Xpressions’ 16, the flagship Management-Cultural fest of Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar, concluded successfully on the 13th of November. Spread over three days from the 11th-13th November, the fest witnessed a huge number of participants from reputed institutions including XLRI, IIM Lucknow and IIM Shillong. Around 3000 students participated in various events like Gladiator, Helios, Goonj, Skill City, Aaghaz etc, and the final night, which witnessed the Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy concert, had a footfall of over 20,000 people.On the first day, initial rounds of business simulation games were held. These mega-events were organized by XIMB’s various gaming committees. While there were case-study competitions titled as Case In Point and Case Connect, there were unique business related games organised as well. What stood out in that day was the Foot of Fury’s final round, a Human Foosball round, something that hadn’t been seen before by XIMB. Later in the evening, Decibelz, a band-hunt competition went underway that was won by Hidden Identity, a band based in Kolkata. The day was closed out with an enthralling performance by Lagori, a Bangalore-based folk-rock fusion band, brought to the institute by Coke Studio.
Second day of the fest saw the continuation of the business simulation events. The non-business events also continued, with competitions such as Mould to Hold, in which the contestants used their imagination and creativity to create interesting objects from recyclable material. Big Xpressions, an RJ hunt competition organized in association with 92.7 Big FM was one of the highlights of the second day of Xpressions. That apart, Goonj, the marquee singing competition also had its final round on this day. Moreover, the day concluded with Carnival De Vogue, the fashion event!
The final day witnessed the concluding rounds of certain business simulation games such as Spardha, Gladiator and Skill City. The curtains came down on Xpressions ’16 with Celeblitz, the celebrity night held in the XIMB campus grounds. The magical trio of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, gave the audience a night they will cherish for years to come. Their set-list was a combination of old hits from their oeuvre as well as their newer compositions, which were deliriously lapped up by the enthusiastic crowd. The performance was a fitting coda to the fest and left everyone awed!