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XLerate 2016 Hosts XLRI win football, cricket on first day


Jamshedpur, Feb. 12: XLerate – XLRI’s flagship national-level sports, leadership and cultural festival, kicked off at the B-school campus on Friday. The 3rd edition of “XLerate” is being organized by PGDM-GM (1 year full time MBA program.

The first day of the three-day fest only had the prelims on the first day today. Schools like Great Lakes, Chennai, IIM- Calcutta, Lucknow, and Shillong, MDI- Gurgaon, SP Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai, XIM-Bhubaneshwar and XLRI is participating in the fest, which includes about 175 participants.

The events started with the launch of ‘XL Aasha’- a unique sporting event for unprivileged students. The first day witnessed the students of XIMB and the host college fighting it out in the football field. Bappaditya scored a hat trick and Shivesh netted one to give a score line of 4-0 in the favor of the hosts.

XLRI showed its strength in the cricket field as well winning the match by 2 wickets. XIMB scored 59 in the 12 overs while chasing 60 runs to win XLRI won the match with two wickets in hand and an over to spare.
In the evening, colorful cultural events Melodia (solo and duet singing competition) and Danzare (dance competition) were held wherein participants showcased their talents.

“On Saturday, we are having semi final clash of all the sporting events besides the live concert by LAGORI band which participants are eagerly waiting for,” said Nitish Bhardwaj, PR and branding manager of PGDM-GM 2016 batch, XLRI.

XLerate promises to be an annual meeting ground for executives pursuing 1-year MBAs that showcases their talent at the highest level. The meet would put the managerial acumen and strategic skills of future leaders to test on the sporting field as against the boardroom,” an official of XLRI.

In 2014 XLRI brought in a plethora of talent from the top B-Schools in India competing in the sports, leadership and cultural events. The students walked away with lots of trophies, experiences and memories.

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