In a dazzling display of creativity and talent, Lakshmipat Singhania Academy hosted its prestigious inter school event, Iris and Bullionaire on 6th July. This vibrant meet showcased the incredible skills of young participants and provided a platform for them to unleash their spirit, prowess, and strategic thinking.
The event began with the opening ceremony in attendance of all the participating schools. Scintillating energy reverberated in anticipation of the day’s events that were to follow. The ceremony commenced with an opening song by the school choir followed by a brief introduction to all the events. The meet was declared open by the head boy, and head girl of the school.
This year, Iris, Abhilakshya and Bullionaire embraced the profound theme of "One Earth · One Family · One Future," inspired by the ancient Sanskrit text of the Maha Upanishad, Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam encapsulates the essence of unity, harmony, and inclusivity. It reminds us that we are not just solitary beings but part of a larger global family that extends beyond boundaries, cultures, and species. This theme resonates with the belief that every living being, be it a human, animal, plant, or microorganism, has inherent value and plays a vital role in maintaining the delicate balance of our shared ecosystem.Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam beckons you to be a part of this extraordinary celebration, where we honour the beauty and interconnectedness of all living beings in the grand tapestry of existence.
Iris, an enrapturing psychology meet, emerges as an exhilarating platform where the intricate workings of the human mind take centre stage. This grand event, filled with intellectual curiosity and discussions, aims to celebrate the fascinating field of psychology and its profound impact on our lives. The meet offers a unique platform for students of Psychology to delve deeper into the models and theories they've studied in the classroom and witness their practical applications in the real world.
Bullionaire is the ultimate business meet that ignites the spirit of entrepreneurship and puts your financial and commerce skills to the test. It is a platform that dares participants to think out of the box and experiment with diverse business models. It offers a unique opportunity to showcase entrepreneurial acumen, strategic thinking, and problem-solving capabilities. Through a series of exciting competitions and challenges, participants navigate through simulated business scenarios, unleashing their business instincts and honing their decision-making skills. It is a transformative experience that equips students with the skills and mindset needed to thrive in the competitive world of finance and commerce. It is a celebration of innovation, resilience, and the entrepreneurial spirit.
Emotique was an event that brought the stage alive with captivating miming performances. Participants astounded the audience by portraying a range of emotions solely through facial expressions and hand movements. Each participant's ability to connect with the audience through subtle gestures was truly remarkable. The students were given time to paint their faces and make props. A student from Birla High captured the emotion of ‘guilt’ by enacting a skit wherein he is inebriated and crashes a bike resulting in the loss of his friend. The students were judged on the grounds of relevance to the emotion, time limit and creative use of props.
Mask off, a makeup event brought out the creativity of the students as the makeup artists painted half of the other participant’s face to bring out their personality. The aim of this event was to understand colour psychology. A participant had their face painted as Van Gogh’s famous starry night painting depicting the depression Van Gogh felt and also finding the good in the bad situations. Students used colours like pink to show childlike innocence, white to signify purity and integrity, while clouds represented stability. The make-up artists also expressed how they perceived their partner’s personality. On questioning by the judges, if the artist has attained success in depicting the persona, a participant responded saying, people have multiple facets and the artist had only attempted to depict the facet that they noticed.
A mind-boggling event, Cognizance tested the participants' knowledge of psychological disorders. The event not only showcased the contestants' grasp of psychological concepts but also highlighted the importance of mental health awareness. The participants participated in pairs. The event consisted of four rounds. In the first round, one person had to mime the disorder given while the other had to guess. Lakshmipat Singhania Academy emerged victorious in this round by successfully guessing all the five disorders given. In the second round, one participant had to understand a disorder through the picture given to them and mime it to the other. The third round consisted of a participant getting the name of a disorder and five taboo words they cannot use while describing the disorder. In the fourth round the judges questioned the participants to truly gauge the knowledge one has.
Teams took part in an exhilarating marketing event, Dynamo, where they were pitched against their rival companies and their respective products. The participants had to persuade the judges why their product deserved the spotlight over their competitors. The companies debated amongst themselves and questioned each other’s business and marketing strategies. The clash of marketing strategies was a sight to behold. Lakshmipat Singhania Academy and Army Public School were allotted Nike and Adidas respectively. They engaged in an intense debate session which left the judges in awe.
