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Wednesday , July 30 , 2014
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Fest fervour

Psychedelic lights. Check. Music. Double check. Masti, triple check.

It was three days of unadulterated fun at XLRI as Jamshedpur’s premier management institute hosted its annual sports and cultural extravaganza, Valhalla-2014.

Organised by different students’ clubs of XLRI, the inter-B-school competition from July 25 to 27 provided a much-needed break from books and biz strategies to the budding managers and entrepreneurs-to-be. Around 3,000 students from eight institutes from across the country participated in a number of events ranging from football and volleyball to choreography, drama and quiz.

The theme was also unique — “Celebrating Contrasts”.

But what made Valhalla 2014 different from other regular fests was its human touch. The fest had a social cause to support with the budding entrepreneurs making an attempt to change people’s outlook towards the differently abled.

They invited the hugely popular Gurgaon-based Ability Unlimited Foundation to perform on the inaugural day. Fourteen supremely talented special youngsters on wheelchairs showed that courage is all that takes to overcome odds and enjoy life to the hilt.

The proceeds of the fest will also go to Ability Unlimited Foundation.

Here’s a t2 recap of some of the unforgettable moments

Text by Antara Bose

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