A bigger and better Xpressions. This was what was promised when the biggest management fest of Eastern India was launched. The same was emulated in letter and spirit on Day 2 here at the Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar. Continuing (and building) on the momentum, Day 2 of Xpressions’15 opened with events lined up, promising to provide with an experience even better and crazier than Day 1.
At the onset, were the 2nd rounds of the business simulation games Kurukshetra (Chakravyuh), Gladiator, Helios and Skill City. While some games involved the participants to get down to the field and sell their products to the customers in the market, some tested the participants on their financial trading skills through excel based games.
Providing precise solutions to problems is the essence of a successful manager and this is what Xpressions seeks through its case study based business events like MPower and Maven which were into their final rounds. Participants from various colleges like MDI Gurgaon, Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology, Pune etc. vied to prove their mettle through their presentation skills to the esteemed panel of judges. Finally, the team Super Saiyans from XIMB was declared the winner of MPower and the team Abki Baar from XIMB was declared the winner of Maven.
The day also witnessed the second round of the maiden Model United Nations of XIMB. Participants (or delegates as they are called) strived to reach a consensus on the issue of refugees and their rights. After a daylong exercise in deliberating, debating and voting, the delegate representing United Kingdom was adjudged as the best delegate in the valedictory ceremony which was attended by esteemed personnel namely, Ms Kasturi Ray from the New Indian Express and Mr Gobind Kalai, a social activist and an alumnus of TISS.” The whole idea of replicating the United Nations is to have a well thought, well researched and a well-structured debate in a highly parliamentary manner and a hope that the youth of our nation imbibe these skills in them in order to reach amicable solutions for various challenges that the world at large is facing”, said Mr. Kalai.
Xpressions is never complete without its fun activities and Day 2 certainly had its share with Pratibimb, the face painting competition , Xpressions in 60 sec.(an RJ hunt in association with Radio Choklate) and Goonj, the solo singing competition. While Pratibimb had the participants explore their creative side and Goonj had the audience enthralled with the singing performance, the RJ hunt sought the best RJ, providing an opportunity to co-host a show on Radio Choklate. Other major events included the finals of Flight of fancy, where the participants had to give their own creative adaptation of the book, ’To Kill a Mockingbird’. The event, ‘Around the world in 80 Days’ also had its finale on the day 2, which was an exciting on campus treasure hunt.
As the darkness crept in and amongst the glitter and glamour, came along one of the most awaited events, Carnival de Vogue, the fashion show of Xpressions. Fashion enthusiasts from various colleges such as ITER, Silicon Institute of Technology, KIIT and the in house team from XIMB participated in the event. Themed ‘Androgyny’, the event had an eminent panel of judges that included the noted fashion designer Abhishek Dutta; Ankita Chakraborty, finalist, Femina Miss India East and Harshita Naidu, model at RAAS. The enthusiasm and joy was clearly visible among the crowd as the models scorched the ramp swaying to the foot tapping music. The team from ITER which showcased Androgyny in Hindu Mythology was adjudged the winner of CDV and the team from KIIT was adjudged the runners up.
All in all, Day 2 ended on a high note and paved the way for a bigger and better Day 3.