Resource Wars was a mathematically charged event where teams utilised their trading abilities to manage a variety of resources. Teams engaged in an auction to buy resources and make them profitable through strategic exchanges, fund analysis and calculated decisions to optimise their gains. The competition was intense, with participants employing their mathematical prowess to secure victory. The event began with an auction where students bought different resources such as coal, iron and steel. The highest bids were of coal which was sold to Birla Bharati School for Rs. 86,000 and iron ore which was sold to South Point High for Rs 84,000. The participants could also trade and sell the resources they had in the 4 trading rounds. Using these resources, they set up their businesses: shops, real estate, restaurants, etc. With many rounds of trading, the participants strived to make their businesses the most profitable ones.
The sports enthusiasts had their fair share of excitement with the volleyball tournament, but with a twist. Participants were divided into different teams from various schools through a thrilling auction process. The schools were asked to rank their players. Ranks 1, 2, 3 could play for their own school while ranks 4-9 were auctioned off. The highest bid was placed on Maiyank Raj for Rs. 3 lakhs. Once the teams were assembled, the competition heated up on the volleyball court. The atmosphere was electric as players showcased their skills and team spirit, driving the audience into a frenzy of cheers. Birla Bharti played against The Calcutta Emmanuel School while Delhi Public School Ruby Park competed against Kalyani Public School. Lakshmipat Singhania Academy emerged victorious in this event by winning all rounds.
In a display of exceptional problem-solving skills and creative thinking, participants engaged in the highly anticipated event, Last Manager Standing. During the first round, teams were presented with critical crises in various industries. One of the teams tackled the challenges faced by the Aviation industry in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, while another team addressed the issues plaguing the Mining industry. The competition intensified in the second round as participants were tasked with forming joint ventures between two seemingly unrelated industries. Teams successfully bridged the gap between IT and Healthcare, forging a powerful alliance by creating robots to enhance medical facilities. Another standout collaboration emerged between the Mining and Tourism industries, leveraging the mining sector's resources to create sustainable and captivating tourist attractions. This round truly tested participants' creativity and problem-solving capabilities. The events provided a platform for aspiring managers and entrepreneurs to demonstrate their ability to navigate complex challenges. The participants showcased their leadership skills, teamwork, and persuasive communication.
In conclusion, the first day of Iris and Bullionaire was an incredible amalgamation of intellectual exploration, insightful discussions, and networking opportunities. The event served as a dynamic platform for individuals passionate about the intersection of psychology and business to exchange ideas, gain valuable insights, and forge meaningful connections with like-minded professionals. Participants were treated to a diverse range of thought-provoking sessions, featuring renowned speakers who shared their expertise on various aspects of psychology and business. The enthusiasm and engagement displayed by the attendees were a testament to the profound impact this festival will have on shaping the future of these fields. As the festival progresses, it promises to further ignite inspiration, foster collaboration, and pave the way for innovative ideas that will undoubtedly shape the landscape of psychology and business.
The schools which attended the meet on the first day are Army Public School Barrackpore, Birla Bharti, Birla High School, Delhi Public School Ruby Park, Kalyani Public School, MP Birla Foundation Higher Secondary School, Bhavan's Gangabux Kanoria Vidyamandir, South Point High School, Sushila Birla Girl’s School, The Calcutta Emmanuel School and Lakshmipat Singhania Academy.
Lakshmipat Singhania Academy hosted Abhilakshya, an exuberant creative meet that aims to showcase the enthusiasm and artistic prowess of students from across the city, as a part of their two days festivity, on 7th of July. This highly anticipated event served as a dynamic platform for young talents to shine and express their creativity in various intriguing competitions.
The schools that attended July 7 festivities are Army Public School Barrackpore, Behala Naboprayas, Birla High School Mukundapur, Delhi Public School Ruby Park, Delhi Public School New Town, Kalyani Public School, MP Birla Foundation Higher Secondary School, South Point High School, The Calcutta Emmanuel School, Tomorrow’s Foundation, Lakshmipat Singhania Academy International and Lakshmipat Singhania Academy.
