Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Ensemble 2015 continues to set higher benchmarks

Jamshedpur, Nov. 15: The second day of XLRI Jamshedpur�s Ensemble 2015 continued the promise of setting higher standards across the various events conducted and successfully delivered on them.

Apollo, the flagship HR event, conducted its penultimate round today, which was keenly contested by participants from various institutes. The other competitions, namely Prometheus (flagship Finance event), Strategikon (flagship consulting event) and Genesis (the flagship entrepreneurship event) declared their winners. Another Bad Idea from FMS (Delhi) and White Walkers from XLRI were the top two teams for Strategikon, while Zo Meals and Sold Out, both from XLRI�s Entrepreneurship Development Centre, were the winning teams in Genesis.

The Next Gen Leader event saw some fierce competition from the very top b schools like IIM-C, IIM-L, IIM � A, MDI and XLRI. Day 2 also saw the presence of NBA JAM, a touring college basketball and youth festival which had enthusiastic participation from school students across Jamshedpur as well as management students. The travelling interactive basketball festival is focused on growing and eliciting participation in basketball across India by combining exciting on-court competition with interactive games and contests designed to engage college youth and grow the NBA�s fan base.

Model United Nations was held in XLRI for the second straight year. The delegates were given a chance to articulate their country’s stand (within 90 seconds) on the issue before the council.�This was followed by two rounds of moderated caucus of 20 minutes each.

A moderated caucus is a discussion on a specific sub-topic related to the theme.�A moderated caucus is followed by un-moderated caucus where delegates are free to interact with one another and propose resolutions for the Council to act upon.

The last round is the passing of a resolution. The two councils being held in session were the WTO Ministerial conference (discussing agricultural subsidies around the world) and FIFA Executive committee (over the controversial Qatar bid for 2022 world cup). Such an event gives future leaders a platform to practice their realpolitik skills, and to test their critical thinking while making strategic decisions in a situation involving real world problems.

XLANC, the adventure club, hosted the ever-popular Paintball competition during the day-time. It is a fun, multi-player sport where players compete, in teams or individually, to eliminate opponents by tagging them with capsules containing water-soluble dye in an artificial terrain.

The evening saw a plethora of events conducted by DRACULA � the Dramatics and Cultural Association at XLRI. There was 2 minutes to fame for performers, face painting for art enthusiasts, Acoustic JAM for casual singers, and various Informal events like Karaoke and song dedications to engage and entertain the crowd throughout the evening.

The act of the evening was the UnSingle Tour with Abish Mathew and Kaneez Surka, the stand-up comedians, who had the audience in splits with their brand of contemporary comedy readily accepted up by the young, energetic crowd.

The day closed with XL�s very own BodhiTree band performing for the students, which went on till the early part of the night as the cheers of the crowd filled the performance area.

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