The Commerce Association of Shaheed Bhagat Singh College hosted its annual commerce fest Uddayam on 9th March 2017. The two-day fest was attended by more than 800 students from colleges all across Delhi University and from other universities in NCR as well. The term Uddayam means ‘entrepreneurship’ as the association strongly believes “ A true entrepreneur is one who is a doer and not just a dreamer” and all the events were hosted in synchronisation with the theme to motivate the budding entrepreneurs.
Wok in the clouds – a trendy restaurant , reminiscent of the contemporary expression of traditional design and flavourful aromatic food was the associate sponsor of the event.
The event started with the inauguration ceremony by Dr.P.K Khurana , Principal, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College . The other senior faculty members included Dr.Anil Sardana, Teacher-in-charge, Department of Commerce and Dr.Ruchi Gupta, Convenor, Commerce Association. This was followed by a marvelous performance by Sourav Dey and Danish Alam , core members of college band – Common Thread who cherished everyone’s souls with their singing. The principal gave the inaugural address and congratulated the members of Commerce Association for always putting up a great show. The president, Ojas Wadhwa , apprised about the association and talked about the future projects of Commerce Association. The ceremony concluded with Dr.Ruchi Gupta proposing a formal vote of thanks followed by the group photograph of faculty members and students to capture the beautiful moment for the years to come.
Following the inaugural ceremony, the much-awaited events started. An array of events was hosted this year.
This year new addition in the list of events was Social Syndicate, it proved to be a benchmark event by bringing the best ideas and young social entrepreneurs under one roof. The contestants presented a plethora of social issues like woman empowerment, poverty, waste management etc. Mr.Ankit Kawatra ( founder, feeding India), Mr.Arindham Kalra ( Delhi Head, Feeding India ) and Ms. Himanshi Gupta ( Hr manager, Indialends.com) were the esteemed judges.
However, the star event of Uddayam was Adwitya – Hunar aur Jazbe ka sangam. An event recognizing the talent of specially-abled students as we believe everyone is special. The event had a huge participation from Delhi University and other colleges of NCR. The performances ranged from melodious songs to enthusiastic dance performances to insightful poetry. The event gathered accolades and appreciation from the judges as well as college faculty. The Commerce Association plans to take Adwitya forward as an annual event in the coming years.
Other events on Day 1 included In-Quiz-Tive –the business quiz which saw undergraduates and postgraduates together congregate to battle. A mixed bag of trivia, identification and FAQ’s based on the incessant business world awaited the participants in the preliminary round. The quiz tested their business acumen, identification skills and in the end, the participants went on to put their points at stake in the bet to connect round on each question answered.
The major fun event was Futbol-de-Fantasia – football manager competition. It was introduced for the first time and focused on how a manager should use his abilities off the pitch to get the best out of the players. The Round 1 was quiz followed by the press conference in round 2 and then it finished with the football auction in round 3.
Pirates Ahoy – treasure hunt in its fourth season was no less, the participants were given mind boggling maths riddles, confusing picture puzzles and other encrypted data to unveil the real treasure.
The second day was equally interesting. Colossal Clash 2.0 – The best manager competition was one of the intellectual events this year. The event comprised of an online preliminary round followed by two on campus rounds. The semi-final round ‘ National Companies Executive Meet’ where participation represented CFOs of companies like BHEL, Bharti Airtel, Jet Airways etc. and discussed the corporate plight post demonetization. This was followed by the final round which was stress interview based on ethical case studies.
Stock-a-thon – battle of bulls and bears. What made this event stand out from other mock stock events was that the participants had a chance to try a hand at investing from the prelims round itself. Participants had an option to diversify their portfolio by investing in shares forex and mutual funds and decipher their analysis based on news and rumours. Marketing Superhero – the Admad competition in it’s third edition was successfully concluded. Each year, the team innovates with the second round and this time they had marketing taboo, which required an understanding amongst the team members to guess the word written on chit. The teams were given innovative products such as dancing shoes, musical jacket, flying car etc. The judges had a tough time in judging the rounds as all the contestants were equally entertaining and creative. Another fun event of Uddayam was Torrents and Trials – TV show quiz where participants were judged on the basis of their knowledge of shows like Game of Thrones and Friends. It receive a huge positive response and the participants had a great time playing this entertaining event.
The road to success comes through hard work and determination and finally , the hard work of the members of Commerce Association paid off. The Commerce Association congratulates all the winners of Uddayam’ 17 and a big thank you to all the people who were part of this journey.