Thursday, March 23, 2023

XLRIs annual fest Ensemble begins on buoyant note


Anand Sen motivates students
: XLRI’s flagship annual business summit started on buoyant note. Anand Sen, president of Tata Steel’s TQM and Steel business inaugurated the meet.

Sen struck a rapport with the students gathered at the Fr. Prabhu Hall with his acknowledgement of the importance of the theme ‘Ideate Radically, Grow Sustainably’. He further urged the student mix comprising of teams from top B-schools of the country to think simple and not confuse ideation with complication.

The event was presided over by Fr. James Santhanam, Dean of Student Affairs and Prof. Pranabesh Ray, Dean of Academics at XLRI. Mr.Day 1 was marked by the start of the spotlight event, Tata Administrative Services ‘Next Gen Leader’ which aims to discover leadership potential in the bright minds of the youth across top institutions such as IIM-A, IIM-L, IIM-B, IIM-I, XLRI, SPJAIN, IMT, MDI, XIMB and IIM-S. TAS, which is also the title sponsor for Ensemble will be granting a direct GD shortlist for the winner who also bags Rs. 1 lakh in prize money.

The business events in the Industrial Relations and Marketing domain were also flagged off in style.

It’s not all work though and the balance was provided by the informal events which saw immense participation from the students.

The TAS Lounge and JLT was milling with students participating in a range of competitions and adventure games. The Hindi play, Taj Mahal Ka Tender and the comedy show by the immensely popular ‘The Viral Fever’ had the audience in splits. In its quest to deliver higher standards of excellence, the Entrepreneurship Cell at XLRI in association with Google hosted an entrepreneurship summit exclusively for women.

The three-day extravaganza will run until the November 17 and will fittingly conclude with a pro-show by popular singer Papon.

Ayyappa Swamy, the convenor of the event said that over 1500 teams from business schools across the nation such as IIM-A, IIM-B, IIM-L, SP Jain, IIM-S and MDI among others are converging for a series of challenging competitions totalling over 20 Lakhs in prize money.

Anand Kumar of Super 30 to address students
: ‘Super 30’ founder and well known mathematician Anand Kumar will address students of XLRI on Saturday as part of the ongoing festival Ensemble 2013.

Ayesha Bahukhandi a student of XLRI informed that Kumar who is known for his expertise in II JEE will address the students at 11 am. He will share his vision for the county.

Kumar’s pioneering Super 30 initiative has so far sent 281 students from underprivileged families to India’s premier IITs in the last 12 years.

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