TAPMI hosts Annual Inter B-School fest Atharva2 min read
Manipal: Atharva, the annual inter college business festival of T.A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) was held from 20-22 January. The fest hosted a combination of management, business, music and dance competitions, based on a ‘Renaissance’ theme, marking the growth of the fest over the years.
The first day of the event saw participating colleges battling out on the stage in ‘Vibes’, a dance competition. The Blitzkrieg dance group of Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) won first place, carrying a cash prize of Rs. 15,000. Ashok Prasad from the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode(IIM-K) won the Young Business Leader award while ‘The Epitomes’, a team from Symbiosis Institute of International Business(SIIB) won ‘Outcry’,a management event about the National Stock Exchange in the pre-electronic era. ‘Samridhi’, the team from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), Delhi emerged winners in the business plan event ‘Sankalp’.
Giri Balasubramanium, a popular quiz master also known as ‘Pick Brain’, gave the participants a tough time in the quiz competition held at Kaup beach on the second day. “This year we had an online application for the event. Around 100-120 teams applied for it but only 25 got through the preliminary out of which only 8 got through to the finals at Kaup beach.” said Tilju Manjaly, an organiser of the event. The team from Symbiosis Law School emerged triumphant.
The highlight of the final day of Atharva was ‘Polemic’, a debate and panel discussion on the topic ‘India in 21st century: Vision, Hopes and Aspirations’. The panelists included Dushyant Singh, Member of Parliament (MP), Rajasthan; Madhu Goud Yakshi MP, Andhra Pradesh and Dinesh Gundu Rao, Member of Legislative Assembly, Gandhinagar , Bangalore). T. V. Mohandas Pai, former Chief Financial Officer of the Infosys Group, Bangalore moderated the event. This was followed by the valedictory function for the different events.
Atharva ended on a musical note, with a concert at KMC Greens featuring eminent music composers Salim Sulaiman, and singers Shradha Pandit and Shadab Faridi. “I have been here since the beginning. The concert is really good and well organised and I am enjoying it,” said Dorjee Chongmu, a third year Manipal College of Nursing (MCON) student from Bhutan.
Sub-edited by: Vrinda Manocha