11 Nov 2019 15:24 IST

An eventful weekend at XIMB

Xpressions, the annual event of the institute, witnessed several business events and quiz competition

Xpressions — the annual flagship event of XIMB — was packed with a variety of events, such as XIMB’s Model United Nations; Maven, annual national-level case study competition, followed by a few cultural and literary events: Goonj, the solo singing competition where all the talented vocalists came on one podium, Pratibimb, face painting competition; Flight of Fancy, an event organised by the literary society; Jack of All Trades, a simulation game, and Vakritva, a CSR plan competition.

Trade of Wars was won by team VAM from IIM Visakhapatnam (Vaishali Chandani, Aman Dev) and the runners were up: Team Hojayega (Harshil Shah). Pratibimb was won by ITER (Shatabdi Chakraborty, Nikhil Singh).

Carnival De Vogue, a thematic fashion event was held.

Final day

The last day of the fest had a plethora of events, such as Jack Of All Trades (a national level case study and simulation game competition), Inquizzitive (the flagship quizzing competition), Ad-Valorem (a business ideation competition), MPower (a marketing based business event), Paint@XIMB (national level painting competition), Thirkan (group and solo dance competition) and The Final Cut (a short-filmmaking competition).

MPower was won by ‘Vikings’ (Yogesh Kumar, Vivek Mishra, Sourav Saha) of XIMB, and the runners up were team ‘P10’ (Rachit Saxena, Chiranjiv Bal, Gagandeep Singh Bisht) of MICA. Ad-Valorem was won by team ‘Diva Drive’ (Shilpa Shrivastva, Sheeba Roberts) of XIMB while team ‘Invincibles’ (Vaishali Chandani, Sumit Kumar Choudhary, Nishtha Kathuria) from IIM-Visakhapatnam finished as runners-up.

Paint@XIMB saw a clean sweep by ITER, Bhubaneswar in the senior category with Dibyabeena Hota as the winner and Vaishnavi Thakur as runners-up. DAV Chandrasekharpur did an encore of sorts in the junior category as Himansu Sekhar Sahoo pipped Aarya Panigrahi by the closest of margins.

Quizzing, tactical maneuvers

The Final Cut was a veil remover of the social issues still prevalent in India as it showcased a range of ideas via innovative submissions on the theme ‘Sangharsh’. Team ‘Up To You’ from ITER, Bhubaneswar ,won the first prize while team ‘Loyalites’ from Chennai went home with the critics’ choice award.

Inquizzitive, the annual quizzing event of Xpressions was won by team ‘Tall Dark Handsome’ (Sampad Pattanaik, Omkar Amrutanshu Siddhant Kamal Nayak) who edged team ‘No Name’ (Saransh Mohapatra, Prateek Mishra, Ritwik Tripathy) in a nail-biting finish.

Jack of All Trades saw ‘Master of None’(Akshay Singh, Akshay Grover, Ashutosh Acharya) showcasing a fine display of tactical maneuvers to outwit the ‘Trade Tempests’(Angad Sarangi, Swopna Sarit Nayak, Ayush Patnaik) in an all-XIMB showdown for the top prize.