Jamshedpur, July 26: Bollywood singer Shilpa Rao gave scintillating performance at the sports and cultural festival of XLRI, Valhalla.
Her performance was enjoyed by the students and the faculty. Her rendition of her Bollywood numbers made the audience hum along with her. H
er mesmerizing voice created an aura in the Tata auditorium. The day ended with ‘XL Bedrock’, a high energy ‘Battle of the bands’ which the audience thoroughly enjoyed. The students are looking forward towards the third day of Valhalla to witness the finals of all the sporting events and the performance of XLRI’s famed music band ‘Bodhi Tree’.
Philips presents Valhalla, powered by Star was a grand success. The day was marked by the Kabaddi event conducted by the Pro kabaddi league players in association with Star. More than 10 teams participated and all the players received the Pro Kabaddi merchandise from Star.
The spectators enjoyed watching the event and appreciated the introduction of such an event in Valhalla. Apart from the Kabaddi event there were multiple sports & cultural events with participation from B-Schools such as XLRI, XIM-B, IIM-C, IIM-Raipur, IIM-Lucknow, SIBM-Pune.
Every contingent displayed the spirit to compete and win the prestigious trophies of Valhalla. The prelims of all the sporting events happened on the 25 and the finals for the same would be conducted on 26th the Sunday. There were some nail biting matches and there were couple of matches which resulted in a tie such as XLRI versus XIMB, XLRI versus IIMC and SIBM versus XIMB.
The students were actively involved in cheering for their respective teams which raised the decibel levels in the campus. XLRI won the women’s table tennis prelims. XLRI also won the badminton prelims against IIMC. The cultural events too drew a lot of crowd. The Group dance competition was won my XIMB and there was a tie between XLRI and XIMB in the street play competition.
The programme is organised for Milaap, a microfinance company will use the raised funds to give it as loans to the poor in some of the eastern states who would want to become self-reliant through various activities. The total prize money for the event is around Rs 3 lakh while for Milaap, it is XLRI students who invest the money to the microfinance company.
” Students donate starting from Rs 500 to Rs 2500 and then they get a nominal interest at the end of the year. However, as a good will students never take back the money but it is rolled and re-invested wherever required,” said Sarthak Gupta, secretary, External Linkages Cell, XLRI.
Solo dance, fashion show, debate, poetry and dramatics were some of the events which judged the creativity and talents of these aspiring managers today. Sporting events on the concluding day today included included badminton, volleyball, football, basketball.