Cultural And Sports Events
Batch meet :
IMDR has a long established custom to begin the academic year with this ice breaker wherein the senior batch welcomes the juniors by introducing themselves and all other belief, customs and practices of IMDR.
Teacher's day :
It is a special day for the appreciation for the effort of the faculty in preparing us for our career journey. At IMDR we celebrate it as a small but loaded event of celebrations to honor them for their special contributions.
It is the first festival with the new and the old IMDR family where in the traditions and beliefs are passed on by the old to the new IMDRites uniting the cultural diversity within by worshipping lord Ganpati in IMDR with a vibe of spirituality & celebration all around with the beats of dhol echoing the campus.
Pankhida (Garba night) is organized at the IMDR campus on the auspicious occasion of Navratri, where the campus is full of lights, colours, music, dance and festivity feels. Students, Faculties and Staff all enjoy and dance to the tunes of Garba.
It is a cultural event where juniors get a platform to present their skills and talents in front of the seniors in various forms such as flash mob, dance, singing, plays and many more.
Alumni meets :
IMDR being the pioneer in business education since 1974 has a huge alumni base. The alumni meets helps connect through cultural events like talent performances, games and a highly interactive session wherein the stories and experiences of the alumni so far are shared which guide us to start our own.
Books are indigenous parts of our life. A famous author says “ Books & doors are the same thing, you open them & you go through another world” . Publications Committee at IMDR, started a humble community of readers over whatsapp in August 2019. When the readers kept growing, a thought came to have a meet for them. So it was planned. IMDR, along with Rotary club of Pune South, arranged the launch of IMDR Reading club “ BOOKLOCKED”. The event started with Director IMDR, Dr. Shikha Jain sharing how her childhood was so growing up was so much fun with Enid Blyton & Roald Dahl. The evening dedicated to readers saw many renowned personalities. Mr. Mayuresh Didolkar, an author, columnist & entrepreneur, reviewed the book “ Ocean of Churn” by Sanjeev Sanyal. Mr. Amit Paranjape, a rotarian & voracious reader, spoke about “James Wales- Artist & Antiquarian” by Dr. Uday Kulkarni. Ms. Neelam Saxena, Author, Poetess & additional divisional Railway manager, with Indian Railways, Pune, read some of her poetry & short stories. CA Shailendra Marathe, author of best seller “ Price to Profit” spoke about his journey as an author & challenges faced while writing his first book. IMDR faculty, Dr. Giribala Dewasthale, spoke about her favourite author “ Gerald Durrell” & his books & made everyone laugh. IMDR student, Hrishikesh Deshmukh, reviewed the biography of Steve Jobs by Walter Issacson. With the some fun book quizzes, a “Mad About Book” story wall, a fun counter to make your own bookmark, the evening helped many readers, from different age groups, connect & discuss about their mutual love & find a Book buddy.
It is the most significant cultural event of the year which integrates the cultural diversity that exists on the campus. There is a soul present on the campus during the ‘Kshitij’ days. A soul which is vibrant, contagious & exuberant. It is a platform where seniors & juniors compete with each other by exhibiting creative programs like dancing, singing, plays, fashion shows, etc. It is IMDR’s most anticipated intra-college event which takes place over a period of 3 days with various sports and cultural activities.
Kshitij is the most significant cultural event of the year which integratesa wide range of various ethnic and religious groupings that exists on the campus. Cultural diversity is what distinguishes Kshitij from other B-school events. It is what accentuates the prominence of the event.
Kshitij always has riveting events in store. It is enchanting. What makes it so captivating is it elicits the willingness of a great many zealous students to participate in it.
Kshitij 2020 was as good as how it always has been. Students left no stones unturned to maintain this legacy. The diligence of the Cultural Committee members is commendable.
This year the events were Solo Talent, Business Activities, Mad Adz, Cultural Competition & many sports events.
One attribute peculiar to Kshitij is that some activities of it is educational as well entertaining. Business Activities had Business Quiz and Mock Stock.
In terms of atmosphere, Business Quiz wasexact oppositeof Mock Stock. In the case of Business Quiz everyone was serene and tranquil, whereas in Mock Stock participants mysteriously became competitive and their competitiveness brought about unmitigated chaos.
The most fun part of Kshitij was Solo Talent & Cultural Competition. These two aspects of the event offeredparticipants a platform to display their skillfulness at various activities, such as singing, dancing, elocution etc.
Mad Adz colored us intrigued. In Mad Adz, judges gave unsellable products and the participants were to use humor and witticisms to appeal to customers and evoke their genuine interest in the product. Mad Adz was absolutely delightful.
As sports competition was intra-college, rivalry between juniors and seniors was tangible. Some of the sports that were played by them were volleyball, throwball, cricket, football, basketball, table tennis. Although the winners were seniors, juniors proved themselves to be formidable opponents.
On the last day of Kshitij, Fashion Show was there and the judges of the show were Dr.Parikshit Mahankal Sir and RJ Kedar Joshi. It was a competition between juniors and seniors and the former beat the latter with their alluring apparels and a well-orchestrated formation. RJ Kedar Joshi felicitated the winners of all the competitions.
Management curriculum is quite hectic and tiresome and it drains students of their vigor. Kshitij is a hub of rejuvenation. This event revitalizes students.What made this year’s Kshitij even moreentertaining was the sterling anchoring.