Being the first and one of its kind, the first day of the National Students’ Economics Symposium at Lady Shri Ram College for Women, DU heralded a colorful and mesmerizing confluence of talent, excitement and sheer fun! The students from various reputed colleges were thrilled with the range of competitions and did their best to prove their mettle. The college was buzzing with elation since the gates opened for registrations. The participants complemented the smooth and effortless management on the part of the Union and their deftness at providing them with every last detail and fulfilling each requirement.

The “Eco-know-me”, which was a gripping quiz with several rounds on Economics, was much enjoyed by everyone. The pictorial rounds and the final segment left the audience at the edge of their seats. Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies spelled wonders and bagged both the 1st and the 3rd prize, while Lady Shri Ram College was a close second.

The creative streak of the students was challenged in the interesting event, “The Animated Economy”, where participants were required to depict pictorially the given topic. They were judged on grounds of creativity, awareness, humour quotient and clarity.  LSR reined the contest while bagging both the first and second positions.

The Dr. Saroj Gupta Memorial Paper Presentation which was organized in the memory of the late Dr Saroj Gupta too enjoyed a good participation.The impetus was based on the effectiveness of global policy and it’s alignment to the UN’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs); the goals and issues around the implementation. The presentation saw an embellished level of intellectual exchange, with a range of viewpoint coming together and amalgamating to express economic opinions across various themes. Among the top six papers delivered; St. Stephen’s College and Miranda House tied for the first place, while the dynamic outstation participants; St. Xaviers College, Kolkata were the Runners up for the event.

The much awaited event of the day, “Eco-Matters”, which was the Debate, was a huge success. The participants dueled with their chiseled tongues and well-researched knowledge which gave the event huge praise. The onlookers cheered whole-heartedly at interjections and rebuttals to encourage the participants; who battled keenly to defend their stands. While St. Xaviers Kolkata earned a well-deserved first spot; and the Best Speaker Award, LSR bagged Best Interjection for its critical insight.

The college campus was caught in a reverie, with students interacting and enjoying the much hospitable portals of the host college. The volunteers and other faculty were much applauded for their defined and committed outlook which kept the zeal and quality intact! Here’s congratulating the Economics Society at LSR for bearing the torch for the genesis of such brilliance and looking forward to a delightful Day 2!

Shambhawi Tripathy

Picture Courtesy: Simran Singh, Lady Sri Ram College for Women

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