Three-day Xavier's fest comes to a delightful end

Singer Mika Singh enthralled the audience with his performance on the last day of festival

The annual flagship event of XIMB and the biggest Management-Cultural fest of Eastern India, Xpressions concluded after putting up an extravagant show spanning across three days from November 8 - 10. The show witnessed enthusiastic participation from students countrywide in a plethora of business and cultural competitions.

The inaugural day saw Vriddhi, a CSR plan competition that was won by Team Columbus; Resonance, a business simulation gaming event, won by Team Incredibles. Team Sparkling Newbies bagged the first prize in Fincaso where the financial acumen of the students was tested. Pitch it Abroad had Team Har Har Mahadev declared winners. Chakravyuh was won by Team Lit as Funk. Aaghaz, the nukkad natak competition was won by Xpressionz Theatre Society from IBS, Hyderabad. The day concluded with an enthralling performance by Underground Authority and a stand-up comedy show by Kumar Varun.

Day two of the fest was packed with a variety of events, beginning with business events like XIMB's very own Model United Nations; Maven, annual national-level case study competition followed by a few cultural and literary events.

Trade of Wars was won by Team VAM from IIM Vishakapatnam (Vaishali Chandani, Aman Dev) and the runners were up: Team Hojayega (Harshil Shah). Pratibimb was won by ITER (Shatabdi Chakraborty, Nikhil Singh). The most awaited event of the day was the Carnival De Vogue-a thematic fashion event. And finally, the day ended with a sizzling performance by the Sunburn on our campus.

The fest came to a delightful end on November 10, 2019 as every soul in the vicinity of this magnanimous extravaganza reveled in its glory.

The last day had a plethora of events on its platter, such as Jack Of All Trades (A National Level Case Study & Simulation Game Competition), Inquizzitive (The Flagship Quizzing Competition), and more.

MPower was won by 'Vikings' (Yogesh Kumar, Vivek Mishra, Sourav Saha) of XIMB and the runners up were team 'P10' (Rachit Saxena, Chiranjiv Bal, Gagandeep Singh Bisht) of MICA. Ad-Valorem was won by team 'Diva Drive' (Shilpa Shrivastva, Sheeba Roberts) of XIMB while team 'Invincibles' (Vaishali Chandani, Sumit Kumar Choudhary, Nishtha Kathuria) from IIM-Visakhapatnam finished as runners-up.

Inquizzitive, the annual quizzing event of Xpressions was won by team 'Tall Dark Handsome' (Sampad Pattanaik, Omkar Amrutanshu Siddhant Kamal Nayak) who edged team 'No Name' (Saransh Mohapatra, Prateek Mishra, Ritwik Tripathy) in a nail-biting finish.

Jack of All Trades saw 'Master of None'(Akshay Singh, Akshay Grover, Ashutosh Acharya) showcasing a fine display of tactical maneuvers to outwit the 'Trade Tempests'(Angad Sarangi, Swopna Sarit Nayak, Ayush Patnaik) in an all-XIMB showdown for the top prize.

In Thirkan, the crowd tapped their feet alongside the 'Vigoureux Crew' from Ravenshaw University, Cuttack who won the group dance event after a tough competition from team 'Danza' of ITER, Bhubaneswar. Devjyoti Goswami, of Sophitorium College of Engineering, Bhubaneswar captivated the hearts and minds of the judges and 'janta' to waltz away as the winner of the solo event.

The magical Mika Singh gave the spectators an evening they will cherish for years to come. The performance turned out to be a fitting coda to this season of Xpressions-2019.

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