Xavier Institute of Management, organises “Xpressions’19”


NATIONAL | NOV 16, 2019:

A 3-day event was organised at Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar (XIMB) called "Xpressions'19" -a Management Cultural Festival, which was held on November 8-10.

Xpressions is an event to reach out to the best minds in business schools to test their business acumen as well as their zest for life. It is a three-day rejuvenating and refreshing event packed with business simulation games, cultural activities, fun field games and much more.

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During the three day event, students from all fields, across India participated and showcased their skills in various business as well as cultural events.

The fest witnessed a huge number of participants from several reputed institutions across India and brought a multitude of talent in the various competitions organised on all three days.

Day 1

Vriddhi, a CSR plan competition was won by Team Columbus, IRMA and the runners up were Team Winions, XIMB.

Resonance, a business simulation gaming event, was won by Team Incredibles and Team Blitzkrieg were the runners up.

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Team Sparkling Newbies bagged the first prize in Fincaso where the financial acumen of the students was tested.

Pitch it Abroad was well received by all and the Team Har Har Mahadev was declared the winner with the 1st runners up being Team Cancelled Trips , and the 2nd runners up were Team B2G.

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.

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The day ended with an enthralling performance by Underground Authority and with Kumar Varun tickling the funny bones of the audience.

Day 2

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 name Maven and Jack of all Trades which tested the acumen of the future corporate leaders. Jack of All Trades showcased a fine display of tactical manoeuvres amongst teams trying to outwit each other.

Events such as singing competition, face painting, Trade Wars, Fashion competition 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.

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TradeWars was won by Team VAM from IIM Vishakapatnam and the runners were up: Team Hojayega. In the evening Carnival De Vogue, XIMB's fashion competition went underway and the day was concluded with an electrifying night with Sunburn.

Day 3

The last yet most-awaited day of thefest had a plethora of events such as Inquizzitive (The Flagship QuizzingCompetition), Ad-Valorem (A Business Ideation Competition), MPower (A MarketingBased Business Event), Paint@XIMB ( National Level Painting Competition),Thirkan (Group And Solo Dance Competition) And The Final Cut (A Short FilmMaking 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.

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Paint@ XIMB gave an outlet to students to express their creativity. In the senior category, ITER, BBSR took home both the prizes with Dibyabeena Hota as the winner and Vaishnavi Thakur as the runner-up.

DAV CSPUR did an encore of sorts by waltzing through the junior category as Himansu Sekhar Sahoo pipped Aarya Panigrahi by the closest of margins.

The Final Cut, a short film makingcompetition saw a range of submissions on the theme "Sangharsh" from buddingfilm-makers. 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'.

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Thirkan, the dance competition of Xpressions finished 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 for the three days, which is a form of disguised research and helps them gather unbiased, real-time choices of customer about products and/or brands. This data is used for further analysis to solve real-time problems faced by associating companies.

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The curtains came down on Xpressions '19 with Celeblitz, the celebrity night. XIMB was honoured to host the magical Bollywood singer, Mika Singh, who astounded the audience with his popular hits. His set-list was a combination of his compositions, which were deliriously lapped up by the enthusiastic crowd. His performance was a fitting coda to Xpressions '19.