What: Excel, a celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Eastern Institute of Management (EIM), in association with The Telegraph.
When: September 29.
Where: Vidya Mandir.
Music, dance, mime and masti — it was an affair to remember on Saturday as students and staff of EIM got together to celebrate their 10th anniversary, and shared their special day with students of a few other business schools. At the inauguration, EIM director Amit Sengupta spoke about the institute’s decade-long journey and how each member of the EIM family had contributed to its success.
After the opening ceremony, students of the host institute took the stage to depict the many moods experienced by students on campus, dancing to popular numbers like Disco deewane and Ekla cholo re, sung by Amitabh Bachchan in Kahaani.
Next up were the students of the Army Institute of Management, who staged a skit parodying current events in the country. Their humorous take on the necessity of real-life heroes and the near-perfect imitation of celebrities and politicians left everyone in splits. The fun act was followed by a fashion show by the students of EIM, Army Institute of Management and the International School of Business.
Pushpak Dance Group’s impressive kathak recital portrayed the four seasons. The final and the most-awaited gig of the evening was by the band Krosswindz, who caused the young audience to go wild as they belted out numbers like Summer of ’69, We Will Rock You, Bhebey dekhechho ki and Doriyay ailo toofan.
“It was incredible! Each college performed to its best. The event was a moment of pride for both the students and teachers of EIM,” said Moumita Das, an EIM student of the 2013 batch.