“Entrepreneurs can create anything because they live in possibility.”- Jonathan Budd
An old Japanese proverb states, “Fall down seven times, get up eight.” This quote is the essence of entrepreneurship as sometimes you’ve got what it takes, but it will take everything you’ve got.
They say that the biggest risk in life is to not take any risk at all. At GIM, the E-Cell– our very own entrepreneurship gurus- organise an annual entrepreneurship fest called ‘Utsav’ which showcases students’ entrepreneurial talent in the form of food and game stalls. E-Cell conducts a bidding process to select those students whose business proposals are excellent and allots them a stall for the event.
This year’s ‘Utsav’ was definitely something to remember! The build up to the event was phenomenal and it definitely created that much desired buzz around campus. Some of the creative promotional events included lawn décor during Diwali with lights, colourful and aesthetically appealing UTSAV signs, a unique promo song ‘Utsav Jam’ written and performed by our very own GIM-ites and posted on YouTube, the daily countdown featuring our batch mates, videos depicting the fun times had during past Utsav events as well as a special midnight burger surprise!
Utsav 2016 certainly left everyone craving more with its vast variety of stalls serving delicious food from all over like Tandoori chicken, white sauce Penne Pasta, steamed momos, chaat, eclairs, tender coconut soufflé, home-made beef curry, chicken xacuti, Biscuit cake, delicious mini cupcakes as well as a variety of coolers and soft drinks.
The game stalls had everyone screaming in delight and some of our own talent- Naizian Fernandes, Durgakumar Samant and Blossom D’souza (PGP1) and Abhishek Sharma(PGP 2) performed songs just to get the mood soaring even higher. Not to forget the ‘fish pond’ with the usual ‘secret messages’ and declarations- be it from true sources or just a bunch of annoying close friends. All in all, there probably isn’t a soul on campus who would say that Utsav 2016 wasn’t one of the best events that was organised all year long!
Kudos to E-Cell and we hope that next year’s Utsav will be even bigger and better. Thanks for the memories and for inspiring us to truly ‘think like an entrepreneur’.