The rhythmic fusion of Indian and Western dance styles took center stage in the event, Rhythm, exclusively for classes 9-12. Participants combined the grace of Indian classical and folk dance with the synergy of Western dance forms such as freestyle, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, and contemporary. This event evaluated their choreography, expressions, presentation, and coordination, creating a mesmerizing display of cultural amalgamation. By donning the traditional red and white saree, Tomorrow Foundation School captured the authentic Bengali spirit in their dance. An audience-pleasing goth themed routine was performed by Kalyani Public School. The performance put the crowd in a state of fascinating shock. Commingling several Indian and western dance styles, Lakshmipat Singhania Academy successfully taught us all what fusion dance truly means. They grooved to well-known songs including Beggin, Magenta Rhythm, and others.
Claim Your Fame provided teams with an opportunity to unleash their collective talents. From recitation and song to dance, mime, painting, paper craft, and even magic shows, participants were encouraged to push the boundaries of creativity, innovation, and effective presentation. This event promised to be a showcase of diverse artistic abilities and collaborative excellence on the theme- Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam. Army Public School enraptured the audience with an Indian classical dance rendition. Lakshmipat Singhania Academy gave a performance that fused beatboxing, western dance, and traditional dance, really capturing the essence of the theme. A traditional Indian dance was done by Lakshmipat Singhania International to the beat of Ed Sheeran's hit song Shape of You.
The stage was set for Act O Mania, an enthralling play where participants of Class 6-8 integrated the power of poetry, song, dance, and humour in one. This multifaceted competition challenged students to display their range of emotions, convey expressions, and deliver a remarkable sense of humor, captivating the audience with their wit and creativity. Birla High School, Mukundapur educated everyone with a very timely act on consumerism.
Creativity knows no bounds in Paint-It-All, where participants breathe life into sceneries using unconventional materials such as old newspapers and bottle caps. The students were challenged to create mesmerizing 3D sceneries within the confines of a shoebox using their imagination and resourcefulness. This event celebrates uniqueness, artistic expression, and the ability to transform ordinary objects into extraordinary works of art. Lakshmipat Singhania Academy International replicated Joan Miró's artwork and built a landscape using The Hunter as inspiration. A fiery dragon appeared in the elaborate fantasy world created by Kalyani Public School. Their entire environment was made with pistachio shells and old cosmetics.
In the realm of culinary creativity, Bento Box calls upon middle school scholars to prepare a single-serving packed lunch. With a minimum of four items neatly arranged in a tiffin box, participants demonstrated their culinary skills while focusing on healthy and nutritionally balanced meals. This competition aimed to showcase the students' ability to create visually appealing, wholesome, and delicious meals. A delicious supper prepared by MP Birla Foundation Higher Secondary School included Q-d-cum-ber-Sushi, Curd-the-Pazztaaa, Smooth-d-fair, and a fruit salad with date-based chocolates. A chola-Paneer protein sub, mango chia pudding, veggie tarts, and a rainbow salad were made by Lakshimpat Singhania Academy. Everything looked too delicious to tingle your taste bud.
Tattoo Your Words blended visual art and poetry, challenging participants to write a poem based on a given picture. The participants did not only craft evocative verses but also recited them with good expressions and delivery, effectively conveying the emotions and imagery portrayed in their poems. The participants were given pictures on different topics such as unity in diversity, feminism, mother earth and pollution. A student of MP Birla Foundation Higher Secondary School recited a satirical poem about global warming and pollution, deftly connecting hazy skies from factories with a sense of despair. Another participant from Birla High School Mukandapur recited a poem on feminism connecting it with a picture of a woman on the streets of Kolkata, bounded by the shackles of society.
Amplified Zone was an event that truly electrified the atmosphere as participants showcased their beatboxing and rapping skills. This competition celebrated the power of rhythm, showcasing the participants' ability to create captivating beats and lyrical flows that left the audience in awe. Among the outstanding performances, students from Kalyani Public School took the stage and left the audience in dazzled with their remarkable coordination and skillful execution. With seamless teamwork and precise synchronization, they created a powerful musical experience that had everyone on their feet.
Chef-e-teria unfolded as a two-round event that tested participants' culinary acumen and teamwork. In the first round, one participant was blindfolded and tasked with tasting and identifying various food items. In the second round, both participants collaborated to prepare a two-course meal that showcases their understanding of nutrition, hygiene, and presentation skills. Students from The Calcutta Emmanuel School tantalized taste buds as they prepared scrumptious chicken pop sticks which adhered to high standards of nutritive value. This event highlighted the importance of taste, creativity, and synchronization in the culinary arts.
