rotaract Club of IMNU)

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