Jamshedpur: Following the laughs, giggles and festivities in Vipul
Goyal’s Comedy Show, and the open air screening of Andaz Apna Apna at
the Movie Night, Day 1 of Ensemble-Valhalla’18 ended on a cheery high.
The 3rd Edition of Future Leaders Program, a 2 day workshop designed to
hone and nurture the leadership skills of High school students of
Jamshedpur and Kolkata. The FLP commenced with a career counselling and
AMA session with Ira Singhal – The first physically challenged woman
to top the IAS exams. With her disarming personality, she won the hearts
of one and all. During the two hour interactive session she advised
students over numerous career related topics, and gave students a fresh
perspective on how to shape their lives. “Stop lying to yourself, and
you’ll be infinitely more sure about what you want”, she said, which
was perhaps the most important takeaway for these young, fresh minds.
Post the session, the students continued with the other varied workshops
lined up for them through the day
The cultural events began today in full swing, and the first half of the
day saw Natyanjali (Solo Dance), and Tamasha (Stage Play) competitions being held.
Students from various colleges like XUB, NIT-J, XIMB, IIFT-K etc put up wonderful
performances, and the spirit of healthy competition and respect could be
seen among the competing teams. As the day progressed, the festivities
heightened, with the commencement of the street play competition,
“Lalkaar” The contingents presented their scripts with great
enthusiasm, and the chants of “Aao Aao, Natak Dekho” could be heard
all over the venue.
Things heated up on management front as well, with some flagship
competitions nearing their finals, while numerous others beginning.
Today was the second leg of the finals of The Next Gen Leader, and the
final round of Helios (Operations Flagship). Other events that began
today were Strike or Yield (Industrial Relations flagship), and
Strategikon (Consulting Flagship), which had participation from
institutes like IIM Lucknow, IIM Ranchi, TISS, IIM Calcutta, SPJIMR,
XIMB etc. With their challenging case studies and quizzes, these events
tested the wits and spontaneity of the students, along with their
On the sports front, the league rounds of various sports continued:
Basketball, Badminton, Table Tennis, Tennis, Football etc. The XLRI
contingent picked up where they left from, and their stellar performance
continued on Day 2 as well.
As the evening falls, the excitement among students could be seen in
anticipation of the performance by Bodhi Tree, XLRI famed student band.
Tonight will also see the Poker Night being held, with the students
testing their analytical and psychological skills at the table, making
this a much awaited event for the batch