IIM Visakhapatnam organized its first ever cultural fest, Samaarambh ’17 on January 21, 2017. The day long fest was lined up with events like Raaga, Spotlight and Tip Toes which were the singing, drama and dance competitions respectively. Online events comprised of Lenspot, a photography event and Pause ‘n’ Play for short films. Later in the evening, a stand-up comedy performance by Shridhar Venkataramana and a rock concert by ‘Underground Authority’ enthralled the crowd.
The fest witnessed participation from around twenty MBA and undergraduate college students from across the country including SPJIMR and IIM Sirmaur. PVLN Murthy, a student of Adarsh Engineering College, Chebrolu, Andhra Pradesh, bagged the first place in Raaga while team ‘Faces’ of Gitam University, Visakhapatnam, stood first for Spotlight. The online photography event, Lenspot, was won by Abhishek Goel and Pravas Kumar Sahoo, both from IIM Visakhapatnam, and the team from ‘K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research’ won the Pause ‘n’ Play short film event.
The winners of Raaga
Team All Starz performing for Tip Toes
Stand up comedy by Shridhar Venkataramana
‘Underground Authority’ during their rock concert