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Management fest Ensemble 2016 kicks-off at XLRI

Jamshedpur , Nov. 11: Syed Kirmani, former cricketer and wicket keeper of India on Friday motivated the budding managers here that to be sincere and honest to whatever they do in life. ” I can assure you from my experiences that even the luck favours those who are honest and sincere in whatever they are doing. Life is too short to crib and lament. You are the future and you have to be better than what standards have already be set,” said Kirmani.

He was addressing the inauguration ceremony of XLRI’s management fest Ensemble 2016 at the Father Prabhu Hall. Ashish K. Pani, dean (academics), XLRI, Father S. George, (dean), administration, XLRI; Father Antony Uvari, associate dean, (students affairs and administration) along with students were present at the inaugural session. The theme for this year’s Ensemble is ‘Be the Business’.

Taking the example of their World Cup winning feat, Kirmani said that as leaders of tomorrow, the students must strive to be the best and lay the foundation for future generations to achieve even higher. Further, he explained how important it is to enjoy life, to adapt to the situation and not fret over small things.

One must always be happy and learn to take care of oneself, both physically and mentally. He concluded by applauding the college administration for allowing the students to take up the responsibility of organising an event as big as Ensemble.

About 1500 students from more than 20 B schools all across the country are here in the city to display their talent in various business games in six domains human resources, marketing, finance, strategy, operations and industrial relations.

There are over 50 events scheduled across the three days .The flagship events include Prometheus (finance), circus maximus (marketing), war of wits (human resources), strike or yield (industrial relations), genesis (entrepreneurship), strategikon (strategy) and helios (operations) – an eclectic mix to engage the varied proficiencies of the budding leaders visiting the campus.

While there are more than 50 events lined up for the three-day fest, the showstoppers of the event would be a performance by the stand up comedian Sorabh Pant on Nov 12 and well known singer, music composer Lucky Ali who will perform on Nov 13.

This year XLRI as a part of Ensemble is organising Future Leaders Programme (FLP) for students of schools and colleges of Jamshedpur. The FLP is a workshop on leadership aimed towards the student community in Jamshedpur.

With a prize money of Rupees 17 Lakhs, Ensemble is hosting the brilliant minds on XLRI campus to compete and lead the theme of ‘Be the Business’.

The general secretary of student council, Akshay Ratan spoke about how the theme aimed at inspiring students to be the best at what they do. The convenor, Yugal Chandra Bisht elaborated on the existence of Ensemble as a platform for the confluence of ideas and creative expression.

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