JAMMU, Feb 1: “Sierra 2020”, the annual fest of IIM Sirmaur, began with a grand inaugural ceremony today morning.
The show was kicked off with a lamp lighting ceremony by Director of the Institute, Professor Neelu Rohmetra. The fest is being organized by student clubs and committees under the guidance of faculty and staff of the institute.
During her inaugural address, Prof Neelu Rohmetra reiterated the resolve of IIM Sirmaur to march ahead to become a world-class institute. “By organizing the mega event today IIM Sirmaur has been able to exhibit its capability and motivation as an empowered institution”, she said.
She further motivated the participating team by saying that such events bring in learning and open platform to showcase management skills. The Director closed her speech with a beautiful Hindi couplet “Sanskar se Pehchan, Sanskriti ka Swabhimaan, Hoslon ki Udaan, Jeevan ka Roojhan, Bhaichare ka Paegaam, Gori ka Samman, Aapka aur hamara Anumaan, Hasin ke Gubbaron ka Vigyaan, Aansuon mein Chupi Hasin ki Pehchan, Ye Hamara aur Tumahara Sehyog, Sab Milkar Yahan Aaiye aur Nibhayen Gyaan, Kala, Nritya, Gaayan, Pratibha ka Sanyog”.
The annual fest will host a combination of 27 management, cultural and sports events. More than 500 participants representing around 30 institutes from across the Country have reached the IIM Sirmaur campus. It is expected that the fest will witness a footfall of over 1000 participants in number over two days.
The first day of the fest witnessed management event “Ophzeus” organized by Scope-the Operations Club, followed by “Strategos” and “Cognizance” organized by the “Spin Masters- the Strategy Club” and “Consulere, the Consulting Club” Apple-o-nomics by “Finserve club”, respectively.
The sporting arena also witnessed the scintillating athletic prowess of athletes. The luminescent morning of Saturday witnessed various sporting events like Cricket, Football, Volleyball, Table Tennis and Badminton. Subsequent to hard-fought morning, one of the cultural mainstays of the fest, “Hip Hop International (HHI)”conducted its auditions followed by a brief workshop for all the selected candidates. The cultural night performance by the “Band – The Mixtape” enthralled the audience.
Some of the prominent participating institutions are IIM Khashipur, IIT Roorkee, IIFT Delhi, IMI Delhi, IIM Lucknow, IMI Bhubaneswar, Welingkar Mumbai, NIT Andhra Pradesh, UBS Panjab University Chandigarh, Shoolini University, Solan, Chandigarh Group of Colleges, DIT University, Dehradun, BMU ,Gurgaon, SIBM, Nagpur etc.
The main attraction of the 2nd day of the fest is the mega cultural performance by famous Punjabi singer “Akhil”. Besides, management events like “Take – Off”, “Daayitva”, “Capital Market Workshop”, “Enigma” and “Marka Wars” shall also be held on the second day of the fest.