Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow celebrated its annual fest, OJAS 15, amidst great enthusiasm from students and participants from different parts of India. The three-day event held between the 4th and 6th of December brought together a large number of students from several top colleges who participated in a wide range of events: from cultural events to sports and management games. The campus was filled with infectious energy as students displayed a good mix of camaraderie and a competitive spirit that added to the electrifying atmosphere of the fest.
While the stock market game “Maximize the Returns” tested participants’ risk-taking abilities, their sporting prowess was tested in badminton, cricket and other competitions. The home team earned bragging rights as they won the coveted prize in the cricket tournament. Several other management games like “Build from Scraps”, “Counter Strike”, “Ad-Mad” and B-Quiz, which have gained in popularity over the years, drew a large number of participants. In the Dabur Miss Vatika contest, contestants go on stage and talk for one minute on a randomly selected subject. This was a big hit with the audience.
The participants gave their best throughout the day, and the students cheered them on, which built a fun-filled atmosphere on campus. The evenings were reserved for unwinding as students were treated to brilliant events, including a performance by “Indian Sabre”, who had the audience grooving to its tunes. The Fashionista event held on Day 2 was, of course, the major attraction and included Bollywood, Cocktail and Stud rounds. Alumni from the institute judged the events and chose the winners for Best Walk (Male and Female), Best Model (Male and Female), Best Photogenic Face (Male and Female), and Best Couple.
Radio Mirchi Yuva Star was another big event that offered participants a chance to display their talents and win exciting prizes. The enthusiasm shown by the students filled the day, and it had popular RJ Vipul from Radio Mirchi beaming: “OJAS 15 is amazing; everyone is full of energy and it’s great to be a part of such revelry. Radio Mirchi had a great time here and we will always support any activity from the institute.” The sentiment was shared by Palak Agrawal from Sunbeam Women’s College, Varanasi, who said, “Hats off to Jaipuria, Lucknow for pulling off such a big show. Indian Sabre and the DJ Night were my absolute favourites during the three days.”
The DJ Night indeed was a big hit as it gave students from various colleges the chance to let their hair down and mingle with each other. But the importance of activities like Youth Parliament – held in the guidance of faculty members from the institute – wasn’t lost on students, as it made them aware of real-life situations around them. Be it the Debate competition, The Amazing Race explorer trip or the Fin-Eco Quiz, there was a lot to learn through engaging activities that marked the event. The proceedings ended with the Tug of War competition – the host team won in the women’s category, much to the delight of the audience.
Dr. M. Ashraf Rizvi, Director of the Institute, Dr. Dheeraj Mishra, Dean (Research), Dr. Kavita Pathak, Associate Dean (Academics), and Dr. Himanshu Mishra, Associate Dean (Student Affairs) were present for the prize distribution ceremony that recognised the efforts and talents of the winners in each category. Dr. Himanshu Mishra congratulated the winners and thanked everyone for participating in the fest with such zeal. OJAS 15 concluded on the same high it had begun with, as students grooved to the tunes of ‘Faridkot’. Over three days, the event gave everyone involved a lot to cheer about and built bonds that will last for a long time.
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