Xpressions, the management cultural fest of Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar, one of the biggest fests across Eastern India, is a three-day extravaganza, place from 16th to 18th November, 2018, saw some amazing performances, exquisite participation and turned out to be a grand success. These three days were an integration of entertainment, brainstorming and brilliant management by the students of XIMB.
The first day reckoned with Aaghaz, the Nukkad Natak competition by X-Stage, the cultural committee of XIMB, which expresses reality in the form of theatre, showed some real emotions, leaving the crowd touched. IIIT, Bhubaneshwar crowned as winners and XIMB as the Runners-up. Soon after, XIMB MUN, a UN Simulation Event by SpeakUp, the Oratory Club, experienced a variety of opinions and ideas pertaining to the current global scenarios, which continued till the next day. Nirnay (by X-Ops, the operations Committee) and Resonance (by X-Sys, the Systems Committee) were Online Simulation games where the participants had to showcase their business acumen and feasibility. IRC, the International Relations Committee conducted Zorb It Out, a unique quiz-cum-gaming event was a tie between Globtrotters and D Generation Z. AdValorem by X-Seed, the Entrepreneurship cell, tests the entrepreneurial acumen and was followed by Fincaso, a case study competition by X-Fin, which was won by team Affluentia from NMIMS and XIMB being the Runners-up. Paint@XIMB, an initiative by Spicmacay-XIMB Chapter brought out the creative side of the participants where Aanchal Priyadarshini, DAV Public School was crowned as winner and Bharatendu Panda from XIMB was runners up. MAXIM Mela (Marketing Research Event), the marketing fair by MAXIM, the Marketing committee was a unique way of conducting market research. Sportscom Fantasy League grabbed all eyeballs, as it was a first for XIMB as well. Carnival De Vogue being the highlight since everyone upped their glamour quotient and put on a strong performance in front of the ever-cheerful crowd. The evening began with an electrifying performance by Zephyrtone, the youngest electronic pop music duo. To end the night, we had a rib-tickling performance by Comedy Adda featuring Gaurav Kapoor.
Goonj, the singing competition by XStage, saw the participants enthrall the audience with their mesmerizing voice. The event had two categories – Western extravaganza which was won by Shubojit Das while Galdwin was the runners-up, and Desi extravaganza which was won by Suchismita with Mrutyunjay as the runners-up. SRC, the Social Responsibility Cell, organized Handicraft Stall wherein they displayed handmade greeting cards, gifts and other craft items made by our mess bhainas. This gave our mess bhainas an opportunity to showcase their talent. Vriddhi, A CSR Action Plan Competition by SRC saw participants addressing and giving solutions for the grass-root problems of India. Trade Wars, the trading simulation game by X-Fin, gave the participants an opportunity to test their financial expertise across major Indian stock markets. This game was won by Team Affluentia with the home team as the runners-up. Maven, a National Level Case Study Competition, by Constrat, the Consulting and Strategy Consortium gave the participants an opportunity to test their consulting and strategy skills against the best brains from across the country’s finest business schools. Case-Connect, a National Level Case Study Competition, by X-Sys, the Systems Association was won by Team Sacred Sins with Team Radio Heads as the runners-up.
Vakritva was an SRC & SpeakUp Featured Event wherein the participants identified and gave constructive solutions for the various existing social problems of our country. Aarohan, the Operations Case Study competition by X-Ops, the Operations Committee gave the participants to show their skills in operations management. Jack of All Trades, a National Level Case Study & Simulation Game Competition, by the Gaming Committee, comprised of a Quiz, a Case-study and a Business Simulation Game by Cesim. Virasat, a Classical Competition by Spicmacay-XIMB Chapter provided a platform for the participants to showcase the Indian Legacy through Classical Dance, Classical Singing and Instrumentals.
The evening brought with it two of the power-packed, energy boosting performances – Decibelz and Moongphali. The audience witnessed intense and invigorating performances at the war of bands – Decibelz ’18. Out to bring the city down with its unique sound and energy, Moongphali mesmerized their audiences with melody, entertainment, and energy.
Finally, Day 3 opened with Final Cut, the flagship event of IlluminatiX- the media and PR cell of XIMB, which was a short-film making competition. The event witnessed enthralling entries and was won by ‘Spotlight’ presented by Team Virtual Showreel from ITER Bhubaneswar with a special mention awarded to ‘Saihatsu’, again from ITER. Thirkan, a group dance competition by X-Stage, which embraced the rhythm within and without, left the crowd amazed with the Team Inferno from FIEM crowned as winners. MAXIM, presented its flagship event MPower, which comprised of an online marketing quiz followed by case study competition, and, was won by the Team Power Players from XIMB with Mettle Troppers from IIM Shillong being the runners-up. X-Lens, the photography community of XIMB, presented Lensation, showcasing creativity captured in pictures. XQuizzite, the Knowledge and Quizzing committee, organized its flagship quizzing event, Inquizzitive, which was won by Satwik Raut, Nishant Nihar and Bivash Rath.
The much awaited event, Celeblitz, witnessed the riveting performance by the melody queen who has been ruling our hearts for last 23 years, Sunidhi Chauhan, who left the audience astounded and thrilled. With this 3-day extravaganza concluding at such a high note, XIMB promises to amaze Bhubaneswar again and keep the legacy going.