Through the chilling wind, walking through puddles and the sticky mud, one could see excited, smiling faces setting up decorations for the event they’ve all been waiting for, Com’Acumen 2020. The Commerce Department of Jesus & Mary College had been working on it for sometime now and 17th January, 2020 was the day everybody’s hard work bore its fruit.
With an inaugural ceremony that included the release of The Mercurian Times’ first e-magazine, an inspiring address by some eminent personalities like Ms. Ankita Bhambhri & Mr. Ankur Dhama and some enthralling cultural performances, the auditorium could be seen bubbling with enthusiasm.
Events ranging from the annually held Amazing Race, which was conducted for its seventh season, to newer events like Comnovation, were all well-received and fetched more than 100 registrations to the organizers. For the lone wolves out there, Biztopia was their go-to event and the Corporate Triathlon was for all the commerce fanatics looking for enjoyment . With cash prizes up for grabs, competition was intense and so was the fun. The organizers however, made sure that no one had to miss out on the fun and so for all the food lovers out there, they set up some exciting stalls, preparing an array of hot & delectable food on-the-spot, to deliver them from not only their hunger pangs but also their desert cravings. An engaging flashmob was also organized by a group of students from the Commerce Department and everyone enjoyed dancing away on some all-time-favorite Bollywood songs.
Fun and games apart, the Commerce Department had also organized an afternoon to look forward to. With artists like Mr. Poshak Dua who spooked everyone with their scientific mind readings, to Mr. Shivam Grover who entertained the crowd through his performance of various songs; everyone was grateful to all those who made this event possible. But just when Com’Acumen couldn’t have gotten any better, the Folking Desi Bhangra Group won over the hearts of every individual in the audience, with their energetic performance, their passion for Bhangra and their warm radiant smiles. Through their workshop, they gave students an opportunity to learn their art and they taught them an important lesson on how dance was so much more than just steps. It had to come from within.
Though this day was tiring for many, it ultimately made all the hard work seem worth the effort for every individual. Com’Acumen 2020 was the very first for some of JMC’s students and the last for some others; but through it all, working together with each other had indeed given them all not only the company of more friends, but also a lot more memories to cherish for a lifetime!