The department celebrated the month of October as the month of Corporate Social responsibility (CSR) which is also the theme of the fest. The fest kick-started with the inaugural ceremony on the 9th of October and it was attended by Dr. Meenakshi Gopinath, Principal, LSR, and the chief guests Dr. Shyama Chona – Ex Principal DPS RK Puram, Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan awardee and founder of NGO Tamana and Dr. Ritu Juneja (Director of Tamana). The chief guests delivered a talk on CSR
in the education sector which was followed by a cultural programme in which Tamana, daughter of Dr. Chona , danced along with the students who were performing. From 16th-18th October there were a series of events attended by personalities like Mr R.M Lala who had a book discussion on his book-‘The art of effective giving’, Dr. Rekha Shetty who conducted a workshop on ‘corporate innovation’ and Mr
Dalbir Singh who spoke on CSR in banking sector. Ms. Meena Chaturvedi: CEO, Public services and E-Learning will be delivering a talk on CSR on 23rd October in the college.
The Main events of the Fest are spread over the two days 25th and 26thOctober .On Day one, there will be a National seminar on the theme CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILTY-A GENDER PERSPECTIVE which will be held at the India International Centre from nine in the morning. Speakers attending the Seminar are: Dr. Meenakshi Gopinath- Principal, Lady Shri Ram College for women; Dinesh Singh-Vice chancellor, Delhi University; Shri Salman Khurshid- honourable law minister of India; Mr. Shami Khorana- president, HCL global; Mr. Sunil Munjal- CEO, Hero motor corp. and eleven other prominent
speakers. The moderators for the seminar are: Sweta Rajpal – journalist, NDTV and Shivani Wazir actor, director and anchor.
Day two of the fest will witness some events such as the Paper Presentation on the given theme and this will be held at LSR from nine-thirty onwards. There will also be informal events which will bring the fun quotient to the fest such as Ad-mad, Go green (best out of waste), movie making and amazing race (treasure hunt).
COMQUEST seems to be extremely promising this year with a wide variety of events happening. The National seminar will animate high powered debates and discussions on the theme and will provide fruitful inputs on the same. Students of the department who have been planning the fest for the last few months are extremely excited as the fest looms closer. ‘Each one of us is frantic for COMQUEST’12 since the whole department has given its heart and soul to it. Since it’s on a national level this time, this itself brings a sense of greater level of excitement’ were one such sentiments of Meghna Bhutra- Secretary of the Commerce Department. The students and faculty who have worked hard for the fest are looking forward to a successful culmination.
Details regarding the events of the fest, can be found on www.commercelsr.weebly.com