Comic Art invited teams to unleash their creativity and storytelling skills by creating comic strips based on storylines or topics. Within a time frame, participants skillfully combined illustrations, texts, and dialogues to convey engaging narratives, immersing the audience in their imaginative worlds. The topic "Angels within Us" was selected by Lakshmipat Singhania Academy. Army Public School, Barrackpore incorporated pop art elements into comic strip, impelling the viewers to pause and take in the presentation.
The power of storytelling took center stage in Inksteady. Participants were given a theme on the spot: Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam and were tasked with crafting micro stories that were short, concise, and impactful. Within the set framework, participants skillfully crafted narratives that captured the essence of unity and the interconnectedness of humanity. This competition assessed their language accuracy, vocabulary usage, and their ability to captivate readers with compelling narratives that leave a lasting impression. The riveting event "Inksteady" captivated the audience as participants showcased their storytelling prowess. With the theme of "Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam", these talented writers embarked on a literary journey to capture the essence of unity, inclusivity, and the interconnectedness of humanity.
The scintillating event came to a grand end, with the sonorous performance of the school coir 'Jaytu Jaytu Bharatam'. Potted plant was given as a token of appreciation to the event's chief guest, Professor Alok Kumar. The academy's Director, Ma'am Meena Kak, spoke to the crowd and praised everyone for their hard work and efforts. She emphasized the value of life skills in everyone's daily activities and how we can and must contribute to the concept of "Jaga Hua Bharat."
While addressing the audience, Prof Kumar displayed his nostalgia while emphasizing how times have changed. And technology is at the heart of this transition. He discussed the value of AI with the audience. In his speech, he praised the handmade artwork displayed on the bulletin board.
Finally the most awaited part of the ceremony began and the prizes were distributed. In the event Dynamo, MP Birla Foundation Higher Secondary bagged the first prize while Sushila Birla Girl’s school were the runner’s up school. In Resource Wars Sushila Birla Girl’s School came first while Lakshmipat Singhania Academy came second. In the event last manager Standing Birla High School bagged the first prize and MP Birla Foundation higher Secondary were the runner’s up. In the event Volleyball with Auction- sports with a business aspect- Lakshmipat Singhania Academy came first and Kalyani Public School came second.
Succeeding next was Iris. Lakshmipat Singhania Academy came first while Birla Bharti were the runner’s up in Cognizance. In the event Mask-off, Bhavan's Gangabux Kanoria Vidyamandir bagged the first prize while MP Birla Foundation Higher Secondary came second. In Emotique, Lakshmipat Singhania academy came first while Bhavan's Gangabux Kanoria Vidyamandir came second.
Next, awards for Abhilakshya were given out. In the event Rhythm, Lakshmipat Singhania Academy came first while Kalyani Public School came second. In Amplified, Army public school came first and Lakshmipat Singhania Academy came second. In the event Tattoo Your Words Lakshmipat Singhania Academy came first and Birla High School Mukundapur was the runner’s up. Act-o-Mania, witnessed a tie between Army Public School and Lakshmipat Singhania Academy and Behala Naboprayas were the runner’s up. In the event Inksteady, Delhi Public School, Ruby Park came first and Lakshmipat Singhania bagged the runner’s up position. In Bentobox, Lakshmipat Singhania Academy came first as Lakshmipat Singhania Academy International came second. In Paint-it-All, Army Public School came first as Kalyani Public School were the runner’s up. In Comicart, Lakshmipat Singhania Academy came first and Delhi Public School, Ruby Park came second. In Claim-your-fame, Birla High School Mukundapur came first as Kalyani Public School came second. Finally, in Chef-e-taria, Lakshmipat Singhania Academy came first and Army public School came second.
Cheers reverberated through the hall and the winners had a gleam in their eyes as the Principal, ma’am Jaya Misra took the podium and thanked the Chief Guest and all the teachers, participants, core-committee, volunteers, the PR team, and the support staff for all the hard work they put in to make this event a success.
Abhilakshya, Iris and Bullionaire is not just an event but a celebration of the boundless creativity and talent within each student. It is an opportunity for them to shine, to express themselves, and to inspire others with their unique abilities. It an emotion, that witnesses the vibrant spirit and artistic brilliance of the students, as they come together to make Abhilakshya a memorable and awe-inspiring experience.
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