Chehre – The Dramatics Club of IMNU came up with what one can call the biggest event witnessed by the college this year. The national level intercollege event required the participants to make short films of up to 12 minutes and compete for the title. The event was prescheduled and supplied the competitors with enough time to make a movie and add masala to it in the form of crisp editing and soulful background scores. Creativity, of all things, was highly appreciated in this event.
Creative Cut had entries from myriad colleges throughout the country, and had fuelled so much enthusiasm amongst the students of IMNU that each class had their own short film submitted. The movies made by the host college were shown on Saturday to an excited audience. The films surpassed expectations by a huge margin and made it really tough for the judges to finalize a winner. In the end, the award for Best Picture went to “Meri Khushi” by The Crusaders. “Pijja” by The Nawaabz bagged the awards for Best Actor and Best Actress, going to Divy Patel and Bhagyashree respectively, who also won Best Scriptwriters tied with Shubham Gupta for “Meri Khushi”. Advit Seth from The Dronas bagged two awards, one each for direction and editing of the movie “The Winner”; Nirali Lakdawala won Best Cinematography for the same.
The second day of the event was even more fun-filled as the national entries were displayed. As a filler, Chehre organized a new form of Housie. Post the airing of about half the movies, there was a comedy performance by The Comedy Factory. The superb comedians made the crowd laugh and raised the temperament to a new level altogether. The intercollege movies notched the competition even higher. “Dhanyawaad” by VIT won Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Cinematographer. Best Director and Best Scriptwriter were won by “Padora’s Vodka”. Best Actress went to “Bitter Half” and Best Editor to “Mr. Anonymous”. The event was a huge success and saw the potential in the youth of India to become filmmakers come out and shine.
“Every Champion Was Once A Contender That Refused To Give Up.” – Rocky Balboa
They came, they played, they tried and they conquered. This was the story of every player who participated in the spectacle called ‘Nirma Champions League ‘16’ lasting over the 21 days. Last week showcased some of the enthralling moments across almost all the sports. This includes a nail-baiting finish between Barbarians and Stallions for a football eliminator. This match went into a tense penalty shootout where former held their nerves and came out victorious to give themselves a chance to progress through to the next round. Another piece of brilliance was displayed in a Table Tennis tussle played between Chinmay (Dronas) and Govinda (Daivats), which was won by Govinda with a final score of 21-18. In between all these, Airavats pulled up probably the biggest upset of NCL by defeating mighty Stallions with the score line of 2-1. In Throw ball, Stallions managed to pull off a heist to beat Shehzaade with the score line of 21-19 in a Bronze medal match-out. In the end, it was Beacons who performed excellently across all the disciplines and were crowned champions of NCL ’16.
Also Kudos to whole Sportzzz Comm – Institute of management, Nirma University team for putting up a great platform for the students to showcase their sporting skills and organizing a great event to start off 2016.
Following up on our yesterday’s post, we bring to you the updates from the next sessions of Prathidhwani – The Alumni Conclave organized by The Kaizen Committee of Institute of Management, Nirma University on 6th February, 2016.
In the third plenary session of Pratidhwani, the speakers addressed the audience on how the face of the Human Resource has evolved over time. The speakers were Ms. Priyanka Roy, associated with KPIT Technologies as an HR manager, Mr. Ashish Juneja, General Manager – Application Sales, Oracle India Pvt. Ltd., Mr. Suhas Sequeria, Sr. HR Consultant, North Trust Corporation. They threw light on how Human Resource has an integral role to play in this extremely dynamic corporate environment. They highlighted that the field of Human Resource management epitomizes the philosophy of change. Phenomena like HR Analytics, increased gender sensitivity and the rise of the increasingly diverse workforce have revolutionized the way Human resource management is practiced all over the world.
The fourth session was an entrepreneurship session and it consisted of panelists from the domain of entrepreneurship. The panel included Mr Debasis Sahoo, Founder and Director, Playbook Consultancy Pvt. Ltd., Mr Amit Mishra, Co-founder, SchoolSaamaan, and Mr Ankit Machhar, Associate Program Coordinator, iCreate. They addressed the audience by saying that “change” and “entrepreneurship” are one and the same thing. They spoke about how we change our ideas, and ourselves every minute of every day and how we have no set back protocol. So, innovation is most appreciated. They concluded by saying that India is on the up rise, and that it will provide a very good platform for all those who wish to opt for setting up their own business.
The Kaizen Committee of Institute of Management, Nirma University organized Pratidhwani – The Alumni Conclave celebrating the contributions of its alumni in various fields across industries. The theme of the conclave is “Change is the only Constant”. The Alumni Conclave is an endeavor by IMNU to bring together its alumni on a common platform to share their experiences with current students.
Pratidhwani this year initiated a new format of a panel discussion and was divided into four panel sessions consisting of a Marketing panel, Finance panel, Human resource panel and Entrepreneurship panel. The conclave was inaugurated by the marketing panel consisting of some of the most respected alumni of Institute of Management, Nirma University, namely, Ms. Meenu Bagla, VP Marketing, Quinnox Inc. from the 1998-2000 batch, Mr. Shobhit Bahel, Marketing Manager, Petronas from the 2001-2003 batch and Mr. Mainak Banerjee, Branch Manager, Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance from the 2004-2006 batch. They talked about the 4 principles of marketing, namely, Market, Message, Media and Measurement. They highlighted the importance of understanding the target market’s nuances and addressing them not just in terms of demand but in terms of buying behaviour.
The second session was a plenary session was conducted by a panel consisting of alumni from the domain of finance. The panellists were Mr. Hasit Bhatt, VP Finance, Madhav Corp, Mr. Parthiv Shah, DVP, HDFC Bank and Mr. Ankit Sharma, Associate Director, Grant Thornton LLP. They highlighted that financial companies need to innovate and change the way things are working and that India will get hit by challenges in the financial sector as insurance faces the biggest challenges.
A Blood Donation camp was organized by the social committee of BBA, “Mavericks”, wherein the young students of the entire University gallantly came up and donated blood. The event was a great success. The message goes wide and loud,
“DONATE BLOOD, SAVE LIVES.”