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Cascade 2015: Gargi College organizes Commerce festival on 'Digitisation in India'

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The Commerce Department of Gargi College organised its annual departmental fest, Cascade 2015 on Friday, 30th January. Event commenced at 10am with the lamp lighting ceremony. Dr. Shashi Tyagi, Principal of Gargi College delivered the welcome speech, following which the student members of Commerce Union felicitated the guests.

Dr. Meenakshi Lekhi, Member of Parliament presided over as the Chief Guest and delivered the keynote address for the seminar based on this year’s theme – Digital India: Empowering Banking and Business. In the college auditorium, she spoke about the digital literacy in India and its importance. Dr. Lekhi also mentioned about the nine pillars of a Digital India and said, “I’ll speak of women safety because I’m in an all women’s college. Women safety in today’s world is also impossible without Internet and digitisation.”

[caption id="attachment_29347" align="aligncenter" width="756"]Cascade Dr. Meenakshi Lekhi – Chief Guest, Cascade 2015[/caption]

The Guest of Honour for Cascade was Ms Rachna Dixit, General Manager for Financial Inclusion, Reserve Bank of India. Ms. Dixit launched the issue of Comascent, the bi-annual magazine of the Commerce Department and gave an overview of the gambit of activities that RBI does.

Mr. Gaurav Agrawal, Operations and Sales Director, CISCO was also one of the eminent speakers. He talked about the future of Business in a Digital India and explained how convergence of Mobile, Social, Cloud and Data is driving the digitization world.

The next speaker for the event was Ms. Rasika Mathur, Director of Communications, Snapdeal. Her presentation was based on “How E-Commerce is enabling Small Businesses and Empowering Entrepreneurship”. The last speaker was Mr. Rajesh Bansal, Asst. Director General, UIDAI. He talked about how Aadhaar is a tool for empowerment and governance reform, the features of Aadhaar, and its status as on date. The seminar came to an end with Shristi Grover, the President of Commerce Union, giving away the vote of thanks.

Several informal inter-college competitions and events namely ICD Marketing Run, Inteli-Exchange Mock Stock, App War and Digi-Psyche Symposium were also organised where prizes worth Rs. 55000 were distributed.

Image Credits- Pragya Gandhi (Gargi College)


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