“Xpressions’19”, the flagship Management-Cultural fest of Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar, concluded successfully on the 10th of November. Spread over three days from the 8th to the 10th of November, the fest witnessed a huge number of participants from several reputed institutions across India.
The fest witnessed enthusiastic students who in order to showcase their skills and expertise brought a multitude of talent in various business as well as cultural events. Vriddhi, a CSR plan competition was won by Team Columbus, IRMA and the runners up were Team Winion.
Resonance, a business simulation gaming event, was won by Team Incredibles and Team Blitzkrieg were the runners up. Team Sparkling bagged the first prize in Fincaso where the financial acumen of the students was tested.
Pitch it Abroad was very well received and the Team Har Har was declared the winner with the 1st runners up being Team Cancelled Trips.
Chakravyuh was won by Team Lit as Funk from XIMB and the runners up were Team Baniya ka dimag Rout bhai ki daring. Aaghaz, the nukkad natak competition was won by Xpressionz Theatre Society from IBS, Hyderabad and the runners up were from NIT Rourkela.
The day was closed with an enthralling performance by Underground Authority and with Kumar Varun tickling the funny bones of the audience.
The penultimate day of the fest was packed with a variety of events, beginning with several business events such as XIMB’s very own Model United Nations and the flagship case study competitions namely Maven and Jack of all Trades which tested the acumen of the future corporate leaders.
Goonj, the solo singing competition and Pratibimb, face painting competition presented a means to the students to unwind from the daily curricular activities.
Flight of Fancy, an event organized by the Literary society of XIMB and Vakritva, a CSR plan competition witnessed unmatched enthusiasm from all the participants.
Carnival De Vogue, XIMB’s fashion competition went underway and the day was concluded with an electrifying night with Sunburn.
The last day of the fest had a plethora of events such as Inquizzitive (The Flagship Quizzing Competition), Ad-Valorem (A Business Ideation Competition), MPower (A Marketing Based Business Event), Paint@XIMB ( National Level Painting Competition), Thirkan (Group And Solo Dance Competition) And The Final Cut (A Short Film Making Competition).
The first position in MPower was grabbed by ‘Vikings’ of XIMB and the runners up were team ‘P10’ of MICA. Ad-Valorem was won by team ‘Diva Drive’ of XIMB while team ‘Invincibles’ from IIM-Visakhapatnam finished as runners-up.
Paint@XIMB gave an outlet to students to express their creativity. In the senior category, ITER, BBSR took home both the prizes. DAV CSPUR did an encore of sorts by waltzing through the junior category.
The Final Cut, a short film making competition saw a range of submissions on the theme “Sangharsh”. Team ‘Up To You’ from ITER, BBSR won the first prize while team ‘Loyalites’ from Chennai went home with the critics` choice award.
Inquizzitive was won by team ‘Tall Dark Handsome’ and the runner-up was team ‘No Name’.
Thirkan, the dance competition of Xpressions concluded with several laudable performances. The ‘Vigoureux Crew’ from Ravenshaw University, Cuttack won the group dance event after a tough competition from team ‘Danza’ of ITER, BBSR. Devjyoti Goswami, of Sophitorium College of Engineering, Bhubaneswar captivated the hearts of the audience and walked away with the trophy of the solo dance category.
The Marketing Association of XIMB organised the Maxim Mela, which focuses on gathering unbiased, real-time choices of a customer about products and/or brands. This data is used for further analysis to solve real-time problems faced by associating companies.
The curtains came down on Xpressions ’19 with Celeblitz, the celebrity night. XIMB was honoured to host Bollywood singer, Mika Singh, who astounded the audience with his popular hits. The performance was a fitting coda to Xpressions ’19.