28 Feb 2020 19:00 IST

Over 600 students at ISBF’s cultural festival

This year’s theme was Sustainability; students ran three fundraisers and collected ₹50,000

The Indian School of Business & Finance (ISBF), recently celebrated its annual inter-college cultural festival, XENIA.

This year’s theme was Sustainability and several competitions such as Nukkad Natak, Battle of the Bands and Step-Up were conducted. More than 600 students from over 35 colleges such as Sri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), Hindu College, Jesus and Mary College, Shri Venkateshwara College, Aurobindo College, Sri Guru Govind Singh College, Gargi College, Hansraj College, Dyal Singh College, Deshbandhu College and Motilal Nehru College took part.

Dr GL Tayal, Dean, ISBF, said: “As an affiliate centre of the University of London, ISBF has earned strong reputation for becoming an excellent place of learning based on its challenging academic environment, innovative approaches to college life and diverse perspectives in skill-building that make a holistic impact on our students’ personality. It is no surprise, therefore, that our students are capable of demonstrating an equal degree of excellence in academics as well as co-curricular. The selection of Xenia 2020 theme is a natural outcome of this excellence and our students’ consciousness about the good of humanity at large. Belief in sustainability is the testimony of their commitment to operating in an economically, socially, environmentally and ecologically integrated setting so as to balance the interests of a diverse range of stakeholders.”

Winners, fundraising

Satish Tripathi, Founder, Tamaasha Entertainment, and one of the judges of the Nukkad Natak contest, said, “It was nostalgic as I did Nukkad Natak in 2008-09. It was an amazing experience for me to watch the students perform. I urge students to continue doing theatre and putting up great plays.”

Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Technology won the Nukkad Natak competition while SRCC was the runner-up. Shri Venkateswara College won the Battle of the Bands. Step-Up, the Western Dance competition, saw the Crunk Society of the Aurobindo College as champions while Misbah of Sri Guru Govind Singh College and Enliven of Gargi College were declared runners-up jointly.

Students of ISBF ran three fundraisers around the themes of environmental protection, women’s health and education during XENIA 2020. The first one was called termed Tree for Breathe, the second was named Laal and the third Rang De Basti, resulting in the collection of close to ₹50,000.