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Jamshedpur : The second day of XLRI Jamshedpur’s Ensemble 2014 continued the promise of providing a fusion of business challenges and fun. Strategikon, the consulting flagship event, conducted its penultimate round today, which was keenly contested by participants from various institutes.

The other competitions, namely Prometheus (Finance flagship event) and Helios(the operations flagship event) declared their winners. OutSmarters from XLRI and Trichy Titans from IIM Trichy were the top two teams for Prometheus, and O Fenny Re..and Six Sigma from XLRI were the winning teams in Helios.

Ideakon, is a speaker series cum networking event which is conducted by the Entrepreneurship Cell of XLRI. Keeping in line with the vision of E-Cell, the event would help in inculcating an entrepreneurial spirit among the students and others members of the audience. The audience would benefit greatly from the experiences shared by the start-ups on the stage, as well as off stage. These experiences may also motivate a number of students here in XLRI to take the plunge into an entrepreneurial venture. IdeaKon is also be a great place for the start-ups to network with each other, as well as with some of the professors here in XLRI.

Mock United Nations : Security Council was held in XLRI for the first time. 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. After the moderated caucus, the delegates moved onto the un-moderated caucus. During an un-moderated caucus, the delegates are free to interact with one another and propose resolutions for the Council to act upon. This is an important part of the event as the delegate’s ability to negotiate, influence and assert his country’s stand and win the approval of the other countries was gauged.

After the Un-moderated Caucus, the last round of the event was the passing of Resolution by means of Voting. Idea Summit:The key leadership event of Ensemble, Idea Summit was conducted with two notable Speakers – Dr.Devi Shetty, a Padma Bhushan winner and acclaimed film director Sudhir Mishra. Dr. Devi Shetty is the chairman and Founder, Narayana Health (Narayana Hrudayalaya in now Narayana Health), and is famous for his contribution to increasing affordability of heart surgery.

He spoke at length about the importance of innovation which is affordable. Sudhir Mishra is an Indian film director and screenwriter known for directing critically acclaimed films like HazaaronKhwaisheinAisi, Dharavi and Chameli.

The students performed a play, EkRuka Hua Faisla in association with DRACULAthe Dramatis society. In the evening, there was a performance by XLRI’s famous rock band Bodhi Tree and Surjo. The students`sat into the night with a bonfire, on traditional cots and bonded over screening of ‘Jaanebhi Do Yaaron’, the classic movie.

Ticket sales for tomorrow’s music concert Coke Studio featuring Raghu Dixit, the folk music maestro are fast selling out and can be purchased at the XLRI gate. The line-up for the final day of Ensemble includes (), a culinary challenge titled ‘MasterChef’ which will finally bring the curtains down on the management extravaganza.

About Ensemble:With a legacy of 14 years, Ensemble is amongst the most awaited events in the business school circuit. Ensemble 2014 has participation from over 3500 teams from top 35 B Schools including IIMs, FMS, SIBM, SCMHRD, MDI, TISS and IIFT and industry partners like Colgate Palmolive, Airtel, Hindustan Petroleum, State Bank of India, Woodland, Axis Bank, London Bridge, Turtle, Samsung, PosterGully.com, SafeExpress, SCNext, TheCollegeFever.com, Engage Deo Sprays, White Angels Travel Solutions, Eazyroam, KnowAFest.com, Twenty19 and TestFunda.com.

Apart from flagship events like Circus Maximus, War of Wits and The Next Gen Leader, Ensemble is also hosting Domain events, Model United Nations and numerous cultural programs. With over 15 Lakhs of prize money at stake across business, cultural and informal competitions, there is much to play for at Ensemble.

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