Economics Department, Kamala Nehru College organized The Annual Economics Fest, Ecophoria 2015 on 22nd January. The event schedule witnessed competitions in the field of quizzing, business plans and group discussions among other informal competitions and filler events.
Ecophoria commenced with a formal keynote address by Mr. Bibhu Prasad Mohapatra, Director of Indian Development Foundation (IDF) in the college auditorium where the entire department congregated.
Biz Buzz, the business plan competition saw entries with ideas like advertisements on toilet paper and plans for welfare of LGBT community. Anushka Sibal and Aditya Anand from Ramjas College claimed the first position and the business plan of Naman and Agrim Agarwal from Maharaja Agrasen College won them the second position. Quiz Pro Quo, the quizzing competition questioned students about economic policies and business strategies. Umang Gupta and Rahul Bammi from Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies bagged the first position while Soumya Sagar and Althaf Majeed from AIIMS were declared as the runner up team.
War of Words, the Group Discussion event had topics related to general economic affairs in India and across the globe. Competing with 16 other participants, Ankur from Shaheed Bhagat Singh College and Akshansh from Maharaja Agrasen College won the first and second position respectively. The Winning Move saw participants playing Monopoly and indulging in economic decision making by formation and dissolution of partnerships. Hitesh Ghai of Shaheed Bhagat Singh College and Piyush Garg of Delhi College of Arts and Commerce formed the winning team for Game 1. Sanjana Gupta and Shubham Katiyar were declared the winners of Game 2.
Jigsaw Puzzles, Jumbled Words and Joining the Dots were part of Connectonomics where all of these competitions had an economic twist. Sudhakshi Gupta and Vinisha of Dyal Singh College were declared the winners while Shivangi Jain and Neha Gupta of Gargi College secured the second position for Connectonomics.
In the section of informal events, participants for ‘Treasure Hunt’ were seen touring the entire college campus searching for the next clue. Participants of ‘Posterize’, on the other hand were asked to interpret and sketch their ideas about the topic ‘Terrorism’ on paper. Apart from the formal and informal events, handicraft and jewellery stalls also attracted students.