Xpressions, the management-cum-cultural fest of XIMB promises its audience a bigger, better and crazier event every year. The final and the most awaited lap of Xpressions started with a lot of vigor and enthusiasm. The day saw the participation of over 2000 students, from all over the country, in various cultural and business challenges. After hosting two days of extravaganza, XIMB lived up to the expectation of making the final day of Xpressions a memorable one. Xpressions has always been the most awaited event for every XIMBian. A plethora of events are conducted in the three days of the fest. The high spirit and excitement of the students throughout the year gives birth to a bigger and better Xpressions. It serves as a major attraction for students, alumni, faculties and even the enthusiastic city youngsters.
Day 3 saw a varied events ranging from Business Stimulation games to cultural events, this day had it all. The day kick started with a pleasant surprise for all the bookworms in the college. XIMB was privileged to host Ruskin Bond, the renowned author in an interactive session organized by the Literary Society. He enlightened the audience with his wise and valuable insights. Ruskin Bond stands as a great inspiration for all the budding writers and novelists.
When in a B-School, one can never miss the business events in a fest. Xpressions conducts a large portfolio of business stimulation games. Spardha, a social entrepreneurship competition conducted by the Rural Managers Association of XIMB marks a paradigm shift from competition to collaboration. The other biggies were the Gladiator and Skill city. Gladiator is an interesting stimulation game based on the dark room concept where the participants where introduced to the dark room and quizzed on current events. Skill City on the other hand is a test of true mettle as a manager, where one needs to go beyond the functional knowledge and explore the soft skills of oneself.
Contributing to the Indian tradition and culture, Viraasat, a classical rendition of soulful music & classical dance set out to bring out the best from the participants. Prachi Mishra, Utkal University and Aditi Chaturvedi, XIMB were declared as winners of the Virasaat dance contest. Aaghaz, the nukkad natak challenge saw the street play performances of colleges from all over the country. Thirkan, the dance competition witnessed some energetic and powerful performances as well.
Speak-up, the oratory club of XIMB conducted a Model United Nations discussion. The hot topics of discussion were Human Rights Council, Rights of refugees and internally displaced persons, Economic & Social Council and the Economic and Social Repercussions of current refugee crisis in Europe. Widespread knowledge on the topics and the debating skills helped Ashirbad Nayak from NLU and Ronit Lal Sarangi from Christ University in bagging the winning positions.
The Final Cut, a five minute film making competition, was organised by IlluminatiX, the media and PR cell of XIMB in association with Pocket Films. Renowned Film-maker and National Award Winner, Mr. Susant Misra, was the honourable judge for the event. “Film making is the art which is born in the mind of the person, Fancy gadgets doesn’t make anyone a successful film maker. Interest, passion and enthusiasm is required for a film maker to stand out”, shared Mr. Misra.
Finally, Xpressions 2015 came to a close with Celeblitz, the celebrity night of Xpressions. This year XIMB was privileged to host the music directing duo Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani, who’ve mesmerized the music industry with their amazing talent for about 17 years. They performed all their classic songs from Bachna e haseeno to Madari to Om Shaanti Om. They were ecstatic to see the energetic crowd groove to their beat. The day ended with a bang with the music duo making Xpressions go up a notch!