The Commerce Association of Shaheed Bhagat Singh College concluded its annual departmental festival Uddayam on 24th February 2016. The two day fest was attended by more than 1200 students from colleges all across Delhi University and from other universities in NCR as well. The term ‘Uddayam’ literally means entrepreneurship and all events hosted were completely synchronised with this theme. Pizza Hut was the food partner of the event.
The event started with the inauguration ceremony. The esteemed chief guest for the function was Mr. Amit Bahl, Partner at Price Waterhouse Coopers. The other senior faculty members included the Principal of the college, Dr. P.K. Khurana, teacher-in-charge of the Commerce Department, Dr. R.C. Jain and Convenor of the Commerce Association, Ms. Ruchi Gupta. The ceremony started with the lighting of the lamp for the auspicious beginning of the festival. This was followed by a sumptuous music performance by Piyush, a third year student at the college. The college’s Principal, Dr. P.K. Khurana warmly welcomed the chief guest with a bouquet of flowers. The Principal then gave the welcome address and enlightened everyone with his words of wisdom. This was followed by a short speech by Dr. R.C. Jain.
The chief guest then shared a wonderful experience from his childhood and the days of his higher studies with the gathering. He gave an important teaching to all the students never to give up their goal in life slip as many times as they may. The President of the Commerce Association of the College, Himani Mishra also apprised the audience about the Association, the events it has conducted in the past and also about Uddayam. The ceremony concluded with Ms. Ruchi Gupta, Convenor of the Commerce Association giving a vote of thanks and presenting mementos to the Chief Guest, Principal and the teacher in charge.
Following the inaugural ceremony, the much awaited competitions started. An array of events was hosted this year which included some fun events to keep the atmosphere jovial and festive. Adwitiya: Hunar aur Jazbe ka sangam was the star event at this edition of Uddayam. This event had been specially designed for the physically challenged students. The event received a highly positive response from everyone present. This event gave the students a platform to showcase their talents and all the participants enthusiastically gave commendable performances. Colossal Clash: The Best Manager Competition was one of the longest and toughest events this year. Only selected participants who had cleared the online preliminary round were selected for the main event.
The participants were made to go through group discussions and personal interview rounds on the first day. After elimination only 6 candidates were called the next day. They were made to pitch their Business Plans. Finally two winners were declared after the rigorous grilling. Other events on Day 1 included the much awaited Stockastic: The Mock Stock Competition. Here it is the fight of the Bulls and Bears and a test of who the real Warren Buffet is. Torrent and Trials was the T.V. show quiz where the participants were judged on the basis of their knowledge of shows like Game of Thrones, Friends and the interesting Harry Potter series.
The major fun event and one of the most successful events of Uddayam was the Bollywood Tambola. This was the traditional tambola being played in Bollywood style. Pirates Ahoy was the treasure hunt game where participants were given coded messages, riddles and other encrypted data which they had to decrypt to unveil the real treasure. The dart game was a major attraction for those who just wanted to enjoy the festivity.
The second day was as interesting as the first. Beginning with some musical performances, the day gradually gathered pace. Contrakeenos was the commerce quiz testing the participants’ knowledge of the world of business. Several rounds of intensive questions got the best of the participants. Turbulence: The Turncoat Debating Competition was also a huge success. The final round was a press conference simulation wherein participants were required to address situations and reply to interjections from other participants.
One of the major attractions of the day was WeakLinks Season 3 which was quizzing only but in an all new avatar. Two rounds of mind-boggling quiz on general awareness and logical reasoning ended on an exciting note with the winner being a finalist for the last two seasons. Exaggerato was the caricature competition where participants had to make drawings on given themes and characters to win. Counter Strike was the fun event where participants competed on the computers by playing the game ‘Counter Strike’. Marketing Superhero – The Ad Mad Competition was organized for the second time at Uddayam witnessing quality participation from all across Delhi University.
The things that we work hard for may not last a long time but it is the working which gives the longest satisfaction. Over two months of preparation served its purpose. The two days left us more prepared than ever to make our events better. Better than before.
The Commerce Association of Shaheed Bhagat Singh College congratulates the winning participants and all the attendees of Uddayam on their participation and wishes them the best for such more competitions and Uddayam’17.
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