Mercatus, The Marketing Society of Jesus and Mary College (JMC) organised their annual fund-raising event ‘The Amusement Day 2.0’ on September 29th, 2016. The event was based on the theme ‘Back to Childhood’. It was attended by around a thousand students from various colleges across Delhi.

Everything, from decorations to mini games revolved around the theme. The event consisted of games like Food Hunt, Dare to Play, Tug of War, Twister among others. Alongside, there were various food and drink, junk, hair braiding, styling stalls and photo booth. The chief attraction of the day was the ‘Food Hunt’ competition, which witnessed participation from over 200 students.  All the events involved a certain kind of twist.

Elaborating on the unique idea of the event, the President of Mercatus said, “It all started as a vague idea of raising funds through a small scale source. Eventually, there was a realization that the actual ‘fun’ factor is missing in almost all conventional department or society level festivals. Students do miss school, we can’t deny that! There a lot of competitions in store for everyone. So why not keep a day where they actually feel like a child again? It’s our second successful year now.

On being asked about the event, Shreya Malik, a first year student of Ramjas College said, “The very idea of this event was fascinating. The atmosphere here is quite lively. It’s making me feel that I’ve got a good break for a while. I actually feel nostalgic

Dr. Nandhi, the convener emphasized on the need of such events. She said that such light, fun events give a much needed break to the students. The society now plans to organize its Annual Marketing Convention – Zion in the near future.

Image Credits: Mehek Dhawan and Surabhi Khare from Jesus and Mary College.

Lovleen Kaur

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