The second day of the grand Symposium was filled with brilliance and excitement; even more so than Day 1. The participants and organizers were both seen more at ease and in their element throughout the range of events. After a day of debating, paper presentations and other competitions, the Event took a more creative bent on Day 2, with events that required not only economic skills, but also an amalgamation of those skills with a twisted, novel and fresh take.

The various events kept the exhilaration and technical challenges balanced, as colleges came head to head to shine in their events. The “Stock-Up” was one of the most enjoyed events which gave the participants a chance to feel involved in Market dynamics. Students from St. Xaviers, Kolkata called it a ‘one-of-its-kind’ event and congratulated the designers of the event for its successful attempt. Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies performed really well and managed to rank 1st, while sharing the 2nd place with a cross-team with LSR; while Miranda house finished 3rd.

“The Policy Dilemma”saw some great display of economic mettle and wisdom, with some great policy strategies proposed by the teams; ranging from charging interest on Credit Cards, boosting agriculture, a holistic outlook towards Economic Growth and others. A healthy string of interjections helped in making the event thrilling; and kept the participants on their feet. While Jai Hind, Mumbai was the popular 1st position holder, St. Xaviers, Kolkata came 2nd followed by the Christ College, Bangalore who finished 3rd in the event.

“The Economist” was one of the most well-executed events, with the MCQ elimination rounds and an elaborate round to pick out the best budding economist! The home team; Lady Shri Ram College, bagged the 1st and 3rd positions; while the Delhi Technological University was an interesting 2nd place holder. “Thinkonomics” was another jewel event which gave the participants a chance to use their creative and communication skills to spin economic sense out of the words given to them. The event was much applauded by all teams as well as the participants. This event was won by Lady Shri Ram College.
“Economedia”; the event on Eco-journalism was a fresh addition to the list of usual competitions; where the teams were tested for their range of innovation and imagination; and a vibrant set of ideas were evolved by them. The judges were pleasantly surprised at the ‘wide ideas’ and ‘constructive usage of distopia’ by the teams. LSR stood 1st, followed by Jai Hind College and DTU; who finished in 3rd place. “Eco-nima”, was another event which combined the use of skilful economic analysis with film making. The participants thoroughly enjoyed the competition and Lady Shri Ram College; yet again bagged the 1st and 3rd places with Christ College, Bangalore finishing 2nd.

The fun-filled event, “Econo-mystery”; i.e. the treasure hunt got the teams running about the campus trying to solve clues to reach the ‘treasure’. It was interesting to see a cross-team between LSR and Bhagat Singh take away the prize!

The grande finale to Econvista was the closing ceremony which rightly summed up the enthusiasm and energy shown during the two days of the symposium. The LSR Choreo dance society performed their competition piece which was applauded by all! Moreover there was a breath-taking kathak performance of one of the best classical dancers in LSR with the music played by a trained and award wining violinist whose music mesmerized the audience. The HOD gave her vote of thanks along with President of the Economics department, Richa Verma, who gave a heart warming speech and thanked all the teachers, volunteers and the participants for participating in the fest.

The organizers, helpers, faculty and participants were all proud to have been a part of this breath-taking event, with special encouragement from the outstation teams which loved the arrangements, and raved endlessly about the finger-licking food of the LSR Café! St. Xaviers complimented as the event being ‘totally worth the trip’ while Christ College congratulated the efforts made by the organizers to keep ‘fresh events that challenged them in all aspects!’ The event was a prodigy with something in it for everyone; and we congratulate LSR for not only delivering what they promised; but taking college competitions to a whole new level of unmatched sagacity and exhilaration.

Kudos to them and everyone who worked on making the Symposium what it was: sheer brilliance!

Shambhawi Tripathi

Picture Credits : Ishita Jain and Simran Singh; LSR
3/2/2013 23:33:25

Brilliantly summed up =)

3/3/2013 17:59:02

Thankyouu. :)


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