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IEHE band members among top 100 in TV shows

INSTITUTE FOR Excellence in Higher Education?s (IEHE) music band ?Sound of Silence? can boast of talented members who were selected among the top 100 in national-level music contests on television. Gaurav Saxena was selected among the top 50 in ?Sa Re Ga Ma Pa? and also went to ?Fame Gurukul.? Kopal Joshi was among the top 75 in ?Indian Idol.?

india Updated: Apr 29, 2006 01:32 IST

INSTITUTE FOR Excellence in Higher Education’s (IEHE) music band ‘Sound of Silence’ can boast of talented members who were selected among the top 100 in national-level music contests on television. Gaurav Saxena was selected among the top 50 in ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa’ and also went to ‘Fame Gurukul.’ Kopal Joshi was among the top 75 in ‘Indian Idol.’

The band consists of 20 enthusiastic young talents who play the guitar, drums, synthesiser, dholak and tabla, as they are also experts at vocal music. They mostly sing patriotic and film songs. Sagar Mehta is proficient in Western rap, while Harleen’s voice echoes the vivacity of Punjabi folk songs.

The band was started in 1998. The members who are either graduation (honours) or Master of Business Economics (MBE) students, usually get time to practice only eight to 10 days before their performance in college. However, most of them have ample talent and are trained in music.

Gaurav, for example is now training under Swami Siddhram Korwar, a renowned music teacher of the City. Gaurav has also been chosen to sing for a CD ‘Vatan Ka Raag’ related to patriotic songs composed by upcoming music directors Umesh and Dharmesh. Again, Tushar Parve who plays tabla won the first prize  at the All India Cultural Meet organised by the Postal department of India. 

RKDF’s personality development classes
RKDF INSTITUTE of Management organises a personality development programme for MBA students every Saturday under their director Dr AC Johri. The aim is to develop communication skills so as to be able to face interviews in a better way.
A different aspect of personality development is highlighted every week. For example, some weeks back there was a session on dress sense. Students were introduced to the concepts of choosing dress as per norms of the industry or profession.
Again, recently they had a session on how the integrated personality of an individual makes him successful in an interview. Qualities like concern for colleagues, a disposition to win, leadership quality, discipline, punctuality and organising capacity were discussed.

IEHE Debate on globalisation
A DEBATE was organised by professors of Economics and Commerce on the topic ’Globalisation and Indian Industry’ at Institute for Excellence in Higher Education on April 13. Students with honours in Economics and Commerce participated in the debate.

Rashi Maheshwari, Sagar Mehta, Saumitra P Pandey, Pallavi Nigam, Anusha Dubey, Huma Siddiqui, Deepika Shastri and Surendra Patidar spoke in favour of globalisation. They supported globalisation in relation to Indian Industry saying it helps in various ways like creating new markets, improving quality of products, increasing efficiency of workers, improving lifestyle of people, increasing rate of profit and gross domestic production (GDP).

Charchill Gugalia, Tanmay Bhatt, Mahek Bhalla, Ritika Maheshwari, Robin Jain, Roli Khare, Surbhi Tiwari and Royce Niman Mathew spoke against the concept of globalisation. They said it leads to disparity in society, makes future bleak for small industries, increases inflation and leads to brain drain and inhuman competition.

Sagar Mehta, Surendra Patidar and Rashi Maheshwari were the best speakers for the motion, while Tanmay Bhatt and Charchill Gugalia were declared best speakers who spoke against the motion. Prof Deepa S Kumar, Indu Pandey and Madhurima Sen were the judges.

The debate was planned by Prof Kalpana Mallik (Economics department.) At the end of the debate it was declared that globalisation was a boom for Indian industries if it works within certain limits.
Farewell at Oriental (Thakral College)

THAKRAL COLLEGE of Technology, one of the engineering colleges belonging to Oriental Group of Institutes organised a farewell programme ‘Pravas 2006’ for their outgoing batch on April 27. The programme began with offering flowers to Goddess Saraswati, accompanied by Saraswati Vandana.

The evening was marked by dance performances by the college students. Ramya P Nair presented Bharatnatyam (Ganesh Vandana), while Swati and Megha Gupta performed Kathak. Mohit Shrivastava and his group did a lively Punjabi folk dance, while Pallavi Sharma danced to a tune from a filmi number. Besides, there were three guest artists from Malayalee Association.
Later, seniors shared their emotional bond and experiences of college life. Besides the formal programme, there was a DJ party in which students danced and enjoyed till midnight.

Compiled by Arpita Mitra.
Photos by
Mujeeb Faruqui