Events @ IIMB
IIM Bangalore’s Staff Recreation Club Hosts National Sports Week 2023 Prize Distribution Ceremony
Khudsiya Nazeer, a celebrated weightlifting champion and the International Masters Weightlifting Champion, delivered an inspiring talk titled ‘The Significance of Sport in Life: Glimpses from My Journey’ during the prize distribution ceremony concluding the National Sports Week 2023, hosted by IIM Bangalore on August 31, 2023. These events were organized in alignment with the National Sports Day, observed nationwide on August 29, as part of the Fit India initiative by the Government of India. Khudsiya Nazeer holds national and world records in weightlifting and is renowned for her historic achievements, including being the first woman worldwide to hold the International Masters Weightlifting Championship title. She has consistently secured gold medals in state and national weightlifting championships and recently made India proud by winning three gold medals at the Asia Pacific Masters Weightlifting Championship in South Korea in May 2023. Her exceptional accomplishments have earned her accolades at the state, national, and international levels.
IIMB Students, Staff, and Faculty Unite in Celebration of the 77th Independence Day
On August 15th, the campus of IIMB came alive with patriotic fervor as the Tricolour was hoisted by Dr. Rishikesha T Krishnan, the Director of IIMB, accompanied by a heartfelt rendition of the national anthem by students, faculty, and staff. The ceremony commenced with a precision march past by the Institute’s impeccably turned-out security personnel. Students, under the guidance of PGP Cultural Secretary Dimple Doshi, delivered creative renditions of patriotic songs like Vande Mataram, Ma Tujhe Salaam, and Satyameva Jayate, with a standout performance by first-year PGP student and flautist Rushikesh Patil. The ‘Goonj’ theatre club staged a thought-provoking ‘nukkad natak’ with a powerful social message, challenging the common refrain of ‘log kya kehenge!’ Meanwhile, the student clubs ‘Taal’ and ‘Dhwani’ presented a captivating fusion medley. The Staff Recreation Committee (SRC) of IIMB, led by Hostel Officer Komala Devi, enchanted the audience with a melodious rendition of the Kannada patriotic song, ‘Bharatiyaru naavu endendu ondhe.’ The event also featured a soul-stirring performance of ‘Ae mere pyaare watan/ ae mere bichde chaman’ by the talented 17-year-old Abhipsa Mohapatra. In recognition of outstanding service beyond the call of duty, both students and staff were honored with awards for their exceptional contributions in the past year.
The Golden Jubilee Committee at IIMB Presents ‘The Prophet & The Poet’
Independence Day celebrations at IIMB were enriched by the poignant performance of ‘The Prophet & The Poet’ at the IIMB auditorium. Crafted and directed by Prof. Vijay Padaki, the play delves into the 25-year-long correspondence between Gandhiji and Rabindranath Tagore, offering a profound insight into the minds and hearts of these stalwarts, their victories and trials, dreams and dilemmas. The play seamlessly weaves poetry, philosophy, and practical wisdom as the letters, and occasionally, the writers themselves, journey from Sabarmati to Santiniketan. What resonates most with the audience is the dignified manner in which these two iconic figures navigated their differences. The performance, narrated by Minti Jain, sets the historical context of pre-independence India, highlighting the challenges of that era. Despite their varying perspectives, Gandhiji and Gurudev remained steadfast in their commitment to a free India. Their exchanges, addressing topics from education to fundraising, were marked by mutual respect and affection. While the stage design remains minimal, focusing on the powerful dialogue within the letters, some in the audience felt that additional context, especially for millennials, would have enhanced the experience. Nonetheless, the play left a lasting impression, revealing a unique friendship that might otherwise have remained undiscovered by many.